There's so much to see and do at Historic O'Keefe Ranch

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Step Back In Time...

To the early days of the Okanagan Valley. The Ranch was founded in 1867, and in its earliest days was at the end of the wagon road into the Okanagan Valley and the site of the stage coach depot. It was a small, self-contained community, with a Post Office, blacksmith shop, grist mill, and even its own church and cemetery. Many of the original buildings still exist, and are a delight to explore.

Situated at the head of Okanagan Lake in the stunning Okanagan Valley, this historic site is a mecca for tourists. Just a few kilometers from the City of Vernon and twenty minutes from Silver Star Mountain, the Ranch welcomes travelers from all over the world, and extends a particular welcome to its local residents.

Historic O’Keefe Ranch tells the story of early BC Ranching and endeavours to preserve the history and culture of the early ranching era for future generations.

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Latest News

New Season Coming to O'Keefe Ranch

Posted on Feb 11, 2019

The regular season kicks off on May 12, 2019!

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2018 Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Posted on Mar 29, 2018

Support the Ranch this season by sponsoring an exhibition, event, or program. 

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O'Keefe Ranch Fountain WIll Flow Again

Posted on Feb 15, 2018

Help Us Reach our Goal of Raising $2000 to Repair the O'Keefe Fountain!

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Upcoming Events

Sunrise Yoga

June 26, 2019

Come and Join us bright and early for Sunrise Yoga. You'll enjoy the beautiful views from a top of our hill as you practice the many forms of Sun Salutations. Sessions that are cancelled due to weather will be moved to another date. No refunds


Call 250-542-7868 to register

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Yoga with Goats

June 26, 2019

Come and Join us for Yoga at the Ranch! We have two Yoga classes this year, Yoga with Goats and Sunrise Yoga. Come add some fun into your yoga routine with our friendly and inquisitive Goats.

All our classes are held outside in the fresh air and sunshine. Classes that are cancelled due to rain will be moved to an alternate date. There are no refunds.

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The Historic O’Keefe Ranch gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the City of Vernon, British Columbia Arts Council, British Columbia Community Gaming Grant, Young Canada Works, Canada Summer Jobs, Rotary Club of Vernon, Kalamalka Rotary Club of Vernon, and our members, donors, and sponsors.