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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We are open!

Posted on May 18, 2023

O'Keefe Ranch is now open for the season from Wednesday-Sunday, 10 AM-4PM.

Come visit our farm animals, including our unique Jacob Sheep; wander our more than a dozen historic buildings, including the O’Keefe Mansion available by tour, and the General Store containing some delicious candy treats; and stop by to say hi to our roleplay artists around the Ranch. On special occasions we also have kids’ crafts, wagon rides, goat petting, a colouring corner, and more, so keep an eye on our website events page (, our Facebook (, and our Instagram ( for more of our upcoming events!

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Upcoming Events

Yoga with Goats

June 15, 2023

Yoga with Goats is back! Join Samantha Richardson for a season of yoga with four legged friends.

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Yoga with Goats

June 17, 2023

Yoga with Goats is back! Join Samantha Richardson for a season of yoga with four legged friends.

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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.