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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2018 Season's Pass Gift Cards Available Now

Posted on Dec 1, 2017

Are you looking for a unique gift this holiday season? A 2018 Season's Pass to the Ranch is a great idea and there is no gift wrapping required! 

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Upcoming Events

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides at the O'Keefe Ranch

December 22 – December 30, 2017

Step back in time this Christmas and enjoy horse drawn sleigh rides at the O’Keefe Ranch. Experience the power and beauty of draft horses with a tour around an open field. Sleigh bells, hot cocoa, and caroling around the fire, it’s a perfect family activity for everyone. 

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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.