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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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Closed until May 13-14

Posted on Feb 17, 2023

We are closed for the season until May 13-14 weekend for our grand Mother's Day Opening Weekend! From that point forward, we will be open from 10 AM - 4 PM, Wednesday-Sunday.

Keep an eye on our website events page (, our Facebook (, and our Instagram ( for more of our upcoming events.

Thank you to those of you who have supported the Ranch by coming to enjoy our Winter events including Victorian Christmas, A Christmas Carol, Winter Blues at the Ranch, and NYPD Blues Night. We hope to see you again in May!

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Upcoming Events

Mother's Day High Tea

May 13 – May 14, 2023

This Mother's Day, enjoy high tea served Victorian style in the O'Keefe dining hall. Victorian dress wear is welcomed!

Tea and finger sandwiches are served at 2 PM by servers in Victorian fashion. Enjoy live music, special appearances from our role play artists as they provide vocals, music, character, and historical happenings on this special day.

Parasols available for rent on your arrival. Admission to the Ranch's Mother's Day weekend daytime events from 10 AM- 4 PM included.

Tickets will be available soon on

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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.