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

Chainsaw-Carved Cowboy Chair by Kelly the Carver!

Posted on Aug 2, 2019

This incredible sculpture by Kelly the Carver is now a fixture of our ranch!

Take a selfie with it and tag us in the photo on Facebook to be entered into a draw for a Gift Basket, done on September 1st!

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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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Upcoming Events

Easter Egg Hunt

April 11, 2020

April 11th 11am - 4pm
$10/person or $30/family or free with a 2020 seasons pass
Activities Include:
3 Easter Egg Hunts split into 2 groups under 5 and 5+ at 12:30pm, 1:30pm,2:30pm
Tractor Rides
Stagecoach and Pony Rides $5 per person
Goat Meet and Greet
Kids Craft
Scavenger Hunt

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Mothers Day Event Saturday May 9th

May 9, 2020

Mother’s Day May 9th 2020 10-4

Bring your mom and she gets in Free! Free Admission with a Seasons Pass

  • Mothers Day Flowers Giveaway
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Pony and Stagecoach Rides
  • Goat Meet and Greet
  • Kids Craft
  • Mansion Tours

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North Okanagan Model Railway Association Information Night

May 20, 2020

Interested in learning more about model railroads, or picking up a new hobby? Join the North Okanagan Model Railway Association for a free public information session on model railroads, with members of the association.

Meeting starts at 7:00pm in the Greenhow Museum (2nd Floor) at Historic O'Keefe Ranch.

To register for this session, please call O'Keefe Ranch at 250-542-7868.

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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.