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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

Field of Screams 2019

October 1 – October 31, 2019

FIELD OF SCREAMS HAUNTS VERNON ONCE AGAIN THIS OCTOBER!

The bone-chilling haunted corn maze will be coming to Historic O’Keefe Ranch October 4th.

This year’s theme “Once Upon A Nightmare” will take your memories of Grimm’s Fairy Tales and turn them into nightmares. If you enjoyed the classic fairy tales such as Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel as a child, get ready to experience these stories, and more, at a whole new level during this hair-raising event. Field of Screams will be presenting these classic fairy tales in a very dark phantasmagoria style.

Grimm’s Fairy tales have always had an underlying sense of terror. This year Field of Screams will be bringing that terror to life! Wander through Alice's strange adventures if you dare, while you try to escape the Queen of Hearts. Watch out for the dwarves’ mine and you might run into Jack and the Beanstalk with a sinister giant! Be cautious entering the woods as you might experience Rapunzel’s tower in all it’s horror, monsters in the dark, and so much more left to surprise - this year will dig down into your deepest fears and expose them for all to see!

This event is not suitable for young children.

Mark your calendar! Field of Screams will be coming to you October 4-5, 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 29-30 at Historic O’Keefe Ranch 9380 BC-97, Vernon, British Columbia. Oct 9, 29, 30 get 3 mazes for the price of two! Our VIP passes are limited, so get yours before they are sold out!

When: October 4-5, 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 29-30

Gates open at 6 pm, mazes open at 7 pm.


Tickets:

Tickets available at the door (debit, credit, or cash) or online at www.ominiss.com.

Oct 9, 29, 30 get 3 mazes for the price of two!

Skip the line with VIP tickets available online.

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Ghost Tours with Gabriel Newman

October 25, 2019

Join Ghost Tours of Vernon host, Gabriel David Sumegi Newman the 2nd for a spine tingling and entertaining tour through the haunted buildings at O’Keefe Ranch.

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Family Dazes in the Corn Maze

October 26, 2019

Family Daze in the Corn Maze
Every Saturday and Sunday in October from 11am - 4pm!
FREE for Seasons Pass holders, $10/person $30/Family
Children under 5 are free
Activities Include:
Corn Maze
Pony Rides 12-2 extra charge
Stagecoach Rides 1-3 extra charge
Farm Animal Fun
Saturday Markets
Food Trucks
Colouring Contest - with a Winner every Weekend!

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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.