Experience O'Keefe Ranch
Although operations have been adjusted to ensure safety during the COVID pandemic, we are happy to provide many activities depending on the season. Everything from heritage buildings, museum exhibitions, interactive farm animals, restaurant, a unique gift shop (full of local goods!), and other added special touches - your experience doesn't stop there! Click on the "View Events Calendar" for a complete listing of upcoming events and to purchase tickets.
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A 20-minute guided tour of the opulent O'Keefe Mansion is included with admission during the regular season. Learn more about the O'Keefe family by strolling through the home they lived in for 91 years. Tour run between 11-1 & 2-4.
The Greenhow Museum will remain closed for the time being, and will return to public viewing once COVID safe measures are in place and sustainable.
St. Anne's Church
The Church was constructed in 'Carpenter Gothic' style and has been recently restored to how it would have looked in 1889. St. Anne's Church is still a very popular wedding location.
This one-room school house, constructed in 1912, is the base for our school program in May and June.
Don’t forget to visit our farm animals--a favorite attraction for kids. The Jacob Sheep, with their double sets of curved horns, are a rare breed and unique to see. The Ranch also features a very friendly herd of goats, and our bird pens are filled with exotic and domestic birds, from roosters to silkies, geese and turkeys.
Model Railway Display
The North Okanagan Railroaders Association, since 1982, demonstrate their extraordinary railway building skills upstairs in the Greenhow Museum. It is an amazing exhibition showcasing a number of popular train stations throughout the Province. There is a narrative offered in several languages. This attraction should not be missed during your tour of the Ranch!
Pioneer Power Club Equipment Displays
The Pioneer Power Club restores and displays antique farm equipment and offers live demonstrations. They also offer free wagon rides periodically throughout the year.
A reproduction of the original General Store that was built on the Ranch in 1870. Visitors can purchase candy and confections and enjoy our extensive collection of artifacts on display.
Kitty corner to the O'Keefe mansion is the red shed which houses a working pottery run by potter Burt Cohen. Visitors to the open workshop will see pottery in various stages of production. What visitors may not know is that the pottery doubles as a research workshop for the non-profit: Potters Without Borders. PWB is a technical advisement group that sets up low-cost ceramic water filter factories in developing countries. More information can be found at the PWB website: www.potterswithoutborders.com
Our Blacksmith, Patrick, shows up as often as he can to demonstrate his work. The Shop is always open for those who would just like to take a peek.