Ranch Activities

Experience O'Keefe Ranch

Along with the heritage buildings, displays, farm animals, the full-service restaurant, the unique gift shop, 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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Daily Activities

O'Keefe Mansion

A 20 minute guided tour of the opulent O'Keefe Mansion is included in admission. Come and learn more about the O'Keefe family and see the home they lived in for 91 years. 

Greenhow Museum

The Greenhow Museum is the best place to start your tour. Visit Current Exhibitions to see what's on display in the Museum in 2018.

St. Anne's Church

The Church was constructed in 'Carpenter Gothic' style and has remained unchanged since the time of its construction in 1889. St. Anne's Church is still a very popular wedding location.

Balmoral School

This one-room school house, constructed in 1912, is the base for our school program and sees over 3000 students every year. 

Animal Exhibits

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 annually features cows, goats and rabbits. Our bird pens are filled with exotic and domestic birds, from roosters to silkies, geese to turkeys.

Model Railway Display

The North Okanagan Railroaders Association, since 1982, display their extraordinary railway building skills upstairs in the Greenhow Museum. It is an amazing exhibit 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.

General Store - Confections For Sale

A reproduction of the original General Store built on the Ranch in 1870. Visitors can purchase candy and confections, and enjoy our extensive collection of artifacts on display. 

Pottery Shed

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

Blacksmith Shop

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.

Ranch Tours on Horseback

Whether a novice or an experienced rider, we can provide a memorable, fun and safe riding experience for you. Our wranglers are fully trained and licensed and love to share their passion for horses and heritage here at the Ranch. What better way to experience the history of O'Keefe Ranch than from horseback?

Please book your ride with 24 hours notice by calling the Trading Post Gift Shop at 250-542-7868