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In the Interior of British Columbia are extensive grasslands nestled between the mountain ranges. These grasslands have been the home of the BC ranching industry for the last one hundred and fifty years. We invite you to discover the story of the drovers, ranchers, Native cowboys and "buckaroos" that contributed to this unique story.
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2015 Upcoming Events

2015 Upcoming Event

Please note that all heritage buildings are closed for the season and will open again - May 7th, 2016 -

Note hours are different depending on the event (see below) 


2015 Events (see below)

2015 Seasons Passes available online: www.okeeferanch.ca or phone: 250-542-7868

2015 Season Pass Holders -Entrance to all O'Keefe Ranch special events includes:

O'Keefe Treasure Hunt * Mother's Day/Opening Day * All Family Fun Day(s) * Vintage Motorcycle Show * Family Day Corn Maze * Scary Corn Maze * Victorian Christmas  

(Excludes Ticketed Events)

Click here to view more details and buy Season Passes online



Sat, Dec 12th & Sun Dec 13th

 1:00pm to 4:00pm 

Visit with Santa & Mrs Claus 

High Tea with Queen Silver Star Candiates & Miss O’Keefe Ranch -Emily Raven 

Christmas Bonnet Extravaganza  

Women’s Transition House “THINGS FOR TEENS” Donations

And so much more.... 

 More details coming soon 



 Course Dates:  December 12th,13th,19th & 20th  

Please contact Patrick for more information and to book your course :  www.dancingscotforge.com or Call: 250-687-0554

 Courses  Available

Sat, Dec 12th - Intro Course  

Sun, Dec 13th - Make your own Fire Place Poker, Shovel and Broom Handle       

Sat, Dec 19th - Intro Course  

      Sun, Dec 20th - Tong Making Course 



Tid Bit of O'Keefe History 

In 1900 Elizabeth Greenhow kept premature twins, born at 2.5 pounds, alive by placing them in her oven with the door left open. The twins belonged to William Baird, who worked for Elizabeth on the ranch, and his wife Mary Jane Baird. Both twins survived to adulthood. 

Please note that all heritage buildings are closed for the season and will open again May 7th, 2016. 


We still have some 2105 Events taking place (see below) 

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Welcome to the official website of Historic O’Keefe Ranch. 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.

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.

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.

Latest News

Did you know that we are looking for volunteers for our Field of Screams 


Did you know that you could receive all upcoming events?(click onto the Friends of O'Keefe Tab)


Did you know that the ranch turned 149 years old June 15th?



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Historic O’Keefe Ranch
Box 955, 9380 Hwy 97N
Vernon, B.C. V1T 6M8

Tel: 250.542.7868
Fax: 250.542.4144

Email: [email protected]