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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 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 * Car Show On The Ranch * Family Day Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch * Scary Corn Maze * Victorian Christmas  

(Excludes Ticketed Events)

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The O'Keefe Family Treasure Hunt of Hearts

Sat, Feb 14th, 2015  

Part of the 55th Annual Vernon Winter Carnival 

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 Blacksmith Courses with Patrick McIvor   


Courses for Febuary are as follows:

Feb 11th  Intro Course

      Feb 12th Forge Welding Course 

      Feb 13th Tong Making Course 

      Feb 14th Tool Making Course

      Feb 15th Intro Course

Feb 16th Nail Header and Nail Making Course 

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Saturday, June 6th, 2015 

O'Keefe Ranch is hosting a fundraiser for the St. Anne's Church.  

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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 Ken Mather has been awarded the Joe Marten Memorial Award (more details click onto the link www.bcchs.com )


Did you know that you can book into a Blacksmith Class (click onto Events & Activities Tab)


Did you know we are pet friendly dog welcome (must be on a leash)


 Did you know that WE NEED more volunteers?


 Did you know that you could be a "Friend of O'Keefe"?


Did you know that the ranch will be turning 148 years old this June 15th, 2015?



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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: info@okeeferanch.ca