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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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Up Coming Events

 

Upcoming Event

2014 Upcoming Events 

SPECIAL PRE-SEASON DISCOUNT OF 25% OFF ALL 2014 SEASON PASSES NOW

(Until Mother Day, May 11th) 

2014 Seasons Passes available online: www.okeeferanch.ca or over the phone: 250-542-7868

Pass Holders -Entrance to all O'Keefe Ranch special events include:

O'Keefe Tresasure Hunt * Mother's Day * All Family Fun Day(s) * Vintage Motorcycle & Vintage Car Show * Hot Rods On The Ranch * Family Day Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch * Scary Corn Maze                             * Victorian Christmas  

(Excludes Ticketed Events)

Click here to view more details and buy Season Passes online

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Swap Meet (Garage Sale)

 April 26 & 27 Time TBA

Please note all buildings will be closed 

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Mother's Day/Opening Day & NEW Museum Exhibit

 May 11th - Ranch Hours - 10am to 5:pm

(Free for Seasons Pass Holder)

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TICKETED EVENT - Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala St. Anne's Church Fundraiser

May 31st - Time TBA 

Click here more details 

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TICKETED EVENT - Murder Mystery Dinner Show(s) 

Date & Time TBA 

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 Father's Day & O'Keefe Ranch Celebrates 147 Years with Sheep Shearing 

June 15th Cake will be servered @ 2:30pm

Sheep Shearing (Weather Permitting) 

(Free for Seasons Pass Holders)  

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NEW - Movie Night on O'Keefe Hill - (weather permitting)

Family Movie - Film TBA - By Donation $

Bring your lawn chairs/blankets and get comfy on the Hill 

Concession Available: Popcorn, old fashion candy, pop/water, ice cream

More details coming soon

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Family Fun Day at the Ranch

  July 13 & August 24th - (11:am to 4:pm)

 Come out and enjoy a fun family day with games and crafts and more

(Free for Seasons Pass Holders) 

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TICKETED EVENT - Cowboy Dinner Show(s) - with Rob Dinwoodie & Ken Mather 

2014 Dates: July 4, 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  

More details coming soon 

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 Children's Summer Youth Camp with the Greater Vernon Parks & Recreation

Pioneer Camp for 7-12 years 

Dates: July 7 -11th / July 21-25th / Aug 11-15th 

More details coming soon   

Booking for the camps is with The Greater Vernon Parks & Recreation 

www:greatervernonrecreation.ca

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Vintage Motorcycle & Vintage Cars 

 July 5th & 6th - (10:am to 5:pm)

More details coming soon 

(Free for Seasons Pass Holders) 

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TICKETED EVENTS Cowboy Summer Festival  

Aug 2nd, 3rd & 4th  

More details coming soon  

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 Hot Rods on the Ranch 

 Aug 9th - Ranch Hours (10:am to 2:pm)  

(Free for Seasons Pass Holders)  

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 Family Day Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch  

 Dates: Oct 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 

More details coming soon   

(Free for Seasons Pass Holders) 

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Field of Screams - Haunted Halloween Corn Maze   

Dates: Oct 24, 25, 28, 29, 30  

More details coming soon   

(Free for Seasons Pass Holders)  

Please note all buildings will be closed 

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Victorian Christmas 

Dec 13th & 14th 

More details coming soon 

Please note all buildings will be closed 

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2015 Upcoming Events 

O'Keefe Treasure Hunt  is part of a Vernon Winter Carnival Event  

Time: Feb 9th Doors open TBA - Treasure Hunt starts TBA

(Click onto events calendar for more information)

Hay rides start TBA 

Location: O'Keefe Ranch - 9380 Hwy 97N

Admission: $ 5.00 per person or $15.00per family (max 6 per family)

(Free for Seasons Pass Holders) 

Please note all buildings will be closed

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

                  

 

            

 



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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 have Jacob Ram Lambs for sale September 2014?

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

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 Did you know that WE NEED more volunteers?

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

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Did you know that the ranch is 147 years old this 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: info@okeeferanch.ca