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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 

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

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

O'Keefe Treasure Hunt * Mother's Day/Opening Day * All Family Fun Day(s) * Vintage Motorcycle & Classic/Muscle Car Show * Hot Rods On The Ranch * Studebakers Show * 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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Saddle Up for an O'Keefe Horse Trail Ride Tour

Thurs to Sunday during July & August 

Tours: 12:00(noon) - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Must pre-book for all tours

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  3 Events In 1 Weekend 

22nd Annual Summer Cowboy Festival -

Antique Appraiser with Peter Blundell  - 

Okanagan Military Tattoo - Special evening performance at the O'Keefe Ranch

Aug 2nd, 3rd - 10:am to 4:pm

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Blacksmith Classes with Dancing Scot Forge - Patrick McIvor

  Basic Blacksmith Course Dates:

July 19th to 22nd and Aug 3rd,12th,13th

Advance Blacksmith Course Dates: 

August 6th,7th & 8th - Aug 27th to 30th 

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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  

Click here to view more details and purchase tickets via paypal

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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 

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Booking for the camps is with The Greater Vernon Parks & Recreation 250-545-6035

www:greatervernonrecreation.ca

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Hot Rods on the Ranch 

 Aug 9th - 10:am to 2:pm  

(Free for Seasons Pass Holders)  

More details coming soon 

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Studebakers Show 

Aug 10th - 10:am to 2:pm 

(Free for Seasons Pass Holders)  

More details coming soon 

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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) 

Please note all buildings will be closed 

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Field of Screams - Haunted Halloween Corn Maze   

Dates: Oct 22, 23, 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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Ticketed Event - Paranormal Halloween - Date & Time TBA 

More details coming soon 

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Victorian Christmas 

Dec 13th & 14th 

More details coming soon 

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

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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