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Buckaroos in BC
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

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 & Pumpkin Patch * Scary Corn Maze * Victorian Christmas  

(Excludes Ticketed Events)

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Our guest Pierre Cloutier his dog Eska along with his team of horses

are now travelling to the IPE in Armstrong!  

Good Luck Pierre! 

Aug 23rd to Aug 31st 

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Horse Trail Ride Tours 

May 9th to September

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Ranch Exhibit(s) May 9th to Sept 30th 

 Exhibit # 1 - Buckaroos in BC 

Exhibit # 2 - Try Your Hand! (Cowboy Ropes, Knots & Hobbles)

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Flat Track Racing - Lowsiders Motorcycle Club


Sun, Sept 6th & 27th 

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Cowboy Summer Festival 

Cancelled this year!


Murder Mystery Dinner & Show 

Fri, Sept 18th & Sat, Sept 19th  

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Family Daze Corn Maze  

Oct 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th 

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Field Of Screams 

Oct 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th 

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Ghost Tours on the Ranch with Gabriel Newman 

Oct 17th & 24th 

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 Blacksmith Courses with Patrick McIvor   

Beginners Courses for September:

Sept 12th/13th & 14th   

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Course that are available:

Intro Course

      Forge Welding Course 

      Tong Making Course 

       Tool Making Course

        Nail Header and Nail 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. 

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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 pony rides every Sat & Sun?


Did you know Black Smith Beginners Course starts: Sept 12,13 & 14th (click onto Events & Activities Tab)


Did you know we are opening a NEW dog park? 


Did you know that WE NEED more volunteers?


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 148 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: info@okeeferanch.ca