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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

 

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)

Click here to view more details and buy Season Passes online

 

The O'Keefe Family Treasure Hunt of Hearts

  

 

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Swap Meet & Garage Sale 

Sat, April 25th 

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Lowsiders Motorcycle Club - Flat track Racing 

Sun, May 3rd & 24th 

Sun, June 7th & 28th 

Sun, Sept 6th & 27th 

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Opening Weekend/Mother's Day 

Sat, May 9th - Making crafts for Mom 

Sun, May 10th - Tea and "All About Wool" on the Ranch for Mom

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Murder Mystery & Dinner 

Fri & Sat, May 15th & 16th 

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Ranch Exhibit(s) 

TBA 

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Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala


Sat, June 6th 

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

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Dog Daze on the Ranch

Sun, June 14th

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Celebrate the Ranch's 148th Birthday with Cake

Sun, June 14th

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Father's Day and Car Rally

Sun, June 21st 

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Kids Crafts on the Ranch 

Every Saturday in July & Aug 

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Family Day on the Ranch 

Sun, July 19th 

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Canada's Famous "Cowboy Dinner Show(s) NEW SHOW 

Every Friday night in July & August 

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Children's Summer Youth Camp

June 29th to July 2nd & July 6th to July 10th 

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Vintage Motorcycle Rally 

Sat, July 25th & 26th 

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Car Rally with Wine & Piggy Roast 

Sat, Aug 8th 

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Cowboy Summer Festival 

Aug 1st, 2nd & 3rd 

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Family Fun Day 

Sun, Aug 23rd 

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Murder Mystery 

TBA 

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BC Brew Festival 

Sat, Oct 3rd 

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Family Daze Corn & Pumpkin Patch 

Oct 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th & 18th 

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Ghost Tours on the Ranch with Gabriel Newman 

Oct 17th & 24th 

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DANCING SCOT FORGE

 Blacksmith Courses with Patrick McIvor   

Dates TBA for all Courses:

Intro Course

      Forge Welding Course 

      Tong Making Course 

       Tool Making Course

       Intro Course

 Nail Header and Nail Making Course 


 

 



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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 )

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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 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