O'keefe Historic Ranch



"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. 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. 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." (from the business)


  • Open seasonally
  • Car park


  • Guided tour
  • Education and school tour
  • Ranch Tour Group 
  • Events

Services & Exhibits

  • Heritage buildings
  • Museum exhibitions
  • Farm animals
  • Full-service restaurant
  • Unique gift shop
  • Pottery Shed
  • Greenhow Museum
  • Wedding and reception venues
  • Event Rentals 
  • Blacksmith shop


Box 955
9380 Highway 97 North
Vernon, BC  V1H 1W9


  • Cultural/Heritage Places

Business Hours

  • May - September 
    • Monday - Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please refer to website for up - to - date information


Landmark & Historical Place

Languages Spoken

  • English

Regional District

Thompson Okanagan


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