Historic O’Keefe Ranch
Step Back in Time…To the early days of the Okanagan Valley.
The O’Keefe Ranch was founded in 1867 and represents the very beginnings of European settlement in the Okanagan Valley. In its earliest days, the O’Keefe Ranch was the end of the wagon road into the Okanagan Valley and the site of the stagecoach depot. It was a small, self-contained community, with a Post Office, blacksmith shops, grist mill, and even its own church and cemetery. Many of the original buildings still exist and are a delight to explore. The O’Keefe Ranch tells the story of early BC ranching and endeavors to preserve the history and culture of the early ranching era for future generations.
Situated at the head of Okanagan Lake in the stunning Okanagan Valley, just a few minutes from the City of Vernon, the Ranch welcomes travelers from all over the world as well as local residents.
Vernon, BC V1H 1W9
The City of Vernon is the owner of the site and it is operated by the O’Keefe Ranch & Interior Heritage Society