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.


9380 BC-97
Vernon, BC V1H 1W9

Plan Your Visit

For more information, visit Historic O’Keefe Ranch’s website or email info@okeeferanch.ca.

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Partner Organization: O’Keefe Ranch & Interior Heritage Society & The City of Vernon

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