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Historic O'Keefe Ranch, Vernon

(4.3/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Go back in time to 19th-century rural Canada at Historic O'Keefe Ranch. This historical ranch town was founded in 1867 by cattle farmer Cornelius O'Keefe, and served as an early hub of industry and commerce for the Okanagan region. The Roman Catholic church, post office, and stores all remain intact and maintained, giving you the chance to see what life was like here over a century ago. Don't miss the Spaghetti Western-style saloon bar. Make Historic O'Keefe Ranch a part of your Vernon vacation plans using our Vernon itinerary builder.
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  • Learn about the old west, a great place to visit while in the Vernon area, great restaurant R.V. camping super place to take the family  more »
  • The folks at Okeefe Ranch are very proficient in describing and showing some of the forgotten history of this region, from the cattle drives and the fur trading to modern day facilities and orchards. ...  more »
  • I recommend this place as it was very good and knowledgable it was very good. I'm planning on taking my grandkids there this summer  more »
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  • A well managed historical park. We drove by a hundred times saying we'd stop next time, but didn't til we retired and wished we'd have slowed down before in our lives to have taken the children here. A remarkable place everyone should explore.
  • Amazing! Wonderful open air museum (only $5 admission with a trail ride!), Great, inexpensive brunch at the Cattleman's Club, lovely pottery, quilt, and gift shops. The best part was the trail ride. Our guide was Caitlyn. She was funny, kind, and knowledgeable. It was obvious that she loved the horses and treated them well.
  • This historic Ranch is very very wonderful for families. Just plan on spending a lot of time here because there's a lot to see and you have to schedule your time accordingly in order to see the tours that are planned out.
  • Love the buffets they gave at the Cattlemen's Club. I've been to both a breakfast and a dinner buffet. Both were excellent. Make a reservation so that you can get in.
  • A historical site in canadas colonial days. Gives good insight to life way back when.