Historic O'Keefe Ranch, Vernon

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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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  • August 14, 2017
    As the title says: "fabulous, historic, and fun to explore". We had a great visit and learned a lot about the early days of the area! There are lots of buildings to explore and animals to see as well!...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    150 years old this year, the O'Keefe Ranch has been Vernon's living history museum for the last 50. While it's heyday as a cattle empire ended in the early 1900s, the ranch continued operating on a sm...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    As a group of four adults we had a great time. The buildings were well set out and interesting. The quilters went out if the way to engage with us. There was a good variety of animals to see and altho...  more »
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  • June 18, 2017
    Really nice brunch... Was surprised that juice and coffee cost extra or I would have rated it 5.. But still delicious. : ). Thanks
  • June 21, 2017
    This is a great place to take the kids and the whole family!! Having spent many years on a farm I love going back and looking at all the equipment!
  • June 4, 2017
    Awesome place to discover Okanagan Valley history, enjoy the petting zoo, and get family pictures. Will definitely be back!
  • June 14, 2017
    Always lots going on. Haunted corn maze was awesome
  • September 26, 2016
    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.

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