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Historic O'Keefe Ranch, Vernon
Categories: Tourist Spots, Ranches
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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We were there as part of a large business related group. Not sure how it is as a restaurant. Good combination of activities included Lasso throwing competition, Horse Carriage rides, Westren music and... read more »
This was to be a time filling visit. Were we surprised. This is a fascinating trip into life in the wild west of British Columbia. The O'Keefe's were prosperous ranchers in the 1880's and 90's and the... read more »
perfect setting to meander around for half a day - old buildings, little museum, farming environment etc.
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.
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.
Fantastic place for learning about our beautiful okanagan valley
Amazing place , lots of history and lots to see and to do. A heritage farm to be proud off in B.C. !
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