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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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  • I spent the day here with my family and it was i time to remember, we watch the traditional way to turn thread with sheeps wool.also spent some time at the candy store very historic place would strong...  more »
  • This is an excellent family stop to turn back the clock. The historical buildings are amazingly well preserved and we enjoyed interacting with the people in character clothing on site. 
  • We usually go there on Friday for Prime rib. The meat is of good quality and you get a generous portion. The service is friendly, just make sure that you make a reservation, there is nothing worse the...  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.