Turning 150 in 2017, two weeks before Canada’s 150 anniversary of Confederation, O’Keefe Ranch is a national treasure. Explore what ranch life in the 1800 ‘s was like. How fortunes were won and lost and how one ranching family endured to create a 20, 000 acre cattle empire that fed B.C. beef to the Cariboo Gold Rush. Visitors can step back in time and experience historic tours of the ranch on horseback, ride in a Stage Coach, visit the General Store to buy old fashion candy, visit the displays, farm animals and artisans who have small galleries on site. The ranch has numerous places to enjoy a family picnic, as well as a restaurant and RV park for overnight camping.
Historic Tours of the Ranch on Horseback
Historic tours of the Ranch on horseback are one hour long and leave from the horse Corral. All tours start with a lesson on horsemanship which includes how to approach, mount, dismount and control your horse. Traveling the perimeter of the property, you will stop at the General Store, family mansion and graveyard. Experience the history of one of Canada’s oldest cattle ranches on horseback. $45.00 person, ages 9 and up.
The Ranch opens to the public on May 7th, until October 2nd, 2016
Hours: May and June 10:00am to 5:00pm – July and August 10:00am to 6:00pm – September 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Cancellation minimum 24 hours