List of historic ranches in British Columbia

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Ranch alternate names locality/region location/coordinates Founded Still operating? Founder Current owners Historic events/owners
108 Mile Ranch South Cariboo
Basque Ranch Fraser Canyon-Big Bar Ferry family of Garnet Basque, historian
Ashcroft Manor Cornwall Ranch Thompson Country 1860s Lieut-Gov Clement Francis Cornwall
Boothroyd's Canyon Gardens Fraser Canyon-Boston Bar 1860s
Bridge Creek Ranch Bridge Creek Estate South Cariboo 51°39′01″N 121°18′27″W / 51.65028°N 121.30750°W / 51.65028; -121.30750 1912 [1] Yes William Cecil, 5th Marquess of Exeter 5th, 7th and 8th Marquesses of Exeter
Chilancoh Ranch Bayliff's Chilcotin 1886 yes Hugh Peel Lane Bayliff and Gertrude Louise Jane Lane Bayliff (nee Tindall) R. Hugh L. Bayliff and Hellen L. Bayliff (nee von Harbou)
Coldstream Ranch Okanagan-Shuswap Charles Frederick Houghton Forbes G. and Charles Albert Vernon
Cottonwood Ranch Cottonwood North Cariboo 53°03′00″N 122°09′15″W / 53.05000°N 122.15417°W / 53.05000; -122.15417 1860s
Currie Ranch Currie's (name of trainstop) Pemberton-Mount Currie 1870s John Currie
Diamond 'S' Ranch "Carson's Kingdom" Pavilion (Fraser Canyon-Lillooet) 1860s Robert Carson
Dominion Ranch Semlin Ranch Thompson Country Charles Semlin, 12th Premier of BC
Douglas Lake Ranch Nicola Country 1886 "Chunky" Woodward Bernie Ebbers of Worldcom
Gang Ranch Chilcotin-Fraser Canyon 1870s Saudi Money
Empire Valley Ranch

Henry Koster[2]

Fraser Canyon-Big Bar Ferry late 1850s Clarence Bryson since 1956
Fintry Okanagan-Shuswap
Giusachan Ranch Okanagan (Kelowna) late 1850s Aberdeen Holdings Lord Aberdeen[3]


Gun Creek Ranch Bridge River Country
Hat Creek Ranch Thompson-Bonaparte 1860s
Hungry Valley Ranch Chilcotin John Wells`
Monte Creek Ranch Duck's Ranch Thompson Country 1850s Jacob Duck bought from the original homesteader, a Mexican known only as "Monte" Hewitt Bostock
Moha Ranch Bridge River 1870s
O'Keefe Ranch North Okanagan 1860s Cornelius O'Keefe
'R' Ranch Similkameen 1864 Francis Xavier Richter Francis Xavier Richter
Rexmount Ranch Bridge River
Sky Ranch Chilcotin


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