Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

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Longview, AB T0L 1H0- Map It
(403) 395-2212

AAA Editor Notes

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site is 13 km (9 mi.) s. on Hwy. 22. The site focuses on the history of ranching in Canada and the role that occupation played in the country's development. Visitors learn the history of the Bar U Ranch, from the days of open range ranching through its prominence as a breeding center for cattle and Percheron horses to its position as part of a multiple-ranch cattle operation. The visitor center has exhibits and a video presentation about the site, one of Canada's largest ranching operations 1882-1950. Guests can tour the ranch site on foot or via horse-drawn wagon shuttle. Historic structures include the 1882-83 saddle horse barn, blacksmith shop, stud horse barn, wintering pens, 1910 cook house, storage sheds and ranch office/post office. Ranch activities such as roping, leather working and the making of cowboy coffee also are demonstrated. Food is available.
Free in 2017 to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation, otherwise $7.43; $6.24 (ages 65+); $3.71 (ages 6-16); $18.67 (up to seven people arriving in a single vehicle).
Hours: Daily 10-5, Victoria Day-Sept. 30.