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National Historic Sites in Alberta
Bar U Ranch National Historic Site of Canada

Bar U Ranch
Bar U Ranch
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Nestled in southern Alberta’s rolling foothills, the Bar U Ranch offers an authentic presentation of ranching history in Western Canada. Climb aboard our wagon and step back in time as you journey through the site’s 35 historic buildings that date back to the early 1900’s. Stop at Roundup Camp for a cup of cowboy coffee and immerse yourself in stories of ranching pioneers...fortunes made and lost, cattle killing winters and massive roundups. Experience western hospitality at our Visitor Orientation Centre while you enjoy a home cooked meal and browse through our western Gift Shop.

The site is open from late May to mid-October, and is located on Highway 22 (the Cowboy Trail) 13 km south of Longview and just 90 minutes southwest of Calgary.

For more information, please contact: 403-395-3044 or 1-888-773-8888 or check out our website at

Toilets, Accessible

Services: food services, gift shop, hiking trails, picnic facilities, parking available, interpretive staff on site, school programs available.