Ride into history on a wagon pulled by Percheron horses to discover the life of a ranching cowboy from the late 1800s at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site. Try your hand at cowboy skills, learn about the old-style ranching ways, wander through the rustic and authentic buildings or sit around the campfire and listen to old-time tales. Back-dropped by the Rocky mountains – it’s a true Alberta experience!
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PO Box 168
Longview AB T0L 1H0
Hours of operation
May 15 to September 30
Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No pets are allowed on site or in the Visitor Centre. No smoking on site.
Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
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