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!

Featured things to do

Coffee at roundup camp

Enjoy some cowboy coffee made over the roaring campfire and listen to stories of ranch life.

Try roping

Learn to cast a rope loop over a replica steer's horn. Caution - it's addictive!

Visit historic ranch buildings

The Bar U Ranch has the largest collection of historical ranch buildings in Canada.

The Rideau Canal in Ottawa and the lockage permit

Your free pass to discovery

Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at Parks Canada’s historic canals.

Get your free 2017 seasonal lockage permit

Canada 150

Hours of operation

May 15 to September 30
Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 403-395-3044
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
Email: baru.info@pc.gc.ca