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Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

How to get here

Road map showing routes from Calgary to the Bar U Ranch, including highways 2 and 22
Map showing how to get to the site © Parks Canada

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site is located approximately 95 km (59 miles) south of Calgary on Highway 22, 13 km (8 miles) south of Longview. From Calgary, go south on Highway 2, then west on Highway 540, cross over Highway 22 (also known as The Cowboy Trail) and continue west for approximately half a kilometer.

Distances from Bar U Ranch and:
High River 45 km
Okotoks 55 km
Calgary 95 km 
Waterton Lakes National Park 181 km
Banff National Park 202 km

Hours of operation

2016 hours of operation: May 16 - September 30, 10am - 5pm.


If the weather in southern Alberta is not to your liking, wait five minutes and it will surely change! It is often windy in the foothills, regardless of the temperature, and it is possible to have rain, snow and sun all in the same day. The way of the west is to come prepared for any type of weather, with proper outerwear and footwear. Be prepared for a great time!