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Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site
Visitor Centre - Your First Stop © Parks Canada

The Visitor Centre houses a reception area, a range land exhibit, a theatre featuring the site's award-winning history video The Mighty Bar U, the Bar U Gift Shop and the Bar U Cafe. The Visitor Centre is wheelchair accessible.

In keeping with the themes and eras represented on the ranch, the Bar U Gift Shop stocks various items by local artists and crafts people. Quality items include: sewing, knitting, woodwork, handmade soap, candles and Friends of the Bar U promotional items.

The Bar U Cafe welcomes you with the aroma of fresh baked goods. The menu offers homemade ranch meals such as homemade soup, biscuits and homemade burgers.

Do you have a group activity that you are interested in hosting? The Visitor Centre is available as a rental facility for weddings, conferences, meetings, etc. It can accommodate parties (70 people maximum) with a full banquet menu provided by the Bar U Cafe.

  • No pets are allowed on the site or in the Visitor Centre for health and safety reasons, due to the horses and livestock at the site. Service dogs are permitted.
  • As we have a number of heritage buildings, smoking is not permitted on the site. There is a designated smoking area at the front of the Visitor Centre.