How To Get Here
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 going 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
Bar U Ranch National Historic Site operates from late May until late September (9am to 5pm). Closed for the Season.
The Visitor Centre is open for wing night (Thursdays, 5pm-10pm); breakfast buffet (Sundays, 9am-1pm); and prime rib dinner night (Sundays, 5pm-8pm, reservation required). Call 403-618-7705 for enquiries or reservations. Meals run until December 19, 2013.
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!