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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 rangeland exhibit, a theatre featuring the video The Mighty Bar U, a gift shop and a restaurant. The visitor centre is wheelchair accessible.

In keeping with the themes and eras represented on the ranch, the Bar U Ranch 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.

Bar U Ranch Gift Shop
Bar U Ranch gift store © Parks Canada

The Bar U Ranch restaurant welcomes you with the aroma of fresh-baked goods. The menu offers homemade ranch meals such as soup and sandwiches, biscuits, cowboy burgers and salads.

The visitor centre is open daily 9am-5pm during the operating season.

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 restaurant.

  • 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.