Bar U Ranch - Historic Places Day

Bar U Ranch

Longview, Alberta
Type
Cultural Heritage Centre
Address
Township Rd 171A, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
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Hours
Daily from 10-5 p.m.
Phone
403-395-3044

Founded in 1882 as the Northwest Cattle Company, the Bar U was one of the first and most enduring of the large corporate ranches established in southern Alberta.

Notes from "10 places that will help you understand Canada’s story"

In the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in southern Alberta, the Northwest Cattle Company established Bar U Ranch in 1882. This National Historic Site is now home to Canada’s biggest collection of vintage ranch buildings. These days, you can watch costumed interpreters making saddles, repairing reins or baking bread. You can try your hand at harvesting hay, or delight your kids with a ride in a wagon pulled by Percheron horses. Best of all, you can channel your inner cowboy as you listen to campfire stories, learn to throw a lariat or practise your branding skills on a piece of wood.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • Food and Beverages
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Location

Township Rd 171A, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
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