Head out to the Bar U Ranch and discover what life was like for working cowboys in the Old West. Founded in the foothills of southern Alberta in the late 1800s, the Bar U was once one of Canada’s largest ranching operations. Today it’s a National Historic Site – and an exciting way to learn about ranching culture.
Visitors to the Bar U Ranch will enjoy a living history experience as costumed interpreters demonstrate ranching skills such as cattle handling, roping, saddle making, blacksmithing and more. The ranch’s visitor centre and 35 historic structures provide a close-up look at Canada’s ranching roots, while the on-site restaurant offers up authentic cowboy grub. Guided walking and wagon tours are available.
The Bar U Ranch is located approximately 100 km south of Calgary on Highway 22. Visitor season runs from May 22nd to September 30th.
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- 100% Non-smoking
- Coach parking
- Family friendly
- Group booking
- Group rates
- Guided tours
- Limited wheelchair access
- Meeting rooms
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Hours & Admission
May 26 to September 30. Office open year-round.