A Short Introduction to the Site
Where Ranching History Comes Alive...
Set in the rolling foothills of the Rockies, the Bar U Ranch is the only National Historic Site to commemorate the history and importance of ranching in Canada.
Full Description of the Historical Site or Museum
The site has many historic buildings and structures, illustrating various stages of ranching development, and is rich in cultural landscape features. A visitor orientation centre and a vibrant living history program interpret a time when the West was young.
Open MonthsLate May - Early October
Hours Open9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark
Bar U Ranch National Historic Site is located approximately 100 km (62 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.