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Cool Place

Spent an entire morning here. Very friendly staff and some fantastic stories about the cattle... read more

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Jim W
Cypress Mill, Texas

Great place to visit. Really friendly staff. Great value for money. Great insight into ranching and... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Mark G
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The Bar U Ranch is the only Parks Canada-administered National Historic Site that commemorates the importance of ranching to Canada. Founded in 1882 as the Northwest Cattle Company, the Bar U was one of the first and most enduring of the large...more
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Township Rd 17B and Township Rd 17A, Longview, Alberta T0L 1H0, Canada
+1 403-395-3044
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared for lots of walking through the trails and to the individual buildings. Not suitable for anyone with mobility issues or in +28 heat. Hoping to see more curators but only one when we went. Others were going on lunch or without. Cookhouse curator...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an entire morning here. Very friendly staff and some fantastic stories about the cattle industry in the late 1800s.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took the wagon ride tour, and we’re just driven by the bldgs, no stops. For $14:40 we expected more. Young guide was very pleasant, but responded more to questions than actually telling us things. Hard to see behind you when going by bldgs, and the...More

2  Thank Irish1000k
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit. Really friendly staff. Great value for money. Great insight into ranching and Canadian history.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

It was a pleasant surprise how inexpensive the entry was. There is ample parking. We didn’t have kids with us but those that were there seemed to love the open spaces and interesting facts presented by the “characters” and Kids go FREE. We enjoyed a...More

Thank Neil-in-Alford
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Worth the time to visit this site to learn about the history of ranching and talk with friendly and knowledgable staff.

Thank bcguy2014
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Whilst visiting friends in Calgary we came across the Bar U Ranch and the delights it had in store for us just by chance. Our friends had heard of the Bar U but had not visited themselves, so it was a truly enjoyable experience for...More

1  Thank CliveBickley
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous time here at Bar U Ranch. All the staff were very knowledgeable and willing to share their facts. Spent almost 6 hours here learning everything. I would definitely come back again real soon. I loved learning about Canada's history

Thank Genevieve S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Unfortunately we arrived late so we only managed to catch the end of the rodeo exhibition. What we saw was good fun and well organised. We wished that we had been there earlier. The staff were friendly and you could wander around at will. It...More

Thank johndpensioner
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Bar u Ranch is the history on reaching and cowboys , there's a video to watch which I say is a must , there are a couple of people there to explain some of the tools of the trade. Take the time to listen to...More

Thank Michael J
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there are very friendly and helpful staff available and they do have a movie room to show how the Bar U came into existence.