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Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

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Address: Hwy 540 W | Longview, Longview, Alberta T0L 1H0, Canada
Phone Number: 403 395 2212
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We stopped here on our way driving from Glacier National Park to Lake Louise and wished we had more time to spend. The interpreters were very knowledgable and touring the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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New York State
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New York State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on our way driving from Glacier National Park to Lake Louise and wished we had more time to spend. The interpreters were very knowledgable and touring the buildings gave a great glimpse into ranching days gone by. Highly recommend!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Well laid out.Not too expensive ,wide variety of buildings .Really nice just sitting on the veranda and looking out over the site .The building where the workers ate and slept gave a real feel to the place ,you could almost expect one of the men to walk in and sit at the table .Members of staff around the place helped... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Wonderful site. Enjoyed our visit . The grounds and buildings are interesting and well maintained. Lewis and Jean added a lovely personal touch

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

What a great experience for Canada Day. Went with the family and experienced what life was like on a ranch through the ages. Free entry too so even better. Worth the trip for the culture and the kids will learn so much.

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Edmonton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Bar-U was a working ranch in the not too distant past. It is in a beautiful setting in the foothills of the Rockies. Most of the buildings are "barn-red". There are several old square-timbered buildings. Buildings include a barn with horse-related exhibits, a grain-store with grinding equipment, a tack house and a harness maker on-site, a men's house, several barns... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Beautiful scenery at the Bar U National Histoic Site. We had our wedding at this site last summer and although the ceremony setting was amazing, the dinner and set up was most disappointing. Expensive and very poor quality for wedding meal. Don't book your most memorable wedding day there.

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A wonderful spot, well maintained and interesting displays. A piece of living history in a wonderful setting and knowledgeable staff.

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Jerusalem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

With our tour bus we made a stop over at the ranch. Even it was snowing last night it was possible to see the area and have a feeling of the life in the ranch. The ranch has good facilities for a lunch for large groups, very good organized. It is also possible to learn about the history of the... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a pleasant stop to tour historic buildings representing what ranch life was like. Tours are guided by cowboys who tell stories and recite poetry. You can ride a horse drawn carriage to the buildings if needed. There is a nice gift shop and restaurant out front with restrooms. Deli sandwiches in restaurant were good.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Lovely historical site beautifully presented with great staff presenting and explaining stories of the past. The importance of this ranch in history is not to be ignored. A fantastic learning experience for all ages!

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Additional Information about Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

Address: Hwy 540 W | Longview, Longview, Alberta T0L 1H0, Canada
Phone Number: 403 395 2212
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Longview
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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