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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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Simply a great afternoon out

Visited with my children and grand parents. Staff were fantastic: friendly and informative. Took a horse ride down to the old ranch buildings, chatting to other members of staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Visited with my children and grand parents. Staff were fantastic: friendly and informative. Took a horse ride down to the old ranch buildings, chatting to other members of staff as we went. If nothing else, you should visit for the cafeteria which is reasonably priced for some mammoth portions! Definitely recommend if you are close and have a few hours... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The Bar U is filled with history of ranching in Southern Alberta in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The interpreters are very knowledgeable and are very willing to share their stories. We enjoyed a horse and wagon ride, the Cowboy Coffee and cookies from the cookhouse. The lady in the garden gave us fresh carrots. They were delightful. Everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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