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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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Really enjoyed this well run, clean and informative historic site. The countryside is outstanding. Small but acceptable coffee shop. Excellent gift shop operated by 'Friends of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
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Qualicum Beach
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Qualicum Beach
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Really enjoyed this well run, clean and informative historic site. The countryside is outstanding. Small but acceptable coffee shop. Excellent gift shop operated by 'Friends of the Bar U'. These groups as with Jasper National do an outstanding job.

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Kamloops, Canada
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516 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Wow. Love the history. So well preserved. Great guides . Sure hope they find a better operator for the restaurant. We stayed for 3 hours. Really glad it's there.

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Thank rocketman000
Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The Ranch has a sense of peace and space. With child-friendly displays, loads of room for children to run and jump, and try their hand with a lasso, it is fun for the whole family. A horse-drawn wagon ride to the farm buildings shifted me from the pace of the road, to the pace of farm life. Lots of helpful... More 

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Thank sarah3329
Columbia, South Carolina
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46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We spent several days in Calgary and traveled to see the Bar U Ranch. It was a nice relaxing ride and the scenery was worthwhile. The Bar U was one of Canada's largest ranches and it gave you a view of what the early 1900's was like. The ranch was very interesting and while operating was the largest breeder of... More 

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Thank Bruce B
Ipoh, Malaysia
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46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We visited the ranch four years ago on our first trip to Alberta and so when we heard they were having an old-time Rodeo we decided to return this visit. And we are happy we did as it was a fun afternoon interspersed with roast breed sandwiches and coffee from the chuck wagon. As the rodeo competitions were a little... More 

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Thank Ian A
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank 6rock7
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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Thank Judy D
New York State
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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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212 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
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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1 Thank thepipefishfans
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

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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