Bar U Ranch National Historic Site - Historic Places Days

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

Longview, Alberta
Cultural Heritage Centre
Township Rd 171A, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
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Founded in 1882 as the Northwest Cattle Company, the Bar U was one of the first and most enduring of the large corporate ranches established in southern Alberta.

Notes from "Culinary Delights – Historic Places Days 2024"

No visit to the Bar U Ranch is complete without a visit to the Roundup Camp. Cowboys were often away from the ranch for months at a time and food and drink helped them survive the rugged land. You may be surprised to hear what fuelled the cowboy- coffee! Just like you, cowboys depended on coffee to keep them alert and awake. Drop by the Roundup Camp, sit around the campfire and listen to historical interpreters tell the tales of ranching in the Canadian west. 


  • Family-Friendly
  • Food and Beverages
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access


Township Rd 171A, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
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