Tours and programs

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

The Bar U Ranch experience, tailored specifically for groups of 10 or more. Accessible options are available, contact us for more information, or to book.

School programs

Ranching-focused school programs are delivered by Parks Canada interpreters

Guided walking tour

Discover the historic headquarters of Bar U Ranch National Historic Site.

Your own heritage interpreter rolls away the years of national significance of the Northwest Cattle Company from 1882-1950, exploring the inner workings of the development of the ranching industry in Canada. You’ll be amazed at the tales of survival and ingenuity as the Bar U found itself a place on the world map.  

Rancher’s rest stop

Need to stop and stretch your legs?

An interpreter will greet your group on horseback at that Visitor centre. Their 20-minute presentation will tell the history of Bar U Ranch, and answer any questions the group may have.

Explore the Visitor centre, its educational displays and gift shop.

Reigns of History wagon tour

Dare to go beyond the beaten path. Climb aboard a wagon pulled by Percheron horses – the breed that made the Bar U famous!

Set off on a one-hour excursion through the Ranch’s historic core. Hear amazing tales and take in the breathtaking vistas of the Rocky Mountain foothills.

Kid-friendly group experiences

A visit to the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site is perfect for birthday parties, camps and clubs. Experience ranching history with a number of hands on activities:

  • Painting
  • Leatherwork
  • Learn to Rope
  • Interpretive hikes

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