Plan your visit

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

Open May through September, Bar U Ranch National Historic Site is a 100 km drive southwest of Calgary, Alberta on Highway 22 (also known as The Cowboy Trail). Plan at least a half day to fully experience interpretive programs and to explore the historic ranch core.

Hours of operation

Entrance gate, visitor centre, and historic ranch core hours of operation.


Daily visitor fees, program fees, special event fees, and more. Free admission for youth.

Improvements and infrastructure

Historic building upgrades, trails, and visitor facility improvements.

Meeting and event rentals

A number of picturesque locations are available to rent throughout the historic site.

Brochures and publications

Site map including locations of interest, interpretive experiences, and amenities.


Accessible locations at the site.

Local attractions and tourism

Attractions and activities in the surrounding area.


Seasonal and local weather, and trends.

Bar U Ranch’s café service has been discontinued. The visitor centre has complimentary coffee, and a variety of snacks for sale at the Gift Shop. Visitors are welcome to bring their own food and find their perfect picnic spot at one of the many picnic tables throughout the site.

How to get here


P.O. Box 168

Longview AB T0L 1H0




Bar U Ranch National Historic Site is located approximately 95 km south of Calgary on Highway 22. From Calgary, go south on Highway 2, west on Highway 540, cross over Highway 22 and continue west for approximately half a kilometer.

Facilities and services

Accessible parking
Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Bus parking Bus parking
First Aid
Picnic area Picnic area
Restrooms Restrooms


All activities

Go for a wagon ride and visit interpreters in the historic ranch core


Events and special activities

Stoney Nakoda camp

Indigenous peoples are an essential part of Bar U Ranch's history

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