Friends of the Bar U

Box 168, Longview, Alberta T0L 1H0

403 395 3044

Price Range

$$ (10-30)


Ranching history.


Friends of the Bar U was founded in 1991

General Info

Open daily from 10am-5pm from late May to the end of September.


Nestled in the foothills of southern Alberta about an hour south of Calgary just off of Highway 22. Site includes the original headquarters of the historic ranch with 35 restored buildings open to the public.

Company Overview

The Friends of the Bar U is the volunteer organization that works with Parks Canada to operate the site.


To commemorate the ranching history of Canada and promote and educate the industry as it is today.


Daily programming, costumed interpreters and horse drawn wagon shuttle. Visitor Center includes gift shop and cafe. Special events held throughout the summer.


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