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Bar U Ranch Roundup of Memories

Entertainment around the campfire

Local ranchers, historians, poets and musicians will honour the cowboy way of life at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site on Sunday, July 20th.

Gather at the round-up camp for an afternoon of western entertainment featuring local ranchers, historians, poets and musicians. Savour the memories as you enjoy the crackling campfire, cowboy coffee and the chuckwagon by Pekisko Creek.

There are many other activities and events in Bar U Ranch National Historic site – take a wagon ride, sit in a saddle, and try roping some ‘steers’. Before you head out, browse the gift shop or try a hearty meal at the Bar U Café.

Canada’s national historic sites tell the story of Canada. These treasured places, which enable us to experience our rich history and heritage in a special way, will play a big part in the Government of Canada’s Road to 2017 as our country nears its 150th birthday. Parks Canada is meeting its promise to Canadians to protect and facilitate the discovery of Canada’s historic and cultural treasures.

Quick Facts

  • Bar U Ranch National Historic Site commemorates the evolution of the Canadian ranching industry and the contribution of the industry to the development of Canada.
  • The site uses a living history approach to present the ranching industry.
  • The Bar U Ranch was established in 1882, and was one of the foremost ranching operations in Canada.
  • The Bar U has a café and gift shop featuring handmade goods by local artists.

Quotes

“Immerse yourself in western culture at the Bar U Ranch. It’s a country retreat, just a short drive from Calgary.”  ~ Ifan Thomas, Field Unit Superintendent

“Kids will have a great time trying to rope our ‘steers’ – it’s not easy, even when they don’t move!” ~ Mike McLean, Bar U Ranch Site Manager

Associated Links

www.parkscanada.gc.ca/baru (Bar U home page)

www.parkscanada.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/ab/baru/ne/ne6.aspx (Bar U special events)

Please contact Nick Alexander 403-627-8938 for photos and video.

(Parks Canada)

 

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