Bar U Ranch National Historic, Calgary, AB, Canada
Nestled in the foothills of southern Alberta with the majestic Rocky Mountains as the backdrop, Bar U Ranch National Historic Site is one of the jewels in Parks Canada’s crown. Our vision: to commemorate the evolution of the Canadian ranching industry and the contribution of the industry to the development of Canada. This national historic site uses a living history approach to present the ranching industry.The Bar U Ranch was one of a small group of large corporate ranches in western Canada. Established in 1882, it was one of the foremost ranching operations in Canada.
Key personalities included Fred Stimson, George Lane and Patrick Burns. Fred Stimson set out the foundation and infrastructure for the Bar U Ranch, which under George Lane achieved international repute as a centre of breeding excellence for cattle and purebred Percheron horses. Patrick Burns and his company modernized the ranch by replacing horses with tractors. Visit Canada. Epic Canada Route © Monika Newbound