Bar U Ranch, Alberta

by Greg Blaney September. 02, 2016 1315 views

While in Calgary, friends took us for a visit to the Bar U Ranch south of town. The Bar U Ranch was established in 1882, it was one of the foremost ranching operations in Canada and one of a small group of large corporate ranches in western Canada. This National Historic Site uses a living history approach to present the ranching industry. Here, a team of horses waits to pull visitors to the main camp.

Rope hung over tent frame

Near the camp, a lasso is hung over the log frame of the cook tent.

Rope and saddle in stable

At the end of a work day, ropes and saddles are removed from the horses.

Horses in rain

As we take shelter in the stable, these Halifax horses seem unconcerned about the pounding rain.


Covered wagon and dark skies

A covered wagon is highlighted by the sun with menacing skies as a backdrop


Campfire with pots and kettles

"Cowboy Coffee" is brewed over an open fire and served to those guests lucky enough to be sitting around the campfire.



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Ram Ya 4 years, 5 months ago

#4 Love the shot you took of these three horses!
Thank you for sharing with all of us.

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