Bar U Ranch

Moving a heavy load is part of the Chore Horse Competition. Photo courtesy of the Friends of the Bar U.

Congratulations to the Bar U Ranch on their 20th anniversary! The National Historic Site is the only one in our country that honours the history and importance of ranching in Canada. The site features historic buildings, a visitor centre and a vibrant living history program.

Some of the upcoming events include their grand opening on July 30, and the Friends of the Bar U Ranch Association hosts their annual day ride into original Bar U Ranch grazing lands on Aug 1. Ride your own horse or take a seat on a horse-drawn wagon. August 9 is their Old Time Ranch Rodeo featuring broke horse racing, wild cow milking, team sorting as well as branding and doctoring, and Sep 6 is their popular Chore Horse Competition as teamsters guide their heavy horse teams around a course of skill-testing manoeuvres.

Most special events begin at 1 pm. Call 403-395-3330 or 403-395-3879 for more information.