Name the Team!

Help Parks Canada name their new Percheron draft horses. Photo by Parks Canada.


Animals this magnificent deserve equally impressive names. Parks Canada invites the public to submit name suggestions for Bar U’s newest gentle giants.

Here are some tips to help you decide on the names. Both horses are male. Short and simple names make it easier to relay driving instructions. Historic or western-inspired names help tell the story and tradition of ranching.

The Bar U Ranch is the only Parks Canada-administered national historic site commemorating the important role that ranching played in developing Canada and the continuing role it plays as a symbol of our country.

Anyone can enter, and the person who submits the best-suited names will receive a Parks Canada Family Discovery Pass, good for an entire year of entry to 27 participating national parks and 77 national historic sites across the country.

Submissions will be accepted until Monday, February 29, 2016.

Send your suggestion by email to Regular mail to:

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site
Post Office Box 168
Longview, AB T0L 1H0

Or tweet to @BarURanchNHS or the Friends of the Bar U Historic Ranch Association Facebook page.