Who owns the Bar U Ranch in Alberta?

Who owns the Bar U Ranch in Alberta?

Pat Burns
Bar U Ranch, south of Calgary, Alberta. Photo taken on 30 September 2010. Pat Burns, an influential businessman in the new province of Alberta, bought the Bar U Ranch in 1927. He was 71 years old and already owned a string of ranches ranging along the foothills and Porcupine Hills from Crowsnest Pass to Calgary.

What can you do at Bar U Ranch?

Explore the headquarters of the once-mighty Bar U Ranch. Hitch a ride on a wagon drawn by Percheron horses. Learn to rope a steer, saddle a horse, repair a bridle or sip piping hot cowboy coffee around the campfire at the roundup chuck wagon beside Pekisko Creek.

Why was the Bar U Ranch established?

Established in 1882, the Bar U Ranch was one of a small group of large corporate ranches in Western Canada. 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.

When was the Bar U Ranch in Alberta founded?

Founded in the foothills of southern Alberta in the late 1800s, the Bar U was once one of Canada’s largest ranching operations. Today it’s a National Historic Site – and an exciting way to learn about ranching culture.

When does the Bar U Ranch open to the public?

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site has kicked off its 2021 visitor season and there’s room to roam. Visitors are asked to plan ahead to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience May 25, 2021 Pekisko, Alberta Parks Canada Agency

Who was the royal visitor to bar you ranch?

The royal visitor was Edward, Prince of Wales. He was so smitten with the picture-perfect setting against the backdrop of the Rockies, that he bought a ranch next door. You’ll be just as taken with Bar U, a National Historic Site, run by Parks Canada. Established in 1882, it is one of longest standing ranches in Alberta.

What did Patrick Burns do at Bar U Ranch?

Patrick Burns and his company modernized the ranch by replacing horses with tractors and streamlined operations which took the Bar U though the depression and World War II. Explore one of the largest collections of original buildings in Canada. Treasures include the blacksmith shop, harness repair shop, roundup camp and saddlehorse barn.