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The best camping near Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Bar U Ranch National Historic Site adventure.

Discover the rugged spirit of the West at Bar U Ranch National Historic Site.

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Willow Hill Lodge

2 sites 路 Lodging67 acres 路 Calgary, AB
The property is located in the beautiful Alberta Foothills on a hillside overlooking the valleys, hills and with breathtaking views of the Alberta Rocky Mountains. There are 67 acres to explore with trails, a Wild West town boardwalk, a garden for munching and a multitude of local wildlife including deer, moose, eagles, great horned owls and even the odd black bear sighting. The are wild berries to pick in late July all over the property and firepits to sit around and watch a billion stars at night. This property is a small Bed and Breakfast with only 2 glamping units and one luxury suite. That equals no crowds! But don't fear, we are within a 1 to 25 minute drive of 5 different towns all with their own charm. The area is known for ranching, hiking, the film industry, great food and award winning distilleries and breweries.
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Rustic Riverside Camping

5 sites 路 Lodging50 acres 路 Bragg Creek, AB
Camp riverside at the gateway to Kananaskis! Onespot Crossing Campground is a family owned Indigenous campground that hosts powows and other cultural events on site. Revenue from your booking will go towards supporting Indigenous programming at the campground.Please be mindful that the roads at this campground are bumpy dirt roads.
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Bragg Creek Glamping

2 sites 路 Lodging2 acres 路 Calgary, AB
Located on 2,5 acres of forest in Wintergreen Bragg Creek, the land offers access to nearby trails at West Bragg Creek day-use area, golf, horseback riding, Elbow Falls, Forget-me-Not pond, and 11 awesome places to dine in Bragg Creek. We have 2 amenities: Shanti Yurt and Rustic Cozy Cabin with hot tubs.
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Onespot Crossing Campgrounds

46 sites 路 RVs, Tents57 acres 路 Calgary, AB
Learn more about this land:OPEN ALL YEAR!Our campsite is the perfect city escape. We鈥檙e 40 minutes away from downtown Calgary but completely surrounded by nature.With over 50 acres, we offer very large, open, and spacious campsites to accommodate all. If you want a group gathering or a quiet secluded weekend, we are here to accommodate everyone and are very flexible with our customers' needs - feel free to message me with any questions.聽Picnic tables and firepits are provided in all of our unserviced natural sites. There is a toilet available.Onespot Campground is all-natural and has no power or water campground. Generators are permitted.聽Trailers need to fill water and dump trailer before arriving (we have no water and no dump site yet).Close to West Bragg Creek Provincial for hiking and mountain biking in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter.We are a family-friendly and pet-friendly campground. To ensure that we respect all guests, we have an 11 pm curfew.聽We look forward to hosting you!
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Rocky View

2 sites 路 RVs3 acres 路 Rocky View County, AB
Our small acreage is only a few meters outside of the city limits, where you can enjoy views of the mountains while relaxing under the trees. Experience the romance of the railroad as trains whistle by, and watch the farmers in the field across the road. We're close to Ralph Klein park, minutes to Stony Trail, Highway 22X, and Deerfoot Trail.
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RTR Ranch Retreat

1 site 路 Lodging17 acres 路 Vulcan County, AB
Our ranch is located just 45 mins south east of Calgary,AB. We have different cabin rentals and accommodations for our guests. We offer trail rides, massages and facials as well! Check us out! You don鈥檛 want to miss your opportunity to have a relaxing stay at the ranch! There are quiet places to go for walks and enjoy nature.
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The best camping near Bar U Ranch National Historic Site guide

Overview

About

Ride into history on a wagon pulled by Percheron horses to discover the life of a ranching cowboy from the late 1800s at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site. Try your hand at cowboy skills, learn about the old-style ranching ways, wander through the rustic and authentic buildings or sit around the campfire and listen to old-time tales. Back-dropped by the Rocky mountains 鈥 it鈥檚 a true Alberta experience!

When to go

The best time to visit Bar U Ranch National Historic Site is during the warmer months when all activities are in full swing. From late spring to early fall, visitors can enjoy the full range of experiences, from wagon rides to historical reenactments. The site is closed during the winter season, so plan your visit between May and September for the best experience.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather before your visit, as the Alberta climate can be unpredictable, and dress accordingly.
  • Remember that pets are not allowed on site grounds, with the exception of service dogs.
  • Accessibility is a priority, so inquire ahead about facilities and services if you have specific needs.
  • Admission is free for youth, making it an excellent destination for family outings.
  • Be sure to bring a camera to capture the picturesque views and historic structures.

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