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Harvest & Heavy Horse Weekend / Récolte et fin de semaine de chevaux lourds | Longview, Alberta

Competition or Sporting Event

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages

The horse-power harvest commences in the Bar U Ranch field. Watch teamsters of today guide their heavy-horse teams around a course. See how skills of days gone by are demonstrated by drivers from 18 to 80 years of age! Keeping horsepower history alive for all to enjoy and be inspired by!

La moisson à l’aide de chevaux débute dans le champ du Bar U. Dimanche, venez voir les équipes d’aujourd’hui guider leurs chevaux lourds dans un parcours les mettant à l’épreuve. Des conducteurs âgés de 18 à 80 ans feront la démonstration de leur savoir-faire d’antan. Une vraie source d’inspiration et de divertissement.

Driving Directions

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site is located approximately 95 km (59 miles) south of Calgary on Highway 22, 13 km (8 miles) south of Longview. From Calgary, go south on Highway 2, then west on Highway 540, cross over Highway 22 (also known as The Cowboy Trail) and continue going west for approximately half a kilometer.

Event Setting

The site has many historic buildings and structures, illustrating various stages of ranching development, and is rich in cultural landscape features. A visitor orientation centre and a vibrant living history program interpret a time when the West was young.