Longview was named for its scenic mountain vistas, which extend into the distance along the horizon. The town is the market center for ranches in the area, and is 20 kilometres south of Black Diamond and Turner Valley.
Annual events include the K-100 relay race (mid June), Little New York Days (late July)
Bar U Ranch National Historic Site
Township Rd 17B and, Township Rd 17A, Longview, AB T0L 1H0
(Highway 22 at highway 540, just south of Longview)
(403) 395-3044, 1-800-568-4996
This ranch commemorates the history of cattle ranching in Canada. This ranch was once home to The Sundance Kid, the famous American bank robber (and partner to Butch Cassady) and also John Ware, Alberta’s first black cowboy. The ranch next door is the EP ranch, named for its former owner, Edward, the Prince of Wales. Bar U offers guided site tours, interpretive displays, a blacksmith’s shop, and a theatre in the Visitor Centre. The Ranch also has complete conference, banquet, and dining facilities at The Roadhouse. Open from mid-May, daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Admission fee.