45-minute drive from the south side of Calgary Highway 8 & 22.

Tours that include Longview:

Alberta Made
Prairie Past & Present
The Big, Beautiful Loop Motorcycle Tour

Home to Alberta’s strong ranching heritage, world-famous jerky, wide open spaces, the peaceful Highwood River and incredible Rocky Mountain and prairie views – Longview lives up to its name. The town once known as Little New York is a quaint stop on the Cowboy Trail. A short drive away, explore Canada’s ranching history at Bar U Ranch National Historic Site – a ranch established in 1882 and visited by the likes of the Sundance Kid. Longview is the place to discover western Canadian ranching – both past and present.

Recommended Experiences:
Twin Cities Hotel and Saloon, famous Longview Jerky Shop, Bar U Ranch, The Lost American Art Gallery, Garside Art Gallery & Studio

Twin Cities Hotel and Saloon in Longview

The Historic Bar U Ranch, Longview Alberta

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Experiencing some old west culture in Longview

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Take a ride on a wagon pulled by some giant Percheron horses at the historic Bar U Ranch

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Capturing a moment in Longview

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Try some authentic cowboy coffee at the Bar U Ranch

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Bringing in the harvest the old fashioned way - From field to table, you can experience it all in our Cool Little Towns.

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We love our horses in Longview!

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The Longview Jerky Shop - treat yourself to a tradition in Longview

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  • Longview Steakhouse
  • Twin Cities Hotel
  • Little New York Bistro
  • The Haywire Cafe and Grill
  • Bar U Ranch
  • Honky Tonk Tavern
  • Java Minute


  • Blue Sky Motel
  • Archie and Janet Hogg Park
  • Tales n Trails Campground
  • The Longview Steakhouse Bed and Breakfast


  • Take a horse-drawn wagon ride and discover the history of ranching in Canada at Bar U Ranch National Historic Site
  • Go on a rafting adventure down the Highwood River with Canadian Rafting Adventures
  • Stop by Longview Jerky for some world-famous beef jerky, you’ll love this amazing shop
  • Cast a line in the Highwood River
  • Enjoy the spectacular Rocky Mountain and prairie views
  • Take in some fabulous art and history at our galleries – everything from world class photography to genuine artifacts.