Calgary's Cowboys & Cookies

  • Start: Longview, AB
  • End: Calgary, AB
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:28
  • Total Mileage: 49 Miles
  • Number of stops: 4

Description

Although the cowboy's heyday ended with the dissolution of the western frontier in the late 19th century, he lives on in legend, thanks in part to dime novels and movies. The area around Calgary, located on the western fringe of the Great Plains, was home to a thriving cattle business during the 19th century, as well as hundreds of real cowboys whose stories and lifestyles continue to thrive at a number of locales in and around the city. Strap on your spurs, tilt your hat towards the sun, and ride off into a modern city that hasn't forgotten its burly buckaroos.

Stop #1:

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site
Longview, AB

Stop #2:

Alberta Boot Company
Calgary, AB

Stop #3:

Glenbow Museum
Calgary, AB

Stop #4:

Buzzards Restaurant & Bar
Calgary, AB
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