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Parks Canada has decided Bar U Ranch’s new Percherons 
will be called Poca and Terra.

Bar U Ranch Percherons named after pioneer

After being flooded with suggestions from members of the public, Parks Canada has named its two new Percherons. “After reviewing over 1,000 name suggestions submitted by members of the public, we’re delighted to welcome Poca and Terra to the team at the Bar U Ranch,” said Travis Weber, manager of the national historic site. Jim […] Read more

Whoever names these two Percherons will win a national Parks Canada family pass.

Public invited to name Bar U’s new residents

The famous Alberta ranch was once home to 1,000 Percherons, 
and Parks Canada wants help naming its newest gentle giants

Parks Canada has acquired a brand new pair of Percheron draft horses at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site. Before the horses begin to welcome visitors, we need to name them. Animals this magnificent deserve equally impressive names, and Parks Canada is inviting the public to submit name suggestions for Bar U’s newest gentle […] Read more


Bob Kale running one of two draft horse teams which seeded 10 acres this spring.

Turner Valley to capitalize on its other claim to fame

It’s 100 years since oil was discovered just outside Turner Valley. And if you’d like to toast that pivotal moment in Alberta history, Turner Valley can help with that, too — if you’re willing to wait a while. The town is slated to become home to the Eau Claire Distillery, which aims to produce the […] Read more