Alberta Western Uplands Ranch

Our History, A Way of Life


The Bar Diamond Ranch was established in 1902, along the banks of the picturesque Red Deer River. The ranch is an authentic working cattle operation owned and operated by Jim and Carol Hern. The Hern family runs 650 head of Aberdeen Angus cattle on approximately 34,000 acres. The untouched natural habitat also provides safe refuge for a variety of wild life species including an outstanding array of upland Alberta game birds.

In the ’70s and ’80s, Jim and his two brothers competed in bull riding, bareback riding and steer wrestling on the professional rodeo circuit throughout Canada and the United States. Most aspects of the ranch work such as round ups, calving and branding are still done much the same way as eighty years ago. This is the world of true, down to earth working cowboys. Upland Alberta Game Bird & Pheasant Hunting.


After Summer Rains Photogallery…