Two centuries ago Indigenous Peoples, trappers, and traders and shared the rugged western frontier of Canada. At Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site - be a part of the story. Explore, hike, camp and discover their challenges and triumphs.
In the thick forests of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, four forts once towered over the land at the confluence of the North Saskatchewan and the Clearwater Rivers. First Nations, Métis, trappers, and traders used those rivers like highways, transporting their goods to sell at the forts. For 76 years Rocky Mountain House was the centre of commerce for the west. The great mapmaker, David Thompson used the site as his starting point when seeking passage to the west coast.
The forts burned to the ground, leaving artefacts for archeologists to piece together the rich history. A visit to Rocky Mountain House is your opportunity to explore the lifestyle of the fur trade and trace the steps of the early explorers. Learn the cultures of those that were involved. Walk the interactive trails, listen to tales of old, learn to cook bannock or stay overnight in a tipi. Or, pull out the picnic basket and watch the herd of bison lazing in the sunshine.
Du 1er janvier au 9 mai : Fermé Du 10 mai au 3 septembre (tous les jours), de 10 h à 17 h Du 4 au 30 septembre (du jeudi au dimanche), de 10 h à 17 h Du 1er octobre au 31 décembre : Fermé January 1 to May 9: Closed for the season May 10 to September 3 (open daily): 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 4 to September 30 (Thursday to Sunday): 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 1 to December 31: Closed for the season.
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