Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

Follow in the footsteps of Indigenous Peoples, fur traders, and legendary explorer David Thompson.

Interactive experiences
Discover a historic fur trade post along the North Saskatchewan River and immerse yourself in stories of Indigenous Peoples and legendary explorers. Experience interactive exhibits, Indigenous programming, wild bison viewing, 10 kms of hiking and biking trails, friendly heritage presenters, and more. Kids can enjoy the play fort, Parks Canada Xplorer program, and the David Thompson Puppet Show.

Bookable experiences
Dive deeper into stories of this place and book a hands-on experience. Traditional Games is one of seven programs to choose from. These Indigenous games teach essential skills like observation, intuition, and hand-eye coordination. A great workshop for youth groups or as a team building exercise. Advanced reservations required.
Other programs: Black powder – A real Blast!, Drum & Song, Blacksmithing, Hides to Heels – Moccasin making, Dreamcatcher workshop, Hudson’s Bay Satchel Workshop.

Heritage Camping: Experience the life of a fur trader and camp in a Tipi, Métis Trapper Tent, or Trapline Cabin. Tipis and Métis Trapper Tents come with a Fur Trade Camp Kit which includes a bison hide, period cooking utensils, blow tube and flint/steel fire starting kit, bannock mix, trapper’s tea, and more – to immerse your stay in fur trade life.

Front-Country Camping: Trailer campground (unserviced) and Walk-in Tenting sites also available.

Equipped Camping: No gear? No problem! Tackle the great outdoors with a fully equipped camping kit. This experience includes a camping orientation session, 6-person tent (set up), sleeping pads, sleeping bags, cooking stove with fuel, and lantern.

The campground is open from May 12 to September 30..

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site is 6km west of the town of Rocky Mountain House. Just off of the Cowboy Trail (#22) and spectacular David Thompson Highway (#11).

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