Get Close to History
Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site is the perfect day trip just 2.5 hours from Calgary. This site commemorates the Hudson Bay and North West Company Fur Trading Posts while telling the stories of the nine different Indigenous groups and legendary explorer and fur trader David Thompson. Today, Parks Canada and partners tell the stories of the many different people who spent time on the banks of this historic river highway while protecting the archeological remains of the four trading posts. Visitors can experience interpretive trails, exhibits, Indigenous programming, fur trade interpretation, bison viewing, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking along the shores of the North Saskatchewan River. Want to stay awhile? Let your story become a part of this place too and stay in our trappers tents, tipis, cabins or RV sites.
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, a play fort, wild bison viewing, 10 kms of hiking and biking trails, friendly heritage presenters, and more. Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site is the perfect day trip just 2 hours and 15 minutes from Calgary.
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.
Ask for a Parks Canada Xplorers Guide filled with exploration activities. For younger kids, ages six and under, pick up the Parka Activity Booklet. Visit the website for up-to-date information on the services offered.