Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site is one of Canada’s fine examples of how the fur trade helped shape the nation. Enjoy exhibits, walk through archaeological remains of the four forts, get hands on experience with Métis skills of the fur trade. Stay awhile and camp in Indigenous trapper’s tents and tipis. 

Getting here

The National Historic Site is located 6 km west of Rocky Mountain House on Highway 11A.

How to Get Here

Hours of operation

January 1 to May 9
Closed for the season

May 10 to September 3
Every day, from 10 am to 5 pm

Complete Schedule


Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.

Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 1-403-845-2412

Canada 150 special events

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with special events like Canada 150 Voyageurs Rendezvous- a month long canoe race down the North Saskatchewan River.

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