Heritage Camping | Front-Country Camping | Equipped Camping | Campground Regulations

Heritage Camping

Camp in comfort! Cook bannock and trapper’s tea over a fire. Immerse yourself in the lifestyle of the fur trade. Camping fee includes a Fur Trade Camp Kit: bison hide, period cooking kit and utensils, blow tube and flint/steel fire-starting kit, bannock mix, trapper’s tea, spices, oil and soap. 

Métis Trapper Tents

  • Sleep up to 5 on double or twin beds (beds and mattresses included).
  • Wooden platform flooring,rustic table and chairs provided.
  • Communal fire pits.

Tipis

  • Sleep up to 8, sleeping mats provided. 
  • Wooden platform flooring, rustic tables and chairs provided.
  • Outside fire pits and picnic tables.

Trapline Cabins

  • Sleep up to 6, double bunk beds plus double bed in loft, mattresses provided.

Additional Information

  • Trapper tents and tipis are 50 metres from parking area to ensure a true nature experience.
  • Washroom facilities nearby, bear-proof garbage containers, day use area, volleyball court and boat launch.
  • Community fire pits and picnic tables. 
  • Walking distance to Visitor Centre, gift shop and on-site events and interpretive programs.
  • For tipis, trapper tents and trapline cabins, check-in at Visitor Centre, 1–5 p.m.; check-out 11 a.m. 
  • For information and bookings check website or call 403-845-2412.

Front-Country Camping

  • Walk-in tenting: 14 sites
  • RV campground: 24 un-serviced trailer sites
  • This primitive site has a kitchen shelter, two outhouses, and fire pits. Firewood is available for purchase. Campsites are available on a first come first serve basis only. 

Equipped Camping

No gear? No problem. Tackle the great outdoors with a fully equipped camping kit. Book this experience and Parks Canada will provide the basics.

Equipped Campsites Include: 

  • 6 person tent (set up) 
  • Sleeping pads 
  • Stove and propane
  • Lantern
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Camping orientation session
  • Camping permit 

Campground Facilities

  • Picnic shelter with a wood stove and a sheltered eating area 
  • Pit privies 

What to Bring

All you will need to bring is a sense of adventure and your personal items (see a suggested packing list 1MB). 

Fees

  • $70/night (includes GST)
  • Firewood is optional ($10.00/wheelbarrow, includes GST) 

Reservations

For information or to reserve call 1-403-845-2412 or rocky.info@pc.gc.ca

  
RV campground: 24 un-serviced trailer sites Métis Trapper Tents

Campground Regulations

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site of Canada is a protected place where special rules apply. Be sure to:

Register and pay at the Self-Registration Station or Visitor Centre.

Your fees help us operate the facilities.

Leave it for others to enjoy.
Whatever treasure you find – be it a rock, a flower, or an arrowhead – it belongs where it is.

Keep pets on a leash.
Unrestrained pets may provoke wildlife attacks, harass wildlife, and endanger people.

Respect wildlife.

It is against the law to feed, touch, disturb or otherwise harass any wild animals – big or small.

Store all food and food-related items in a vehicle (not a tent).
This applies whenever these items are not in use, at night while you are sleeping, or when your site is unattended for any length of time. Anything that has an odour or could be considered food may attract bears and other wildlife to your site.

Light fires only in designated pits.
By using fire rings provided, you reduce the risk of wild fires and minimize damage to vegetation.

Use only firewood provided.

It is illegal to collect or burn any wood from the forest. Even twigs and deadwood play an important role in the forest ecosystem!

Leave your ATV at home.
Off-highway and snow vehicles are not permitted.