Common menu bar links

National Historic Sites in Alberta
Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site of Canada

Site interpreter
Site interpreter
© Parks Canada

Overlooking the North Saskatchewan River, this site preserves the remains of four fur trade posts dating from 1799 to 1875. Established by the North West and Hudson’s Bay companies, these rival posts traded with nine different Aboriginal groups during their 76 years of operation. Site interpreters, local Métis, and puppeteers from the Friends of the Historic Site all help to bring the Rocky Mountain House story to life. Interpretive exhibits, a children’s play fort, walking trails, abundant wildlife and a display herd of bison make this a must-see destination for those interested in exploring the fur trade and the story of David Thompson.

The site is open daily from May Long Weekend to Labour Day and is located 6 km west of Rocky Mountain House on Highway 11A.

For more information, please contact: 403-845-2412 or check out our website at

Toilets, Accessible

Services: interpretive tours available, hiking, picnic facilities, parking available, school programs available.