Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site of Canada

Hours of Operation

July 1 - September 2 (Daily) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
September 5 - 29 (Thursday - Sunday) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Walking Trails open year-round

How to Get There

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

How to Get to Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site
© Parks Canada

Distances to Rocky Mountain House from :

Banff via Hwy. 22 & 1 259 km 151 miles 3 hrs.
Banff via Hwy. 11 & 93 302 km 189 miles 3.5 hrs.
Calgary 198 km 123 miles 2.5 hrs.
Edmonton 220 km 136 miles 2.5 hrs.
Red Deer 81 km 50 miles 1 hr.
Jasper 332 km 206 miles 4 hrs.

Road Conditions

For up-to-date road condition reports in Alberta, contact the Alberta Motor Association at 1.877.AMA.HWYS (1.877.262.4997).

For up-to-date road condition reports in the Mountain National Parks (Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks), phone 403.762.1450 or click here .

Things to See and Do

Walking to the Playfort
Walking to the Playfort
© Parks Canada / Marg French

Start your day at our Visitor Centre where staff will greet you and help plan your day at the national historic site. Some of the highlights are:


Wheelchair Accessibility


The exhibits, theatre, and washrooms inside our Visitor Centre are wheelchair accessible. Sections of our interpretive trails are also wheelchair accessible.


Flower basket
© Town of Rocky Mountain House

The town of Rocky Mountain House provides full amenities for visitors, while the surrounding area provides a variety of outdoor recreation including camping, fishing, trail riding, and canoeing. For more information on tourism opportunities and services in the area, contact:

Tourism Links

Where Adventure Begins!

Rocky Mountain House Visitor Information Centre
Ph: 403.845.5450 or 1.800.565.3793

Special Rules

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

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

Keep pets on a leash at all times.
Your pets are welcome here, but unrestrained pets may provoke wildlife attacks, harass wildlife, and endanger people. Please help us to ensure the safety of you, your pet and others.

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


For up-to-date weather information and forecasts for Alberta, contact Environment Canada at 403.845.3183 or click here .