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

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.

The Rideau Canal in Ottawa and the lockage permit

Your free pass to discovery

Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at Parks Canada’s historic canals.

Get your free 2017 seasonal lockage permit

Canada 150

Sites nearby

  • Two people sight seeing in Banff
    Banff National Park

    Founded in 1885, Banff is Canada’s first national park and part of the first national park system in the world. With its soaring peaks, azure lakes and abundant wildlife, this Rocky Mountain park attracts millions of visitors every year.

  • Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

    Saunter on the historic Bar U Ranch and learn what it took to maintain one of the most successful ranches in Canadian history. Try the cowboy chores; hear the tales of hardship and love of the land.

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