These daily activities are free with site entry. Ask staff for timing and locations.
Visitor CentreArtifacts, a replica fur trade room, exhibits and a 3D Virtual Reality Experience. Journey back to Rocky Mountain House when it was a bustling fur trade post.
Play Fort and TheatreA mini fort where kids can play games, imagine life as a fur trader, and watch a daily puppet show about extreme adventurer David Thompson.
Blacksmith StationListen for the elemental sound of hammer striking anvil. Enjoy daily demonstrations at the hardware store of the 1800s.
Women of the Fur TradeDemonstrations and hands-on activities in beading, quill work, capote-making, finger weaving, leather work and other Indigenous crafts.
Listening StationsThe wooden structures on the riverbank are interpretive story stations. They also mark the start and finish of the Chimney Trail and the David Thompson Trail. Audio in English and French.
BisonCatch a glimpse of the small herd of Plains Bison, animals that originally came from Elk Island National Park, where most of the world’s purebred Plains Bison originate. Please note: these are wild animals; do not enter the bison paddock.
Trading Post Gift ShopLocal and Indigenous crafts, books, furs, Hudson Bay blankets, blacksmithing items and other souvenirs.
Kids Activity BooksAsk at the Visitor Centre for a Parks Canada Xplorers Guide with activities for children aged 9-12 years old. For younger kids, pick up the Parka Activity Booklet, for children aged 4-8.
Métis CampfireExperience Métis culture, taste bannock cooked over an open fire or play a traditional game.
York boatHop in the York boat and prepare to row across four provinces to Hudson's Bay. These boats were built right here at Rocky Mountain House to make the long journey down river loaded with furs and goods destined for England.
York Boat 1967 Canoe Race display