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Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

# Site 127 Comp 6 RR4, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta T4T 2A4, Canada
+1 403-845-2412
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Very interesting place and not really well known unless you are looking specifically for it.

We visited in late June and the historical actors were in place which made the visit quite... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brad A
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Edmonton, Canada
Great little place

I was shocked that they have such a great little museum in such a small town. I personally loved... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Clint R
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Stroll along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, one of the original ‘highways’ to the west. Follow in the footsteps of Indigenous Peoples, fur traders, and legendary explorer David Thompson. Experience the archaeological remains of four fur trade posts and seven kilometers of nature trails. Marvel at a bison herd. Stay awhile and experience a range of camping styles along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River: from Indigenous trapper tents and tipis to walk-in tenting and RV stalls. Visit the Métis camp, blacksmith forge/boathouse and fort sites. Learn a new trade or craft dating back to the fur trade era. See how Red River carts and York Boats were made. Roll up your sleeves to make your own drum, dream-catcher or traditional craft using quills, leather and textiles.
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# Site 127 Comp 6 RR4, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta T4T 2A4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in late June and the historical actors were in place which made the visit quite interesting. The whole site includes the remains of two fur different companies fur trading posts as well replica first nation/metis trapper sites and villages. While not fully ready...More

Thank Brad A
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review and for sharing your great pictures. We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I was shocked that they have such a great little museum in such a small town. I personally loved the old school house out back that showed how school life was back in the olden days. My wife really liked the old farm equipment and...More

Thank Clint R
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the historic site. Hope to see you again next summer!

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

They have a nice building with a little gift shop where you can buy books, trinkets as well as snacks and drinks while walking through the park. In the building there is a room with virtual reality games- good for kids & young at heart....More

Thank sandra k
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your excellent and detailed review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your afternoon at the site. We hope to welcome you back again sometime soon!

Reviewed 26 August 2017

RMHNHS delivers a solid experience when it comes to a national historic site. The location of four former forts in one park like setting, the trails wind their way through historic settings and include some fun and innovative interpretive programming, the visitor centre is modern...More

Thank Banffperson
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your excellent review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the Trapper's Tent camping experience. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 25 August 2017

Not only are there wonderful walking trails with interpretive signs (including audio). There is also a great book store and some of the friendliest staff I have seen at a National Historic Site (which is saying a lot, since Parks Canada staff are usually quite...More

Thank David M
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. We'll make sure to pass your excellent feedback onto our staff. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 23 August 2017

A well-done National Historic Site. Lots of information about the site and it's importance to Canadian history. The reenactors were helpful and knowledgeable. I would have liked to have seen a little more information about the Indigenous peoples of the area and their experiences as...More

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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the campsite and we appreciate your feedback about our interpretative programming. Thanks again!

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Took the wrong road and ended up in the camp ground but was nice to see the trappers tents, teepees and historic markers there as well. Nice day trip!

Thank Brenda A
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your day trip!

Reviewed 24 July 2017

This was an interesting stop. We really enjoyed the Bannock making display and tasting the results. My husband enjoyed reading all of the plaques and the staff all seemed very eager to offer help or information. The Virtual/Mine craft display looked cool and a great...More

1  Thank Lisa D
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the bannock and virtual reality experience. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip!

Reviewed 20 July 2017

We spent a afternoon here with grandchildren (ages 8 - 12). they loved it and so did we! the puppet show was fun and interesting as well as the various demonstrations. The staff who work there are excellent at their jobs and the grandchildren really...More

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CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback. We'll pass along your excellent review to our staff. We're also so glad to hear the kids enjoyed the puppet show! We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

A great place to live and learn and get a taste of just how Rocky was born, a really awesome Canada day celebration

Thank Dallas D
CaveandBasin, Public Relations Manager at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed Canada Day and hope to see you back at the site again soon!

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