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Address: # Site 127 Comp 6, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta T4T 2A4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-845-2412
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The main building has lots of history and artifacts. Very interesting. The fort outside is a nice place for kids. We wanted to enjoy the trails as well and also see the buffaloes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
NikkyD
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Cochrane, Canada
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Cochrane, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The main building has lots of history and artifacts. Very interesting. The fort outside is a nice place for kids. We wanted to enjoy the trails as well and also see the buffaloes but the weather didn't cooperate. Maybe next time.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

it's a nice place , they do a puppet show to let you know the history of the place. we've done a nice hiking for a couple of hours. and we've visited the point of interest locations where you can listen and watch Metis dances and local old workstation

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I was expecting a lot more having been to several great "Fort Sights" like Fort Langley and Fort Steele in BC. I guess they are trying to make a lot from nothing so to speak. Its worth a short visit if you are here but don't go out of your way.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Myself and a friend just spent two nights camping in a teepee and it was so much fun. The staff were so friendly and helpful and very knowleadgable. We opted for the enhanced camping kit and we are so glad we did. It came with vintage cups, plates and cutlery as well as cooking materials such as a kettle and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

A great place to take kids for an historical viewpoint. The museum houses an eclectic collection of memorabilia from early to present times. It was a great education for us on early Canadian society. Funnily enough the contraptions used in early days were not dissimilar to those used in our Australian early history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Very cool place to stop in at! We walked the interpreted walking path along the North Saskatchewan river! They have buffalo on site the we viewed from a distance. Cool to see the history and experience David Thompsons journey and where the river brought them! The original Hudsons Bay company forts footprint are neet to see, I swear you can... More 

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Luanda, Angola
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Not much to see unfortunately, much is left to your imagination. However there's some interesting information provided about the fur trade, the US vs Canada trade competition and many other. I guess you could find it on the web. It was a sunny day and the North Saskatchewan river was beautiful.

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2 Thank Laurent M
Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Great break from a paddle on the North Saskatchewan River. Leave your boats a access the Nat. Historic site. A great little gem of an authentic trading post. Real archeological digs short and informative awareness displays and when in site a terrific viewing platform of the buffalo paddock. Interpreters are well informed and keen to share their knowledge.

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Joplin, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Enjoyed hiking through areas near the river where there had been fur trading forts. Nice presentations on the way of life and times during the fur trade. Accomodations for camping are available. Allow a couple of hours to take all the trails.

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

The front desk at the Hotel recommended this place to visit and we were not disappointed. We learned a great deal about the origins of the town and the first Trading Posts. As well it was a pleasant walk along the North Saskatchewan River. Worth the visit.

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