Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, Rocky Mountain House

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In 1799 the North West and Hudson’s Bay companies set up rival posts at the end of the fur trade line on the North Saskatchewan River. Competition for trade was fierce at Rocky Mountain House, and during its 76-year history, nine different Aboriginal cultures came here to trade. Explorer, fur trader and mapmaker, David Thompson used the North West Company post as a base for finding a pass across the Rocky Mountains.

Today, Parks Canada protects the archaeological remains of four trading posts while presenting the site’s history.

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Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site Reviews

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  • A great day out. There was alot of unique activities for all ages. The staff and volunteers were very friendly and the museum was really informative.  more »
  • We spent about 2 hours checking out the exhibits and chatting with the Staff. Lots of Bison along the road in to the site. Take the time to visit and get a feel for life back in the days of fur...  more »
  • This National Historic Site is well worth a visit. We learned a great deal about the fur trading posts that existed in the area. Nice way to spend a few hours.  more »
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  • Stunning experience of nature! I was too busy enjoying it to take a picture.
  • The grounds are well kept. Enjoyed the signage along the trail explaining the First Nation People's use of the various plants. There are no forts left - just marks on the ground to show where they were. Informative displays. The children's play fort looked like fun. We had wanted to take part in some of the programs. I had phoned several times ahead of our visit. Only got voicemail. Left a message but noone called back. We couldn't arrange anything when we arrived. So that was extremely disappointing for us.
  • Small but important location in the history of the European settlement of the west. We went on Free day and the place was filled with activities. I've been there other times, and it's not hard to see why they chose this spot to settle.
  • The historic site is awesome. There is a really informative an interactive museum and then huge grounds to explore. Lots of fun for people of all ages.
  • A worthwhile place to visit if you are in the area, but probably not a destination itself unless you are really into the history of the fur trade of the area. All the special events they have are great, especially the Christmas celebration.

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