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Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

# Site 127 Comp 6, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta T4T 2A4, Canada
403-845-2412
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Type: Historic Sites, National Parks
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- Jun 24, 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
53 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Maybe the problem with the Rocky Mountain Historic Site is that there really isn't much to see. Except for a couple of chimneys, there's nothing left of the four forts that were built on the site, and the 1/3 size replica is fun for the kids, but too small to convey a true appreciation of what life would have been... More

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Calgary
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Loved the journey around park lasted all day. I was not healthy at time and did not expect the magnitude of history - set up of park very unique. Staff was awesome. Really makes you appreciate the past where mankind was extreme and unique.

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Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We (the wife, me and the dog) spent an afternoon treking the site and having a grass back-side lunch, great history lesson with interesting displayies and nice easy walking trails to follow .

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Calgary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We have a 2 yr old and a couple of grandparents in there 60's. This place was a hit! Super interesting, albeit a bit small. All in all, we thought it was well worth the stop and we'll likely go there again!

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Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

its a great place to learn the history of our area and lots of activities on Canada day for families.

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Rocky Mountain House
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

It is very informative about the history, lots of artifacts and displays in the information centre. Liked the teepees.

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Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

our national historic park was where explorer David Thompson built one of the forts as he was first travelling across canada....there is a small museum there with artifacts that were found on the site itself....and there are 2 partial chimney's that belonged to the original trading post....it's a wonderful place to visit if you are a canadian history buff

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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Well-done interpretive centre with lots of information about David Thompson including his journals and maps, and trails along the river to see the actual sites of the NWC and HBC historic forts.

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Gainesville, Florida
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16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The Rocky Mountain House National Historical Site is a great place to visit - rain or shine. In our case it was rain, so our walk along the River Walk was cut short. However, that was compensated by the amount of historical information we received inside. The staff knew alot about the history of the trading post and the wares... More

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Newhaven, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

A little known and much underestimated attraction. The videos presented were extremely interesting. The only disappointment was the lack of historical remnants- just the stone chimney remains.but the trails were good, especially our walk alongside the river. There is also a 'fort' for visiting children to play in/on.around, The staff were extremely enthusiastic and helpful. Toilet facilities were excellent for... More

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