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Town of Rocky Mountain House
5116 50th Avenue
Box 1509
Rocky Mountain House, AB
T4T 1B2
Ph: (403) 845-2866
Fx: (403) 845-3230
National Historic Site
National Historic SiteAt Rocky Mountain House the forts are gone but the name remains. This is a story of trade, exploration, and competition, but above all it is a story of people.

A Brief History
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.

David Thompson
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.