Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, is a small town roughly 77 km west of Red Deer. With terrific mountain views, this is pretty town offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.
Whether you want to take go on a trail ride, hike to glorious waterfalls, check out the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, or go for a round of golf at Pine Hills Golf Club, you will have a blast enjoying the fresh air and scenery of Rocky Mountain House.
Siffleur Falls is a roughly 4km hike (to the first waterfall and another 4 to the third ) that features a beautiful waterfall. This is an easy hike, making it perfect for a fun, family adventure. This is also a hike that is ideal year-round, and checking out a waterfall in the winter is definitely an activity that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
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Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site
Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site is a place full of exhibits, four forts, archaeological remains, and Metis demonstrations. This is an exciting way to learn about the history of the fur trade which helped to shape our nation. For additional fees patrons can enjoy interpretive programs or even stay the night at the fort!
Comp 6 # Site 127 RR 4, Rocky Mountain House
Seasonal: May 10 through September 3
$3.90/adult, 17 and under: free
Pine Hills Golf ClubPine Hills Golf Club is the epitome of casual golf. Situated amid 397 acres, this golf course provides breathtaking views and a casual atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else. Casual truly is key as you stroll throughout the course taking in the scenery along the way. A large balcony, Restaurant 19, and Clubhouse finish off this course with ease.
75074 Township Road 39-5, Rocky Mountain House
Seasonal: weather dependent, Late Spring to Fall
starting at $50.00
Dog sledding in the middle of winter is a once in a lifetime experience for most people. Experience the joy and wonderment of winter in a way you never have before by joining Klondike Ventures for a Dog Sledding experience. With over 40 years experience, this family owned company will leave you wanting to come back again and again! Website
10 km west of Rocky Mountain House
Seasonal: Winter months
Canyon Creek Golf and CampingCanyon Creek is a golf course ideal for everyone–from beginners to old pros. Each hole has three elevated tees, allowing golfers to choose the one best suited for their personal skill level. The entire course should take no more than 4 hours to complete. With the beautiful scenery and option to stay and camp at Canyon Creek Golf course, you can stay for a few hours or a few days, whatever you prefer!
Northeast of Rocky Mountain House.
Seasonal: May through September
$39.00/18 holes and up
Crimson Lake Provincial Park
There are many beautiful provincial parks in Alberta, and Crimson Lake Provincial Park is definitely one of them. No matter what time of year you explore Crimson Lake Provincial Park you will find plenty to do. There are cross country skiing trails, places to go fat biking, great ice fishing, snowshoeing and even winter camping. In the summer months there is ample bird watching opportunities, geocaching areas, camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, horseshoes, biking, boating, swimming, and more. Website
Art on the Range
Sculptures, paintings–both originals and prints, framing and more is what you will find at Art on the Range. The beautiful artwork at Art on the Range is definitely worth taking the time to stop in and check it out, who knows, maybe you will even find some new artwork for your home!
71071 Township Road 362A, Caroline
The Rocky Museum presents the history of pioneers who homesteaded in the area. It presents the past, where people worked in lumber camps and sawmills, when children attended a one-room school. Check out the 1917 Amherst player piano. Tour around the 100 year old Meadows Forestry cabin, pretend to be a student in the one roomed school, and be sure to check out the Killico General Store. There is lots of history to discover at Rocky Museum.
5406 48 Street, Rocky Mountain House
HeLa Ventures is an outdoor education centre, providing individuals, school groups, and more with adventure in a safe manner. From river canoeing to lake canoeing to whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking, and more, adventure seekers will be thrilled with the opportunities provided by HeLa Ventures. Website
Site 147, Comp 12, RR4, Rocky Mountain House
Varies, weather dependent
Outsy Wilderness Adventures
OHV’s are a terrific way to check out the Rocky Mountain area. Outsy Wilderness Adventures has a variety of adventures to choose from, including Camp and Ride, Swan Lake, Harlech, and Southfork. Never been quadding before? No problem! All adventures can be taken as fast or slow as you’d like, so beginners are welcome! All of the adventures bring together quadding and breathtaking scenery. Website
Rocky River Rats
Enjoy a warm summer day floating down the North Saskatchewan River right next to Rocky Mountain House using the awesome tubes from Rocky River Rats. Tubing, splashing, floating, and having fun are all part of the package at Rocky River Rats. Website
River Flats Road, across from the Rodeo Grounds, Rocky Mountain House
Ram Mountain Horseback Tours
Ram Rides South Ram Outfitters provides a variety of Ram River Tours. You can choose to stay at the ranch for a short horseback ride, or go on trail rides for half or full days. If you are looking for even more adventure, you can always sign up for an overnight pack trip adventure. Other options include fly fishing adventures, cougar hunts and moose and deer hunts. Website
Southwest of Rocky Mountain House
Varies, starting at $50.00 for a one hour ride
With 11 cabins, almost 400 RV sites, swimming pools, and hot tubs, it is no wonder that Wilderness Village is rated as a Five Star Coast to Coast Resort. Members of Wilderness Village get up to 180 days a year of use with their membership. This fee also covers RV storage, showers, firewood, and everything you need to make camping easy and stress free. Public camping is also available.
Northwest of Rocky Mountain House, just off of Hwy 756 North
Varies, public rate starting at $80.00/night for RV
Oval SkatingEvery winter Rocky Mountain House is home to a 400 meter skating oval that is fun for all on a warm winter day. This is a bit different than a traditional skating rink, and as such is a nice change from the usual. Meant only for skating, skaters don’t have to battle with hockey players for puck free ice time.
Across from 5332 50 Street, Rocky Mountain House
Seasonal: Winter months
Horburg Provincial Recreation Area
Horburg Provincial Recreation Area is a great place to camp, canoe, kayak, fish, and picnic. It also provides access to over 80 km of trails perfect for hiking, off highway vehicles, biking, or even horseback riding. The views in this recreation area are absolutely stunning, if you ever have the chance it is definitely worth checking out.
Seasonal May 1- October 12 (weather dependent)
Jackfish Lake Provincial Recreation Area
A great place to go fishing in the winter and the summer, Jackfish Lake Provincial Area is also so much more. Canoeing, kayaking, biking, hiking, atving, boating, and camping are all great options of things to do at Jackfish Lake Provincial Recreation Area.
Rocky Mountain House area
JKL Trail Rides & Petting Zoo
JKL Trail Rides & Petting Zoo is exactly what it says it is. A place where people can go on trail rides of all lengths, from one hour to one day, as well as a petting zoo with all sorts of animals to pet and enjoy. Of course, the view of the Rocky Mountains only adds to the excitement!
Wilderness Village Resort (across from Crimson Lake Provincial Park)/Wildhorse Flats
Smitty’s Outdoor Adventures
If you’ve ever wanted the know how of an experienced hunter and outdoorsman along with you on a hunting or fishing expedition, then contact Brad Smith at Smitty’s Outdoor Adventures. Brad has years of experience which allows him to be a fantastic guide for his customers.
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