Rocky Mountain House Travel Guide

  • Crimson Lake Sunset
    Crimson Lake Sunset
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    Looking upstream
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Rocky Mountain House Things to Do

  • Get a local to take you out

    If you have a local friend, your options are much greater for activities like hiking, fishing, camping, hunting, dirt biking, everything. You may want to consider taking in a Pow Wow at one of the reservations outside of town, but it might be a good idea to go with a local.

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  • Best paintball field around!

    Near the Twin lakes campground is an amazing paintball course. Highly recommend it. Also you could go out to the old historical site and museum just outside of town. There are the remains of an old trading post, which is how the town came to be and the fields around the place are usually full of buffalo. Be there for Canada Day, July 1 and play the...

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Rocky Mountain House Nightlife

  • Better than shooting yourself in the...

    Generally painfully quiet, Thursday nights howl to the songstylings of us local yokels as 'Karaoke Night' winds up. Don't ask me why but, this place rocks on Thursday nights. Most of the singers are good but quite a few do in on a dare so it's very entertaining. Casual

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  • Bozzy's

    Small local bar. Usually most of the younger people go here if there aren't any bush or house parties to go to. Some of the locals enjoy a good scrap from time to time and usually will pick out strangers. The trick to being a stranger in this bar is to make friends with the owner. His name is Brian or "the bozz". He's a super friendly guy, loves...

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Rocky Mountain House Transportation

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    by Darby2 Written Oct 27, 2007

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    What is described as "Canada's greatest sightseeing experience" awaits you in the tiny settlement of Cline River about two hours drive (180 km) west of Rocky Mountain House. The company called Icefield Helicopter Tours takes you on an exhilarating flight on any of their three Bell 206 helicopters through the magnificent Rocky Mountains.

    Prices for an introductory flight start at $49.

    Icefield Helicopter base
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    • National/State Park
    • Mountain Climbing

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Rocky Mountain House Shopping

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    by Darby2 Updated Apr 2, 2006

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    This tiny log cabin cum liquor store is in the little mining ghost town of Nordegg, about an hour's drive west of Rocky Mountain House.

    Nordegg was a small coal mining town in the past.

    The Beer Cabin...Need I say more???
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    • Road Trip
    • Historical Travel

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Rocky Mountain House Warnings and Dangers

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    by papajoeb Written Feb 10, 2003

    Don't feed the wildlife! There's not too much to worry about in town, you might see the odd deer or moose wander thtough, but when you're out in the back country, the animals are dangerous! Bears especially, so don't try to feed them or get close to them for a photo op, just leave them alone and if one wanders into your vicinty, leave. Do not leave food out as that attracts them!

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Rocky Mountain House Off The Beaten Path

  • Map of Whirlpool Point

    The North Saskatchewan river makes a 90 degree bend just before it empties into Abraham Lake. Be very cautious on this lake, the winds coming through this gap in the Rockies can whip up very dangerous waves on this large lake / reservoir. Due to drawdown during the winter, the lake level can vary by as much as 10 meters or more with the highest...

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  • One of my favorite trips

    One of my favorite trips is Highway 11 (the David Thompson Highway) west of Red Deer. THE OLDEST TREE IN ALBERTAAbout 6 miles from the Banff Park boundary at Whirlpool Point on the North Saskatchewan River is the oldest living tree in Alberta, possibly in all of Canada. This twisted, gnarled, Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) perches on the nearly...

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  • The lofty crags of Mount Wilson

    As you approach Saskatchewan Crossing on Highway 11 or the Icefield Parkway Highway 93, one of the most impressive mountains in this area shoulders up on your right...Mount Wilson. Its huge bulk is a mountain range in itself, with massive buttresses, and mist-shrouded pinnacles and crags that tower more than a mile above you. I dont know if any of...

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Rocky Mountain House Sports & Outdoors

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    by FishinSam Written Feb 7, 2004

    Rent a 'quad' or a 'sled' when you get to town. There are literally hundreds of trails to explore due to the oil & gas companies' pipelines intersecting the province. Loads of wildlife, never far from amenities....you've GOT to try it! Kids of all ages love it.

    Equipment: There are several places to rent ATVs in town - you can't miss them.

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Rocky Mountain House Favorites

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    by papajoeb Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: Some of the most beautiful and pristine forrest, wildlife and mountain territory lies just west of town. Load up a quad or a couple of dirtbikes into the back of a truck, bring your tent, sleeping bag and fishing pole and disappear for a few days.

    Fondest memory: I miss some of the great hiking, fishing and camping trips my friends and i used to take.

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