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Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

Propitiously located at the confluence of the Clearwater and North Saskatchewan Rivers, Rocky Mountain House is a town with a venerable name and matching history. In the 1700s, fur traders named it and used it as a post for the prosperous trade with native tribes from the Kootenay and Blackfoot nations. The fur trade era ended in about 1875 but the next wave of activity to hit Rocky Mountain House came with the explorers. David Thompson used the post as a base for his surveying and exploring activities. The David Thompson Highway (#11) is a lasting reminder of his work.

The last wave involved settlers in search of farmland and wishing to gain a living from the many natural resources of the area. The town of Rocky Mountain House was established in 1912, and most of its residents were Scandinavian. The local economy is linked to petroleum transportation, oil and gas production, forestry, tourism and agriculture. The town crest brings these features together with its image of an oil derrick and lodgepole pines framing mountains. This image is also used in the Rocky Mountain House municipal flag.

• Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site of Canada
• the Historic Site also has a spread of field, marsh and old spruce forest with habitats for varied wildlife as well as a herd of plains bison
• Brigade Days, middle of July
• 5 km Petro Canada Bicentennial Bike Trail
• Rocky Mountain House Museum
• Pine Hills Golf Club
• unique adventures: guest ranch, family resort, guided fishing trips, llama treks

What to Do

Art & History
Art Studios

National Historic Site

Nordegg Heritage - Explore -

Rocky Museum


Golf Course Close to Rocky Mountain House

Pine Hills Golf Course

Summer Activities


Fishing in AlbertaFishing in Alberta
The Rocky Mountain House area (ES2) is blessed with numerous natural reproducing stream and lake fisheries, and many stocked fishing opportunities.Anglers from throughout Alberta and beyond come to this area to experience these fisheries.

Sport Fish
The sport fish species available in this area are all of the trout species found in Alberta. This includes:
  • Brook
  • Brown
  • Cutthroat
  • Golden
  • Lake
  • Rainbow

Other species include:
  • Burbot
  • Goldeye
  • Lake sturgeon
  • Mountain whitefish
  • Northern pike
  • Sauger
  • Walleye
  • Yellow perch

Some of the Cutthroat and Brown trout fisheries in Alberta are located here. 

Father and Son FishingAlberta Fishing Guide
Rocky Mountain House and area is a prime location to try your luck with a wide variety of fish ranging from Rainbow Trout, to Pike, to Jackfish. Check out the Alberta Fishing Guide for details on stocking and availability. Before enjoying your fishing trip be sure to consult your copy of the Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations available at all locations that issue fishing licenses. 

Fishing License Locations
Below you can find information about fishing license locations in Rocky Mountain House, Caroline, and Alhambra.

Rocky Mountain House
  • Canadian Tire located at 5440-46 Street. Call (403) 846-0077 for more information.
  • Grandview Stage located on Highway 752 by Cow Lake. Call (403) 845-6404 for more information.
  • Husky Gas located on Highway 11 East. Call (403) 845-3636 for more information.
  • Pudgee's Food and Gas located at 4904-62 Street. Call (403) 845-4477 for more information.

Caroline Supplies Ltd. located at 5116-50 Avenue. Call (403) 722-3922 for more information.

Alhambra Corner Store on Highway 11. Call (403) 729-3003 for more information.

Fishing Boat & Canoe Rentals
Western Wilderness Adventures features inflatable fishing boats that are equipped with a trolling motor, net, paddles, and life jackets. Canoes are equipped with paddles, net. and life jackets. You must bring your own fishing gear. 

Boats are delivered to Goldeye Lake which has up to five pounds of Rainbow Trout or Fish Lake which has up to 10 pounds of Rainbow trout.

Tour Operators

Learn about the tour operators.


Peruse information about the various trails in Rocky Mountain House.

Winter Activities

Check out the various winter activities.

Where to Dine

Restaurant Name
Phone Number
(403) 845-5151
Benjamins Pizza & Subs (403) 845-7444
Boston Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar (403) 846-2343
Brown Dog Diner (403) 844-2002
Burger Baron - Danny's 2 for 1 Pizza (403) 845-6009
Canadian Pizza King (403) 871-1100
Copper Creek Cafe
(403) 844-4401
Dairy Queen 
(403) 845-2474
(403) 845-2244
Grillers - Walking Eagle Inn 
(403) 844-4430
Juice Junkeez  
(403) 846-2531
Kentucky Fried Chicken 
(403) 845-3121
Little City Coffee Shop  (403)844-9688 
Mano Romanos Pizza & Donair  
(403) 845-2555
McDonalds (403) 845-2007
New Dragons Place 
(403) 845-4300
Nick & Leslie's 
(403) 845-4488
Panago Pizza  
(403) 844-2288
Papas Cookhouse - Tamarack Inn  
(403) 845-5252
Pebble Ridge Coffee House  
(403) 844-4414
(403) 844-9442
The Sandwich Hutch (403)844-4490 
The Pearl 
(403) 845-3120
The Ritz  
(403) 845-3088
Tim Hortons North  
(403) 845-6856
Tim Hortons South
(403) 845-6810

Out of Town Restaurants
Restaurant Name
Phone Number
David Thompson Resort  
(403) 721-2103
Grandview Stage - Cow Lake Road 
(403) 845-6404
Heartstone Restaurant - Prairie Creek Inn 
(403) 844-2672
Nordegg Miner's Cafe  
(403) 721-2141
Nordegg Resort Lodge  
(403) 721-3757

Seasonal Restaurant & Tea House
Restaurant Name 
Phone Number
Crows Landing Restaurant & Tea House  
(403) 729-2700
Grapevine Tea House & Antiques  
(403) 845-5456
Zeldas Tea Nook and Gifts
(403) 845-5616

Vistor's Guide

Rocky Mountain House & Area Vistor's Guide