Photos courtesy of the Town of Rocky Mountain House
214 km to Calgary
Agriculture, oil & gas, forestry and tourism
Approximately 6,933 residents
Kindergarten to grade 12
Explorers and traders such as David Thompson literally put Rocky Mountain House on the map with their search for a passage west to the Pacific Ocean in the late 1700’s. The most recent fort, Acton House, and the surrounding area are now part of Alberta’s only National Historic Park.
Today, this growing community provides a wealth of outdoor activities in the area – from fly fishing to trail riding, hiking and biking along the old railroad through the ‘Rails to Trails’ initiative or enjoying quadding, motorcycling, canoeing or kayaking just a short distance off the paved roads.
Annual events such as the rodeo, the Festival of Culture, Pow Wows, or re-enactments of frontier life during Fur Trader Days, draw locals and out-of-towners alike. With a frontier past and untamed wilderness steps from its front door, it’s no wonder that Rocky Mountain House, or ’Rocky’ as locals call it, is well known as the place ’Where adventure begins.’
Located in the western part of the central Alberta, the town is within a few hours’ drive of larger centres like Red Deer, Calgary, and Edmonton. There is no lack of amenities for the town’s residents. The area has seen steady growth over the past decade. Thriving community organizations and programs, schools, churches, and recreational facilities help keep families actively part of community life.
To learn more about making Rocky Mountain House your new home visit the town’s website.
Video courtesy of the Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP)