National Historic Site

At 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.

Brazeau Collieries Mine Site

Join us on a tour of the Brazeau Collieries Mine Site; a National Historic Site of Canada since 2002, and a Province of Alberta Historic Site since 1993. The Nordegg Historic Society has done an amazing job restoring the mine site which was abandoned in 1955.

Rocky Museum

The Rocky Museum showcases the history of the pioneers who homesteaded in this area, worked in the lumber camps and sawmills, and sent their children to one-room schoolhouses.

Walk of History

Join us on a tour of the Brazeau Collieries Mine Site; a National Historic Site of Canada since 2002, and a Province of Alberta Historic Site since 1993. The Nordegg Historic Society has done an amazing job restoring the mine site which was abandoned in 1955.

Jet Boating

Bring your jett boat and launch from Rustic River, leave your boat in the river at or in our boat storage area. Book a jett boat tour on the North Saskatchewan river for groups up to 10 people.

Fishing 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.

Alberta 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.

Getting Started With Geocaching

Geocaching (pronounced geo-caching) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache anywhere in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology, and then share the geocache's existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache.

Geocaching Website

The Geocaching website contains a side heading called Hide and Seek a Cache. Clicking on this heading will take you to a page where you can instantly start a search for geocaches near you.

Unfortunately, this activity requires the accompaniment of a GPS device, since the website gives you the coordinates and map of where to find the geocache.A membership is required to complete most searches on this website. To become a member, you may sign up on the website as well.

Canyon Creek Golf Course

Nine hole golf course with power cart rentals. Washroom facilities available. Club house has a covered deck and offers meals and refreshments. Visa, MasterCard and Interact accepted.

Caroline Golf Course

18 hole golf course with power cart and club rentals. Campground with camping and golf packages available. Golfing is on a first come first serve basis, no bookings taken for tee times.

Pine Hills Golf Course

Just a 10 minute drive away is one of the biggest, most challenging and well maintained 18 hole golf courses in Central Alberta. Power cart rentals, full service club house and pro shop.

Pines Hills Golf Course / Nordic Ski Club

The Nordic Ski Club (aka cross-country ski club) is now in the process of establishing their trail system throughout the golf course. In an effort to preserve the integrity of the groomed trails we respectfully ask on their behalf that walkers please use a separate (walkers-only, including pets) trail that will be established and maintained by the Nordic Club.

View a Ski Trail Map

Klondike Ventures

Klondike Ventures is a family owned Adventure Company specializing in winter activities (dog sledding, skijoring). We bring over 40 years of teaching experience with all ages and group configurations in outdoor and adventure education.

We have a genuine passion for and knowledge of winter landscapes, out-of-door adventures, and the hidden treasures that are found in Alberta's Rocky Mountains


Ice climbing is growing in popularity, and there are many natural ice features in the Highway 11 corridor west of Nordegg. From early December to late March, there are man-made ice walls that will challenge climbers of any skill level at the:


The annual Tri-ice-a-thon every February with contestants from all over the world taking part. The lighthearted event is a fun way for beginners and experts to test their ice climbing ability or simply enjoy the excitement of alpine climbing in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Oval Skating

The Recreation, Parks, and Community Culture Department creates and maintains a 400 metre skating oval in the winter months across from the Arena Complex area.

The skating oval is fun for everyone to enjoy on a nice winter day. The oval of course is weather dependent.

Snowmobile Conditions

View snowmobile conditions

Map of Snowmobile Locations

View map of snowmobile locations

Please check the Alberta Environment and Parks website for trail closures, trail updates, maps, and GPS downloads within the Public Land Use Zones (PLUZ’s) Pickup your free copy of the Bighorn Backcountry Map for many more trails.

Black Canyon Creek

The trail starts at the day use in the Fish Lake Recreation area 6km west of Nordegg on Hwy 11. On this trail you will see two viewpoints, Saskatchewan River Valley and Black Canyon Creek Gorge. Distance: 18km.

Coliseum Mountain

The trail starts at the Coliseum Trail Staging area parking lot on the Shunda road 1km west of Nordegg on Hwy 11. This trail has many great views. When you reach the top you will see lots of stone rubble, which are the remains of the first fire lookout in Alberta. Distance: 17km


There are many different locations in the Rocky Mountain House area that are open to hiking. Many of these spots are easy to reach and are well worth the hike.

Drone Exploring

Private area for flying drones at Rustic River, bring your own drone or rent one from resort.