The Friends of Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site is a volunteer
organization that began in 1983. The main focus and objective of our organization
is The main focus and objective of our organizationNational
Historic Site promote the history of our area.Come and visit the buffalo
herd on site or the remains of the fur trade posts
or the fur
press .The museum on site has
exciting displays and a great archive. Visitors come from all over
This includes the history of the early fur
trading days , the impact of the Aboriginal
David Thompson, and the relationship to
the rivers and the contributions made by the
men and women of the Hudson Bay Company and
the Northwest Company. We accomplish these goals through educational programs,
printed materials, certain gift items and by lending our financial and
people resources to assist the site fulfill its' Federal mandate.
We have been proud of our ability to establish partnerships within the
help us achieve our goals.
The Friends Get The Job Done!
We collected 5,000 signatures in the form of a petition, for the
construction of a historic fort that was forwarded to the government.
The project was not successful at that time but paved the way for
thePlayfort that was
constructed in 1999.
We purchased of an archeological tray for student use and the
purchase of materials and labour to produce period
costumes that are used on many different occasions.We purchased the
boat that is displayed on site.
We constantly appraise and update
things that are needed to promote and assist the Historic Site.
*We offer a bike rental program to assist tourists along the
*Design and plant the Heritage Gardens *Design and produce items for marketing the site
such as an award winning Trade Bead Kit,
an historic brochure, and souvenir mugs.
*We employ summer students on a yearly basis
*We administer the popular gift shop located on site.
*The Friends have purchased sound systems for use at the
National Historic Site
The Friends accessed a grant from Canada Parks Partnership- kids
@ parks program that enabled us
to produce the very exciting DAVID THOMPSON
PUPPET THEATRE shown regularly from May -September
We assist with a number of special events at the Historic Site including
Day and David Thompson Days.
The Friends have promoted dramatic presentations to great success
such as Jeff Shea. We are a volunteer group who rely on children,
parents, and senior citizens to help us at the Historic Site. It is
not only worthwhile but educational.
If you are interested in helping in any way or have some questions please
contact us even if you are a visitor. We could use you for a day or a month.You
might even want to stay!
How To Contact THE
FRIENDS For Our Brochure. Tell us what you
think.National Historic Site 1-403-845-2412
Friends @ NHS
1-403-845-5698 Fax= 844-2467