Victoria Settlement brings to life three major themes in Alberta's history: missionary activity, fur trade and settlement. Discover history on the North Saskatchewan River along the Victoria Trail where Reverend George McDougall founded a Methodist Mission to the Cree in 1862. This is where the Hudson's Bay Company established Fort Victoria in 1864 to trade with local indigenous people. The Mission and Fort became the nucleus for a Métis community whose river lots extended 9.7 km (6 miles) along the bank of the river.
The Rocky Museum tells the story of the homesteaders, pioneers, and businesses that were part of the history of Rocky Mountain House. Visitors to the Rocky Museum say it is: "Awesome!" "Absolutely fabulous!" "Fascinating!" and "Fun!" From the days of the railroad being built to the prime days of the lumber industry, the Rocky Museum exhibits and displays the lifestyle of the homesteaders, their families, and their communities. The Rocky Museum shares the building with the Rocky Mountain House Visitor Information Center, Rocky Mountain House and District Chamber of Commerce, and the Town and Country Farmers' Market.
Built in 1792 as two competing fur trading posts, Fort George and Buckingham House is a glimpse back to a time of fur traders, explorers and cartographers. Hike along the bank of the North Saskatchewan River, explore the archaeological site of the two trading posts and learn about how the lives of indigenous people were affected by the arrival of the fur trade.
Explore the Rockies and discover the Dinosaurs of Canada on this superb 11-day Canada Self-Drive holiday.
Adventure though Alberta and the Drumheller Badlands, home of the famous Dinosaur Provincial Park.
The grandeur of the Canadian Rockies awaits you! Travel the famous Icefields Parkway, Drumheller, Cypress Hills and Edmonton.