Rocky Mountain House : Nordegg
Central Alberta, Canada travel, tourism
Rocky Mountain House
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada including the village of Nordegg and the Clearwater region are popular wilderness recreation destinations located in the Central Alberta region of Canada.
Rocky Mountain House and Nordegg are the gateways to adventure and exploration of the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. There are endless landscapes to explore including wetlands, bogs, ecological reserves, lakes, rivers, grassland prairies, foothills and sub alpine valleys leading to mountain passes.
The establishment of the fur trade on the North Saskatchewan River in 1799 played a large role in the creation of the community of Rocky Mountain House. Today, that same history is well represented in the attractions of the region.
The region enjoys a year round adventure season with many opportunities for activity. Some of the summer activities enjoyed in the area include canoeing, fishing, river kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, camping, golfing, birdwatching, picnicking, rock climbing, atving, water skiing, boating and flightseeing.
During the winter months, after the snow has fallen and the lakes and rivers have frozen over, some of the winter activities enjoyed include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice climbing and ice fishing.
The main industries of the Rocky Mountain House include tourism, forestry, agriculture, oil and gas. With industry comes community services.
Some of the services in the region important to travelers include accommodations, campgrounds, gift shops, art galleries, museums, tours, guides, attractions, restaurants, banks, gas stations, grocery stores, pubs, liquor stores internet services and coffee shops.