Historic Walk on Main Street
Rocky Mountain House once had a tornado that destroyed much of Main Street. This was a detrimental part of the history of Rocky Mountain House. By tracking down the Main Street Walk of History, as completed in 2008, visitors will learn about the devastating episode in the town’s history and so much more.
The project includes a self-guided walking tour of Main Street and the downtown area featuring 20 interpretive nodes illustrating the fascinating historic event that occurred in this part of the town.
The nodes were researched by local author and historian Pat McDonald. Half of the interpretive nodes recognize the region’s vital connection with the fur trade era and also recognize David Thompson, Charlotte Small, and many more legendary figures who have passed by.
The other half of the nodes recognize the enthralling history of Rocky Mountain House and region, including Nordegg. Our area is one of the great sagas of Canadian history.Watch for the great story of Rocky’s landmark “big rock."
Walking Tour Brochure
Organizers have printed a walking tour brochure with map so visitors and students won’t miss a single node. Find all the nodes, answer a skill testing question, and you’ll be eligible to win a prize courtesy of the Town of Rocky Mountain House.
Walk of History brochures are available at participating Main Street businesses, the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Centre, and the Rocky Town Office. Come on and walk our great history with us.
The Walk of History is a co-operative effort between the Business Revitalization Zone Committee and the David Thompson Bicentennial Brigade-Rocky Mountain House Area committee.