Photos are courtesy of Town of Rocky Mountain House.
Explorers and traders such as David Thompson literally put Rocky Mountain House on the map with their search for a passage west to the Pacific Ocean in the late 1700’s. The most recent fort, Acton House, and the surrounding area are now part of Alberta’s only National Historic Park.
Today, this growing community provides a wealth of outdoor activities in the area – from fly fishing to trail riding, hiking and biking along the old railroad through the ‘Rails to Trails’ initiative or enjoying quadding, motorcycling, canoeing or kayaking just a short distance off the paved roads.
Annual events such as the rodeo, the Festival of Culture, Pow Wows, or re-enactments of frontier life during Fur Trader Days, draw locals and out-of-towners alike. With a frontier past and untamed wilderness steps from its front door, it’s no wonder that Rocky Mountain House, or ’Rocky’ as locals call it, is well known as the place ’Where adventure begins.’
Located in the western part of the central Alberta, the town is within a few hours’ drive of larger centres like Red Deer, Calgary, and Edmonton. There is no lack of amenities for the town’s 6,933 residents. The area has seen steady growth over the past decade. Thriving community organizations and programs, schools, churches, and recreational facilities help keep families actively part of community life.
The Rocky Mountain House Health Centre provides comprehensive health care services to residents of the town and surrounding Clearwater County. The facility is well-equipped with its 31 acute care beds, three palliative care suites, two labour and delivery rooms, and one operating room theatre with on-site reprocessing. The facility also provides diagnostic imaging, obstetrics, lab services, and endoscopy services, as well as access to occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists on-site to meet community needs.
The Rocky Mountain House Health Centre is a vibrant facility in a bustling community. New members to the team enjoy interdisciplinary collaboration in a supportive team environment. The team works closely together and takes great pride in their contributions to their town, and are actively committed to delivering high quality health care services to their local community.