Park Pick

ROCKY MOUN­TAIN HOUSE NA­TIONAL HIS­TORIC SITE

Travel Guide to Canada - - Alberta -

Im­merse your­self in nine au­then­tic Indige­nous cul­tures at this former fur-trad­ing post along the con­flu­ence of the mighty North Saskatchewan and Clear­wa­ter rivers, where 200 years of fur trade her­itage have been brought to life. Play tra­di­tional Blackfoot games or cook ban­nock (un­leav­ened bread) us­ing just a stick and an open camp­fire. Tap your toes in har­mony with a lo­cal drum­mer or dancer, or learn to make an au­then­tic Na­tive dream catcher. Bed down for the night in a teepee or Métis trap­per’s tent un­der a canopy of stars. Step into the wide-bot­tomed York boats built to nav­i­gate the north­ern trad­ing routes, or check out the au­then­tic Red River carts that brought Métis set­tlers West across Saskatchewan and Man­i­toba (www.parkscanada.gc.ca/ rock­y­moun­tain­house).

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