David Thompson, a Welshman posing as a Scottish Hudson Bay surveyor under an assumed accent, is honoured with a museum and re-created wooden fort on the less-dusty side of town. Each summer a festive re-creation of the stripping of the area's resources by Europeans with an exaggerated sense of entitlement is staged by local actors dressed as fur traders. Lemonade is available.
Shooting Wapiti, deer, rapids, muskrats, mallards, stoneys, goldeye and pool are popular pursuits as are participating in rodeo events and living life large.
Education is a priority as is participation in civic government and watching hockey. Some of the best hockey players in the world have come from near Rocky Mountain House and it is fondly remembered by many players as the place where they first scored.
So many windshield repair shops! You think there might be a bit too much gravel out that way?
"The sky is blue wanna ride bicycles?"- Rocky Mountain House Folk