Clearwater County celebrates the region's history and heritage by providing annual funding to help our cultural institutions operate successfully. The Rocky Mountain House Museum has displays that educate and entertain visitors with the story of the Western Canadian homesteading experience. The Caroline Wheels of Time Museum allows visitors to tour historic buildings including a restored log home and trapper's cabin, complete with artifacts. The Nordegg Historical Site showcases the Ghost Town of Nordegg and the impressive mine site buildings of the Brazeau Collieries Museum. Parks Canada protects the archeological remains of four trading posts at the Rocky Mountain House Historic Site, while presenting the site's history.
Rocky Mountain House Museum
Rocky Mountain House, AB
Summer Hours (Start the Friday of the May long weekend)
Hours After Labour Day
Children aged 7-17: $2.00
Children 6 and under: no cost
Caroline Wheels of Time Museum
0.5 km east of Caroline on Highway 54
May long weekend - mid September
Brazeau Collieries Historic Mine Site (Nordegg)
Guided walking tours of the site:
Take one of our two hour tours where you can see inside the briquette plant or see inside a mine entrance and the shops. Tickets for the tours may be purchased at the Nordegg Heritage Centre; 4002 Stuart Street, Nordegg.
May 20 - July 1,2017
Weekends at 10:00 & 2:00
July 1 - August 27, 2017
Open Daily (except Wednesdays at 10:00 & 2:00)
Our walking tours are two hours long.
Tour A is the Auxiliary Tour of all the mine site auxiliary building such as the workshops, houses and external workings of the mining operation. In this tour you'll also get to go into the entrance to the mine shaft.
Tour B goes through the briquette plant. There are a lot of stairs and hills on this tours, but it's worth it to see into such a large factory!
We do both tours daily. On odd numbered days we start with Tour A and on even numbered days we start with Tour B.
Seniors (65+0) & Students $6.90
Children under 6 are free
Family (2 Adults & up to three Youth) $30.95
Disabled Access tour $40.00 (max 4 people) These tours must be pre-booked call 403-721-2625.
We also do group/school tours and permit access for weddings and photography. Please call 403-845-4444 for prices and bookings.
Nordegg Heritage Centre
Home of the West Country Visitor Information, Nordegg Museum, Miners Cafe & Coliseum Gift Shop
May 20 - August 27, 2017
Open Daily 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (except Wednesdays)
Rocky Mountain House Historic Site
-located 6 km west of Rocky Mountain House on Highway 11A