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Welcome to Rocky Mountain House ...

A typical abbreviation for Rocky Mountain House: Rocky Mtn. House (or less commonly used: Rocky Mntn. House)

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Rocky Mountain House had a population of 6,874 people.<1>

The town of Rocky Mountain House was founded in 1799 and was incorporated as a town in 1912.

Rocky Mountain House is 3,280 feet [1,000 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Rocky Mountain House is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Rocky Mountain House lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Telephone area codes for Rocky Mountain House: (403) & (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Rocky Mountain House: T4T<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Rocky Mountain House had a population of 6,874 people.

The population of Rocky Mountain House represents 0.21% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 35th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 6,874 people, the population of Rocky Mountain House increased 10.73% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 6,208 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rocky Mountain House.

Communities near Rocky Mountain House ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2006
Alhambra   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Butte   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Caroline   [Map]   515   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Condor   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Eckville   [Map]   951   E   23 miles [37 km]
Hespero   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Rocky Mountain House.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rocky Mountain House. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Rocky Mountain House:

Websites for Rocky Mountain House ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rocky Mountain House ...

Looking for more information about Rocky Mountain House? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rocky Mountain House, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rocky Mountain House.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Rocky Mountain House were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rocky Mountain House - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).

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<4>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Rocky Mountain House, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Rocky Mountain House). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Rocky Mountain House or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Rocky Mountain House. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rocky Mountain House) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rocky Mountain House. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rocky Mountain House

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Mountain House. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3806, Longitude: -114.9229     [Map].

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