David Thompson Trail is a 3.2 kilometre loop trail exploring the life of David Thompson and the history of the first two forts (oldest forts) which once stood on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River during the fur trade of the 1800s.
Original Site of Fort
The original site of the fort located on the David Thompson Trail in the Rocky Mountain House Historic Park in the community of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.

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Lookout Tower
The tower with views looking out over the bison paddock in the Rocky Mountain House Historic Park in the community of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.

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Bison Lookout
The top of the bison lookout tower and the many information boards found on the David Thompson Trail in the Rocky Mountain House Historic Park in the community of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.

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Tipi
A tipi located on the David Thompson Trail in the Rocky Mountain House Historic Park in the community of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.

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Bison Lookout Tower
In the distance the trail connects to a lookout tower with views of a bison paddock.

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Audio Information Billboard
Along the trails in the historic park there are audio boards explaining the displays and history of the Rocky Mountain House Historic Site.

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Tipi Village
A First Nation Village situated on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River is on display while exploring the lower level trail of the David Thompson Trail in the Rocky Mountain House Historic Park in the community of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.

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Animal Trap
One of the traps once used by pioneers to catch wildlife is on display on the lower level section of the David Thompson Trail in the Rocky Mountain House Historic Park in the community of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.

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Forest Trail
Exploring the forest and learning about the 1800s while hiking on the lower level of the David Thompson Trail in the Rocky Mountain House Historic Park in the community of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.

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North Saskatchewan River
The North Saskatchewan River as seen while exploring the lower level section of the David Thompson Trail in the Rocky Mountain House Historic Park in the community of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.

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Information on Fort Construction
Information signs explain in detail the process of building a fort in the early 1800s is on display while exploring on the David Thompson Trail in the Rocky Mountain House Historic Park in the community of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.

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Pioneer Canoe
An audio display of one of the pioneer canoes once used for exploration on the North Saskatchewan River is on display as we wander along the David Thompson Trail in the Rocky Mountain House Historic Park in the community of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.

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Hudson Bay Company Fort
An exhibit detailing the construction of fur trading forts of the early 1800s is located on the David Thompson Trail in the Rocky Mountain House Historic Park in the community of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.

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Sitting Bench
A resting bench on the David Thompson Trail in the Rocky Mountain House Historic Park in the community of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.

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Canoe
An audio display of one of the pioneer canoes once used for exploration on the North Saskatchewan River is on display as we wander along the David Thompson Trail in the Rocky Mountain House Historic Park in the community of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.

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