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Location: : Clearwater County lies primarily to the west of Cowboy Trail Hwy 22, about 45 minutes west of Red Deer by way of Hwy 11; surrounding the town of Rocky Mountain House, the County is bounded in the northwest by the Brazeau River. Population: 12,280. Visitor Information: Rocky Mountain House Visitor Information Centre on David Thompson Hwy 11; Phone: (403) 845-5450. Nordegg Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre; Phone: (403) 721-2625; Website: www.clearwatercounty.ca
Attractions include four fur trading posts at Rocky Mountain House Historic Site located 6 km west of town, Rocky Mountain House Museum, the Brazeau Collieries National Historic mine and ghost town Site in Nordegg, and the Wheels of Time Museum in Caroline. Enjoy canoeing on the many mountain lakes in the area, rafting and kayaking on the Clearwater and North Saskatchewan Rivers, horseback riding, hiking, biking, rock and ice climbing, caving, dog sledding, guided ATV tours, cross-country and heli-skiing, snowmobiling, trout fishing, big game hunting, golfing and exploring Crimson Lakes Provincial Park northwest of Rocky Mountain House. In addition to wonderful dining options, visitors will find a large variety of accommodations, including b&bs, resorts, retreats, a hostel, campgrounds, hotels and motor inns.