1st Annual Rocky Mountain House Knap-in, Alberta, Canada
July 9th - 13th, 2015
Host Russell Thornberry
New PSK member Russell Thornberry will host the second-ever PSK Canadian Knap-in. It will be held at the Rocky Mountain House Heritage Site on the outskirts of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada, during the Legends and Legacy weekend. This event draws 3000-4000 visitors annually that come to see history relived on this historic site where in 1799 the North West and Hudson’s Bay companies set up rival posts at the end of the fur trade line on the North Saskatchewan River. Competition was fierce at Rocky Mountain House, and during its 76-year history, nine different Aboriginal cultures came to this site to trade. Explorer, fur trader and map-maker, David Thompson, used the North West Company post as a base for finding a pass across the Rocky Mountains. During the Legends and Legacy weekend many Aboriginal skills will be displayed, and we get to be a part of it!
Arrangements have been made for free RV parking and/or tenting for our knappers, but since space is somewhat limited we have been asked to pre register for those sites. With this much lead time there should be ample room for everyone IF you pre register soon!
To pre register the following is required.
OFF SITE ACCOMMODATIONS
For those who elect to stay in a hotel in Rocky Mountain House, below is a list and phone numbers of suitable accommodations. Be advised that Rocky Mountain House is a busy little town in the center of a brisk oil business and you will have to make reservations well in advance to get a room.
HOTELS IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE
Best Western Rocky Mountain House Inn & Suites
Rocky Mountain House Canalta
Rocky Inn Express
Walking Eagle Inn