Visitors from far and wide are discovering that Clearwater County is a premiere tourism destination offering something for everyone. Whether you are interested in hiking, camping, watersports, mountain biking, fishing, boating, climbing or hunting there is ample opportunity for you within our area.
David Thompson Country is a regional tourism group that oversees tourism and economic development in Clearwater County, hamlet of Nordegg, the Town of Rocky Mountain House and the Village of Caroline. For more information visit www.davidthompsoncountry.ca
You can download a map and brochure of David Thompson Country (pdf).
Visitor Friendly Assessment
In 2017, the David Thompson Country Regional Tourism Working Group partnered with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and contracted Expedition Management Consulting to perform a Visitor Friendly Assessment. This assessment is a part of the Regional Tourism Strategy that the Village of Caroline, Town or Rocky Mountain House and Clearwater County approved in August of 2016.
During the summer of 2017, Expedition visited a variety of businesses in Caroline, Rocky Mountain House, Nordegg, Leslieville and Clearwater County. The results of the assessment were published in a Visitor Friendly Assessment report, and presented the findings to the three local municipalities.
The report will be used by the David Thompson Country Regional Tourism Working Group, to update the Regional Tourism Strategy, to be presented to all three Councils by the end of 2018.
Tourism Business Forum
In March and November of each year a Tourism Business Forum in held with the intent of accomplishing the following goals:
- To share information on tourism trends with local operators,
- Help tourism operators connect with each other to improve tourist referrals within the community, and
- Discuss how to improve tourism opportunities in Clearwater County.
Feel free to download the Management Plan. You can also download a Summary of the Tourism Business Forum.
The next Tourism Business Forum will be held in late Fall.