Stephan G. Stephansson – Poet of the Rocky Mountains – was born in Iceland in 1853.

In 1889, he brought his family to Alberta near what is now the Markerville area. Within the view of the Rockies, he homesteaded with his family, farming by day and writing by night. Stephansson’s prolific literary output has helped make him one of the greatest poets in the western world.

Stephansson’s home is a snapshot in time. With costumed interpreters helping bring this story to life, you’ll find beautiful original furnishings, a wood burning stove, newspaper wallpaper, serene landscape, the smell of baking, and, of course, the poetry of Stephansson himself.


If you are interested in volunteering for special events or program support, please contact us at Stephansson.House@gov.ab.ca.


Stephansson House is not currently hiring. Summer positions for the 2020 season will be posted in late February or early March.

Historical Interpreters provide front-line visitor services, as well as public interpretive programming for visitors from all age groups, from children to families to seniors. Working in a team environment, you will have an opportunity to learn about and share with our visitors a fascinating part of our province’s history, and to engage them in building an appreciation of, and connection with, those stories.