Historic High River - A Wonderful Place to Live
High River is the real thing an all Canadian town offering the very best of small town living. High River is a charming old town with over a dozen parks including the beautiful George Lane Park right downtown.
The Highwood River runs through town and is a wonderful retreat for swimming, fishing and relaxing.
We have exceptional recreational facilities starting with 29 km of paved trails for walking and biking, an indoor pool, curling rink, two skating rinks, an outdoor rink, plus skating and fishing at Emerson Lake and Sunshine Lake. Residents enjoy three good quality tennis courts, a well- equipped gym, children's water park, and numerous soccer fields and baseball diamonds. Golfers are impressed by the mature 27-hole course at Highwood Golf & Country Club. Sports programs for all ages are well organized to help you enjoy these facilities.
Our community fabric is strong with service organizations including Rotary, Kinsmen, Lions, and Masons as well as several churches.
You will enjoy the Little Britches Parade and Rodeo in May, the Farmers Market throughout the summer, Highland Games in August, various Rodeo Events throughout the year, and the special promotions, a night time Santa Clause Parade followed by Moonlight Madness.
Youngsters are kept busy year round with Cubs, Scouts, Guides, Air Cadets, and innumerable Youth and Sports Programs.
The Centennial Library is an impressive institution and is a member of the Marigold Library System which provides easy access to major libraries across Alberta.
Artisans and crafters are well served by the programs at the Cultural Centre. Those with a taste for fine art enjoy Two Feathers Art Gallery as well as the Art & Soul Gallery. Numerous murals portraying scenes of High River area history enhance several of the commercial buildings in the downtown core. The Museum of the Highwood also preserves our connection to the past with an impressive inventory of artifacts and photos. Browsing through the local antique shops give visitors and residents alike the opportunity to purchase collectable and antique wares.
The High River and District Chamber of Commerce represents many local businesses including 5 Chartered Banks, and a Credit Union, several home builders, 5 law firms, 2 large chartered accounting firms, and High River's longest established real estate firm, J. Ross Real Estate now known as RE/MAX Southern Realty.
High River offers many dining possibilities including The Whistle Stop Restaurant, a unique restaurant in an actual restored railway dining car. Carlson's on Macleod is located in the Historic Town Hall, enjoy imported coffees, fine wine and great live entertainment.
At night you might enjoy live Country and Western music at the Roger Bros River Road House, Gitters Pub serves up pub style food and live entertainment, or catch a movie at the Historic Wales Theatre.
Shoppers need not feel leftout� Austin's Fine Jewelers, Pekisko Trading Company, Great Garb Boutique, Rose Cottage, Hidden Charm Boutique and Batsheba to name a few call High River home.
Your children will benefit from both Public and Catholic School Boards with services for special needs children and three private schools in the area.
Medical services here are excellent with the High River and District General Hospital, several doctors and dentists, and many health care professionals as well as a highly praised EMS and a reliable Handicapped Transport Service to serve your family.
Block Parents, Citizens on Patrol, and a local detachment of the RCMP help keep our community safe.
Seniors enjoy a high quality lifestyle and many choices of accommodation ranging from retirement villages through to a nursing home. Our senior residents also enjoy The Friendship Centre, a great place to see old friends as well as meet new people.
High River is central to many regional destinations. We are only 75 km to the Calgary International Airport, 50 km to the city limits, 70 km to Kananaskis Country, 15 km to the Ducks Unlimited Frank Lake Bird Sanctuary and only10 km to the High River Airport with its 3000' paved and lit runway plus a cross wind runway. Access to downtown Calgary is made easy with our Daily Commuter Bus.
High River is a great place to call home and we are confident you will feel very welcome here.