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  • Welcome to High River, Alberta, Canada
  • Visitor Information
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Proud Home of Heartland

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The Town of High River is a Cool Little Town.  An easy 30 minute drive south of the city of Calgary on Highway 2, this historical western town is the official home of the popular TV show Heartland, which has been filming in the High River area since 2007. 

High River is well known for its caring, warm and friendly character, not to mention its strong determination. All of which has been a significant factor in the recovery and renewal of the Town since the June 2013 flood waters devastated much of the community.. 

EXPLORE and support the High River shops, artisans, unique gift shops, fashion boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants that have reopened, and experience our calendar of cultural events and festivals

While High River continues to rebuild, we invite you to experience the warmth and hospitality that awaits you now.


CLICK HERE for a selection of Maps of High River

CONTACT US for personalized Visitor Information about High River, Alberta, Canada.  We will be happy to help you plan your trip.



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Welcome to the High River Virtual Visitor Information Centre, How can we help you?

The High River Visitor Information Centre is open 7 days a week until September 7 (Labour Day), 2015. It operates out of the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex at 228 12 Avenue SE, High River.



Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Let us help you plan your visit to High River, Alberta, give you directions and answer your questions about our community.

Fill out this form, or give us a call - ask us anything and we will do our best to find you an answer.


Phone: 1-877-603-3101   403-603-3101    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Town of High River Visitor Information Centre (VIC) is your year-round source for comprehensive tourist information about the Town of High River including:

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The High River Visitor Information Centre is managed by:  
Town of High River Business & Tourism Development

309-B Macleod Trail SW
High River, Alberta, Canada, T1V 1Z5


If you would like more information about planning your Alberta Holiday, may we suggest you also contact:

Travel Alberta - www.travelalberta.com

Tourism Calgary - www.visitcalgary.com

Chinook Country Tourist Association - www.exploresouthwestalberta.com

Cool Little Towns – www.coollittletowns.com



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Maps of High River

High River Street Map

Street Map of High River, Alberta, Canada 2013CLICK HERE to see and download a copy of the 2015 High River Street Map

High River Tourism Map

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Click here to view interactive map

Recreation & Leisure in High River


CLICK HERE to see a copy of the Free or Low-cost Recreation & Leisure Map of High River


High River Downtown Businesses Map

Click here to download a map of all downtown High River business locations

High River Happy Trails Pathway Map

High River, Alberta Canada Happy Trails Pathway System

 CLICK HERE to see and download a copy of the High River Happy Trails Pathway Map

Explore High River's numerous parks and green spaces including the 23 km of Happy Trails paved pathways that wind along the Highwood River and through the Town's many parks. 



Getting to High River and Mileage Chart

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High River, Alberta, Canada's location in North America

By Highway:

The Town of High River is located 30 minutes south of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Highway 2 at the junction of highways 2 and 23, ensuring easy access to Alberta's well maintained and efficient highway network.

By Air:

High River is located less than one hour(76km/47 miles) from the Calgary International Airport (YYC).  The High River Municipal Airport is conveniently located on the outskirts of town, 5 minutes from Highways 2 and 23, on Highway 2A.  It features a 3,000 foot lighted runway.

Driving Times:

DestinationKilometresMilesEstimated Driving Time
Okotoks, Alberta 22 14 20 minutes
Nanton, Alberta 31 19 25 minutes
Black Diamond, Alberta 39 24 28 minutes
Turner Valley, Alberta 43 27 33 minutes
Calgary, Alberta (City Centre) 58 36 48 minutes
Calgary International Airport (YYC) 74 46 49 minutes
Vulcan, Alberta 66 41 48 minutes
Claresholm, Alberta 71 44 44 minutes
Fort MacLeod, Alberta 112 66 1 hour, 10 minutes
Lethbridge, Alberta 150 93 1 hour, 35 minutes
Edmonton, Alberta 356 221 3 hours, 29 minutes
Vancouver, British Columbia 1,032 641 11 hours, 12 minutes
United States Border(Coutts/Sweetgrass Border Crossing*) 267 166 2 hours, 52 minutes
United States Border(Carway/Peigan Border Crossing**) 196 121 2 hours, 5 minutes

*The Sweetgrass/Coutts border crossing is the most heavily travelled port in Montana and is the only 24-hour commercial crossing between Mondana and Alberta, Canada

**The Carway/Peigan border crossing is the 3rd heaviest border crossing in Montana, and is used almost exclusively by local and vacation auto traffic.


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