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Welcome to High River, Alberta!

Economic Development Presentation from May 24 Council Meeting

Click the image above to view the Economic Development presentation from the May 25 regular meeting of Council


Choose High River – One of Canada’s Best Places to Live 2015

High River is:

  • Listed in the top 5 small towns in Alberta
  • Listed #11 best place to live in Alberta
  • Listed #89 best place to live in Canada


If you are looking to start a business in High River or are currently operating a business in High River – this page will provide you with some tools, resources and information that will help you find success!

Click here for information on the new parking areas downtown

Use the below links to navigate through articles of important information:

The Town of High River’s Economic Development office is the first point of contact for all local business investment, retention, expansion and attraction inquiries.  The Economic Development team provides free, confidential assistance to businesses by connecting them to the most appropriate departments or services to meet their needs. They can be reached by phone at 403.652.8622 or by email at business@highriver.ca


Click here for a list of other business service providers


The Town of High River is located 30 minutes south of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is a regional service centre with a diversified economy driven by several strong and growing business sectors including: agriculture, health, manufacturing, retail, tourism and transportation.


As a regional service centre, High River’s close proximity to Calgary provides immediate access to a large consumer base of over one million people. With ample land available for development, zero business tax and a strategic location on Highway 2, High River has a notable business location advantage.

High River is a modern and spirited community of choice. Guided by a dynamic, action oriented Council, the continued development of High River will attract new business and investment opportunities to the community for years to come.

High River dares to be different, to be innovative and to do it better; building itself anew, reconnecting people to business and opportunity, neighbour and community, land and nature. 

High River Community Snapshot

High River Community Snapshot:

High River is a community on the cusp of transitioning from a rural town into an important urban centre for southern Alberta. Family-friendly neighborhoods, a strong sense of community, and a wealth of cultural & recreational opportunities are just a few of the amenities that make our town such a desirable place to put down roots and do business.

As a lifestyle community, High River’s progressive environment is enhanced by a thriving arts, culture and heritage scene and the town currently features hundreds of unique businesses including fashion boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants.

The Town of High River is a Cool Little Town, with a rich history of working with the Alberta film and television industry.  In 2012, High River was formally recognized as Home of the popular TV series Heartland©, that has been filming in the High River area since 2007. Other recent and notable productions that often film in High River include: Tin Star, Fargo the TV series for the FX network, CityTV’s Young Drunk Punk and a unique web-based series called Haunting Melissa.

For more information about doing business in High River please contact the Economic Development Office:

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

Phone: 403.652.8622

E-mail: business@highriver.ca




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Town Office

309B MacLeod Trail SW
High River, AB   T1V 1Z5

Phone: 403.652.2110
Fax: 403.652.2396

Bob Snodgrass
Recreation Complex

24hr Info: 403.652.4041
Inquiries: 403.652.4042 

Phone: 403.652.8620
Parent Link Centre

Phone: 403.652.8633

Economic Development

Phone: 403.652.4657
Operations Emergency Numbers
Roads: 403.601.1258
Water & Sewer: 403.652.6353


Bylaw Services
Phone: 403.601.8696
Fire Department
Phone: 403.652.3774
Phone: 403.652.2357
Emergencies: 403.652.2356
Emergency Management
Phone: 403.652.6960