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High River is simply unstoppable!

There is so much more to High River than being the ‘flood town’ – it’s time to stop using that old 'F word'!

We've come a long, long way in three short years and we will continue to Do It Better, Be Innovative and Dare to be Different.

Please join us in embracing some new 'F words' for our beautiful Town, because High River is Fantastic, Family-oriented, Friendly and FUN!

Please share our video - High River: A Great Community Begins with Great People! (Click to view on You Tube)


High River, AB has a fresh new downtown with expanded streetscapes

High River now has a fresh new downtown complete with beautiful flowers and trees that line the pedestrian-friendly streetscapes. This rejuvenated core will provide the Town with a vital centre for creativity and entrepreneurship.

The new, expanded sidewalks and enhanced streetscapes create new spaces within the public realm that can be used and programmed for street performances, events, markets, and festivals.


New retail space in High River, AB


The business community in High River is strong, since 2013, the Town experienced more than a 90% recovery rate and 155,000+ square feet of commercial/industrial development space has opened in High River. This includes a new Canadian Tire, Mark’s Work Warehouse, Peavey Mart, Subway, Tim Hortons, Mac’s, Esso and more! It has also been very exciting to see businesses return or expand such as Colossi’s, Carlson’s, Flys Etc., and the High River Library.

Below: Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival - Night Glow (takes place annually in September)

High River, AB Balloon Glow event Sept

Below: River City Classics Show 'n' Shine (takes place annually in September)

Annual River City Classics Show and Shine in High River, AB

High River has always had a cohesive and united community and that was strengthened after 2013. The Town continues to host and has expanded on its annual events and traditions, drawing residents together and attracting returning visitors.


High River is now the most well protected town in Canada


High River is now the most well-protected town in Canada from flooding. To date, over $100 million has been invested in flood mitigation and protection for the community.

25 years worth of Parks projects have been completed since 2013

Parks and greenspaces have been revitalized and remediated throughout High River. In 2015 alone, 25 years’ worth of parks projects were completed.


Build it back better - one of High River's new natural playgrounds


We are using a “build it back better” mentality and looking for innovative ways to improve our town. This natural playground recently opened and is a first for High River. Children are encouraged to use imaginative and open-ended play while connecting with nature.


High River, AB focuses on sustainability 

With the Town’s progressive Council at the helm, two new community gardens have been built in the southwest and northwest areas of High River. These are adding to the already existing and thriving garden in Sheppard Family Park. Residents who are interested in growing their own food can now do so by booking a plot. Council has also recently passed bylaws permitting backyard bees and chickens within Town limits creating sustainable food growth and production as well as an educational component for local youth and residents. 

High River is moving forward into the future and we hope you’ll join us!


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: 403.888.0267
Fire Department
Phone: 403.652.3774
Phone: 403.652.2357
Emergencies: 403.652.2356
Emergency Management
Phone: 403.652.6960