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High River's Murals

High River’s history is captured in 16 beautiful murals painted on building walls throughout the community. Make sure to check out the self-guided historic walking tours to see the murals and learn about our history and western heritage.

The area’s history is captured in 16 murals painted on building walls throughout our beautiful community. Murals were created by a local artists and depict people and the history of High River. Two new murals were unveiled in 2016, and features images of local people, including High River's former Fire Chief Len Zebedee. The most recent mural was added in 2022, funded by the Town's Community Vitality Advisory Committee (CVAC).

Historic Mural Self-Guided Walking Tour

Travel Alberta - High River's Historic Murals

A walking tour of the murals will take you past the historic Wales Theatre and the town’s original train station, built in part using sandstone blocks from an older Calgary train station. Your walk to discover the murals starts across from the Museum of the Highwood.

The ‘Fort Spitzee Mural’ in High River depicts the largest fur trade post in the area and is located at 118 4 Ave SW. Read more about Fort Spitzee and High River's Western Heritage is shown below.

To learn more about High River’s heritage and colourful history, be sure to visit the Museum of the Highwood and Visitor Information Centre, located in the old train station, beside High River's beautiful downtown.