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Welcome to High River ...

A typical abbreviation for High River: High Riv.

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, High River had a population of 10,716 people.<1>

The town of High River was incorporated February 13, 1906.

High River is 3,390 feet [1,033 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of High River is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: High River lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Area codes for High River: (403) & (587)<3>

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for High River ...

Looking for more information about High River? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about High River? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for High River, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for High River.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, High River had a population of 10,716 people.

The population of High River represents 0.33% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 10,716 people, the population of High River increased 14.21% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 9,383 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for High River.

Communities near High River ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2006
Aldersyde   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Blackie   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Brant   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cayley   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
De Winton   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for High River.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around High River. We make it easy to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for High River:

Websites for High River ...

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Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) High River. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

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The Panormaio photo collection contain pictures for the area around High River:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for High River were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around High River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for High River.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins at High River. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- High River) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for High River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from High River

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for High River.


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