Explore High River
A stunning 40-minute drive south of Calgary will bring you to High River - an energetic and vibrant Town, backdropped by the Rocky Mountains. Many industries have been attracted to The Town over its storied history, but most recently the film industry has chosen to shoot numerous television series and movies here. Also a hub for tourism, High River is known for its warm hospitality and people-first values.
The Five Days of Fall Festival welcomes close to 50,000 visitor each year. Peak times during the Festival can lead to congestion. A kind reminder to be patient - we would like everyone to arrive safely and in good spirits! A great way to avoid congestion is to arrive early and explore some of the great attractions around High River.
George Lane Memorial Park and Campground
Located next to the Highwood River and close to downtown the park is filled with towering trees, that shade walking paths, picnic tables and fire pits. Pack lunch or dinner, explore nature and then set-up for a meal outdoors.
Happy Trails Pathways
High River offers more than 19 kms of paved pedestrian and cycling pathways all throughout the community, connecting many of the town’s recreational facilities. Set along the river and through the many parks and greenspaces found in town, the Happy Trails provide a picturesque and environmental alternative for navigating High River.
Sheppard Family Park
An ode to the 1800's and early 1900's, Sheppard Family Park celebrates High River history. Historic building and beautifully maintain gardens make this a great attraction for the whole family.
Call of the West Museum
A showcase of agricultural history, largely influenced by Ford & the Oil companies, the Museum shows how life was lived on the prairies in the early 1900's to the 1960's and beyond. Tractors, farm equipment, automobiles, signs and other memorabilia are just a few of the curiosities on the display.
Museum of the Highwood
Located at 406 First Street S.W. in downtown High River, is a celebration of High River’s history. The family-friendly museum offers tours or you can navigate the archives on your own. Don’t miss the Imagination Station, featuring fun and educational activities for kids and their “helpers.”
High River Visitor Information Centre
Located in the Museum of the Highwood, the High River Visitor Information Centre is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Friendly, knowledgeable, staff can help you plan your trip, make a reservation for accommodation and provide up to the minute advice and recommendations on things to do in the area.