High River

30-minute drive from Calgary close to the junctions of Highway 8 & 22.

Tours that include High River:

One-of-kind Finds
Prairie Past & Present
Sprits & Songs
The Big, Beautiful Loop Motorcycle Tour

This vibrant town is a gathering place for creative and spirited people, rich in quintessential experiences that only small towns with history can offer. From diners where owners know your name to hand-painted murals sprinkled throughout, High River’s charm and landscapes have attracted film production for over 100 years. The reimagined downtown, restaurants, art, festivals and markets are not to be missed, and the incredible people and relaxed pace in High River may just prompt you to stay.

Recommended Experiences:
Evelyn’s Memory Lane Café, Historic Mural Walk featuring 15 murals downtown, Museum of the Highwood, The Whistle Stop Café, Carlson’s on MacLeod

Good old fashioned dining in High River

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The Heritage Inn International Hot Air Balloon Festival in High River

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High River's Little Britches Rodeo

High River's Annual River City Classic Show N Shine

Wandering along in beautiful downtown High River

Catch the excitement of the Chuckwagon Races during Guy Weadick Days in High River

Downtown High River's community piano

Sometimes it sounds like there's a song around every corner in downtown High River

There are dozens of locations around High River used as film and television sets, like Heartland's famous Maggie's Diner

Downtown High River's weekly farmer's market runs all summer long


  • Hitchin Post Drive-In
  • Evelyn’s Memory Lane Cafe
  • P & H Family Restaurant
  • Whistle Stop Cafe
  • The Foxes Den Restaurant


  • Ramada High River
  • Super 8 High River
  • George Lane Campground
  • Heritage Inn


  • Explore over 120 years of High River history at the Museum of the Highwood
  • Play a round at Highwood Golf and Country Club, a beautifully set course
  • Wander through town and marvel at the depictions of Alberta’s history with the High River Historic Murals
  • Immerse yourself in local history at Sheppard Family Park where you’ll find Ruth’s Cabin, built in 1883
  • Music in the Park every Sunday from June to September.
  • Enjoy the new Downtown landscape and enjoy our Farmers Market, as well as our Sunday Home Made Market. These markets run all summer. Watch for our Winter Markets.