High River, Alberta, Canada
Foothills Country travel, tourism information
High River, Alberta, Canada is an agricultural region and historical park destination located on the banks of the Highwood River and Little Bow Canal in the Southern Alberta Foothills region of Alberta, Canada.
The history of High River is well documented in the community and is on display at various exhibits throughout the region.
George Lane, a long time resident of the area, played a big part in the development of High River. During the early years George operated the largest cattle ranch in the region - the North West Cattle Company. He was also one of the "Big 4" in creating the Calgary Stampede. He left a big impression on the region.
Rodeo is very alive and well in High River. And agriculture is the economic engine. The roads leading in and out of High River provide many examples of the agricultural impact on the region. There are fields of farm houses, ranches, rolling pastures, cattle, red barns, cowboys, horses, canola, hay sheds, plows and tractors.
In the community of High River the greenspace areas located along the Highwood River and the Little Bow Canal create activities, parks and recreation trails. The trails connect the greenspace with attractions and historical sites. The trails and parks provide many opportunities for various activities and adventures.
Some of the more popular activities enjoyed in the High River region include golfing, hiking, biking, jogging, roller blading, camping, fishing, canoeing, birdwatching, picnicking, tubing and sightseeing.
The downtown of High River and the nearby highways provide options for shopping and services. Some of the services important to travelers in the High River area include accommodations, restaurants, grocery store, bank, gas stations, internet, campgrounds, tours, attractions, museums, gift stores, airport, taxi services, art galleries and laundromat.