High River, AB
High River is a town situated in southwestern Alberta, with a population of 10,716 (2006). Located 37 kilometers south of Calgary, at the junction of Highway 2 and 23.
The community gets its name from the Highwood River, which flows through the town.
The town is best know for being the birthplace of former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark. A few other names that may catch your eye, W.O. Mitchell, and Hockey player John McKenzie.
High River was used for the set of Smallville in Superman 3, as well as High River, Montana in Nickelodeons series Caitlyn's Way. Currently, High River has been home to the filming of, Heartland a CBC television program. The movie Carolina Moon was also filmed in High River!
As part of the tourism and Heritage endeavors in High River, a number of murals were painted around town during the 80's, 90's and 2000's. In 2006 and 2010 High River hosted the World Professional Chuckwagon Association Dodge Pro Tour Championships. The museum of the Highwood (on the Canadian Register of Historic Places), which is still undergoing restoration progress due to the fire, smoke and water damage following a fire in the attic in July of 2010.
A few attractions that may bring YOU to High River; The unique shopping and dining, Recreation center, Artists and artisans, Sheppard Family Park, George Lane Memorial Park, Golf Courses, Camping, Happy Trails, Little Britches Rodeo, Guy Weadick Chuckwagon Races, Threshing Bee, Show n' Shine, Santa Clause Parade & Moonlight Madness!!
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