High River Community Overview

High River is a town in southwestern Alberta, Canada with a population of 10,716. (2006). It is 37 kilometres (23 mi) south of the city of Calgary, at the junction of Alberta Highways 2 and 23. Although reasonably distant from Calgary, the town is nonetheless considered to be part of the Calgary Region.

The community gets its name from the Highwood River, which flows through the town, and often floods in the spring.

The town is best known for being the birthplace of former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark. Other well-known former citizens include W.O. Mitchell, author of such books as Who Has Seen the Wind and Roses Are Difficult Here, and NHL and WHA player John "Pie" McKenzie.

High River was used as a set for in Superman III, as well as High River, Montana in Nickelodeon's series Caitlin's Way.

As part of High River's tourism and heritage endeavours, a number of murals were painted around town during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. High River hosted the North America chuckwagon racing championships in 2006.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Closest LRTs

StationDistance
LRT - Somerset/Bridlewood Station 37.87 km
LRT - Shawnessy Station 38.91 km
LRT - Fish Creek Lacombe Station 40.48 km
LRT - Canyon Meadows Station 41.84 km
LRT - Anderson Station 43.83 km

High River Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     6$655$1250$996
Basements     1$1000$1000$1000
Condos     4$950$1550$1287
Duplexes     2$1500$1650$1575
Houses     3$1700$2000$1833
Main Floors     2$1200$1450$1325
Office Spaces     1$450$450$450
Townhouses     3$900$1350$1148
Total Rentals     22$450$2000$1241
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
High River     20$450$1800$1181
NW     1178$80$9500$1645
SW     2098$200$20000$2125

Closest Schools

SchoolBoardTypeAddressDistance
St. Sebastian Separate Elementary 65 Chaparral Drive SE 35.55 km
Chaparral School Public Elementary 480 Chaparral Drive SE 35.87 km
McKenzie Lake School Public Elementary 16210 McKenzie Lake Way SE 37.16 km
Sundance Elementary Public Elementary 200 Sunmills Drive SE 37.41 km
Fish Creek School Public Elementary 1039 Suncastle Drive SE 37.47 km
Cardinal Newman SeparateJunior High 16201 McKenzie Lake Blvd. SE 37.20 km
MidSun Junior High School PublicJunior High 660 Sunmills Drive SE 37.39 km
Father James Whelihan SeparateJunior High 70 Sunmills Dr. SE 38.20 km
St. Albert the Great SeparateJunior High 225 Prestwick Ave. SE 38.44 km
Msgr. J.J. O'Brien SeparateJunior High 99 Bridlewood Rd. SW 39.20 km
Bishop O'Byrne SeparateHigh School #500 333 Shawville Blvd. SE 37.06 km
Centennial High School PublicHigh School 55 Sun Valley Boulevard SE 38.37 km
Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School PublicHigh School 220 Canterbury Drive SW 43.47 km
Lord Beaverbrook High School PublicHigh School 9019 Fairmount Drive SE 45.44 km
Bishop Grandin SeparateHigh School 11 Haddon Road SW 46.54 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Libraries

NameAddressDistance
Shawnessy Branch 333 Shawville Blvd SE37.73 km
Fish Creek Branch 11161 Bonaventure Drive SE43.26 km
Southwood Branch 924 Southland Drive SW45.08 km
Glenmore Square Branch 7440 18 Street SE46.22 km
Alexander Calhoun Branch 3223 14 Street SW51.78 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distance to Local Landmarks

LandmarkDistance
Ambrose University College 55.15 km
Calgary Airport 61.91 km
Chinook Centre Mall 48.39 km
Devry Institute of Tech 52.71 km
Downtown Calgary 54.14 km
Foothills Hospital 56.83 km
Market Mall 59.28 km
Mount Royal University 51.16 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 55.89 km
Rockyview Hospital 48.19 km
SAIT 55.86 km
South Health Campus 33.88 km
Southcentre Mall 43.36 km
Sunridge Mall 55.40 km
University of Calgary 58.16 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

High River Map View

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