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A rare opportunity

Our Location in High River


The Town of High River is located 30 minutes south of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is a regional service centre with a diversified economy driven by several strong and growing business sectors including: agriculture, health, manufacturing, retail, tourism and transportation.


As a regional service centre, High River’s close proximity to Calgary provides immediate access to a large consumer base of over one million people. With ample land available for development, zero business tax and a strategic location on Highway 2, High River has a notable business location advantage.

High River is a modern and spirited community of choice. Guided by a dynamic, action oriented Council, the continued development of High River will attract new business and investment opportunities to the community for years to come.

High River dares to be different, to be innovative and to do it better; building itself anew, reconnecting people to business and opportunity, neighbour and community, land and nature. 

High River Community Snapshot:

  • Total Population 12,920 (2011 Census Data - 20% increase from 2006)
  • Total # of families 3,880
  • Median Income $53,806
  • Unemployment 4.7%
  • Community demographics

High River is a community on the cusp of transitioning from a rural town into an important urban centre for southern Alberta. Family-friendly neighborhoods, a strong sense of community, and a wealth of cultural & recreational opportunities are just a few of the amenities that make our town such a desirable place to put down roots and do business.

As a lifestyle community, High River’s progressive environment is enhanced by a thriving arts, culture and heritage scene and the town currently features hundreds of unique businesses including fashion boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants.

The Town of High River is a Cool Little Town, with a rich history of working with the Alberta film and television industry.  In 2012, High River was formally recognized as Home of the popular TV series Heartland©, that has been filming in the High River area since 2007. Other recent and notable productions that often film in High River include: Fargo the TV series for the FX network, CityTV’s Young Drunk Punk and a unique web-based series called Haunting Melissa.

For more information about doing business in High River please contact the High River Business and Tourism Development Office:

309B Macleod Trail SW
High River, Alberta, Canada 
T1V 1Z5

Phone: 403.652.8622
E-mail:  business@highriver.ca