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High River, Alberta

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Welcome to High River ...

A typical abbreviation for High River: High Riv.

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, High River had a population of 10,716 people.<1>

The town of High River was incorporated February 13, 1906.

High River is 3,390 feet [1,033 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of High River is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: High River lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Area codes for High River: (403) and (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for High River: T1V<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, High River had a population of 10,716 people.

The population of High River represents 0.33% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 10,716 people, the population of High River increased 14.21% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 9,383 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for High River.

Communities near High River ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from High River and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2006
Aldersyde   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Blackie   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Brant   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cayley   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Frankburg - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for High River.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around High River. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for High River:

Websites for High River ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for High River ...

Looking for more information about High River? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for High River, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for High River.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for High River:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for High River were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around High River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).

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<4>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of High River, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as High River). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether High River or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- High River) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for High River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from High River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in High River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.5802, Longitude: -113.8708     [Map].

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