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Town of High River
—  Town  —
Town of High River is located in Alberta
Town of High River
Location of High River in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°34′50.7″N 113°52′28.0″W / 50.58075°N 113.87444°W / 50.58075; -113.87444
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Calgary Region
Census division 6
Municipal District Foothills
Incorporated February 13, 1906
Government
 - Mayor Les Rempel
 - Governing body High River Town Council
Area
 - Total 14.27 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
Elevation 1,035 m (3,396 ft)
Population (2006)[1]
 - Total 10,716
 - Density 751/km2 (1,945.1/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T1V
Area code(s) -1+403
Highways Highway 2
Highway 23
Waterway Highwood River
Website Town of High River

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 hockey player John "Pie" McKenzie.

High River was used as a set for Smallville in Superman III, as well as High River, Montana in Nickelodeon's series Caitlin's Way. Recently, Heartland, a CBC television series has found High River its main filming spot. Also, the movie Carolina Moon based on the book by Nora Roberts was filmed in High River.

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. The Museum of the Highwood (c. 1911-2) is on the Canadian Register of Historic Places. [2]

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Demographics

The population of the Town of High River according to its 2009 municipal census is 11,346.[3]

In 2006, High River had a population of 10,716 living in 4,363 dwellings, a 14.2% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 14.27 km2 (5.5 sq mi) and a population density of 751.0 /km2 (1,945.1/sq mi).[1]

Climate

Weather data for High River
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 20.6
(69)
23
(73)
22.2
(72)
30
(86)
33.3
(92)
35
(95)
37.2
(99)
35.6
(96)
33.9
(93)
31.7
(89)
24.4
(76)
20
(68)
Average high °C (°F) -2.1
(28)
0.5
(33)
4.3
(40)
10.9
(52)
15.8
(60)
19.7
(67)
22.7
(73)
22.6
(73)
17.6
(64)
12.2
(54)
3.7
(39)
-0.7
(31)
10.6
(51)
Average low °C (°F) -14.7
(6)
-12
(10)
-8.1
(17)
-2.9
(27)
1.9
(35)
5.6
(42)
7.3
(45)
6.9
(44)
2.6
(37)
-1.7
(29)
-8.3
(17)
-12.9
(9)
-3
(27)
Record low °C (°F) -45
(-49)
-43.3
(-46)
-40.6
(-41)
-30
(-22)
-19.4
(-3)
-4.4
(24)
-3.9
(25)
-16.7
(2)
-16.1
(3)
-29.4
(-21)
-37
(-35)
-45
(-49)
Precipitation mm (inches) 22.5
(0.89)
21.5
(0.85)
32.5
(1.28)
36.6
(1.44)
73.5
(2.89)
85.3
(3.36)
62.5
(2.46)
65
(2.56)
50.3
(1.98)
20.9
(0.82)
23.1
(0.91)
24.2
(0.95)
517.9
(20.39)
Source: Environment Canada[4] 2009-10-08

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Town of High River
—  Town  —

Town of High River
Location of High River in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°34′50.7″N 113°52′28.0″W / 50.58075°N 113.87444°W / 50.58075; -113.87444Coordinates: 50°34′50.7″N 113°52′28.0″W / 50.58075°N 113.87444°W / 50.58075; -113.87444
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Calgary Region
Census division 6
Municipal District Foothills
Incorporated February 13, 1906
Government
 - Mayor Les Rempel
 - Governing body High River Town Council
Area
 - Total 14.27 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
Elevation 1,035 m (3,396 ft)
Population (2006)[1]
 - Total 10,716
 Density 751/km2 (1,945.1/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T1V
Area code(s) -1+403
Highways Highway 2
Highway 23
Waterway Highwood River
Website Town of High River

High River is a town in southwestern Alberta, Canada with a population of 10,716(2006).[1] 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 hockey player John "Pie" McKenzie.

High River was used as a set for Smallville in Superman III, as well as High River, Montana in Nickelodeon's series Caitlin's Way. Recently, Heartland, a CBC television series has found High River its main filming spot. Also, the movie Carolina Moon based on the book by Nora Roberts was filmed in High River.

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 World Professional Chuckwagon Association Dodge Pro Tour Championships in 2006 and 2010. The Museum of the Highwood (c. 1911-2), which sustained smoke, water and fire damage following a fire in the building's attic in July 2010, is on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.[2]

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Demographics

Census History
[citation needed]
Year Population
1901 153
1911 1,182
1921 1,198
1931 1,459
1941 1,430
1951 1,888
1961 2,276
1971 2,676
1981 4,792
1991 6,269
2001 9,345
2006 10,716
2010 11,788

The population of the Town of High River according to its 2010 municipal census is 11,788,[3] a 3.9% increase over its 2009 municipal census population of 11,346.[4]

In 2006, High River had a population of 10,716 living in 4,363 dwellings, a 14.2% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 14.27 km2 (5.5 sq mi) and a population density of 751.0 /km2 (1,945.1/sq mi).[1]

Climate

High River experiences a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb).

Climate data for High River
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 20.6
(69.1)
23
(73)
22.2
(72)
30
(86)
33.3
(91.9)
35
(95)
37.2
(99)
35.6
(96.1)
33.9
(93)
31.7
(89.1)
24.4
(75.9)
20
(68)
37.2
(99)
Average high °C (°F) -2.1
(28.2)
0.5
(32.9)
4.3
(39.7)
10.9
(51.6)
15.8
(60.4)
19.7
(67.5)
22.7
(72.9)
22.6
(72.7)
17.6
(63.7)
12.2
(54)
3.7
(38.7)
-0.7
(30.7)
10.6
(51.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) -8.4
(16.9)
-5.7
(21.7)
-1.9
(28.6)
4
(39)
8.8
(47.8)
12.7
(54.9)
15
(59)
14.8
(58.6)
10.1
(50.2)
5.2
(41.4)
-2.3
(27.9)
-6.8
(19.8)
3.8
(38.8)
Average low °C (°F) -14.7
(5.5)
-12
(10)
-8.1
(17.4)
-2.9
(26.8)
1.9
(35.4)
5.6
(42.1)
7.3
(45.1)
6.9
(44.4)
2.6
(36.7)
-1.7
(28.9)
-8.3
(17.1)
-12.9
(8.8)
-3
(27)
Record low °C (°F) -45
(-49)
-43.3
(-45.9)
-40.6
(-41.1)
-30
(-22)
-19.4
(-2.9)
-4.4
(24.1)
-3.9
(25)
-16.7
(1.9)
-16.1
(3)
-29.4
(-20.9)
-37
(-35)
-45
(-49)
-45
(-49)
Precipitation mm (inches) 22.5
(0.886)
21.5
(0.846)
32.5
(1.28)
36.6
(1.441)
73.5
(2.894)
85.3
(3.358)
62.5
(2.461)
65
(2.56)
50.3
(1.98)
20.9
(0.823)
23.1
(0.909)
24.2
(0.953)
517.9
(20.39)
Source: Environment Canada[5]

Media

  • CHRB AM 1140, community radio
  • CFXO-FM 99.7, country music
  • CKUV-FM 100.9, classic hits
  • HIgh River Times

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