High River

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High River
Town
Town of High River
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High River is located in Alberta
High River
High River
Location of High River in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°34′50.7″N 113°52′28.0″W / 50.580750°N 113.874444°W / 50.580750; -113.874444Coordinates: 50°34′50.7″N 113°52′28.0″W / 50.580750°N 113.874444°W / 50.580750; -113.874444
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Calgary Region
Census division 6
Municipal district M.D. of Foothills No. 31
Incorporated[1]  
Village December 6, 1901
Town February 12, 1906
Government[2]
 • Mayor Craig Snodgrass
 • Governing body
 • CAO James Thackray
 • MLA Danielle Smith
Area (2011)[3]
 • Total 14.27 km2 (5.51 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 1,040 m (3,410 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 12,920
 • Density 905.5/km2 (2,345/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 Official website

High River is a town within the Calgary Region of Alberta, Canada with a population of 12,920 (2011).[3] It is 37 kilometres (23 mi) south of the City of Calgary, at the junction of Alberta Highways 2 and 23. The community gets its name from the Highwood River, which flows through the town and often floods in the spring. The most significant flood occurred in 2013.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Hangars at the High River Air Station in 1922

High River incorporated as a village on December 5, 1901.[1] It then incorporated as a town on February 12, 1906.[1]

Floods[edit]

Main article: 2013 Alberta floods

The Highwood River is subject to frequent flooding. Flood events of exceptional magnitude occurred in 1894, 1899, 1902, 1908, 1912, 1923, 1929, 1932, 1942 and 1995 (and more recently 2005 and 2013).[5] Most recently during the 2013 Alberta floods, thousands of people in Alberta were ordered to evacuate their homes after the rise of the Highwood River, Bow River, Elbow River and numerous others.[6][7] In High River, three people died as a result of the flooding of the Highwood River.[8]

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of High River had a population of 12,920 living in 5,261 of its 5,473 total dwellings, a 20.6% change from its 2006 population of 10,716. With a land area of 14.27 km2 (5.51 sq mi), it had a population density of 905.4/km2 (2,345.0/sq mi) in 2011.[3] Following its 2012 annexation, Statistics Canada adjusted High River's 2011 population by an additional 10 people to 12,930.[31] At its current population, High River is one of the largest towns in the province and is eligible for city status. According to Alberta's Municipal Government Act, a town is eligible for city status when it reaches 10,000 residents.[32]

The population of the Town of High River according to its 2010 municipal census is 11,783,[33][34] a 3.9% increase over its 2009 municipal census population of 11,346.[35]

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 (5.51 sq mi) and a population density of 751.0/km2 (1,945/sq mi).[36]

Arts and culture[edit]

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 hosts the World Professional Chuckwagon Association Dodge Pro Tour Championship during Guy Weadick Days, usually the third weekend in June. The event was cancelled in 2013 due to the flooding of the Highwood River; although the rodeo grounds itself were not affected.

Attractions[edit]

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.[37]

Media[edit]

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

Notable residents[edit]

Film and television[edit]

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 and the movie Moondance Alexander was also filmed in High River.

Parts of the television series Fargo (based on the movie of the same name) were filmed in High River.[38]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 31, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
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  5. ^ "Little Bow Project/ Highwood Diversion Plan. Application to Construct a Water Management Project to Convey and Store Water Diverted from the Highwood River" Report of the NRCB/CEAA Joint Review Panel. Application #9601 - Alberta Public Works, Supply and Services. May 1998.
  6. ^ Calgary neighbourhoods underwater as Bow River's rise continue
  7. ^ Alberta floods prompt widespread downtown Calgary evacuations
  8. ^ "RCMP confirm three dead in Alberta floods that forced 100,000 to evacuate". National Post. June 22, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
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  33. ^ "High River Census Results 2010". Town of High River. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
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  35. ^ "2009 Official Population List". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
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  37. ^ Map at the Canadian Register of Historic Places. historicplaces.ca
  38. ^ Rushworth, Kevin (11 February 2014). "Fargo continues High River film shoot". High River Times. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 

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