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If you are interested in early High River and area photographs, you will be delighted with our extensive photo archives. We are planning to have a selection from our photo collection online in the near future and available for ordering. In the meantime, images may be ordered in person, by phone or email.


The Museum of the Highwood has over 30,000 photographs of High River and the surrounding area in its distinguished collection, which spans over the last 125 years. Check back often to browse the photo library, as treasured photo from the past are added on a regular basis.



We are sad to say that the museum is now closed until further notice due to Covid-19,

and the rest of Santa’s visits have been cancelled.

We will still be available via phone message 403-652-7156

or email: info@museumofthehighwood.com.

Please follow us on Facebook for daily posts.

 Stay safe everyone!


There will be a livestream with Santa on Tuesday, December 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Here is the link to register:




Lots of other great Christmas events

are happening in High River!



The museum is proud to be the home of the

High River Visitor Information Centre.

Please call, email or drop by the museum and we will

be happy to provide you with information, help you plan your adventure,

and send you in the right direction!!!

Open year-round Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to tour the museum is by donation.

RV parking is available behind the museum.




Brayton, Maya, Danelle, Dana and Emma did a fantastic job for us during this crazy summer.

They all went “above and beyond” for our visitors.

Thank you the Department of Canadian Heritage – Young Canada Works in Heritage and Canada Summer Jobs 2020 for funding our summer students.

Also, thanks to John Barlow, our MP for Foothills for his ongoing and much-appreciated  support!

The Museum of the Highwood celebrates film-making in

Southern Alberta and the history of going to the movies.

This unique exhibit features props, artifacts and images

from locally created movies and television series

including HEARTLAND!!!

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Yup – the more things change … two photos taken 113 years apart!

Road construction

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