Now on Exhibit:


“Heartland” is Canada’s longest-running one hour scripted television drama. High River is proud to be the home of “Maggie’s Diner” and a filming location for the series. Our exhibit features props and images from the show. Test your Heartland fan-o-metre with a quiz and share your Heartland thoughts on our running film strip.

On Location: Film in the Foothills

In 1906 a “moving picture” – a “Friscoscope” of the San Francisco earthquake was shown at the Victoria Opera House in High River. In 1919, “moving picture operators” arrived in High River to film Edward Prince of Wales on his cross-Canada tour stop.

This set off a long series of events that became interwoven with the history of the Foothills and Southern Alberta. From the 1926 western “Chip of the Flying U” to “Superman” to “Heartland”, the spectacular and varied scenery of this area has provided a backdrop for more than 140 movies and television series. Grab your popcorn and take in this “moving” exhibit.

In the telegrapher’s office:

W.O. Mitchell: Folksy Foothills Philosopher

The Museum of the Highwood is honoured to present this exhibit celebrating the Centenary of beloved Canadian author W.O. Mitchell’s birth. Artifacts, images, and multi-media will tell the story of the Mitchell family’s 20 years in High River, Alberta, and the impact of the prairie and foothills on W.O.’s writing.

The Imagination Station!

June 25, 2020. The Imagination Station is closed for now. Dress up in the “Superman House”, shop in the High River Trading Company and learn something old in the Tongue Creek School! Identify a mystery artifact in the Cabinet of Curiosities. This area features historical hands-on activities for children of all ages.


Online Exhibits:


Listen Up! Musical Memories of the Highwood

We are so happy to be a part of this wonderful website that celebrates Canadian History. The Canadian Heritage Information Network presents Virtual Museums of Canada, Community Memories.


You are also invited to enjoy our latest online exhibit:


Little Chicago/Royalties: An Oil Boomtown in Alberta!








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