368 km north of Edmonton
Agriculture, forestry, oil & gas, and services
Approximately 2,600 residents
Kindergarten to grade 12 and post-secondary
Approximately a four hours' drive north of Edmonton, the wide prairies dominate the landscape, with the colours and shades of different crops blocking off smaller chunks of land.
High Prairie is located within Alberta’s Big Lakes County. True to the county’s name, this community is close to several lakes for recreation and leisure, including the Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park area on the northwestern shore of Lesser Slave Lake. Fishing is a popular pastime, with the annual “Golden Walleye Classic” fishing tournament taking place in Lesser Slave Lake.
Families with school age children have Public and Catholic school options for kindergarten through grade twelve. Northern Lakes College has a campus in High Prairie which offers a variety of post-secondary programs including Licensed Practical Nurse, Health Care Aide, and training for various trades.
From drama to dance, cooking classes to cribbage, there are social and cultural clubs for all age groups and interests. There are a range of sports facilities for recreation; including an ice arena, curling rink, ball diamonds, tennis courts, and rec centre with an indoor pool. Horseback riders, including the local 4-H club can use the arena at the Agriplex and equine centre — that is, when it’s not being used for the annual amateur and pro rodeo event.
If you desire to live and work in a family-friendly community with a relaxed lifestyle and easy access to lakeside recreation and outdoor experiences, High Prairie could be just what you’re looking for.