Located approximately 200 km north-east of Grande Prairie, Alberta or 100 km southeast of Peace River, is the Town of High Prairie at the junction of Highway 2A and Highway 749.
The Town of High Prairie is a thriving community of about 3000 people who enjoy the advantage of living in a modern urban community surrounded by golden prairie, lush forests and numerous lakes. High Prairie is only a 20 minute drive from Lesser Slave Lake, an ideal family holiday destination and one of Alberta's best recreational playgrounds.
High Prairie was first inhabited by the Beaver Nation and was named after the river in the area. Muskatayosipi in Cree meant Prairie River. The first post office opened in 1910 with W. McCue the first postmaster. When the railway came in 1914 a lot of people left Grouard, a short distance from High Prairie, even moving some buildings to this new settlement. The highway was completed in 1928 and later High Prairie was incorporated as a village in 1945. It reached town status in 1950. High Prairie was originally part of the staging route to the Klondike Gold Rush. It has become a major tourist centre.
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