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. Situated just 15 minutes from the western shores of Lesser Slave Lake, it has a thriving tourism industry, particularly in the warmer summer months. Boating, beaches, fishing, quadding and the parks are just some of the summer recreation choices available. Winter activities include hockey, curling, ice fishing, snowmobiling and downhill skiing. The Museum and Library, as well as the local College encourage all to drop in.
Nearby Winagami Lake Provincial Park & Kimiwan Lake are a birdwatcher’s paradise, while the Jack Pine Natural Area is a wildland park and remnant of the last glacial age, and Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park boasts Alberta’s largest inland lake. Numerous private & public campgrounds & resorts, hotels & motels and a complete range of restaurants are sure to satisfy any visitor’s needs.
This Agricultural, Forestry and Oil & Gas based community has a full complement of over 200 retail goods and service based businesses. High quality recreational facilities include an Aquatic Center, 2 indoor hockey arenas, 4 sheet curling rink, 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, agri-plex, rodeo grounds, gun range, Jaycee Ball Park and private fitness centers. There are walking trails throughout the area and many service groups encourage volunteers to participate in all types of activities. The town also has a 3944 foot Municipal Airport, accommodating regional air travelers, private aircraft and Med-Evac transports. There is also a local FM radio station, newspaper, taxi services and passenger bus service to larger centers.