|HIGH LEVEL - Alberta Population, History, Accommodations, Camping, Golf, Schools, Events.|
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A row of hotels along Highway 35 north takes on a Vegas Look.
Best Canadian Motor Inns. 10109-96 Street (780) 926-2272,
Best Western Mirage Hotel, 9616-Highway 58. (780) 821-1000.
Executive House Suites Hotel, 9815-101 Street. (780) 926-3311.
Flamingo Inn. Restaurant and lounge. 9802-97 Street (780) 926-8844.
Frontier Motor Inn. RV parking, restaurant, the Saddle Lounge, country bar. 10101-96 Street. (780) 926-5005.
Four Winds Centre. 10310-97 St.. (780) 926-3736.
Our Place Apartment Motel, 10402-97 St. (780) 926-2556.
Sahara Motor Inn. 9722-97 Street. (780) 841-0234.
Stardust Motor Inn. Dining Lounge, fine dining at Oliviers Restaurant. 9704-97 Street (780) 926-4222.
Sweet Dreams Motel. 9810-97 Street. (780) 926-2727.
R.E. Walter Memorial Aquatic Centre.
Spirit of the North Community School. Grades 4 to 6, with 225 students. 10801-102 Street. (780) 841-7200.
Florence MacDougall Community School. Opened in 1983. Kindergarten to grade 3. About 360 students. (780) 926-2331. School website
High Level Public School. Grades 7 to 12. About 465 students attend. (780) 926-3706. School website
High Level Christian Academy. K-Grade 9. 10701-100 Avenue. (780) 926-2360. School website
NAIT, High Level Campus. 10901-93 Street. (780) 841-3600.
The Town of High Level is located approximately 253 km north of Peace River or approximately 800 km north of Edmonton, Alberta. Population of 3,641 people (2011 stats) living in 1,272 dwellings, and serving a trading area of about 20,000. One of Alberta's newest communities located in the Footner Lake Forest, the largest in Alberta covering 29,694 square miles.
The name High Level described the height of the land that separates the Peace River and the Hay River. In 1786 fur traders arrived in the area and it wasn't until 1947 that the first settlers arrived. High Level Company was started in High Level in 1957 and a year later the Northland Utilities established the first power plant. The first post office was established in 1958 with Jesse Matheson, the first postmaster. For many years High Level was known as Tloc Moi (Hay Meadow). In those early years when many Beaver Indians roamed the area, it was a stopping place for trappers on their way from Hay Lakes to Fort Vermilion dating back to 1788. Oilfields were discovered in the area in the 1960's. The railway finally came to the area in 1963 and the first hotel was built in High Level in 1964. (It was torn down in 1997) The town was incorporated in 1965.
Main industries include forestry, oil & gas, and agriculture. Major exports are timber and grain.
Footner Forest Products Limited uses the aspen in their OSB plant and employs 425 people from the area. Opened in 2000. DMI High Level Lumber has the largest sawmill in Alberta. It harvests about 1 million cubic meters of timber each year and employs about 300 people. In 1990 Daishowa sawmill merged with Mrubeni to become DMI. In 1999 Tolko Industries Ltd purchased the sawmill from DMI and have averaged 1.25 million m3/year of deliveries over the past 4 years. (2005)
High Levels Town Offices and the regions Provincial Government offices are located in the Provincial Building.
The Northwestern Regional Health Centre is located on the west outskirts of High Level along Highway 58. The High Level Hospital provides health care for High Level and surrounding area.
The High Level Airport is located north of High Level at Footner Lake. Opened in 1989 and has 5000 foot paved air strip.
High Level Echo is a weekly newspaper published every Wednesday. Circulation of about 1570 papers. 10006-97 Street. (780) 926-2000.
High Level Lions Club Campground, 1 km East of High Level.
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