High Level

Population: 3,641

High Level is located at the junction of Highway 35 (Mackenzie Highway) and Highway 58 (Mackenzie County Loop) on the Deh Cho Route, 174 miles north of Grimshaw.

Visitor Information: Southeast edge of town at Mackenzie Crossroads Museum & Visitors Centre. The centre has extensive local and regional information for Alberta and the Northwest Territories; museum displays; free internet access; road and weather reports; and gift shop with authentic, local handicrafts. Fishing licenses for the Northwest Territories are sold here. Rest area with picnic tables. Open year-round, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily in summer. Address: 10803–96th St., phone 780-926-4811.

Begun as a small settlement on the Mackenzie Highway after WWII, High Level grew with the oil boom of the 1960s and completion of the railroad to Pine Point. Today, High Level serves as a transportation centre for the northwestern Peace River region and has the most northerly grain elevators in North America.

Visitor services: major motels (Quality Inn & Suites, Days Inn, EconoLodge, Best Western, Super 8, Flamingo Inn); fast-food outlets, restaurants; 24-hour gas station; grocery and hardware stores, laundromats and car washes.

Aspen Ridge Campground is 2 km south of town, phone 780-926-4540.

Attractions:

  • Mackenzie Crossroads Museum & Visitors Centre has extensive local and regional information for Alberta and the Northwest Territories and museum displays.
  • Recreation includes a golf hiking trails, hunting (moose, caribou, deer, bear) and fishing for northern pike, perch, walleye, whitefish, goldeye and grayling.