town in Alberta, Canada

High Level is a town of about 3,160 people (2016) in the Peace River Country region of Alberta and is a stopping point along the Mackenzie Highway.

Canada's northernmost grain elevator


High Level marks the northern extent of the Peace River Country, and has one of the northernmost lands suited for agriculture in Canada. The name High Level originated from the height of the land that separates the Peace and the Hay Rivers. The original location was approximately 5.6 km (3.5 mi) north of the present location and along the old Fort Vermilion/Meander River freighting trail, serving as a stopping place, not a settlement. The first fur traders arrived in this area in 1786, but it was not until 1947 that High Level was settled, with development of road access to Fort Vermilion being the primary factor in determining the town's present location. Oil deposits were discovered in the 1960s, and a railway was run to the area in 1963.

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It is located at the intersection of the Highway 35 (Mackenzie Highway) and Highway 58, approximately 280 km (170 mi) north of Grimshaw and 312 km (194 mi) south of Hay River; it's approximately 733 km (455 mi) north of Edmonton.

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Northern Express bus service from Grande Prairie and Edmonton is suspended as of Jan 2021.

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Map of High Level

High Level has no public transit system. Rental cars are available at the High Level Airport.


  • 1 Mackenzie Crossroads Museum and Visitor Centre, 10803 96 Street, +1 780-926-4811, . Open by appointment. The history and development of the area since the 1900s. The primary exhibit, the “Northern Trading Post”, features over 1600 food and medicine containers, donated by local residents. These, plus other artifacts in use during the late 1800s and early 1900s, are showcased in a typical Trading Post/General Store setting with living quarters attached. Supplementary displays feature farming, trapping, and Native peoples of the region, and a regional historical photo display.




  • 1 Canton Restaurant, 9908 100 Avenue, +1 780-926-3053. M-F 11AM-8PM, Sa 3PM-8PM.
  • 2 Matt's Pizza, 10009 100 Avenue, +1 780-926-2220. M-Th 11AM-10PM, F Sa 11AM-midnight.
  • 3 Mirage Restaurant & Lounge, 9616 Highway 58 (Inside Best Western Plus Mirage Hotel), +1 780-821-1000.
  • 4 Stardust Restaurant, 9704 97 Street (Inside Quality Inn), +1 780-926-4222. M-Sa 5PM-3AM, Su 5PM-2AM.
  • 5 Traditions Garden Cafe & Gift Shop, 9907 100 Avenue, +1 780-926-3100. M-Sa 9AM-5PM.



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Routes through High Level
YellowknifeEnterprise ← becomes    N   S  GrimshawPeace River via  

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