Orientation & Geography

North America, Canada, Alberta

Longview is a village in southern Alberta, Canada. It is located in the Canadian Rockies foothills, on Cowboy Trail, 32 km west of High River and 64 km south of Calgary. Highwood River flows west of the village. Longview is known for its view west toward the first range of the Rocky Mountains, its cattle ranching heritage and its natural resources (principally oil), but more importantly the open spaces, rivers (the Highwood) and some of the finest beef by most standards. Longview is also known as the home of Canadian Country Music star Ian Tyson, who maintains a very small ranch in the area. Tyson owned a restaurant in Longview and regularly performs at the local community hall, most notably during the Christmas season.