Great Day Trips From High River to Help Save on Gas

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Even with gas prices soaring, a recent poll found that 91% of Canadians are still planning to travel this summer. If you’re looking for ideas for your local getaway, here are some places to consider near High River.

The Riverside Chateau

Northwest of High River near Bragg Creek is the Riverside Chateau. This beautiful log-style mansion features many unique rooms to relax in. The certified 5-Star Accommodation & Retreat prides itself on providing a top-level comfortable setting after you explore the wilderness in the area. If you can’t get a reservation here, try stopping by the nearby Craftsman House or Evergreen Country Bed & Breakfast.

Red Deer

The city of Red Deer is only about two hours from High River and offers a peaceful setting for a weekend getaway. It lies approximately halfway between Calgary and Edmonton and offers everything from arts and culture to outdoor exploration. Check out the Red Deer website to see exactly what’s going on when you plan your trip.

Downtown Calgary

Calgary is less than an hour from High River, so why not splurge and spend a weekend in the city? Book a stay at a high-end hotel and schedule a massage. You deserve it! The city has a wide variety of unique restaurants as well as live music almost every night at incredible venues. You can also make your trip an educational one by selecting a tailored experience from an Indigenous guide to learn about Canadian history.

Toyota has an incredible hybrid lineup, so if you’re in the market for a new vehicle before you head out on your adventure, stop by and see us at High River Toyota in Alberta!

2023 Toyota Highlander Arrives With More Power, Tech, and Convenience

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The Highlander is the ideal Toyota SUV for growing families or those who just want a bit more space for hauling cargo. As Toyota continues to improve its lineup, the 2023 Highlander arrives with a host of new features and performance updates.

Performance

The 2023 Highlander will be available with a hybrid powertrain as well as a gas-powered option. All gas models have received a new, turbocharged V6 engine that offers 17% more torque than the outgoing engine. This new engine is also eco-friendlier, emitting 50% fewer emissions. The Highlander Hybrid offers an incredible 6.7 L/100 km combined and features regenerative braking to help capture more energy for fewer stops at the pump.[1]

Technology

The new Toyota Multimedia system is standard on all grades of the 2023 Highlander. The base model has an 8-inch display with the option of upgrading to an expansive 12.3-inch touch screen. This new system includes enhanced connectivity and convenience via features like Over-the-Air (OTA) updates and an Intelligent Assistant. By saying “Hey Toyota,” you can use natural voice commands for things like directions, hands-free text messaging, and more.

Convenience

You’ll find a variety of convenient features on the new Toyota Highlander, too. A hands-free power liftgate is available on all grades, making it easy to load and unload cargo into the SUV. That amenity and rain-sensing wipers are standard on the Bronze Edition model, which also comes with captain’s chairs and premium seating materials with bronze-coloured stitching.

If you’re excited about the 2023 Toyota Highlander and want to take this SUV home, you can reserve yours at High River Toyota in Alberta! Contact us at (866) 201-3539 or visit our team at 901 11 Ave SE in High River.

[1] Manufacturer estimated fuel consumption rating.

The Importance of Auto Glass Service

Some things about vehicle ownership are inevitable. Flat tires and dead batteries are two common issues, but one often overlooked repair is when you get a chip or crack in your car’s windshield. Whether a rock flew up while you were driving or some other reason, it’s vital to take care of the damage as soon as possible.

Visibility

Most times, you won’t notice a crack or chip in your vehicle’s windshield until you get behind the wheel and start your journey. Even the smallest issue can be a big visibility concern. If you have to adjust your position in the driver’s seat to see around, above, or below a windshield flaw, call our team at High River Toyota to take care of it.

Integrity

Not only can a crack or chip be a visibility issue, but it can also cause the integrity of your car’s windshield to falter. According to Reader’s Digest Canada, “A cracked windshield has a greater chance of shattering or causing an accident.”

The solution? Bring your car to High River Toyota in Alberta, where our team can repair or replace your vehicle’s windshield glass. Our technicians are highly trained to work on non-Toyota vehicles, too, and the sooner you take care of this issue, the better.

Toyota Red Tag Days Are Here to Help You Save Big at High River Toyota!

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If you’re looking for outstanding lease and finance rates on some of the most popular Toyota models, you’re in luck! Toyota Red Tag Days are here, and we’ve got the details on how you can save big at High River Toyota.[1]

2022 Corolla LE
Finance from 2.49%

The Corolla LE is the second trim in the sedan’s versatile lineup. It comes with useful tech features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, automatic A/C, and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. You’ll also appreciate its standard heated front seats and its stylish 16-inch steel wheels.

2022 Corolla XSE CVT
Lease from 2.99%

At the top of the Corolla lineup is the XSE CVT trim, equipped with a long list of premium amenities. Comfort is prioritized with the SofTex leather seats, heated front and rear seats, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The standard Premium Audio with Remote system comes with a variety of trial services to keep you connected to your Corolla, too.

2022 RAV4 Trail AWD
Finance from 3.99%

One of the most adventurous RAV4 models is the Trail AWD. Thanks to its Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive system with Rear Driveline Disconnect, you’ll be able to adventure on all kinds of terrain. Other convenient and premium features include a power moonroof, LED fog lights, a backup camera, and bridge-type roof rails.

2022 Highlander XLE AWD
Finance from 2.99%

For a larger SUV option that can still take you off the beaten path, consider the Highlander XLE AWD model. It also comes with a smart AWD system as well as a 295-horsepower engine. Inside, you and your passengers will appreciate 3-Zone independent automatic climate control, a power moonroof, a power liftgate, and an available heated steering wheel.

Contact our team or visit us at High River Toyota in Alberta to learn more about these incredible Toyota deals!

[1] Limited time purchase financing offer provided through Toyota Financial Services on approved credit on new retail sales of qualifying models. Offer subject to change/cancellation without notice.

How to Pack Light for a Spring or Summer Road Trip in Your Toyota

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With the weather improving here in High River, you might be looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors and see more of Canada. One way to do so is by taking a road trip in your Toyota! Our team at High River Toyota put together these tips for packing light for your next journey.

1. Leave Some Bathroom Items at Home

If you’re planning on staying in a hotel during your trip, there’s a high chance that you will find complimentary items like shampoo, conditioner, and lotion in your room. Rather than bulking up your bathroom bag, skip some of these items and others that you don’t absolutely need on the road.

2. Try the 1-2-3-4-5-6 Rule

If you’re going on a shorter trip, the editors at REI.com recommend the 1-2-3-4-5-6 rule, which suggests bringing 1 hat, 2 pairs of shoes, 3 bottoms, 4 tops, 5 pairs of socks, and 6 pairs of underwear (plus a bra for those who wear one). While this requires you to wear some items more than once, it allows freedom to not lug around a large suitcase wherever you go.

3. Ditch the portable tech

Let’s face it; you’re not going on a road trip to stare at your laptop or portable gaming console, right? You want to enjoy the world around you and remove yourself from the internet for a bit. Rather than relying on all of that tech, only bring the essentials (like your smartphone, charger, and small headphones) to keep it simple.

These are just a few tips for packing light on your next road trip. Let us know if you have any additional tips when you stop by and see us!

Meet the First-Ever Toyota GR Corolla

2021 Toyota Corolla | High River, AB
Pictured: 2021 Toyota Corolla

The Corolla has been part of the Toyota lineup for decades and has seen quite a few changes over the years. One of the most recent developments arrives in the form of the first-ever Toyota GR Corolla — a heart-pumping version of the already popular car.

The “GR” comes from TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, a team that prides itself on creating vehicles with outstanding performance, handling, and functionality. In fact, the new GR Corolla is powered by a direct/port-injected three-cylinder engine that delivers 300 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. That robust engine is paired with the GR Four All-Wheel-Drive powertrain to offer varying power distribution to the front and rear wheels for maximum control.

Along with playing the part of a performance vehicle, the GR Corolla is also incredibly stylish. The Core grade comes in white, black, and Supersonic Red colour options while the Circuit Edition will be available in white, Supersonic Red, and Heavy Metal. The Circuit Edition model also adds a forged carbon fibre roof, a rear spoiler, and a vented bulge hood. Inside, the Brin Naub® suede-trimmed seats with red accents round out the athleticism of this new car.

You don’t have to give up on a fun car when you’ve got kids, though! The new GR Corolla is also equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 system. This includes driver-assist features like Risk Avoidance Emergency Steering, Lane Departure, and more.

Pricing and availability for the all-new 2023 Toyota GR Corolla will arrive later this year. Until then, stay tuned and contact our team at High River Toyota in Alberta for more details.

Get the Best Deal on Tires with the Toyota Price Match Promise

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When it comes time to buy a new set of tires for your Toyota, you want to be confident that you’re getting the best value for your dollar. High River Toyota offers that assurance you crave with the Toyota Price Match Promise.[1]

Simply put, the Toyota Price Match Promise is that if you find tires at a better price anywhere, High River Toyota will match that price. Yes, it is that simple. This way, you can always drive out of High River Toyota knowing that you paid the best price available anywhere in Canada for your tires.

Better still, the Toyota Price Match Promise applies to some of the best and most popular brands available today. Names like Firestone, Goodyear, Continental, and Yokohama — all qualify for price-matching.

Buying new tires isn’t always the most desirable or exciting part of vehicle ownership, but High River Toyota and the Toyota Price Match Promise make it easier buy guaranteeing the best bang for your buck. And you’ll always receive the highest quality service when you bring your Toyota in for rotations, balancing, inflation, and other tire maintenance tasks.

Shop confidently at High River Toyota thanks to the Toyota Price Match Promise. And if you’re on the market for a new Toyota, be sure to check out our selection and visit our showroom in High River, Alberta.

[1] Should you find a lower Canadian advertised price or Canadian internet quote on tires within thirty (30) days before or after the purchase of qualifying tires from a participating Canadian Toyota Dealer, present the Toyota dealer where you purchased or intend to purchase qualifying tires with proof of the Canadian advertised price or Canadian internet quote. They will verify the price and that the item is in stock and available for immediate sale and delivery, and then match the lower price. Canadian advertised or Canadian internet quotes are eligible from local tire retailers only within an 80km radius of your dealership’s location. “Price Match” DOES NOT apply to advertising errors or misprints, sale pricing, Boxing Day prices, special educational prices, restricted offers, mail order offers, competitor rebates, coupons, premiums, free or bonus offers, limited or minimum quantity or limited time offers, close-outs, liquidations, clearances, financing offers and 3 for 1 offers. Offer does not apply to advertised prices or internet quotes from outside Canada, online retailers, liquidators, commercial or fleet accounts, clearance houses or other sellers that do not install tires do not qualify. Handwritten or verbal estimates/quotes will not be considered. Subject to stock availability. The advertised item must be an in-stock brand sold by the Toyota Tire Centre and be the same size, model, sidewall, speed and load rating. Qualifying tires must be purchased and installed at a participating Toyota dealer in Canada. Price Match Promise does not apply to costs associated with labour, valve stems, mounting/balancing, disposal fees and taxes. Offer valid on the following tire brands: MICHELIN, BFGOODRICH, UNIROYAL, BRIDGESTONE, FIRESTONE, GOODYEAR, DUNLOP, KELLY, CONTINENTAL, GENERAL, PIRELLI, YOKOHAMA, TOYO, GISLAVED, HANKOOK, LAUFENN and FALKEN. Offer subject to change or cancellation without notice.

How to Transport a Paddleboard on Your Car

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Paddleboarding is an amazing way to relax on the water and explore new places. But before you can get your board on the water, you need to bring it there — and loading a non-inflatable paddleboard onto a car can be a tricky job.

With a Roof Rack

The best way to transport a paddleboard is with SUP-specific rack mounted on your vehicle’s crossbars. There are many paddleboard-compatible racks on the market, including some that enable you to carry more than one. For safe transport, make sure to read directions closely.

Without a Roof Rack

It’s possible to transport a paddleboard without a rack or even without crossbars. In the former case, you can tie the paddleboard directly to the crossbars, but you’ll need to add padding to ensure the bars don’t damage the board. If your car has a smooth roof, then you can consider investing in a soft inflatable roof rack, such as one made of foam.

In a Truck

If you drive a truck, your paddleboard likely extends past the length of the bed. Put padding over the tailgate and then tie the board down as close to the tailgate as possible using side rails or your truck’s tie-down mounts. If the paddleboard extends past the tailgate by more than a few feet, you should hang a red or orange flag from the board. It may be required by law.

At High River Toyota, you can buy genuine Toyota parts and accessories that make it easier to mount paddleboards as well as other equipment. Visit our website or our store in High River, Alberta, for a closer look!

The Best Places to Ski in Alberta

Best Places to Ski in Alberta | High River, AB

Whether you’re new to the sport or you just want to get back out on the slopes, skiing is a great way to spend time outdoors in winter. To help you figure out where to go in your capable Tundra or adventurous Highlander, our team at High River Toyota has listed some of the best places to ski in Alberta.

Banff Sunshine Village

Thanks to its large size and variety of options, Banff Sunshine Village makes a lot of “best of” lists for skiing. The most unique part about this resort is that it’s not located near a parking lot and is actually at the end of a 15-minute gondola ride. The resort is comprised of three areas — Lookout Mountain, Mount Standish, and Goat’s Eye Mountain — totaling 3,358 acres of terrain with the highest point at 8,954 feet.

Marmot Basin

A little further north is where you’ll find Marmot Basin near Jasper. Although it’s a smaller resort, its base elevation is an impressive 5,570 feet, meaning you have a longer season to ski (typically from November to May). There are 91 runs waiting for you, including starter options to quite a few black and double black routes.

Lake Louise Ski Resort

Often described as a must-visit spot, Lake Louise Ski Resort has been home to several World Cup ski events over the years. The resort boasts a daunting 3,250-foot vertical drop as well as breathtaking views atop Whitehorn Mountain. Last year, the resort added a new quad chair lift in the West Bowl advanced skiers area.

These are just a few of the best places to head out on the slopes in Alberta. What other spots would you recommend?