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Canadian, Texas - Oasis of the High Plains

Rich in History

Incorporated in 1887, Canadian, Texas is named for the Canadian River, which flows just north of town. Located in the high plains of the Texas Panhandle, Canadian is the site of the first public rodeo in Texas, in 1888. That same year, the first sale of city lots and blocks was held, and is commemorated every year with a four-day Independence Day celebration and Rodeo. Over 130 years later, you can still visit historic working family ranches and experience the history of the pioneers and Native Americans who settled the area.

But you're nowhere close to Canada!

Activities & Events

With a wildlife preserve, lake, public gold course, 2 museums, the historic Wagon Bridge, rodeo grounds and helicopter tours, there's always something to do in Canadian if you get can the kids off their screens for a few minutes! And as a small town, most everything is within a 10-minute drive from the motel.


2022 Calendar (highlights):
Jun 11 - Canadian River Music Festival
Jul 1-4 - 134th Independence Day Celeb
Sep 24 - Calf Fry Cook Off
Oct 15&16 - Fall Foliage Festival
Dec 3 - Christmas In Canadian

Learn more about local activities

A Charming Texas Town

With a population around 3000, Canadian has kept its small-town charm and friendliness over the years. If you are fortunate enough to spend some time here, you'll quickly be familiar with the local hangouts and start to see familiar faces. Conveniently located on the routes between many major destinations, it makes a perfect place to stop and rejuvenate, with local shopping, a newly restored movie theater, historic Main Street, a weekly newspaper, and a multi-year state champion high school football team.

Learn more about the town

Please enjoy a partial compilation of the businesses and shops in town you might like to patronize during your motel stay:

Bartlett's Lumber
& Hardware

(tools, supplies)
98 E. Kingman Ave.
Canadian, TX 79014
(806) 323-9301

Canadian Oil & Gas

(propane, diesel fill up)
320 N 1st St.
Canadian, TX 79014
(806) 323-6481

The Gettin' Place

(local wares, unique gifts)
704 S. 2nd St.
Canadian, TX 79014
(806) 323-8282

Lisa32 Skin Care

(beauty, cosmetics)
501 S. 2nd St.
Canadian, TX 79014

Stitch Custom Embroidery

(clothing, gifts)
207 Main St.
Canadian, TX 79014
(806) 323-9322

Canadian Business Hub

(printing, shipping)
313 Main St.
Canadian, TX 79014
(806) 425-0777

Canadian Vet Clinic

(animal care)
917 S. 2nd St.
Canadian, TX 79014
(806) 323-5395

High Plains
Veterinary Care

(animal care)
501 S. 2nd St.
Canadian, TX 79014
(806) 323-8387

Medic Pharmacy
& Gifts

(pharmacy, sundries, novelty gifts)
200 Cheyenne Ave.
Canadian, TX 79014
(806) 323-6171

The Store

(furniture, home decor, gifts)
108 Main St.
Canadian, TX 79014
(806) 323-8981

Canadian Gardens

(flowers, gardening)
302 S. 2nd St.
Canadian, TX 79014
(806) 323-8300

The Flower Shop

(florist)
212 N. 7th St.
Canadian, TX 79014
(806) 323-9509

Katy's Quilt Box

(fabric store)
302 Main St.
Canadian, TX 79014

Peppermint Tree
and Branch

(home decor, clothing)
218 S. 3rd St.
Canadian, TX 79014
(806) 323-5591

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