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Welcome to the City of Canadian, Texas!

Whether you're visiting for the weekend, returning for one of our annual celebrations, or moving into our community, your friends and neighbors in Canadian welcome you to our "Oasis on the Prairie."

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Canadian Cash

Canadian Cash is a city-wide gift certificate program aimed at keeping gift dollars in our local economy. Make your holiday shopping easy by giving the gift of Canadian Cash, or bolster our local economy by giving a portion of employee bonuses in Canadian Cash.

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Canadian TX Chamber of Commerce

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is devoted to serving our businesses. We do that in a number of ways: grants, education, promotion, and events. We are continually evolving and expanding our services and we now include Chamber Spotlights on our blog at canadiantx.blog, #fabfindsincanadiantx on Facebook and lnstagram, and more to come.

We are also dedicated to serving our community through various quality of life events including the annual Fourth of July Celebration, Fall Foliage Festival, and others like Music in the Park, Screen on the Green, the Father Daughter Dance and more!

The Chamber's ongoing vision is growth for our businesses and our community and we are dedicated to seeing that vision come to pass!

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Canadian Texas History


Pic of River and Bridge

From its earliest documented history as a long line of apartment and town home dwellings on the bluffs along the Canadian River in the 1100's through today's present rebirth, Canadian has always inspired the imagination of those who visit and the loyalty of those who call it home. In 1544, long after the culture that had built those apartments along the western side of the panhandle disappeared, Coronado and his band wrote romantic descriptions of a land with stirrup high grasses and warned of a fierce and dangerous river.

Fortunately for the Apache and later Kiowa and Comanche Indian tribes of the Canadian River area, settlers avoided the area for many years due to continuous, perhaps exaggerated reports by government surveyors and cavalry troops of the volatile Canadian River and its treacherous quick sand, scorching summer winds and winter blizzards. These tribes followed the buffalo herds across this part of Texas and into Oklahoma and Kansas, making camp on the Canadian River and Red Deer Creek in the north part of Hemphill County and Gageby Creek and the Washita River in the South for several decades after Central and South Texas was “civilized.”

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Canadian, TX Arts Community Video

Canadian may be a small town in the Texas Panhandle, but it is big on art! Proud of our town and our community, here is a little more information about us.

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Area and Local Attractions

While in Canadian, make sure to visit our many area attractions.  The River Valley Pioneer Museum tells the tales of years gone by in our area and often serves as an exhibit hall for local artists.  The Citadelle Art Museum, opened to the public in May of 2009, houses a world-renowned collection of art.  Work up your appetite by taking a walk on the historic Canadian River Wagon Bridge or by strolling around the paths at beautiful Lake Marvin.  

Food and Dining

After a long day of shopping, the amazing aroma of the local restaurants will lure guests in to enjoy salads, sandwiches, homemade breads, home cooking, amazing Mexican food, and award winning steaks.  The options are endless from sun up throughout the day.


Shopping in Canadian

Canadian is home to many unique retail shops that you won't want to miss!  Shoppers can stroll the newly remodeled downtown sidewalks as they enjoy a variety of shops from garden centers to furniture stores to gifts and jewelry shops.


Lodging in Canadian

After an exciting day of shopping, dining, and sightseeing in Canadian, visitors have quite a selection when deciding where to nestle their heads for the night. Join the ranks of Hollywood movie stars and stay in one of our unique bed and breakfasts, located everywhere from the middle of downtown to the middle of nowhere!  Canadian also has a variety of hotels and camping locations, so we've got your head covered, whatever your preference!

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Quick links for your convenience

Need to find quick service links and directories for local businesses and city services?  These and more can be found here.

If you can’t find what you are looking for always feel free to contact us and drop us a quick message.

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Canadian-Hemphill County

Chamber of Commerce
119 North 2nd Street
Canadian, TX 79014