Our Story

Our Story, History and Commitment

Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre - Taber, AB - 1978







Welcome to the Heritage Inn Hotels!

The Heritage Inn brand of hotels was created in the 1970’s with one simple dream.  Richard Kanegawa, a rancher, potato and sugar beet farmer in rural southern Alberta dreamt of providing smaller rural communities with full-service hotels that could provide all the amenities you could get in larger city centres, an “oasis on the Canadian prairies”.  In 1974, the first Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre opened in Taber, Alberta. 

Over 40 years have passed since that dream came to fruition, and now eight hotels in western Canada proudly bear the independent Heritage Inn brand name. A new generation of the Kanegawa family now oversee the running of the hotels, along with their amazing team of executives, hotel managers and staff.  The new generation's goal remains the same as their father's - provide full-service properties to smaller communities, strive to ensure reliable service, affordability, comfort and exceptional quality…that’s the Heritage Inn's definition of classic hospitality.

The family remains committed to investing in the local communities, they believe and encourage collaboration with other partners to develop tourism and have guests explore local attractions.  The hotels are all unique and ideally situated in  to help you discover the region’s most beautiful attractions and popular events. They are located in both urban and rural settings including Cranbrook, British Columbia - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Brooks, Alberta - Taber, Alberta - High River, Alberta - Pincher Creek, Alberta.   There’s always something happening, come experience classic hospitality at one of our eight hotel locations today!