The Municipal District of Fairview is located approximately 558 km north of Edmonton on Highway 43and 90 km north of Grande Prairie on Highway 2. To enter the municipality from the south, you will cross the mighty Peace River on the Dunvegan Bridge, the longest gravity-anchored suspension bridge in Alberta. Crossing the “Gateway to the North” will bring you to the Historic Dunvegan Park and Interpretive Centre. Historical movies, artifacts and interpreters in period costumes can guide you through the various log buildings. Within the park, there are 67 RV and tenting sites with full service hook-ups. Or visit the beautiful Maples Park to the west of the bridge for a family picnic.
The Dunvegan Market Gardens is located within a 10 minute walk along the river valley. The greenhouses have beautiful flowers and plants, there is u-pick it farm for in season strawberries or corn. If that doesn’t suit your fancy, you can play a round of mini golf, enjoy ice cream out on the large veranda of the club house, or browse through the fabulous gift shop.
This region is the Music Festival Capital of Northern Alberta, with 5 festivals that take place from June to August. The 6th Annual Bluefest is coming up on the third Sunday in August in the hamlet of Bluesky, located 9 km east of the Town of Fairview. There are many local musicians taking the stage, with lots of food and activities for the kids.
The Fairview Amateur Rodeo happens in July, and the North Peace Bracket Racing association holds drag races almost every weekend during the summer months at the Fairview Airport, located just 5 km west of Fairview, on Highway 64.
If you are looking for shopping, restaurants, recreation or professional services, the Town of Fairview has all of the amenities found in a large urban centre.