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Natural, picturesque, pristine and inviting, Northern Sunrise County offers over 21,573 square kilometers of adventure and exploration. Located 485 km’s north of Edmonton and only a short drive south of Peace River, the County offers year-round rural experiences; farmers markets, museums, the Harmon Valley Rodeo, golf, camping, parks, and a winter festival. The region’s agricultural producers range from beef, bison, dairy & honey producers, grains to forage and unique cultural products.As members of Branding the Peace, a regional branding initiative, County businesses produce some of the finest products in the world – in agriculture and agri-food products, arts & culture, and tourism. Aboriginal and Francophone communities, diverse culture and events are abound in this northern paradise.In 2005 the Hank Williams First Nation movie was filmed in the Peace Region. Upon its release in 2005, Hank Williams First Nation was praised for its realistic depictions of aboriginal life in Northern Alberta. The filming of the Hank Williams First Nation TV series first season was completed in 2006. The series shows off the scenery found in and around Cadotte Lake and Peace River.The Peace, Smoky and Heart River valleys offer excellent outdoor recreation, including activities such as camping, hunting, hiking, fishing and picnicking. Wildlife activity remains a prominent feature of the area. Moose, deer and bear are common throughout the County, particularly in the vicinity of the Peace River valley slopes. The vast unspoiled wilderness, wildlife, clean, pure water and wide-open sky are hard to compare.

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