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Nestled within the majestic valley of the Peace River, the Town of Peace River enjoys one of the most beautiful physical settings in Alberta. The town is located 486 km north-west of Edmonton and 195 km north-east of Grande Prairie, the second largest center in north-western Alberta and functions as a thriving regional service and trade center.
The Town of Peace River and its surrounding forests, streams, rivers and moderately mountainous terrain is the perfect setting for those looking for a place to relax and enjoy life while on vacation, or taking a weekend excursion. The Peace, Smoky and Heart rivers converge near the town and from surrounding outlooks and observation areas such as Sagitawa Lookout and Kaufman Hill, visitors will be treated to the outstanding scenic display of the river valley below.Hiking, cycling and just plain walking are the order of the day in Peace River country, where the breathtaking beauty of the natural valley and hills offers the ideal setting for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts to capture the moment forever.
Along with great shopping, restaurants, dance clubs and lounges, visitors to the Town of Peace River can always find accommodations to suit their needs with more than 500 rooms available at local hotels and motels. Campers will also find an abundant selection of outdoor facilities, many just minutes away from picnic areas, interpretative trails, 9 and 18 hole golf courses, secluded fishing spots and much more. Visitors and residents alike enjoy spending time at Riverfront Park, a great place for picnics and for the kids to play. Located along the edge of the river, this park is just 2 blocks from Main Street and several hotels.
Winter visitors can ski the slopes of Misery Mountain, located on the West side of the town, go cross-country skiing along one of the many trails in the valley, or toboggan down several area hills.The Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre‘s three galleries cover the fur trade era, located aboriginal history and the evolution of the settlement into the Town of Peace River. Designated Alexander Mackenzie Centre for Western Canada. Features archival collections of over 10,000 documents and maps. All researchers welcome! Gift shop and book store. Open 10 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Saturday, year round. Located at 10302-99 Street.
Beaver Indian legend says, “Drink the waters of the Peace River and you will return”. Over the years people have continually returned to spend time in this valley and to experience the warm, friendly hospitality and beauty that is Peace River. We invite you to visit this year round, safe and relaxing destination and discover the beauty of our valley. The Town of Peace River-a true Northern Jewel.
Visitors to Peace River can enjoy a trip down the Shaftesbury Trail and a ride across the mighty Peace River on the Shaftesbury Ferry, which makes for an interesting day trip!