Grimshaw hosts the Mackenzie Highway “Mile Zero” marker, a photo opportunity to mark the start of your journey on this historic highway, anarboretum that features trees of the boreal forest, Visitor Information Centre and just to the north, Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park at Lac Cardinal features a Pioneer Village and Museum as well as the North Peace Stampede (see event calendar for details). The Museum hosts Pioneer Days in mid August, with demonstrations of a shingle mill, threshing and butter making.
The County of Northern Lights is home to a mix of hamlets, campgrounds, fishing lakes, streams and rivers. Visitors are most welcome to participate in the annual Birding Tour, Battle River Rodeo, Annual Long Supper, Agricultural Tour (see event calendar) in addition to experiencing the “World’s Smallest Mall“, which is located just blocks from Shady Lane Campground. Secluded, quiet and pristine wilderness camping awaits at Notikewan Provincial Park, and excellent fishing and boating at Sulfer Lake. Twin Lakes Provincial Recreation Area is home to a lovely campground and quiet lakes, calming walking trail and is a favorite swimming lake, with cool clean waters and picnic area.
Manning offers two historic stops, the Old Hospital Gallery and the Battle River Museum, which features an albino Moose and two headed calf in its two story museum as well as large collection of antique farming equipment. History comes alive each August for Pioneer Days with thrashing demonstrations and antique tractor display.