EXPERIENCE THE REAL CANADIAN
Enjoy long summer days. Go incognito on Peace Island Resort with chauffeured boat rides to the island. Spend an entire weekend perfecting your swing.
Craft your unique summer adventure in the Mighty Peace region.
HIKING UNDER THE SUN IN NORTHERN SUNRISE COUNTY
Northern Sunrise County, AB - Hiking as a curated activity, the kind of hiking you’ll find on certain trails in Banff, or Kananaskis, doesn’t exist in the northern part of Alberta. Here, where the horizon clings to the dawn seemingly forever, you’ll find some of Canada’s newest hiking trails. Depending on where you go in Northern Sunrise County, you might find an undisturbed fly fishing hole, or a serene place to hang your hammock in secluded boreal forest or the most Instagrammable picnic spot ever (where is that, you ask? Stay tuned.).
For the most part, what you won’t find are crowds, fences or barriers, or any sense of limits. As yet untarnished by millions of feet, they are trails best explored early or late in the day, which is perfect in the land of long summer days.
In the shade of a birch grove, the friends skip rocks and share laughs. The sun is already climbing in the sky, but the cool breeze off the water and the early morning shadows make for a relaxing spot for the friends to (literally) chill a bit.
The access road into Murphy’s Flats is new for 2021, and the County is continuing to put in trails and amenities over time. (Access to the day use area is via Range Road 821.5, find directions and a map to the spot here.)
Like many places in the Peace River region, it’s a little off the beaten path, but that’s what makes it exciting for certain types of explorers. Just up the road, more hiking trails lead to viewpoints above the valley.