Culture, Heritage, and Arts
Our people make the Mighty Peace Region great
The Mighty Peace Region is home to a wide variety of people and cultures, from the First Nations who call these lands their traditional home, to the diverse range of languages and heritages the area now includes. Enjoy and appreciate our cultural mosaic at area museums, galleries, theatre and musical performances, and cultural centres.
Culture, Heritage, and Arts Related Businesses
Historic Dunvegan Provincial Park
Explore the history of Indigenous people, the fur trade and missionaries in the Peace Region by touring Historic Dunvegan! This National Historic Site of Canada is located alongside the Peace River with a breathtaking view of Dunvegan Bridge. This bridge is Alberta’s longest vehicle suspension bridge....
St. Isidore Museum & Cultural Centre
St. Isidore Museum & Cultural Centre - English Situated in the quaint hamlet of St-Isidore, is a museum that depicts the storied heritage of the francophone community that left Quebec to establish itself in the Mighty Peace. In the museum, you'll find costumes, pictures and artefacts that tell the story of hardships and victories....
NAR Station Peace River Visitor Information Centre
The historic Peace River NAR Station, last of its kind in northern Alberta. The NAR Station was built in 1916, a Class C Station, it is the last of its kind in Northern Alberta. The station was restored in 1988, and declared a Provincial Historic Resource Site on April 29, 1988....
While some area residents joke that Dixonville may have the world’s smallest museum, it is proof of a group of people with a very big sense of community. Located in an authentic early 20th century trading post cabin within the Hamlet of Dixonville this museum was one of the first log buildings in the community. The original one room store was owned and operated by various residents and was eventually restored by the community’s many volunteers....
Manning Old Hospital Museum
Step into the Manning Old Hospital Gallery and Museum and you will find yourself stepping back into 1947. Much of the hospital including the operating room and the men’s ward has been restored and furnished as it appeared in 1947. Early settlers in the Battle River Country had only public health nurses and saddle bag doctors to rely on for medical assistance....
Fairview Pioneer Museum
Step back into historic Fairview and visit the Fairview Pioneer Museum! This ten acre site, 1km North of Fairview on secondary highway 732 at the Cummings Lake Rec Area, is designed to be just like visiting a typical pioneer village. There is a restored school house, a house, a cabin as well as other historical commercial buildings available for visitors to view....
Third Mission Heritage Suites
Plan your next visit to the Mighty Peace and stay in the restored historic St. Augustine Mission! The Third Mission Heritage Suites are conveniently located on the riverfront in the Town Centre of Peace River and offer all the services you expect in a luxury boutique hotel including a beautiful view....
Fairview RCMP Centennial Museum
Located in downtown Fairview, and originally a RCMP residence, the Fairview RCMP Centennial Museum depicts a typical home from the 1920s era. With displays on the main and upper floor, basement and porch, this museum is literally filled with artifacts, displays, and photos that capture and preserve the history of Fairview and the surrounding area. Open May to August, Tuesday to Saturday, 1:30 P....
Peace River Museum, Archives & Mackenzie Centre
The Peace River Museum & Archives is located in the beautiful Peace River Valley. The museum cares for many objects, photographs and archival records that celebrate Peace River’s stories and history. The museum is a fun and a entertaining place of learning through objects in the museum’s collection as an entry-point to inquiry, discussion and exploration about the region....
Nampa and District Museum and Tourist Information Center
Explore the legendary Mighty Peace, from the fur trade to modern times, through the exhibits at our museum. Discover Nampa and Northern Sunrise County’s historic multicultural roots by following the steps of those who ventured to Canada’s northern-most homesteading area, across the Grouard Trail and onto the railways that took people from all over the world through muskeg to the Mighty Peace Country. Learn about local industries, about farming, about traditional ways as we guide you through the indoor and outdoor exhibits and buildings....
End of Steel Museum
*Closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19* END OF STEEL MUSEUM Bringing the homesteading history of Hines Creek to life. The End of Steel Museum opened to the public in 1985 and has been growing and evolving ever since. The museum celebrates the history of the Hines Creek area which is unique because it was the end of the railway line....
Culture, Heritage, and Arts Related Trips
The Keep-it-Easy-Peasy Vacation—and Don’t Skimp on the Extras!
With stop-in-your-tracks natural beauty, delicious dining options and plush accommodations, you won’t have to travel far to experience the relaxation and indulgence of your dream vacation.
The Escape and Enjoy the Finer Things While not Spending a Fortune Vacation
Let our vacation options warm and replenish your spirit—without breaking the bank. It’s as easy as packing the car and taking a little road trip. The Mighty Peace is calling (experience its magic).
Shop Local this Holiday Season
This holiday season consider investing in your local businesses more than before. They are your friends and your neighbours. They help your community thrive and make the wider region unique—a more interesting place to live.
Haunted Places in the Peace
With Halloween around the corner, it won’t be long before the streets are filled with adorable spooks and haints on a sugar high that will last for weeks.
Enjoying the Warmer Side of Winter
We get it, you can't spend all your time outside. Sometimes you just need to strip those outer layers and enjoy the warmer side of winter. From indoor pools and sports to theatres and date ideas, there's plenty to keep you busy over winter in the Mig
Take a weekend getaway near Grimshaw to explore some of our loveliest natural parks, relax, spot our fine feathered friends, and more.
Vistas of the Past
Take in spectacular views of the Peace River Valley around the Town of Peace River from six favourite local viewpoints and learn about the local pioneer heroes.
Dunvegan Nature and History Tour
Sample local history, local food, and the beauty of the Peace River Valley with this weekend tour of Dunvegan area and Fairview.
5 Fun Summer Events that Celebrate Past, Present, and Future
Enjoy unique events that showcase the culture and history of the Mighty Peace Region all summer long.
5 Must – See Musical Events in the Mighty Peace Region
Does the idea of a weekend of music and dancing give you festival fever? Here are four amazing summer music festivals, and one guitar camp, that you’ll want to be sure not to miss.
8 Spectacular Summer Events in the Mighty Peace Region
One of the things that makes the Mighty Peace Region special is our community spirit. So, naturally, having fun together is one of our favourite ways to celebrate summer.
Relax Where Nature and Nurture Coexist
Hines Creek is a small community with a big heart. Discover the stunning scenery, friendly locals, and vibrant music scene around Hines Creek.