Points of Interest
From statues to stunning views, get your camera ready
The endless kilometres of the winding Peace River Valley make for plenty of great photo ops. Stop at one of our many lookout points to enjoy the valley at any time of year. And be sure to look up statues celebrating our region’s heroes, such as 12-Foot Davis in Peace River’s Riverside Park.
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12 Foot Davis Statue
The legendary 12 Foot Davis statue! Henry Fuller Davis struck it rich in the mid-1800s on a 12 Foot gold claim in northern British Columbia, earning him around $12,000 as well as the “12 Foot Davis” nickname. Spending much of his life as a fur trader on the Peace River, he left his mark on many places in the region and was known for his good business sense and friendliness....
Peace River’s central park, situated next to the idyllic Peace River and quaint downtown. Riverfront Park offers a number of opportunities year-round. During the summer it is a busy place with events taking place, a large gazebo and access to power help to make this a great cornerstone of outdoor community events....
Twelve Foot Davis Gravesite
A breathtaking lookout over the Town of Peace River in honor of Henry Fuller Davis, a trader on the Peace River who literally struck gold on a 12 foot claim in the 1860s. The park features include pathways, landscaping, interpretive panels, picnic benches and parking. This is a great viewpoint and photography spot....
World’s Largest Railroad Spike
Where is the World’s Largest Railroad Spike? In Hines Creek!! When WWII broke out, construction on the railroad in northern Alberta came to a halt – in Hines Creek....
The Sagitawa Lookout is located just south of the Town of Peace River on Hwy 744 in Northern Sunrise County. Sagitawa is a Cree word meaning “Where the rivers meet”. The Lookout has a spectacular view of the Town of Peace River and the confluence of the Peace, Smoky and Heart rivers....
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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.
A Scenic Drive through History
Take an automotive adventure through the Mighty Peace.
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.