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5 Fun Summer Events that Celebrate Past, Present, and Future

Canada might be a young country, but the Mighty Peace Region has a great deal of history and culture to celebrate... and we do it in many creative ways! These five festivals feature everything from Aboriginal culture to the pioneers to the longevity of the Peace River itself....

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6 Ways to Live on the Edge in the Mighty Peace Region

The Mighty Peace Region is full of wild country—miles of virgin forest, rolling hills, deep ravines, and bodies of water that define the land. Along with the wilderness comes wildlife of all shapes and sizes. Whether you prefer surrounding yourself in nature’s quiet beauty or using it as a backdrop to your favourite power sport activities, here are six things you can do on your own wild north-country adventure....

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7 Unique Stays in the Mighty Peace

When you visit the Mighty Peace Region, you want lodging that is as memorable as the gorgeous, tranquil surroundings. Our region does not disappoint! We have many extraordinary places to stay, including luxury bed and breakfasts, restored historic missions, homey cabins, and even an island resort....

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Cool Fun in the Winter Sun

Winter in the north can be a six-month event, so we might as well enjoy it! Make the most of the cold sunny days and long starlit nights between November and March with this itinerary through beautiful Clear Hills County. The wide open spaces and barely-disturbed nature of the area make this an ideal place to get away and unplug for a few days while still enjoying all the comforts of home....

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6 Places to Ski in the Mighty Peace

Misery Mountain Ski Area Right in the heart of Peace River lies Mighty Peace's most extensive snowmaking system and the most vertical descent in northern Alberta. This is one of Alberta's sunniest regions, and is surrounded by Peace River's amenities and stunning sights.   Last Lake Guest House This perfect fourbedroom getaway offers meandering nature trails perfect for cross-country skiing at your leisure....

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8 Winter Festivals in the Mighty Peace

There's no better place to experience Alberta's winters than the Mighty Peace region! While you're visiting, there are plenty of events to check out, from parades and tournaments to shopping paradise. Here's our list!...

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How to Enjoy a Mighty Peace Winter

Winter in northern Alberta is truly iconic. Canadian and winter are basically synonyms, and Alberta's vast road network, nearly half of all the roads in Canada, allows easy access to its northern regions. With all that convenience, why not enjoy this snowy season in true Canadian fashion - by going north?...

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Experience One Of The Most Canadian Events On Earth

One of the largest pond hockey events in the world will take place on March 6-8, 2020 at beautiful Lac Cardinal Recreation Area in the MD of Peace in North Western Alberta. The Alberta Pond Hockey Championship is jam packed with all sorts of fun for everyone. Teams and fans travel from all over Canada and even internationally to attend the event....

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Farmers: A Fresh Start

Mark and Shannon Gadsby | Farmers Restaurant | Nampa, AB By Tormaigh Van Slyke, Move Up Magazine | Photography By You & Mee Farmers is a modern licensed Cafe with an eclectic, refinished twist - serving homemade fare and speciality coffee in a clean and bright atmosphere rooted and retrofitted with interesting pieces of local history. Swing by for an ice cream and some freshly baked goodies or relax at a "buffalo rubbed" table and peruse the menu over a glass of wine. Either way, take a moment to look around, and don't be afraid to ask questions about what you see....

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Trail Blazing

Peace Valley Snow Riders  By Move Up Magazine | Photography By Paul Lavoie  Once you're out there, there's nothing like it. On the right trail, you see and feel things otherwise impossible. Arguably, it's the most environmentally conscious way to explore and experience the outback while using a motorized vehicle, and with a seat on the back, you can share the experience....

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Experience Peace River Cabins & Outdoors

Let the stress of everyday life melt away when you disappear to the wild natural beauty of the iconic Peace River. Your cabin is on the banks of this massive waterway, which is part of the MacKenzie river system (the longest river system in Canada). Hike, kayak, river boat or fish, or just chill and enjoy nature....

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Experience The Mighty Peace by Horseback with Horse Trekking Adventures

Have you driven down a dirt road, pulled up to an old rustic ranch, stepped out of your car and into a saddle? Harvey and Laureen Kosheiff have been providing this authentic cowboy trail riding experience for over 15 years. Upon arrival a brief demonstration on how to ride our horses will be provided no matter the level of experience....

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Long summer days in the Mighty Peace are perfect for playing the greatest game.

Long summer days in the Mighty Peace are perfect for playing the greatest game.   If hitting the fairways is your cup of “tee,” the Mighty Peace Region has what you’re looking for. Golf courses across the region take advantage of the north’s natural beauty to create stunning settings for your favourite game....

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The Pinterest-Perfect Home-Away-From-Home You’ll Want to Stay in Forever

Picture this: you wake up between crisp white cotton sheets, go grab a latte from your personal coffee bar in the kitchen, then settle yourself at the custom-made farmhouse table in the dining area. It’s the perfect spot to take in the stunning prairie sun rising through the fog above the valley outside while enjoying the soothing, peaceful retreat inside. While this may sound like a scene from a Pinterest post, it is also something guests of The Rise Homestead can experience every single morning....

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Feast Your Eyes and Taste Buds with this Heavenly Peace River Dining Experience

You’re sitting on a rustic wooden patio with the evening sun warming your legs and a cool drink in your hand. A gentle breeze wafts savoury smells in your direction. Upbeat pop plays at just the right volume to keep conversations private, lending a vibrant energy to the scene....

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Get Off the Couch and Enjoy Winter on Local Snowmobile Trails

Get Off the Couch and Enjoy Winter on Local Snowmobile Trails The day dawns bright, crisp, and clear—one of those winter days where the sun turns the new-fallen snow into a million sparkling diamonds and every breath makes a new cloud in the air. If you love snowmobiling, these are the days you live for. And, thanks to over 185 km of groomed trails in the Peace Region, maintained by the Peace Valley Snow Riders (PVSR) snowmobile club, you can make cool winter memories any day of the season....

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5 Must-Try Ice Cream Shops in the Mighty Peace Region

No one knows how to soak up the sun better than a northerner. From the moment the last snowflake melts away (and often earlier), we are out making the most of our long summer days. But even sun worshippers need to cool off once in a while, and what better way to do so than with that sweetest of cool summer treats—ice cream?...

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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. Whether it’s a rodeo, a fair, or a sporting event, you’re sure to find plenty to entertain the whole family at one of these eight don’t-miss summer spectacles....

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5 Must – See Musical Events in the Mighty Peace Region

In the Mighty Peace Region, we’re blessed with longer summer days than, well, most places. One of our favourite ways to enjoy them is surrounded scores of our fellow music lovers, a chilled drink in hand, while screaming our lungs out at (or, for the more conservative among us, tapping toes and singing along with) our favourite band on the outdoor stage before us. Does the idea of a weekend of music and dancing give you festival fever?...

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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. But did you know that there are several stories of actual ghosts in the Mighty Peace Region? Here are three local haunting stories, as well as four fun Haunted House events for the night itself—in case you prefer ghosts in bedsheets to Grey Ladies....

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8 Eateries You Must Try In The Mighty Peace

Take a culinary tour through the Mighty Peace and stop at one or all 8 of these delicious eateries.   Check with each restaurant before you make a trip there for COVID-19 Restrictions and Regulations.   Paradis Valley Honey’s, Valley Bee Café Watino, Alberta Paradis Valley Honey’s, Valley Bee Café is a “sweet” place to visit; it boasts an observation window into the honey extraction room, an observation hive, a larger than life mural, bee facility tours, a community word search, handmade journals, and plenty of other goods created by local artisans....

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Shop Local This Holiday Season

Give the gift that keeps giving. This holiday season consider investing in your local businesses more than before. They are your friends and your neighbours....

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Enjoy Local Community Flavour at Peace River Brewing

Enjoy Local Community Flavour at Peace River Brewing It’s Friday night. You’ve got a golden-brown homemade German pretzel in one hand and a golden-brown mug of ale in the other. You’re sitting in a cozy yet spacious room, surrounded by warm wood walls, a warm fire, and the warmth of friends....

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