Trip Ideas & Travel Inspiration

Motorcycling in the Mighty Peace

Bruce Barclay and his son, Darian Armstrong, are passionate motorcyclists who enjoy exploring the Mighty Peace on two wheels and feeling the open air around them. Both Bruce and Darian are long-time residents of the Peace Region and have been motorcycle owners for most of their lives. With their wealth of knowledge with these dynamic machines, they aim to educate and motivate others who are intrigued by the idea of cruising on a motorcycle and discovering the region from a fresh perspective....

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Ask a Local – County of Northern Lights

Trinidy Schmidt, Community Services Coordinator for the County of Northern Lights Economic Development and Community Services department, has been a local to the County of Northern Lights for most of her life. Born and raised in the area, Trinidy quickly fell in love with rural living and the quietness that came with it all. Now, she takes pleasure in living on an acreage and being close to nature....

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Agricultural Tours & Videography Services With Northern Upshots 

A self-proclaimed tech and “gadget guy” at heart, Rejean Lavoie of Northern Upshots is known for guiding interactive agricultural tours and offering high quality videography services within the Mighty Peace Region and beyond.   With a deep passion for agriculture and a knack for creating compelling content, Rejean combined the two and rapidly saw an idea come to life.   “I stumbled into creating farming videos by documenting my travels on a return trip to my hometown in St....

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Capturing the Mighty Peace with Photographer Paul Lavoie

Taking a breathtaking photo has never been easier thanks to the many incredible, scenic locations throughout the Mighty Peace. Whether you’re an avid photographer, or someone who enjoys taking a casual snapshot, you will be able to easily find and preserve your favourite views across the region. Local photographer, Paul Lavoie, has been skillfully capturing the landscapes and skies of the Mighty Peace region for nearly 15 years....

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Made in the Mighty Peace

One of the true treasures of this region lies in the array of talented artisans and crafters who produce a wide variety of locally made gifts. These gifted individuals and businesses craft everything from unique, handcrafted jewelry to delectable homemade treats. Whether you're seeking a unique souvenir or a thoughtful present for a loved one, Mighty Peace is brimming with talented individuals who craft one-of-a-kind, locally made products....

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The Artistic Hubs of the Mighty Peace

Nestled within the Mighty Peace, the Town of Fairview and Town of Peace River stand out as vibrant artistic hubs, where creativity and culture flourish. These towns offer a unique treat for art lovers, photographers, and creative souls alike. Whether you’re looking for the perfect mural to snap your next Instagram picture at, locally made art, or tasty, handcrafted brews, Fairview and Peace River are for you....

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Unique Winter Experiences in the Mighty Peace

Winter in the north doesn’t mean you have to be bored and stuck at home! The Peace Country is a place of breathtaking beauty and year-round experiences. From the excitement of outdoor wonders to the warmth and hospitality of indoor attractions, this captivating region offers a wealth of options for every kind of visitor....

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Snowshoe Misery Mountain for a Peace Full experience

Grab some snowshoes at Misery Mountain in Peace River for a peaceful way to recharge this winter in the Mighty Peace. Peace River, AB - Untouched fresh snow with millions of sparkling glints of light blanketing the earth - around every turn, valley, and hill is a joyful feast for the eyes and a sweet renewal for the spirit. There is something so magical about winter, about this place....

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Vistas of the Past

The Town of Peace River, originally called Peace River Crossing, was one of the first places in the area settled by the pioneers. Before that, it had long been a meeting place for the Indigenous peoples of the region. As the meeting place of three different waterways—the Peace River, Heart River, and Smokey River—it was a natural place to settle....

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The Outdoor Adventure Vacation Your Kids Will Tell Their Kids About

We see you. You’ve been craving wide open spaces, the smell undisturbed wilderness and the opportunity to unwind in the great outdoors. Well, look no further....

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The Escape and Enjoy the Finer Things While not Spending a Fortune Vacation

With so much going on lately, we can all agree a vacation is long overdue. 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....

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The Keep-it-Easy-Peasy Vacation—and Don’t Skimp on the Extras!

After this year, it’s safe to say that many of us are long overdue for a vacay. 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 Mighty Peace is calling you (and you deserve it)....

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Relax Where Nature and Nurture Coexist

Discover the stunning scenery, friendly locals, and vibrant music scene around Hines Creek. Hines Creek is a small community with a big heart. It’s the type of place where everyone knows everyone and strangers passing through are only friends the locals haven’t met yet....

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Must-see fishing destinations in the Mighty Peace

Longer days and warmer weather have anglers eager to escape with their families and get lines in the water. Here are our some of our must-see fishing destinations in the Mighty Peace. Figure 8 Lake This Lake may seem small - but it certainly is mighty!...

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Kid-friendly spots in the Mighty Peace

The Mighty Peace region has some of the most awe-inspiring terrain in Northern Alberta and we are known for our recreational activities and family friendly attractions. Take a look through all of these kid-approved spots in the Mighty Peace and plan your next adventure. Falher Any day is a day well spent in the Town of Falher....

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Find the winter comfort zone in Clear Hills County

Clear Hills County is an easy going place to enjoy winter's outdoor comforts and push yourself at the same time, whether skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice fishing or snowshoeing. This winter is different, I told myself, "it's go time. ” I had made a promise to myself that I would try new things this year, leave my comfort zone, and really embrace life to the fullest....

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Dunvegan Nature and History Tour

The Dunvegan Nature and History Tour explores the Historic Dunvegan area, one of the jewels of the Mighty Peace Region at any time of year. With spectacular views of the Dunvegan Bridge and the tree-covered rolling hills of the valley, as well as a campground, day use area, guided historical tours, riverside and hillside trails, a market garden, and even a mini-golf course, this tour can be enjoyed by families, history buffs, and wild-at-heart wanderers. The tour begins an easy one-hour drive from Grande Prairie, with all the amenities of Fairview only fifteen minutes further north along Highway 2....

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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 Mighty Peace region....

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Edu-vacation in the Mighty Peace

There's so much rich history in the Land of the Mighty Peace to uncover and some truly unique places to soak it in. From picturesque historic parks to gorgeous museums, you will be transported back in time and experience the cultures, stories and history that shaped our region. Be sure to check out these great edu-vacation spots in the Mighty Peace: Fairview Pollinator Garden Immerse yourself in a pollinator's paradise!...

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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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A Scenic Drive through History

The Peace River area is brimming with both beauty and history. Spend a day exploring by vehicle and take a scenic drive along Shaftesbury Trail. Be sure to stop at all the historic points of interest along the way—or at least get out and stretch your legs on some trails....

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6 Canoe Trips to Paddle in the Peace Country

Exploring Peace River by water is an experience in itself. Plan a day or make an overnight journey, these canoe trips will provide you with unforgettable views and an up-close look at the breathtaking scenery that the Peace Country has to offer. Plan ahead, grab a friend and get those paddles in the water!...

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5 great places to river fish along the Peace River

The Peace River is home to Arctic Grayling, Burbot (Ling Cod), Goldeye, Mountain Whitefish, Northern Pike (jackfish), and Walleye (sometimes mistakenly referred to as Pickerel), according to the Alberta Fishing Guide. Here are some great spots along the mighty peace to throw in your hook: Strong Creek Park This is such a gorgeous and peaceful area with lots of spots to throw in your hook and fish from the riverbank. Strong Creek Park is located along Shaftsbury Trail and is also an entry point for people who are kayaking, paddleboarding or tubing down the river....

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County of Northern Lights Winter Do Not Miss List

Explore the beauty in the County of Northern Lights and enjoy all they offer for a perfect winter day adventure. Located in the center of the Mighty Peace in a dense boreal forest, the beauty and peace found in the County of Northern Lights will keep you coming back. Snowshoeing Ice Fishing Manning Ski Hill Sledding Northern Lights 1....

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Clear Hills County Winter Do Not Miss List

Clear Hills County is an easy-going place to enjoy winter's outdoor comfort. Whether skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice fishing or snowshoeing, there's an abundance of ways to enjoy the large, diverse landscapes of the Clear Hills County. Ice Fishing Skating Sledding Downhill skiing and snowboarding Cross Country Ski 1....

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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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Discover Unique and Memorable Camping Experiences in the Mighty Peace Region

The Mighty Peace Region is a place where you can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of nature, as well as the culture and history of the area. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly campground, a romantic getaway, or an adventure in the wilderness, you can find it here. Here are some of the best spots to camp in the Mighty Peace....

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7 Unique Stays in the Mighty Peace

If you are looking for a place to stay in the Mighty Peace Region that is more than just a hotel room, you are in luck. The region offers many unique and memorable lodging options that will make your trip unforgettable. Whether you want to experience the history, nature, or culture of the area, you can find an abode that suits your taste and budget....

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The Ultimate Guide to Winter Activities in Birch Hills County

Birch Hills County is located northeast of Grande Prairie and about 500 km northwest of Edmonton. It is bordered by the Peace River to the North and the Smoky River to the East. Birch Hills County is a winter wonderland that offers a range of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages and interests....

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The Ultimate Guide to Summer Activities in Birch Hills County

Birch Hills County is located northeast of Grande Prairie and about 500 km northwest of Edmonton. It is bordered by the Peace River to the North and the Smoky River to the East. Birch Hills County offers a variety of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages and interests....

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11 Ways to Connect with Indigenous Culture in the Peace

When people think of the Peace Country, they usually think of the vast natural landscapes, open sky, and pristine beauty. However, this area is also the home of several Indigenous and Métis groups with a rich cultural heritage. From drumming circles to pow wows, traditional crafts to mouth-watering cuisine, historic monuments and more, there is plenty to see and do....

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Winter in Saddle Hills County – Do Not Miss

Winter is a wonderful time to explore Saddle Hills County. The region has so much to offer for winter enthusiasts who love outdoor adventures, wildlife viewing, historical sites, or local events. You can enjoy cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, skating and more in this scenic and diverse region....

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Summer in Saddle Hills County – Do Not Miss

Saddle Hills County is one of Alberta’s best kept secrets when it comes to summer tourism. Situated in the Central Peace Region along the southern banks of the Peace River, it has something for everyone whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation, culture, or wildlife. Plan Your Trip To Saddle Hills County Today!...

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Unique Summer Experiences in the Mighty Peace

The Mighty Peace region offers a treasure trove of unique summer experiences, which bring adventurers and leisure-seekers alike to its beautiful landscapes and vibrant communities. From thrilling outdoor adventures to serene escapes, this beautiful area offers plenty of activities that cater to every traveler's taste. Whether you're craving a tranquil retreat or an adrenaline-pumping excursion, the Mighty Peace area promises to deliver an unforgettable summer getaway like no other....

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Signature Events in the Mighty Peace

The Mighty Peace offers an exciting blend of culture, adventure, and community spirit, which is showcased through a variety of signature events that are known to captivate locals and visitors from near and far. From the rhythmic beating of drums and the vibrant display of traditional regalia at Pow Wows to the adrenaline-pumping excitement of rodeos and jet boat racing, there's no shortage of thrilling experiences to be had.   Join us as we explore the diverse and exhilarating signature events that make the Mighty Peace a destination like no other....

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The Best Patios in the Mighty Peace

Discovering the perfect blend of culinary delight and outdoor ambiance is a treat for the senses, especially when it comes to the restaurant patios scattered throughout the Mighty Peace. From picturesque riverfront settings to cozy downtown spots, these patios offer not only delectable dishes but also the perfect ambiance to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors. Whether you're a local looking for a new favorite spot or a visitor eager to explore the region, these patios are sure to leave a lasting impression....

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Museums in the Mighty Peace

The Mighty Peace is a treasure trove of history and culture, offering a wide range of museums that provide a glimpse into the past while also celebrating the present. From immersive exhibits that bring history to life to interactive displays that engage visitors of all ages, the museums across the region are a testament to the area's rich and diverse heritage.   Whether you're interested in exploring the art and culture of the area or delving into its natural history, the museums of the Mighty Peace offer distinct and enriching experiences for every visitor....

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MD of Smoky River Summer Do Not Miss List

The Municipal District of Smoky River is a hidden gem in the heart of Northern Alberta, offering visitors an array of attractions and activities that cater to both summer and winter seasons. Whether you are a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or simply looking for a peaceful escape, Smoky River has something for everyone. Here is a list of must-visit attractions that should not be missed....

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MD of Smoky River Winter Do Not Miss List

The Municipal District of Smoky River is a hidden gem in the heart of Northern Alberta, offering visitors an array of attractions and activities that cater to both summer and winter seasons. Whether you are a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or simply looking for a peaceful escape, Smoky River has something for everyone. Here is a list of must-visit attractions that should not be missed....

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Village of Girouxville Summer Do Not Miss List

The Village of Girouxville is a welcoming francophone community that provides visitors and residents with a variety of activities and attractions for all ages to enjoy. Whether you come for the day or the weekend, you are sure to leave with a smile. Village of Girouxville Top Summer Attractions List 1....

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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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Creating the Ultimate Camping Experience with Rendez-Vous RV Park

You just spent the entire day outside. You woke up to the sounds of the birds, enjoyed your morning coffee in the fresh air and decided to kick things off with a leisurely walk on the paved trails nearby. By mid afternoon you build a fire and the whole family is planning on going fishing afterwards with a quick stop at the playground before nighttime hits....

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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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Falher Winter Do Not Miss List

Falher is an easy-going place to enjoy winter's outdoor comfort. Visit the World's Largest Bee, take a winter walk, go tobogganing or tie up the skates; there's an abundance of ways to enjoy this wonderful community designated as the "Honey Capital of Canada. " Falher Top Winter Attractions List Honey Capital Park World's Largest Bee Winter Walk/ Snowshoe Trail at the Falher Municipal Campground Tobogganing at the Falher Friendship Hill Park On the Ice Honey Capital Park Check out the Honey Capital Park in Falher - you won't BEE disappointed....

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10 Fur friendly spots you need to check out in the Mighty Peace:

Rendez Vous RV Park Your furry family members are more than welcome to come along on your camping adventure to the Rendez-Vous RV Park, located on Peace River's east hill in Northern Sunrise County. The Rendez-Vous RV Park's new sparkling clean facilities include a laundromat, convenience store, restrooms, and showers. In addition, they have 109 full hook-up spaces, wifi, firewood, playground, pond, fishing, horseshoes, and even have a bounce pillow for the kids....

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Craft Beer in the Mighty Peace

More than a great place to have a cold beer, Heilan Beer House in Fairview and Peace River Brewing in Peace River both offer guests a unique experience. With tasty beer, spirits, food, welcoming staff, live music, and events, these local breweries bring a chill city vibe to the Mighty Peace. We asked Peace River Brewing owners Medrey Bond, Tyrell Kehler, and Heilan Beer House owner, Trevor Kerschbaumer to share some information about their breweries....

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The Green Goddess Studio – a place to gather, learn, create and connect

Sarah Keates, mother to Rayne, Bodhi and Saje, and wife to Paul (aka. Mr. Green Goddess) is passionate about sharing information about safe bath and beauty products for adults and children....

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Nampa Winter Do Not Miss List

What can you do to beat the winter blues? Head over to the Village of Nampa; there’s so much to see and do in this upbeat and welcoming community. You are sure to enjoy any time spent in the Village of Nampa....

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Town of Fairview Winter Do Not Miss List

Located in the heart of the beautiful Mighty Peace region, the Town of Fairview is a bustling town with plenty of charm, great vibes, and so much to see and do. You can skate, swim, ski, curl or snowboard – no matter what you choose, you are sure to enjoy your time in the heart of the peace. Skating Curling Cross Country Skiing Downhill skiing and snowboarding Swim 1....

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Northern Sunrise County – Winter Do Not Miss List

Northern Sunrise County in the winter is a stunning sight, and there's plenty to see and do that will leave you feeling recharged by the winter air. Experience the region's natural beauty and spend the day exploring all that Northern Sunrise County has to offer. Geocaching Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing Unique Stays Sledding Skating 1....

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Town of Peace River – Winter Do Not Miss List

Peace River certainly does bring peacefulness to any winter day, but don't let the name fool you - there's plenty of winter fun to be had in Peace River. You can skate, snowboard, ski, shop, eat, celebrate, or play! It will be an incredible day no matter what activity you choose, and while you do, be sure to look up and appreciate the beauty of this gorgeous town....

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MD of Peace’s Do Not Miss List

Vast prairie skies, rolling hills, and truly scenic vistas, the MD of Peace No. 135 is absolutely stunning in the winter season. So take your pick from dog sledding with purebred Siberian Huskies or an off-the-grid getaway in one of the Rise AirBNB cabins....

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Town of Grimshaw Winter Do Not Miss List

There’s no shortage of ways to enjoy the winter magic in the Town of Grimshaw. This bustling little town, famous for being the Mile Zero of the Mackenzie Highway, has plenty to offer residents and guests. So tie up your laces and head out to the outdoor skating rink, check out the great shopping on Mainstreet, or cozy up with a book at the municipal library....

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MD of Fairview Winter Do Not Miss List

Spanning over 1387 square km, this gorgeous region provides incredible views, including the Peace River Valley, the Dunvegan Bridge and the Maples Day Use Area. There are many winter activities to enjoy MD of Fairview – you can ski and snowboard, skate, curl, and take in the beauty of the northern lights. A day spent in the MD of Fairview is always a day well spent....

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Joy Out Of Misery

Rediscovering Flow in the Mighty Peace Day and night, earth and sky, history and the future, the north contains so many dualisms in its dancing auroras, the kind you can see lighting up the firmament in Peace River on a clear night — green, orange, yellow, purple — visible with the naked eye as you stand beneath the corona, on the road to a place called Misery. The sun rises on Peace River, as mist lifts from the water and town slowly stirs. Golden rays kiss Judah Hill as Zahra and Robyn Robertson look on....

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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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Q & A With The Peace Valley Snowriders

The Peace Valley Snow Riders are a group dedicated to helping families and friends get out of the house and enjoy the Mighty Peace this winter. Their mission is to promote responsible snowmobiling in the Peace Region and develop trails that form a network on both the east and west side of Peace River. Each trail has rest stops with fire pits, picnic tables, outhouses and firewood....

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Q & A With Whirlwind Acres

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with a purebred Siberian Husky sled dog? Because now you can at Whirlwind Acres! Offering year-round fun, a dog boarding kennel and one-of-a-kind experiences, Whirlwind Acres is truly an animal lover’s dream....

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Q & A With Hair Chic N’ Boutique

An experience in modern design and style at Hair Chic N' Boutique. Gifts, decor and food items for someone special. Or come and try the Massage Chair, Hydromassage Chair and Infrared Sauna for those who enjoy a more private experience....

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Q & A With The Dixonville General Store

The Dixonville General Store is a one stop shop for just about anything.  This unique, warm & welcoming business is located in the hamlet of Dixonville within the County of Northern Lights, just a short and scenic 40 minute drive northwest of Peace River. Stop in for some groceries and grab a bottle of wine from the liquor store for dinner while you’re there....

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Q & A With Riverside Ranch Décor

Riverside Ranch Decor is a home decor and giftware store in the Town of Grimshaw.  The store rotates their goods seasonally so the decor is always fresh for the time of year.  However, there are still everyday decor and giftware available all year round....

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Q & A With Amicis Gardens

Amicis Gardens is a greenhouse and gift shop located in Notikewin, Alberta, 6km north and 1km west of Manning. Pronunciation is a little tricky for this Latin title chosen as its unique name. The unique name is as unique as the business....

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Q & A With Raediance Florist & Gift Shop

Raediance Florist & Gift Shop in the Town of Grimshaw offers a variety of fresh cut flowers, indoor house plants, DIY Paints and Accessories and a wide variety of giftware for any occasion. Their focus is leaned towards Alberta and Canadian made products with new items constantly being added. What can visitors expect when they visit your shop?...

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Q & A With the Chateau Nova Peace River

While staying at the Chateau Nova in Peace River, you will have a memorable experience in any one of their well-appointed, spacious rooms. Their hotel has everything that you will need to make your stay in Peace River comfortable and relaxing. What can visitors expect when they stay with you?...

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Q & A With Rendez Vous RV Park and Storage

Rendez-Vous RV Park is a fully-serviced year-round park located just a few minutes east of Peace River off the junction of highway 2 and 688, offering 30 or 50 amp power in their 57 pull through and 50 spacious back-in stalls.   All stalls include picnic tables and complimentary Wi-Fi.  As well a variety of their back in stalls have fire pits....

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Q&A With the Nampa & District Museum

Explore the legendary Mighty Peace, from the fur trade to modern times, through the exhibits at the 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 they guide you through the indoor and outdoor exhibits and buildings....

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Q & A With Little Prairie RV Park

Little Prairie RV Park is nestled in the pristine Mighty Peace. Located 1 km south of Manning, Alberta on Highway 35. The park offers incredible scenery, quiet and relaxing surroundings and endless outdoor activities for all to enjoy....

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Q & A With the Mighty Peace Golf Club

Mighty Peace Golf Club is a golf facility that lies between Grimshaw and Peace River in North West Alberta. The 18-hole championship golf course features all the hallmarks of Northern Alberta golf, including lush fairways, undulating greens, various tee decks that will challenge novice to expert golfers alike and spectacular views. In this Q&A we interviewed Dave Allan one of the owner and operators of the Mighty Peace Golf Club....

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Q & A With Paradiś Valley Honey and the Valley Bee Café

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. The community tables invite conversation and connection, giving visitors the opportunity to meet new people and also run into old friends. People of all ages come to explore the world of bee year round....

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Q&A With The End Of Steel Museum.

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. The tracks were built only to the point that freight rates would have increased and no further....

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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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A Q&A With The Green Goddess

The Green Goddess offers a wide variety of high-quality skincare products, essential oils, personal hygiene products, teas, and handcrafted soaps. Some of the most treasured products include the whipped organic body butter, the natural and organic skincare and baby care lines, and the large selection of high-quality and affordable essential oils. All products are ethically sourced, plant-based, and some ingredients are harvested and wildcrafted right here in the Peace Country by The Green Goddess founder Sarah Keates herself....

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Town of Falher – Summer Do Not Miss List

This welcoming town has excellent shopping, restaurants, a fitness center, a pool, and a recreation center, and in the heart of the community is a giant bee that represents Falher's designation as the "Honey Capital of Canada. " Honey Festival Honey Capital Park and Splash Park Shopping World's Largest Bee Falher Municipal Campground 1. Honey Fest If you've never been to the Honey Festival, you are missing out!...

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Woodland Cree First Nation – Summer Do Not Miss List

Lush Forest, pristine lakes and rich cultural history on three reserves – the Woodland Cree First Nation is a must-go destination in the Peace Country. Take your pick from four amazing lakes for fishing, countless trails for quadding, gorgeous areas for camping, and you don’t want to miss their Treaty Days and Demolition Derby. The Woodland Cree First Nation is located 85km northeast of Peace River and 500km northwest of Edmonton on Highway 986....

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Unique Camping Spots in the Mighty Peace

There are so many options for great camping experiences in the Mighty Peace. Take your pick – you can stay by a river, lake, museum, historical site or within town limits. No matter what type of experience you are looking for, there’s something for everyone at these unique camping spots in the Mighty Peace: Rendez Vous RV Park - Northern Sunrise County Pack up your camping gear and head out to the Rendez-Vous RV Park located on Peace River’s east hill....

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5 Best Attractions in the Clear Hills County

If you’re a fan of being active outdoors and in nature, then you’ll definitely want to add Clear Hills County to your list of places to visit this summer! With many lakes, campgrounds and opportunities for physical activities under the sun, Clear Hills County offers plenty of chances for you to create some unforgettable memories. George Lake Campground Hines Creek Golf and Country Club Horse Trekking Adventures Outdoor Excursions Worsley Homestead Heritage Museum Learn more about Clear Hills County > 1....

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5 Best Attractions in the Town of Grimshaw

With small town friendliness, great local businesses and mouth-watering food, Grimshaw should be on your list of places to visit this year! Whether you’re looking for ways to get active or a place to simply enjoy, this town is the perfect pit stop. Shopping Mile Zero Marker Eateries Mile Zero Regional Multiplex Mighty Peace Golf Club Learn more about the Town of Grimshaw > 1....

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5 Best Attractions in the MD of Fairview

Calling all adventure seekers! Pack up your gear and head to the MD of Fairview to experience some of most exhilarating and serene outdoor gems that this area has to offer. Whether you’re looking to get your adrenaline pumping or wanting a day out with the family, this place has everything you need to make your summer a memorable one....

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Hines Creek – Winter Do Not Miss List

With such a welcoming and fun atmosphere, the Village of Hines Creek is a great place to embrace the winter. Grab some delicious locally sourced food, tie up your skates, or warm up with a workout at the local gym. With regularly groomed snowmobile and hiking trails, your path is smooth to take in all the beauty this little village offers - no matter what activity you choose....

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Woodland Cree First Nation – Winter Do Not Miss List

The Woodland Cree First Nation is a stunning winter wonderland that offers amazing ice-fishing, endless snowmobile trails, skating, tobogganing and spectacular views of the Northern Lights. The Woodland Cree First Nation is located 85km northeast of Peace River and 500km northwest of Edmonton on Highway 986. Ice Fishing Snowmobiling Tobogganing and Tubing Skating Northern Lights Ice fishing There are tons of options for ice-fishing in Woodland Cree First Nation with two gorgeous lakes - Haig Lake and Cadotte Lake....

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McLennan Winter Do Not Miss List

This charming town provides many options for your next winter outing. All within town limits, you can go for a walk, ice-fish, toboggan, skate or spend the day inside at the local library. Wintery Walks Ice Fishing Tobogganing and Tubing Skating Keep Warm 1....

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Hit the Trails with the Peace Valley Snow Riders

Staying indoors isn’t an option when it comes to exploring the Mighty Peace this winter. The fun doesn’t stop when the snow hits the ground, and thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Peace Valley Snow Riders, anyone with a snowmobile can get outside and plan a fun adventure with family and friends. Since starting in 2010, the Peace Valley Snow Riders have been promoting responsible snowmobiling in the Peace Region and developing trails that form a network on either side of the Peace River....

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Bundle Up for the Best Ice Fishing in the Mighty Peace

The Mighty Peace is known for its abundance of lakes, prime fishing spots and water activities during the summer months, but the fun doesn’t have to stop there when the seasons change. As the temperatures drop and the snow begins to fly, locals and visitors alike can still find and enjoy plenty of outdoor activities within the Peace Region. Those who like to cast a line out and troll for fish in the summer can breathe a sigh of relief, because the Mighty Peace is home to some of the best ice fishing locations available in the north....

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Chasing the Aurora Borealis in the Mighty Peace

Gazing up and taking in the Aurora Borealis, which are fondly known as the “Northern Lights”, is an experience that most people can only dream about. No matter how many times they’ve done their mystical dance across the sky, their magic never ceases to amaze viewers. Thankfully, the Mighty Peace has some of the best sightings that locals and visitors can appreciate and attest to....

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Taste OF Something Different: Unique Eats In The Peace

Where should we eat?  A question that has been posed time and time again. We have compiled some stand out Peace Country establishments that present unique options for your taste buds and eyes....

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5 Best Attractions in Hines Creek

With great hospitality, beautiful scenery and activities for all ages, Hines Creek is the perfect place to be this summer. Whether you’re planning on staying or just passing through, you’re bound to have an amazing time at one of the many attractions it has to offer. Hines Creek Hotel Hines Creek Museum Last Spike Walking Trails Spray Park Learn more about Hines Creek > 1....

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5 Best Attractions in the Village of Nampa

Family friendly experiences and engaging things to do can be found within Nampa! Spend the day or stay for the weekend, there’s always plenty of fun to be had. It’s the perfect place for a pitstop during your summer travels and offers many opportunities for you to enjoy!...

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5 Best Attractions in the Northern Sunrise County

If you enjoy camping, hiking, interactive parks and playgrounds, golfing and lookouts with incredible views, then you will want to add Northern Sunrise County to your list of places to visit this summer! Experience the great outdoors in all its glory here and check off items on your summer bucket list. You won’t want to miss these attractions!...

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5 Best Attractions in the Town of Peace River

If you’re looking for amazing food, summer sweets, outdoor excursions and a beautiful town to experience, then Peace River should be at the top of your list! Set amongst gorgeous rolling hills with the mighty Peace River nearby, this charming town has something for everyone to enjoy this summer. Plan your trip now and be ready to fall in love!...

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5 Best Attractions in St. Isidore

If you’re looking for a place that’s rich in francophone culture, then St. Isidore should be at the top of your list! With plenty of cultural experiences available, friendly residents and unforgettable local events to participate in, a trip to St....

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5 Best Attractions in McLennan

If you enjoy golfing, nature walks, wildlife watching, history and camping, then you will LOVE what McLennan has to offer. With plenty of options that get you outdoors and enjoying the beautiful scenery, McLennan is the perfect destination for your summer getaway. The whole family will appreciate what this town has to offer and boredom will be a thing of the past!...

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5 Best Attractions in the MD of Peace

With multiple parks, historical landmarks and one-of-a-kind accommodations tucked away in scenic landscapes, the MD of Peace is full of opportunities to explore and experience some of the best areas that the Peace Country has to offer. Plan your trip now and see why locals love calling this place home! Queen Elizabeth Park Shaftesbury Trail Lac Cardinal Pioneer Village Wilderness Park Unique Stays Learn more about M....

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5 Best Attractions in the County of Northern Lights

If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind accommodations, astounding rivers and lakes to explore and friendly, local businesses to visit, then you’ve come to the right place. The County of Northern Lights is full of attractions for those who have an appreciation for the outdoors. Plan your trip now and experience one of the many gems this area has to offer!...

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5 Best Attractions in the Town of Fairview

Whether you’re looking for activities that’ll get you outdoors, family friendly experiences or a delectable meal and tasty brew, Fairview has it all! This town has something for everyone and there is never a shortage of things to do. Check it out for yourself and see why so many people come to visit each year!...

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Indulge in Creativity and Spark Joy at the Fairview Fine Arts Centre

You’re gently lowering a bowl, that you just hand crafted out of clay, into a glaze and are preparing it for the kiln. Your hands are messy and your heart is full as you carefully maneuver through each step of the pottery experience. You’re being led by a thoughtful instructor and you already can’t wait to try your hand at using the spinning wheels in the weaving room next....

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Beat the Summer Heat with Billie’s Cones

Imagine this: you just wrapped up a beautiful day outside exploring the Peace Country. The sun is beating down and you feel like treating yourself to a cold, tasty snack. You load up the family, skin still warm from the day’s adventures, and you head to a local ice cream truck to cool down and end the evening on a sweet note....

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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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8 Must-See Hikes In The Mighty Peace

It’s no secret that the Mighty Peace is filled with incredible views, breathtaking scenery and plenty of hiking opportunities. If you’re looking for a reason to get some fresh air and enjoy the outdoors, check out one of these trails below! Pat’s Creek Interpretive Trail, Northern Sunrise County This out and back trail features a first-hand view of the river known as Pat’s Creek....

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It’s Easy Being Green at this Northern Alberta Greenhouse – Amicis Gardens, Notikewin

If the winter blahs are getting you down, take a drive to the greenhouse and be immersed in instant spring. Amicis Gardens near Notikewin is the perfect spot for a little R&R—and to start planning your summer garden. As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted by beautiful displays of benches, fountains, garden ornaments, and, of course, lots and lots of potted plants....

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A Cup of Community

A Cup of Community No one likes coffee, they LOVE it. When looking for that perfect cup in the Peace, you have some great options. They range from cozy nooks tucked away from the world to vibrant community spaces where you will surely run into a friend....

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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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5 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.   Manning Ski Hill You're surrounded by amazing restaurants and beautiful sights in Manning, but to really take it all in, skiing is the way to go....

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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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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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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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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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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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Village of Girouxville Winter Do Not Miss List

Located in the Smoky River Region, the Village of Girouville is an absolutely charming community and a must-visit this winter. Expect to feel completely welcomed in this quiet francophone community located west of Falher where you can explore, bowl, skate, play, eat and learn. Village of Girouxville Top Winter Attractions List The Girouxville Museum Esquire Hotel & Lounge Smoky Lanes 5 Pin Bowling Alley Girouxville Playground Girouxville Outdoor Skating Rink The Girouxville Museum Spend a warm and cozy day indoors at the Village of Girouxville Museum....

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Unique Gifts in the Mighty Peace

Look no further for the most unique and treasured gifts to share with loved ones this year than right here in the Mighty Peace.   From locally produced honey products and craft beer to imported merino sweaters from Ireland and gorgeous kimonos created here in Alberta, there is something for everyone on your list. Here is a taste of a few great local businesses to shop this holiday season....

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