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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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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 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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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