County of Northern Lights

North of Peace River on Highway 743 and Highway 35. 

Stretching north along the Peace River from just north of the Town through miles of prairies and boreal forest, the County of Northern Lights has a vast selection of offerings for travellers.

Notikewan Provincial Park – “If you are looking for a camping spot with close access to the Peace River, away from the main highway, almost entirely off grid but charming camping spots that don’t tend to be over crowded… this is your spot. We had a family reunion here and was loved by all who attended.”

Ythebert, British Columbia, Trip Advisor

From provincial parks and lakes to local museums and First Nations experiences, you can find history, hiking, hunting, or horseback riding—and everything in between—within its borders. Kayak or fish at Leddy Lake, camp at Shady Lane Campground, bird watch at Figure 8 Lake, golf at Candy Meadows or The Creek, ski at Manning, enjoy night skies at, well, anywhere…your dream getaway is limited only by your creativity.

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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1. Unique Stays

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sleep in a cozy cabin on an island in the middle of the Peace River? Well now you can experience exactly that at the Peace Island Resort!

2. Provincial Parks

The Country of Northern Lights is home to many Provincial Parks that are adored by locals and out of town visitors.

3. Greenhouses

Plant lovers rejoice! The County of Northern Lights is home to some incredible greenhouses that will make all your plant and landscaping dreams come alive. Amicis Gardens is located in Notikewin and is a greenhouse and gift shop wrapped into one.

4. Dixonville General Store & Community Forest Trail

This is the perfect combination for a fun day out of the house! Take in the wonders of the Boreal Forest on this beautifully kept walking trail and become enchanted by the mossy forest floors and large trees that surround you.

5. Manning Ski Hill

If you’re looking for some local fun, then the Manning Ski Hill is the place to be!

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.

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1. SNOWSHOEING

Located in the hamlet of Dixonville, this enchanting 1.5 km trail is a snowshoer’s dream.

2. ICE-FISHING

Twin Lakes is the perfect place to throw in your hook for a day of great ice fishing.

If you are looking for a great place to spend a wintry day, look no further that Figure Eight Lake.

3. SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING

Manning Ski Hill is a great family-friendly ski hill offering gorgeous views with five main runs, and some bush runs for the more adventurous pow lovers.

4. SLEDDING

The County of Northern Lights is the perfect place to visit if you love snowmobiling.

5. NORTHERN LIGHTS

Gazing up and taking in the Aurora Borealis, fondly known as the “Northern Lights,” is an experience that most people can only dream about. But the County of Northern Lights has plenty of dark sky viewing areas to enjoy the northern lights on a clear winter’s night. No matter how many times they’ve done their mystical dance across the sky, their magic never ceases to amaze viewers.

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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.

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Fowl Play

Take a weekend getaway near Grimshaw to explore some of our loveliest natural parks, relax, spot our fine feathered friends, and more.

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IN County of Northern Lights

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    Condy Meadows Playground

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    Deadwood Playground

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    Dixonville Community Forest Trail

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    Dixonville Museum

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    Figure Eight Lake

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    Leddy Lake

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    Leddy Lake Playground

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    Little Prairie RV Park

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    Manning Ski Hill

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    North Star Playground

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    Notikewin Provincial Park