60 minutes from Grande Prairie on Highway 2, 40 minutes from Peace River.
Straddling the north shores of the Peace River, the picturesque Municipal District of Fairview welcomes visitors from the south with gorgeous views of the Peace River Valley while crossing the Dunvegan Bridge.
“The Peace Region is a piece of heaven that’s decorated with brilliant color. You will enjoy golden yellow canola fields or rich black cultivated fields that kiss the clear blue sky. One my favorite drives in the world is highway 2 heading north from Grande Prairie to my home town of Fairview. Hugging the road are open fields, lush green rolling hills, spectacular fall colors and in the heart of the trek, the historic Dunvegan suspension bridge. It spans the mighty Peace River and leads to a spectacular historic site that you can call home for a few nights. A beautiful campground is situated at the base of the river and that waterfront property is yours to enjoy! Spend a night under the stars, breath in the fresh air, soak up the history, enjoy the tastes and ambience of the market gardens. My memories are filled with visits to magical Dunvegan. It’s yours to enjoy. Take a road trip. It might be your first to the region but it won’t be your last!”
Learn about the history of an area that has been used by humans for thousands of years at Historic Dunvegan Provincial Park. Pick your own strawberries, wild blueberries and cranberries, or grab fresh farmer’s market produce. Breathe in nature (and get off-grid) by staying at one of the campgrounds on the river or riding the hills on horseback. Sport enthusiasts can snowmobile, ski, snowboard, or ATV. Whether you want to rest and rejuvenate, reconnect with your kids, or get your adrenaline freak on, we have the perfect vacation experience for you.
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.
1. Downhill skiing and snowboarding
Fairview Ski Hill is the perfect place to bring your family to play this winter.
2. Cross Country Skiing
Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of cross-country skiing in the Maples Day Use Area located beside Historic Dunvegan.
Grab your skates and head over to the Bluesky Outdoor Skating Rink for a refreshing outdoor skating experience.
The Whitelaw Curling Rink is a treasured gathering place for curlers and spectators alike in the winter months.
5. Experience the 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.
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.
1. Historical Dunvegan Provincial Park
This place is a MUST SEE when it comes to planning your next summer
2. Pratt’s Landing
Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate this impeccable spot along the Peace River! Plan a daytrip down or take advantage of one of the 15 campsites available and enjoy a weekend away in nature.
3. Fairview Aircraft Restoration Society (FARS)
History buffs will definitely want to make a stop at this local Aircraft Restoration centre.
4. Fairview Ski Hill
In the off season, the hill provides some of the best hiking and biking trails in the area.
5. The Maples
This beautiful day use area is the ideal spot for families that want to enjoy a quiet afternoon in the shade.
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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.
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