M.D. of Peace No. 135

Just west of Peace River on Highway 2, 80 minutes northeast of Grande Prairie. 

Picture rolling hills, idyllic lakes, and scenic vistas, all bounded on the southern edge by the Mighty Peace herself, and you’ve got the M.D. of Peace — an ideal place for a northern getaway.

“The Trail winds along the hills down the Peace River Valley along the mighty Peace River, the scenery is awesome, stop at various market gardens along the way for fresh fruit and produce. Take the ferry ride across the river and back. We like to park our car and walk onto the ferry. The view of the river and surrounding hills is spectacular. There’s many other historical spots to stop as well.”

Dianne P, Fairview, Trip Advisor

With museums, parks, campgrounds, market gardens, and even a ferry, there’s something to do in every season. Cheer your favourite team at Lac Cardinal during the Alberta Pond Hockey Championships in winter or live history at the Lac Cardinal Museum Pioneer Day celebration in summer. Fish in the Peace River, stay in one of several unique B&Bs, paddle the Peace on a tour from Peace Cabins and Outdoors, so join the annual Paddle the Peace group paddle summer event. Come see what else we have in store!

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!

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1. Queen Elizabeth Park

If you’re looking for a campground that your whole family will enjoy, then this is it!

2. Shaftesbury Trail

Hit the road and experience one of the most scenic drives in the Peace Country!

3. Lac Cardinal Pioneer Village

Sitting next to Queen Elizabeth Park, this pioneer village will take you back in time and provide the whole family with a fun and educational experience!

4. Wilderness Park

If you want to feel like you’re in the middle of an enchanted forest and spend a day outside in fresh air, then Wilderness Park is for you.

5. Unique Stays

Another perk to visiting the MD of Peace is checking out all the amazing places to stay!

MD of Peace 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. Or maybe you want to take in the winter air snowshoeing or cross-country skiing; the options are wide open – you can even book a helicopter tour! Whatever you decide, you will be sure to be wearing a smile.

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1. Dog Sledding

Taking a dog sled ride would typically be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but not in the MD of Peace 135.

2. Unique Stays

Overlooking the Peace River Valley, the Wildrose Guest House offers stunning views and luxury living only 8 minutes from Peace River. The Rise AirBNB cabins are situated on 200 acres of farmland at the top of a gorgeous river valley displaying stunning 360 views of the vast prairie skies.

3. Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Located just between Peace River and Grimshaw, Wilderness Park is the perfect place for a snowshoe or cross-country ski.

4. Helicopter Tours

If you want to feel like you’re in the middle of an enchanted forest and spend a day outside in fresh air, then Wilderness Park is for you.

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.

The Best Of M.D. of Peace No. 135

Vistas of the Past

Take in spectacular views of the Peace River Valley around the Town of Peace River from six favourite local viewpoints and learn about the local pioneer heroes.

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

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. The Mighty Peace is calling (experience its magic).

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

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.

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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A Scenic Drive through History

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6 Canoe Trips to Paddle in the Peace Country

Exploring Peace River by water is an experience in itself.

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