Peace River

Two hours northeast of Grande Prairie, five hours northwest of Edmonton. 

Nestled into the spectacular Peace River Valley, the Town of Peace River can be enjoyed in any season, no matter your yen. Enjoy magnificent views from several lookout points, stay in one of several full-service motels, hotels, or unique bed and breakfasts, savour the fare at the fine restaurants, lounges, or craft breweries, hike on trails weaving through the hills, or view the local wildlife — often on the other side of the street!

“There’s a reason they call it God’s Country.  I’m thankful my pioneer grandparents found their way to the Mighty Peace.”

– Aaron Sorensen

Don’t miss the several annual events such as the World Jet Boat Races, Paddle the Peace, the Mighty Peace Hill Climb snowmobile rally, and the Peacefest music festival. With plenty of parks, campgrounds, a ski hill, and two golf courses within easy driving distance, as well as boutiques, spas, and gift shops, in one of the most beautiful settings Alberta has to offer, the town has your next vacation written all over it.

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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1. Eat & Drink

If you’re craving a mouth-watering meal or a sweet treat to cool down with, then Peace River is the place to be! A local favourite is the Board ‘N’ Barrel restaurant situated alongside the river that features a heated patio with a great view and a welcoming atmosphere.

2. Misery Mountain

Don’t let the name fool you, this place is a paradise for hiking and biking enthusiasts!

3. Boating and Paddling

When visiting Peace River, experiencing the river itself is always encouraged!

4. Parks

Being outdoors is easy in Peace River! With 13 different playgrounds to choose from and 2 larger parks, Riverfront Park and 12 Foot Davis Park, families of all ages can have fun and enjoy fresh air together.

5. Shopping and Murals

Not only is Peace River surrounded by natural beauty, but it also has some of the best murals you’ll see for miles!

Winter Top 5 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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1. Misery Mountain

This gorgeous area is the perfect place to enjoy any winter day. You can ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or hang out with your friends or family.

2. Eat & Drink

There are endless options when it comes to great food in Peace River.

3. Shopping and Murals

Peace River is not only a great shopping hub, it is stunning. The streets and buildings are decorated with gorgeous murals, and the glow from Christmas lights makes a shopping day here dreamy.

4. Ice Skating

There’s no shortage of places to enjoy a winter skate in the Town of Peace River. So lace up your skates and head out for an outdoor winter skate at one of Peace River’s fabulous outdoor rinks, or head over to the Baytex Energy Centre, Peace River’s recreation facility.

5. Parks

Head over to the Baytex Energy Center when your kids need to play but it’s too cold outside. They have an Indoor Playground, generously sponsored by Macmillan Construction, that will keep the kids happy for hours. For those magical winter outdoor days, check out Peace River’s parks.

The Best Of Peace River

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.

5 Canoe Trips to Paddle in the Peace Country

Exploring Peace River by water is an experience in itself.

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.

The Outdoor Adventure Vacation Your Kids Will Tell Their Kids About

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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).

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 Mig

A Scenic Drive through History

Take an automotive adventure through the Mighty Peace.

6 Ways to Live on the Edge in the Mighty Peace Region

Looking for your next adrenaline rush? We found it!

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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