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.
- Historical Dunvegan Provincial Park
- Pratt’s Landing
- Fairview Aircraft Restoration Society (FARS)
- Fairview Ski Hill
- The Maples
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1. Historical Dunvegan Provincial Park
This place is a MUST SEE when it comes to planning your next summer getaway. Camping is available right next to the Dunvegan Market Gardens, where you can try your hand at mini golf, pick a bucketful of sweet tasting berries or replenish your hungry stomach with a mouth-watering meal from the onsite restaurant. Bring your kayaks or canoes and experience a paddle of a lifetime on the mighty Peace River and soak in the natural beauty that is bound to leave you breathless.
Visitors are also encouraged to bring their boats and spend the day on the river cruising upstream or picnicking on nearby sandy islands. For those that prefer to stay on land, Dunvegan offers plenty of hiking trails that provide some of the finest views of the river valley. Plan your trip now and see what the fuss is all about!
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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. Throw your hiking boots on and explore the river valley, play an entertaining game of horseshoes with family and friends, take the youngsters to the playground to burn off energy or relax by the river and get lost in the comforting sounds of water rushing by. For those that prefer to be on the river, this is the ultimate spot to launch your boat, canoe or kayak. Be sure to pack your fishing gear, as it’s also the perfect spot to catch supper for the evening. Spend the night under the stars and cozy up around a warm campfire where you can share stories and plan your next day’s adventures.
3. Fairview Aircraft Restoration Society (FARS)
History buffs will definitely want to make a stop at this local Aircraft Restoration centre. FARS allows visitors to take a step back in time and learn about the past through the aircraft that they have on site.
Their biggest attraction is the CANSO airplane that was used in World War II, which they successful restored and now showcase to the public. Visitors can take a look inside the mighty red plane and appreciate the hard work that went in to bringing it back to life. Stop in and learn about the CANSO’s elaborate history, and if you’re lucky, you may even get a chance to see it soaring high in the sky.
4. Fairview Ski Hill
Although it’s not winter yet, you can still go and enjoy what the Fairview Ski Hill has to offer. In the off season, the hill provides some of the best hiking and biking trails in the area. Visitors are encouraged to challenge themselves with a climb to the top to soak in the amazing views of the Hines Creek coulee below and catch a glimpse of local wildlife. If you want to get your heart rate up even more, you can bring your mountain bike and experience the hill on two wheels.
With plenty of trails to try out, you’re bound to get your blood pumping. Grab your friends and make a day of it, this is the perfect way to get some fresh air and have fun!
5. The Maples
This beautiful day use area is the ideal spot for families that want to enjoy a quiet afternoon in the shade. With plenty of large trees to sit under, The Maples is the perfect place for a picnic with loved ones. It boasts many fire pits, picnic tables, a cookhouse shelter adorned with historical pictures, horseshoe pits and walking trails with lookout areas nearby. It’s close proximity to the river allows you to listen to the soothing sounds of running water as you kick back and relax in nature.
Ideal for all ages, there’s also a fun playground that holds historical significance to the area. If you’re looking for a place to host a large group and enjoy each other’s company, then this is definitely it!