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!
- Queen Elizabeth Park
- Shaftesbury Trail
- Lac Cardinal Pioneer Village
- Wilderness Park
- Unique Stays
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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! Queen Elizabeth Park has 56 campsites available; 42 sites have power hookups, but all sites come equipped with fire pits and picnic tables. Children will love the brightly coloured playground, the beach for building sandcastles and the forest trails for hiking, biking and exploring. There are also horseshoe pits that are sure to provide hours of entertainment. If you have a boat, bring it! The lake is ideal for windsurfing, water skiing or tubing and is perfect to spend the day on. For those that prefer quieter days on the water, you can paddleboard, kayak or canoe and catch a glimpse of the many bird species in the area. This park has so much to offer!
2. Shaftesbury Trail
Hit the road and experience one of the most scenic drives in the Peace Country! Running along the mighty Peace River for 26km, the Shaftesbury Trail will show you many historical sites such as Fort Fork, where Alexander Mackenzie took shelter many years ago and the Anglican Cemetery and St. Augustine Mission, which provide reminders to the history of the area. Make it a day trip to stop at each site and then carry on to the Shaftesbury Ferry to catch a ride across the river and see the beautiful views up close.
Plan your visit now and get ready to be surrounded by large hills, plenty of wildlife and jaw dropping landscapes.
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! This is the perfect opportunity to get a first hand look at how the pioneers lived throughout the 1920’s until the 1940’s.
With fully furnished houses, a school, blacksmith shop, general store, fire hall, municipal office, carpenter shop, church, barn and library, this is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon and bask in history. There’s also plenty of antique farm equipment to see! Make it a part of your camping trip at Queen Elizabeth Park and see why locals love it so much.
- Lac Cardinal Boat Launch
- Lac Cardinal Recreation Area Playground
- Lac Cardinal Pioneer Village Museum
- Lac Cardinal Recreation Area
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! As soon as you enter you will be met with sunshine filtering through the towering trees, plenty of paths and trails to follow and the lovely sound of birds singing all around you. Wilderness Park has two large man-made ponds that have crystal clear water and plenty of fish to catch. Pack your fishing gear and make yourself comfortable on one of the many docks that are available. There are picnic tables, fire pits and immaculate outhouses, so you can pack a lunch and enjoy an entire afternoon outside. You’re guaranteed to love this place after just one visit!
5. Unique Stays
Another perk to visiting the MD of Peace is checking out all the amazing places to stay! Peace River Cabins is situated on a riverbank just off of the Shaftesbury Trail and provides visitors with cabins that are rustic or fully serviced, a wall tent, a teepee or a two-bedroom suite with WIFI. Hop on the river with canoe and kayak rentals, explore the riverside by hiking or try out the ultralight flying with a qualified pilot. Another incredible place to stay is the Wild Rose Guest House, which is situated on top of a hill and provides a spectacular view of the river, valley and hills all around.
This guest house is full of luxurious items and includes a hot tub that will help you relax after a long day of exploring. Rent a room or the entire house, either way you’re bound to have an unforgettable time! Don’t miss out on these once in a lifetime stays!