The County of Northern Lights is what “I am Canadian” is all about. Home to dense boreal forests, majestic rivers, and secret lakes, visitors can get closer to nature in the campgrounds, on the interpretive trails, or explore the communities of this pristine municipality. The serene campground at Notikewin Provincial Park is located at the joining of the Peace and Notikewin Rivers, 37 km north and 30 km east of Manning. Here you can view 200-year-old growth forests, 2 metre high ostrich ferns, wildlife such as bear, moose and deer, birds, and the ammonite remnants of prehistoric tropical and marine climates. Camp stalls, although without modern hook-ups, are among the most beautiful to be found in the Peace Country, truly a place to get away from it all.
Figure Eight Lake, 28 km northwest of Grimshaw, offers swimming, playgrounds, boat launch, fishing and hiking trails along with camping and picnic areas. For electrical hook ups, boat launch, fishing, showers, playgrounds and hiking trails, head to Leddy Lake, located 24 km northwest of Peace River. Sulphur Lake, 23 km west of Dixonville, offers fishing and boat launch and campsites. A favourite fishing hole is found on the Whitemud River, twenty-three km northeast of Dixonville, offering Pike, Walleye, Goldeye and Grayling. Shady Lane Campground, located right in Dixonville, is a great stop for RV’s with refill and dump stations, showers and laundry facilities.
The Battle River Rodeo in July is excellent entertainment for young and old. The Battle River Pioneer Museum hosts an annual Antique Tractor Display with pancake breakfast each August. This 2 story museum boasts thousands of artifacts and machines, as well as rare and interesting creatures from the area.
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