When traveling in northern Alberta, and into the Northwest Territories, and even beyond, the journey is a large part, so enjoy it. And as you are enjoying it, you can “Take a Break” in the beautiful community of Manning, known as the “Land of the Mighty Moose”.
As you enter the river valley in which Manning is situated, you will notice that this is not a typical northern Alberta Town. The town flourishes in the summer, literally. Tree lined streets, flowers in bloom, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, these are all things that say, “Let’s park and go for a walk around the town.” With the Notikewan River running through town, a hike along the river is a treat for photographers and bird watchers. While walking you can enjoy a meal, dessert, shopping for gifts, souvenirs, as well as essentials and groceries. There are several places to camp; near the Notikewan River either in town, at the golf course, or at Notikewin Provincial Park. Condy Meadows is a beautiful, yet challenging 9-hole course located just 15 minutes north of Manning. Other places to camp are the Little Prairie RV Park south of Manning, and at the Battle River Agricultural grounds in the southwest.
The Battle River Pioneer Museum features a large collection of artifacts including an Albino Moose, the famous Windigo Moose Horns, and a two-headed calf. The Antique Tractor parade, held annually every August, draws visitors from near and far to see the incredible collection of farming equiptment and live demonstrations. The parade is always kicked off with a fabulous pancake breakfast. The annual Battle River Rodeo is held on the last weekend of July and features not only rodeo events, but also a demolition derby.
Where to find us
Place Title: County of Northern LightsPlace Description:
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. Twin Lakes, 65 km north of Manning offers camping, playgrounds, fishing and electrical services. 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.Address: 600 - 7th Avenue NW
CanadaThe 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 Read more...