Nestled within the majestic valley of the Peace River, the Town of Peace River enjoys one of the most beautiful physical settings in Alberta. The town is located 486 km north-west of Edmonton and 195 km north-east of Grande Prairie, the second largest center in north-western Alberta and functions as a thriving regional service and trade center.
The Town of Peace River and its surrounding forests, streams, rivers and moderately mountainous terrain is the perfect setting for those looking for a place to relax and enjoy life while on vacation, or taking a weekend excursion. The Peace, Smoky and Heart rivers converge near the town and from surrounding outlooks and observation areas such as Sagitawa Lookout and Kaufman Hill, visitors will be treated to the outstanding scenic display of the river valley below.Hiking, cycling and just plain walking are the order of the day in Peace River country, where the breathtaking beauty of the natural valley and hills offers the ideal setting for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts to capture the moment forever.
Along with great shopping, restaurants, dance clubs and lounges, visitors to the Town of Peace River can always find accommodations to suit their needs with more than 500 rooms available at local hotels and motels. Campers will also find an abundant selection of outdoor facilities, many just minutes away from picnic areas, interpretative trails, 9 and 18 hole golf courses, secluded fishing spots and much more. Visitors and residents alike enjoy spending time at Riverfront Park, a great place for picnics and for the kids to play. Located along the edge of the river, this park is just 2 blocks from Main Street and several hotels.
Winter visitors can ski the slopes of Misery Mountain, located on the West side of the town, go cross-country skiing along one of the many trails in the valley, or toboggan down several area hills.The Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre‘s three galleries cover the fur trade era, located aboriginal history and the evolution of the settlement into the Town of Peace River. Designated Alexander Mackenzie Centre for Western Canada. Features archival collections of over 10,000 documents and maps. All researchers welcome! Gift shop and book store. Open 10 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Saturday, year round. Located at 10302-99 Street.
Beaver Indian legend says, “Drink the waters of the Peace River and you will return”. Over the years people have continually returned to spend time in this valley and to experience the warm, friendly hospitality and beauty that is Peace River. We invite you to visit this year round, safe and relaxing destination and discover the beauty of our valley. The Town of Peace River-a true Northern Jewel.
Visitors to Peace River can enjoy a trip down the Shaftesbury Trail and a ride across the mighty Peace River on the Shaftesbury Ferry, which makes for an interesting day trip!
Where to find us
Peace River, Alberta
Place Title: Northern Sunrise CountyPlace Description:
Here people can grow, prosper, and belong.
Natural, picturesque, pristine and inviting, Northern Sunrise County offers over 21,573 square kilometers of adventure and exploration.
Located 485 km’s north of Edmonton and only a short drive south of Peace River, the County offers year-round rural experiences; farmers markets, museums, the Harmon Valley Rodeo, golf, camping, parks, and a winter festival. The region’s agricultural producers range from beef, bison, dairy & honey producers, grains to forage and unique cultural products. As members of Branding the Peace, a regional branding initiative, County businesses produce some of the finest products in the world – in agriculture and agri-food products, arts & culture, and tourism. Aboriginal and Francophone communities, diverse culture and events are abound in this northern paradise. In 2005 the Hank Williams First Nation movie was filmed in the Peace Region. Upon its release in 2005, Hank Williams First Nation was praised for its realistic depictions of aboriginal life in Northern Alberta. The filming of the Hank Williams First Nation TV series first season was completed in 2006. The series shows off the scenery found in and around Cadotte Lake and Peace River.The Peace, Smoky and Heart River valleys offer excellent outdoor recreation, including activities such as camping, hunting, hiking, fishing and picnicking. Wildlife activity remains a prominent feature of the area. Moose, deer and bear are common throughout the County, particularly in the vicinity of the Peace River valley slopes. The vast unspoiled wilderness, wildlife, clean, pure water and wide-open sky are hard to compare.Address: 135 Sunrise Road
CanadaHere people can grow, prosper, and belong. Natural, picturesque, pristine and inviting, Northern Sunrise County offers over 21,573 square kilometers of adventure and exploration. Located 485 km’s north of Edmonton and only a short drive south of Peace River, the County offers year-round rural experiences; farmers markets, museums, the Harmon Valley Rodeo, golf, camping, parks, and a winter festival. The Read more...