The Outdoor Adventure Vacation Your Kids Will Tell Their Kids About

We see you. You’ve been craving wide open spaces, the smell undisturbed wilderness and the opportunity to unwind in the great outdoors. Well, look no further. Enjoy a safe and responsible adventure—passport not required. The Mighty Peace is calling (and your adventure awaits).

The outdoor adventure vacation your kids will tell their kids about. Is this you? You live for adventure. You love to immerse yourself in nature, and you don’t mind if it takes a bit of work. The more you put into your vacation, the more you get out of it, right? Sometimes you have to ask the locals where the best spots are and then discover them for yourself. Oh boy, the Mighty Peace is absolutely perfect for you.

For a positively epic and story-worthy vacation, you’ve come to the right place. Dare yourself to fill your days to the brim with friends old and new. Bring the kids if you’ve got ‘em. They’ll love it.

Experience an outdoor Winterland in the sun.

Dig in by carving out some memories on the slopes. The Mighty Peace has several ski hills, and many feature terrain parks, so you can ski or snowboard for days all around the region. Uncrowded and affordable, take in the amazing views and friendly, relaxed vibe. Family and group passes are available. Check out amazing ski and stay deals offered here!

If downhill isn’t your thing, perhaps you’d rather explore our breathtaking countryside on cross country skis at Last Lake Guest House or on snowshoes at The Rise Airbnb. Listen for the satisfying crunch of the snow under your feet and look for hoarfrost—the crisp, icy crystals that sometimes form on tree branches. Go to Wilderness Park where you’ll likely encounter animal tracks or see some of the Boreal Forest’s amazing wildlife. Take well-established routes or trailblaze. It’s your choice.

Ice fishing anyone? With several lakes to chose from, ice fishing is a great way to spend a day (or a week), and there’s nothing like firing up fresh-caught trout for a delicious treat. Try your luck at Figure Eight Lake.

Love snowmobiling? The Mighty Peace is home to the Peace Valley Snow Riders, a club offering 130 km of trails. Simply pick up an Alberta Snowmobile Association membership online, check out local maps and bring your sled. Choose from one of three trails—one by Figure Eight Lake, one by Leddy Lake (equipped with a warm-up shelter), and one near the French community of St. Isidore. Plan a wiener roast with hot chocolate and s’mores.

Do you like micro-breweries? If so, the Mighty Peace has two of the best you’ll find anywhere in Alberta. Heilan Beer House and Peace River Brewing are must stops for the beer connoisseur—Heilan has a full lunch and dinner menu and Peace River Brewing serves delicious finger foods—both use fresh, local ingredients.

Choose Your Cozy Home Away from Home

No matter what you fill your days with, it’s always nice to come back to a warm bed. Maybe you want to cook your own meal or enjoy an evening board game? If so, you’re likely looking for a cozy cabin to call home.

Last Lake Guest House is a spacious and homey farmhouse 25 minutes NW of Grimshaw or 36 minutes NE of Fairview. Unforgettable stary night skies are a common sight. Maybe you’ll catch the Aurora Borealis (the northern lights).

The Rise Airbnb is a newly renovated homestead on 200 acres of farmland at the top of the river valley near Shaftesbury Trail. The location provides a serene view of the prairie skies—20 minutes east of Grimshaw or 20 minutes southwest of Peace River.

Wild Rose Guest House blends the best of nature with luxurious living. Sip your morning coffee in front of the impressively tall stone fireplace while you gaze across the river valley, just 10 minutes southwest of Peace River.

If you want a unique motel with character, consider Hines Creek Hotel or Bear Country Inn—both have restaurants embracing homestyle cooking. Try the pizza at the Hines Creek Hotel or the donuts at Bear Country Inn.

If you’re into winter camping, try the Rendez Vous RV Park—they offer cabin, RV and 5th wheel rentals on site.

Norm’s Pizzazz in Grimshaw has the best pizza and comfort food with a Québécois twist—a great place to eat if you’re staying at The Rise Airbnb.