Peace River

Population: 6,240

Peace River is located on the banks of the Peace River, 87 miles north of Valleyview via Alberta Highway 2.

Visitor Information: 
Mighty Peace Tourist Association, phone 780-624-4166.

An important transportation centre on the Peace River, the town of Peace River was incorporated in 1919. Today, Peace River is a centre for government services in the region. Area industry includes a pulp mill, gas and oil and farming.

Visitor facilities include 8 hotels/motels and many restaurants. Visitors will find WiFi available throughout downtown Peace River. Peace River has a Super Walmart. Camping at Lions Club Campground, phone (780) 624-2120, and at Citadel Ridge RV Park, phone (780) 618-5585, both on the west side of the river south of Highway 2.

 

Attractions:

  • The Peace River Museum on the south side of town along the river (10302–99th St.), houses archives and exhibits on Sir Alexander Mackenzie, the fur trade and local history. Open Monday to Saturday, year-round; phone 780-624-4261.
  • Visitors can take a historic walking tour to various points of interest around town. The tour includes the statue of Twelve-Foot Davis, a gold miner who struck it rich on a 12-foot strip of land between 2 larger claims in the Cariboo gold fields.