Valleyview

Population: 1,972

Valleyview is located 208 miles northwest of Edmonton and 152 miles southeast of Dawson Creek, BC, at the junction of Highways 43 and 49.

Visitor Information:
Town of Valleyview, Box 270, Valleyview, Alberta T0B 3N0; phone 780-524-5150. Valleyview Visitor Center is just east of town on Highway 43 and includes restrooms, picnic area, WiFi, open daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m. May–October with gift and information items for purchase along with some refreshments and snacks.

Originally called Red Willow Creek when it was homesteaded in 1916, Valleyview  boomed with the discovery of oil and gas in the 1950s, and services grew along with the population. Today, Valleyview’s diversified economy includes oil and gas, forestry, tourism, agriculture and government services. Valleyview is known as the “Portal to the Peace” because Highways 49/2 lead north 88 miles/142 km to the community of Peace River and another 13 miles/21 km to connect with the Mackenzie Highway to Northwest Territories. Valleyview has all visitor services, including food and lodging, and gas, diesel and propane. Municipal campground at north end of town. Valleyview has a laundromat, grocery, liquor store, clothing and hardware stores, gift shops, banks, a post office, churches and library.

Attractions:

  • Annual Fair and Rodeo in early August.
  • Play golf at Valleyview Riverside Golf Course.
  • Fishing, boating and camping on nearby Sturgeon Lake.