Peace River

Population: 6,240

Peace River is located on the banks of the Peace River, 88 miles north of Valleyview via Alberta Highway 2.

Visitor Information: 
Mighty Peace Tourist Association, phone (780) 338-2364. Town of Peace River, P.O. Box 6600, Peace River, AB T8S 1S4.

An important transportation centre on the Peace River, the town of Peace River was incorporated in 1919. Today, Peace River is a centre for goverment services in the region. Area industry includes a pulp mill, gas and oil and farming. Visitor services include dining and lodging at local restaurants and 5 hotels/motels. Camping at Lions Club Campground and at Pine Ridge Campground.


  • The Peace River Museum houses archives and exhibits on Sir Alexander Mackenzie, the fur trade and local history. Historical re-enactments in summer.
  • Take a historic walking tour to various points of interest around town.
  • Visit 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.