Cotillion Park, Alberta

Located between Dawson Creek and Spirit River along Highway 49 approximately 57 km west of Spirit River along the Peace River. Turn north on Range Road 115 (Pillsworth Road) Travel 20 km and turn west onto township road 812. Go 1.6 km and turn right on range road 120. Follow the road to campsite, 15 km on pavement.

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Cotillion Park in northern Alberta is a small campground that offers 13 overnight camping spots with fire pits, picnic tables and boating access to the Peace River. It also has a day-use picnic area by the Shelter that includes a wood cook stove. There are also a washroom and shower facilities at the park as well.

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According to local folklore, Cotillion Park was named after Cotillion Butte, the name given to a round hill located in the area. It was there that the sharp tail grouse did their mating dance. A cotillion is an elaborate dance of the 18th century, that usually has frequent changes of partners. It originated in France.

Alexander Mackenzie, early explorer from Scotland, travelled the Peace River at this area back in 1793 searching for the Pacific Ocean. He was accompanied by two native guides and a number of Canadian Voyageurs. The Cotillion Recreation Area is located at the mouth of Sneddon Creek. The creek was named after a World War 2 RCAF Gunner J.A. Sneddon who was born in Edmonton, Alberta.

Many take their lawn chairs right down to the Mighty Peace River and enjoy the surroundings.

EVENTS at Cotillion Park: Something that is fairly new is the Annual Music in the Park Day that is held in June at Cotillion Park with local musicians performing.

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Wildlife call this area home and include moose and deer, the black bear, beaver, bald eagles plus a variety of other species of birds.

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