PEACE RIVER - Alberta. Events, Campgrounds, Golf, Skiing, Schools, History, Population, Airport, Museum, Radio Stations, Travel, Peace Region.
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Welcome to Peace River, Land of Twelve Foot Davis.
Mighty Peace Country MAP

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Tourism Peace River:
The Peace River tourist information booth was originally a train station located in the Town of Peace River Alberta in northern Alberta. It is located near the entrance of the Town.

Best Canadian Motor Inn. 9810-98 Street. 780-624-2586.

Sawridge Inn. 9510 - 100 Street. 780-624-3621.

Western Budget Motel. 7701 - 100 avenue. 780-624-3445.

Peace River

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Lions Campground located in Peace River. Concession, playground, hiking, laundry. (780) 624-2120.

Pine Ridge Mobile Home and RV Park located in Peace River. Full hook-ups, Horseshoes, hiking, playground. (780) 618-0424.

Rendez-Vous RV Park and Storage. East hill of Peace River at junction Highway 2 and 688. 780-618-1345.

Cecil Tompson Park. 7 km East of Peace River. Firewood, fishing, playground. (780) 642-6580.

Strong Creek Park. 13 km south of Peace River. Fishing, playground, hiking trails, ball diamonds. (780) 338-3845.

Sulphur Lake Provincial Recreation Area. 20 km west and north of Peace River. 11 sites, ( 2011 rate: $5/night non-powered) boat launch, fishing, canoing, swimming. Has toilets, firewood, pier and water pump.

Mighty Peace Golf & Country Club located 16 km west of Peace River on Highway #2. 18 holes, pro shop and lounge. (780) 332-4653.
Mighty Peace Golf website

Peace View Golf Course 3 km north of Peace River on Highway 743. After 24 years of service the golf course closed (June 2015)

Ski Hill:
Peace River Misery Mountain Ski Hill offers hours of fun for the entire family. Located on the west side of the river. (780) 624-4881.
Ski Hill Website

Peace River Bowling Lanes. 9806-77 Avenue. (780) 624-3840.

Peace River Public Library. 9807-97 Ave. (780)624-4076.
Library Website

Peace River School Division No.10

Holy Family Catholic School
Division No.37
Conseil scolaire du Nord-Quest No 1

Peace Players

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Peace River Record-Gazette, was established in 1914, is a weekly newspaper.
Peace River Record-Gazette Newspaper website.


                    PEACE RIVER

Located 200 km north of Grande Prairie, Alberta, on Highway 2 is the Town of Peace River, with a population of 7,693 people. (2015 stats) and total dwellings 3,048. It serves a trading area of over 15,000 people in the Mighty Peace Country.

Photo: Main street Peace River looking northward.
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Swimming Pool, Creek, Kinsmen Arena, Twelve Foot Davis, Curling Club, Main Street, YL Country/ KIX FM Radio

The 1st settlements date back to the 1700's when the 1st Hudson's Bay Company Fur traders arrived in the region along the Peace River. Fort Fork was established by the Northwest Company when Sir Alexander Mackenzie made his journey along the Peace River. When the rail line reached the area, also came the settlers and the first settlement began 1906-1916. about the same time the first post office opened. Before 1919, this community was known as "The Peace River Crossing". The settlement on the east bank of the river was known for many years as the "Peace River Landing Settlement".

A Beaver Indian legend says "Drink the waters of the Peace River and you will return".

Featuring the Main Street Peace River
The Dual Cam shows both sides of the street as one travels south along Mainstreet of Peace River to the Riverdrive Mall (For best results increase video to fill screen)

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The top five industries of Peace River is Retail Trade at number one, followed by Agriculture, Health/Social Services, Construction and then Manufacturing. The Peace River Pulp Mill is located 25 km from the town of Peace River. (Daishowa-arubeni International) Employs over 350 employees. It was in October of 1996 that Daishowa announced plans to build the $900 million light-weight coated paper mill.

Peace River's population: The highest population sector are under 14. 65 and over is the lowest populated sector. Life expectancy is 78.9 years (2015) and Family Income is $105,400 (2013)

A Provincial Historic Monument honors the gravesite of Henry "Twelve Foot" Davis, located on the Grouard hill that overlooks the confluence of the Peace River, the Smoky River and the Peace River. As history puts it, it was a memorable day in 1862 when Henry Fuller Davis, a prospector made a 12 foot claim, between two much larger claims and struck it rich with gold.

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The scenic drive along the Shaftesbury Trail on Highway 684 takes you along the west side of the river. You can see SGT. Anderson's Cabin (1899), St. Mary's Fort #2, St. Agustine's Mission (1888) (located at Peace River Correctional Centre), located 17 km from town is Mackenzie Cairn (1929), Shaftesbury Ferry (27 km from town) plus many other historical sites. The Shaftesbury Ferry officially opened in 1978.
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Events of Peace River:
NOW POSTED Events of the Peace Country

Some of the annual events held in Peace River each year are: The Peace River Trade Fair- 3 day event held each spring. Peace Regional Air Show - event takes place every two years at the Peace River Airport. Canada Day Celebrations - July 1, parade, festivities at River Front Park. Peace Festival- takes place mid-July, 2 days of rock concerts and street performers. Rock Fest - takes place mid-September, outdoor music, one day event. Christmas Festival - Santa Claus parade through downtown, midnight madness, skating, held last weekend of November. Lots of fun for the whole family. Peace Fest website

Was home of the Peace River Stampeders (senior hockey team) NPHL. Unfortunately the last couple years Peace River was unable to form a team.
The 2018-2019 NPHL consists of 7 teams. North Peace Hockey League. EAST DIVISION: Falher Pirates, Grimshaw Huskies, High Prairie Regals and Manning Comets.
WEST DIVISION: Dawson Creek Canucks, Fort St John Flyers and Grande Prairie Athletics. (Spirit River Rangers, Valleyview Jets, Lakeland Eagles-McLennan and Hythe Mustangs, are not playing this year) NPHL Hockey Schedule-Stats--Scores

Town of Peace River. (780) 624-2574.
For more information on Peace River visit the Town of Peace River Website
Peace River and District Chamber of Commerce.

Photo: From Grouard Hill looking southward down at the valley and the Town of Peace River.

-Peace River High School. Grades 9 to 12. 100001-91 Ave. (780) 624-4221,
-TA Norris Middle School. Grades 5 to 8 10001-91 Ave, (780) 624-3144.
-Good Shepherd School. K to Grade 6. French Immersion and English programs. 9810-71 Avenue (780) 624-3432.
-Glenmary Jr/Sr Catholic High School. 8801-96 Street. (780) 624-5656.
-Springfield Elementary School. Kindergarten to Grade 4, English/French Immersion. 7701-99 Street. (780) 624-2143.
-Peace Regional Outreach Campus 10001-91 Avenue. (780) 624-5534
-Ecole des Quatre-Vents. Grades K-6, 7701-99 Street (780) 624-3015.

Peace River and Grimshaw jointly hosted the 2010 Alberta Summer Games July 19-25, 2010. The Games are held every 2 years and is Alberta's largest sporting event that features approximately 3000 athletes. - 2011 was the year Peace River won the CBC Cultureville for its passion for Arts and Culture.

McNamara Hotel is located on main street of Peace River. Originally built in 1921, it is one of the oldest buildings in the town of Peace River. Since then it has had some bad luck as it has burnt down twice. Rebuilt in 1932 and 1994. The hotel has only 8 rooms. (enlarge hotel picture)

Peace River Radio Stations:
River Country 94.9 FM formerly known as 610 YL Country (CKYL AM) 9807-100 Ave 780-624-2535
106.1 KIX Rock on FM, 9807-100 Ave 780-624-2535

Al (Boomer) Adair was a well known radio personality before entering politics in 1971 and serving as a Conservative Cabinet Minister until his retirement in 1993. He died at the age of 67, December 24, 1996.

Western Budget Motel
Executive room, fully equipped kitchen units in selected rooms, air conditioning, handicap rooms available, complimentary coffee, fireplaces in every room, Jet Tubs in selected rooms, guest coin laundry, Wi-Fi, private phone mailbox, free airport shuttle service. New Ironbridge Restaurant and Pub on site.
7701-100 Ave Peace River, AB


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The bridge crossing the Peace River was built in 1968. (bridge picture 2)

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Peace River Airport located 6 km from Peace River. 5,000 foot paved runway, provides flights to other centres in Alberta and British Columbia plus charter services. Includes full service cafe. (780) 624-2867.

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Riverdrive Mall was built in 1978 and includes a variety of stores. 10122 - 100 Street. (780) 624-3212.

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Peace River Centennial Museum and Archives display Native culture and history of the area with themes depicting the Fur Trade, Sir Alexander Mackenzie and Twelve Foot Davis. Open year round. 10302 - 99 Street. (780) 624-4261.

Peace River Kinsmen Sports Centre 9810-73 Avenue (780) 624-3204.

Peace River Minor Hockey. (780) 624-5666.

Peace River Curling Club. 9718-102 Street. (780) 624-2861.

Peace River Community Health Centre. 10101-68 Street. (780) 624-7500.

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