Peace River Travel Guide
Welcome to Peace River!The town of Peace River's most famous former resident was named Henry Muller, an American prospector and trader. Arriving in the mid-1800s, he earned his nickname, 12-Foot-Davis, by shrewdly staking claim on a 12-foot plot of land located between two productive, larger mines, extracting enough gold to establish a number of trading posts that would compete with the powerful Hudson's Bay Company. The Peace River Centennial Museum & Archives displays artifacts from this time, when Canada's north remained wholly unexplored.
Just outside of town along the scenic Shaftsbury Trail (Highway 684) is RCMP Sergeant Anderson's Cabin, built in approximately 1899 and used by Anderson while he patrolled the isolated surrounding areas. Also along the highway is St. Mary's on the Peace, one of Hudson's Bay's original forts, as well as Mackenzie Cairn, a monument erected in 1929 to commemorate the difficulty Alexander Mackenzie and his men had passing through the treacherous Peace River Canyon. According to local legend, by drinking the waters of the Peace visitors will ensure they will one day return.
The Dunvegan Provincial Park & Historic Site, located on the north bank of Peace River, offers a glimpse into missionary life and the fur trade dating back to 1805.
Hotels & Motels
Situated in the heart of Alberta's Peace Valley, The Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre is a full-service, 142-room hotel that offers a range of amenities.
Peace Valley Guest Ranch is a working cattle ranch situated just outside of Peace River.