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5 Great ways to see Alberta's Peace River Country

When a wave of settlers headed north into the Peace River country in the early 1900's, they were of the most intrepid sort. Battling a geographic barrier of swamp, muskeg and forest between the Peace river prairies and the rest of Alberta, they left with a promise of untapped opportunities, leaving the relative civility of the earlier settled prairies, behind. The barrier still remains today, separating the productive Peace region from central and southern Alberta both geogra

Fishing in the Peace River for Dummies- 5 Tips

Full disclosure, I am one of the dummies. However we always get questions about fishing at Peace River Cabins and Outdoors so I am going to wade into the topic, and let you nibble on some of the basic facts about fishing in this great river. This is a collection of half- truths, gained from impolite grilling of successful fishermen, anecdotes and general references. Anyone with consistent success catching fish on the Peace is going to lie or avoid your questions to preserve t

Photographing the Moods of the Peace River Valley

The massive landscape that the river valley presents attracts many photographers. Here are some factors to keep in mind in your quest for engaging photos! 1) Lighting: Every photographer knows that light effects make or break a photo. In outdoor landscapes the most reliable times for cool light effects are at dawn and dusk. In the long summer days of the north, that can mean 4:30 am or 10:30 pm! Other great light effects can occur on cloudy or stormy days. 2) Seasons: Every

Must-do birding destinations in the Peace River Region

I don't really qualify as a birder. No high magnification binoculars, or pile of bird ID books on my car front seat. No notebook to keep careful record of each species. But I will be the first to admit the thrill of a Kingfisher sighting, a flock of pelicans landing on the river, or checking our telescope every day to observe a nesting pair of bald eagles incubate their eggs. According to the IBA (Important Bird Area) guide for Alberta, all four of the major North American fl

4 Compelling Reasons to get out on the Peace River this Summer

1) Live large – The Peace is a big, wide, peaceful river with a WOW factor. The MacKenzie- Slave- Peace- Findlay river system is the longest river system in Canada and second only to the Mississippi in North America. The Peace River is also unique in that it passes through a world class farming region as well as miles and miles of wilderness. photo by Dan Wheeler 2) The Unique Microclimate- Contrary to many people’s idea of the north, the Peace river valley on most days is 3-

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