Peace River Museum, Archives & Mackenzie Centre

Peace River Museum

 Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm (open Sundays July and August)
Admission: FREE over the summer
10302 99th Street Peace River, Alberta T8S 1K1
museum@peaceriver.ca
780-624-4261 (phone) 780-624-4270 (fax)

Explore our current exhibits!

Did you see the Witness Blanket Exhibit? Share your impressions here.

Witness Blanket Poster 1

For more information on the Witness Blanket exhibit at the Peace River Museum click here, and for more info on the  Witness Blanket project click here.

Take a walk with us

Over the summer we’ll be organizing a number of heritage tours in the area. This is a great chance to learn about some of the historical places in our community, or to learn something new about a place you already know and love.

The tours are taking place at the St. Augustine Heritage Mission, Mackenize Cairn and Downtown Peace River.

See below for the next five upcoming tours or search our events calendar for the whole list!

About Our Museum

The Peace River Centennial Museum was opened in 1967 as part of the Town’s celebrations of Canada’s Centennial. The Sir Alexander Mackenzie Historical Society, the Town of Peace River, and the Women’s Institute were instrumental in establishing the site and collection of the museum.
The Town of Peace River took over ownership of the museum in 2003. The facility was expanded in 2004 and 2006. Our name changed to the Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre in 2007.
We strive to fulfill our Artefact Collections Mandate “to collect, preserve and make publicly accessible tangible objects that are considered to be significant to, and representative of, the human and natural history of the Town of Peace River and Shaftesbury Settlement.”
Equally important is our Archival Collections Mandate to: “collect, preserve and make publicly accessible the documentary history of the Town of Peace River and the North Peace Region. To this end, we will accept material from within the following municipalities: Town of Peace River, County of Northern Lights, County of Northern Sunrise, Clear Hills County, Municipal District of Peace and Municipal District of Fairview…”
For more information on making a donation to our artefact or archival collection, please contact us, we’d love to hear from you!

Live Local – The Museum Gift Shop promotes local artists, products and books for unique gift giving options.  Gift Certificates are also available.

Heritage Inventory Your guide to the many varied historical resources in the Town of Peace River

Peace River’s town and fur trade history are always on exhibit.

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