moving to peace river

Moving to Peace River

Your Community

Moving to Peace River means moving to a vibrant and wonderful community.
Peace River residents and visitors are privileged to enjoy one of the most beautiful physical settings in Alberta.
The town is located 486 km north-west of Edmonton and 195 km north-east of Grande Prairie, is the second largest center in north-western Alberta and functions as a thriving regional service and trade center.

VisionStatementThe Peace, Smoky and Heart Rivers converge near the town and from surrounding outlook and observation areas such as Sagitawa Lookout and Twelve Foot Davis Gravesite, we are treated to an outstanding view of the river valley below. With over 500 rooms available to visitors at local hotels and motels it’s easy to stay here.
The beauty of the natural valley and hills offers the ideal setting for photographers and outdoor enthusiasts, while z wide range of businesses, shopping, dining and lounges are featured throughout the community.Hiking, cycling and walking trails are featured throughout town and campers enjoy an abundance of outdoor facilities, with others just a few minutes drive from town, as well as picnic areas, interpretative trails, 9 and 18 hole golf courses, secluded fishing spots and much more.
Visitors and residents alike enjoy our many parks and playgrounds for local events, gatherings and picnicking, with lots of room for the kids to play.
Winter visitors can ski the slopes of Misery Mountain, located on the west side of town, go cross-country skiing along one of the many trails in the valley, or tobogganing at one of our local hills.

History

The Mighty Peace River is 1300 kilometres in length, and flows through two provinces. The Peace River has undeniably shaped and influenced all who have lived here. From the beginning, the community of Peace River has had a deep connection to the resource rich environment that runs along this mighty river. The Peace River was historically an important source of sustenance and transportation for the early Beaver Nation, the Cree Nation and early Europeans.  As a river of commerce, it became a vital backdrop to the Canadian fur trade industry until the late 1800s.  Early in the town’s development, ferry crossings, steamboat operations, and later float plane and bush plane companies set up their headquarters in the town and provided access to more remote areas in the Peace Country. Today, the river is an important part of community identity, providing for a number of activities including fishing, recreation, travel, transport, industrial, and environmental uses.

Newcomer Information

Town of Peace River, Community Services Dept.
(780) 624-1000
10008 100 Ave. Peace River
Web: www.peaceriver.ca
Email: [email protected]
Provides community information and referrals to community based services.

Town of Peace River, Main Office
(780) 624-2574
9911 100 St. Peace River
Web: www.peacriver.ca
Email: [email protected]
Information about Municipal services, such as taxation, utilities, sanitation and curbside recycling program, as well as general community information.

Visitor Information (Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre)

(780) 624-4261
10302 99 St. Peace River
Web: www.peaceriver.ca/museum
Email: [email protected]

Your link to the vibrant history and heritage of the Peace River area as well as general community and tourist information. Stop in and visit our friendly staff and purchase locally made items from the gift shop.

Affordable Housing

North Peace Housing Foundation
Phone: (780) 624-2055
Fax: (780) 624-2065
9910 102 St. Peace River
The North Peace Housing Foundation is a housing management body established by Ministerial Order under the Alberta Housing Act. We provide a variety of housing options for seniors and low-income households in need throughout the North Peace Region. Seniors’ Lodges, Seniors’ Self Contained Apartments, Family Housing, Affordable Housing, and rent supplement.

Metis Urban Housing Corp.
1-877-458-8684
Location:
9719A 90 Ave. Peace River AB
Mailing Address:
11923 121A Street Edmonton AB      T5L 0A2
Website: www.muhcab.ca
HOURS: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Métis Urban Housing Corporation (MUHC) is a Métis Nation of Alberta-owned company that was incorporated in 1982 to provide affordable, adequate and appropriate rental housing for low and moderate-income Métis (and other Aboriginal) families within the urban centers of Alberta.

Further Housing Resources

There are a number of Realtors in the community who are search-able online, or you can find their information in the phone book.