Northern Sunrise County invites you to come experience the natural beauty of the Peace region. Visitors will enjoy the rich culture and variety of natural amenities that Northern Sunrise County has to offer. Young or old, Northern Sunrise County has sights, sounds, and activities for you to discover. Whether you are staying for just one night or for an extended period, the area has activities taking place year round that are sure to have you coming back for more!
Events in Northern Sunrise County
Pat's Creek Trail
Places To Stay
Cecil Thompson Park
Community Park and Campground, the bouncy pillow at Cecil Thompson Park has fast become a landmark in our community. In addition to the bouncy pillow the park features; challenging outdoor exercise equipment, a wonderful fishing pond, a beautiful gazebo, beach volleyball court, geocaching and a walking bridge. A perfect location to spend the day or spend the night at one of the 5 unserviced lots, available first come first serve at no charge. For a virtual tour, click here
Phone: (780) 322-3831
Rendez Vous RV Park & Storage
Located just 15 minutes away from all the amenities Peace River has to offer, Rendez Vous is a big rig friendly park that offers 30 and 50 amp sites with water, electricity and sewer. All facilities are wheelchair accessible and handicap friendly with easy access, level and spacious back in and pull through sites. There are picnic tables in each site with fire pits in selected sites. They are pet friendly and offer complementary Wi-Fi throughout the park. Rendez Vous has clean and modern restrooms and showers, as well as a new laundry facility, featuring 12 washers and dryers. Their store includes; an ATM, camping essentials, refreshments, snacks, coffee, games for children, ice, propane, firewood sold by the wheelbarrow and even moving supplies!
Harmon Valley Park
Enjoy a true wilderness experience at Harmon Valley Park. This quite and picturesque campground offers many activities for everyone, including hiking trails, geocaching, children's playground and horseshoe pits. This park is also a great place to pick wild blueberries and many other berries. Harmon Valley Campground features 17 unserviced campsites, free fire wood, pump water, pit toilets, picnic shelter and cook shack. $10/night
Winter months allow snow shoeing, cross country skiing and hiking under the canopy of bare trees and brilliant blue sky. There is nothing more satisfying than laying down a set of footprints or tracks in fresh new snow!
Limited campfires available during the winter.
Phone: (780) 322-3831
Recreation & Leisure
Heart River Golf Course
Heart River Golf Club boasts lush grass greens, rolling fairways, multiple blind tee shots and the winding Heart River that heightens the challenge on five of the nine holes. We also offer a driving range, licensed clubhouse, power cart rentals, a service campground and more. It's the perfect place to book a game or a weekend with friends and family. We would also be happy to host your company or family function. Features nine holes, a driving range, pro shop and clubhouse.
Located just East of Nampa.
Twelve Foot Davis Gravesite
A breathtaking lookout over the Town of Peace River in honor of Henry Fuller Davis, a trader on the Peace River who literally struck gold on a 12 foot claim in the 1860s. The park features include pathways, landscaping, interpretive panels, picnic benches, geochaching and parking. Also located near by is the walking trail in Pat's Creek. For a virtual tour, click here.
Located south of the Town of Peace River on Hwy 744 at the top of Judah Hill. Sagitawa is a Cree word meaning " Where the rivers meet". The Lookout has a spectacular view of the Town of Peace River and confluence of the Peace and Smoky Rivers. The Lookout is complete with a picnic area and historical information. The Lookout point is a great viewpoint and photography spot. Picnic area with tables and firepits with geocaching in the surrounding area.
- Wildlife and bird watching
- Photographic scenery
For a virtual tour, click here.
Harmon Valley Pro Rodeo
Annual two-day event takes place in mid-July at the Harmon Valley Agricultural Grounds. This event attracts cowboys and cowgirls from all over North America.
- Breakfast with Bunny
- Tack & Rummage Sale
- Amateur Rodeo
- Jackpot Barrel Racing
Harmon Valley Rodeo video: Click here.
Peace Valley Snow Riders Snowmobile Club
The Baytex Wesley Creek Trail is a recently developed 30 km trail in the County. The staging area to access the trail is on Township Road 842. The Leddy Lake Trail and the Smith Mills Trail have also been developed by the Club and are located in the region. Winter is not a time to hibernate, take the time to get out and make some tracks.
Phone: (780) 618-7773
Nampa & District Museum
The Nampa and District Museum features an Oil & Gas visual interactive display, an old school room, taxidermy collection, a historic boardwalk featuring the 4 different industries of that era, a gift shop and fossil collection.
St. Isidore Museum and Cultural Centre
The St. Isidore Museum showcases the artefacts of the founders of St. Isidore as well as the history of the youngest FrenchCanadian community in Western Canada. The St.Isidore Cultural Centre is home to the weavers a group of ladies that produce beautiful traditional woven goods. The Cultural Centre is the site of the Carnaval de St.Isidore a family friendly winter event which showcases Francophone art, food and activities.
Pat's Creek Interpretive Trails
Pat's Creek is a tributary of the Peace River. It is named after Patrick Wesley, a Métis man who lived in a cabin adjacent to the creek on his property. Pat's Creek Valley consist of glacial deposits left over from the last ice age about 12,000 years ago.
- Hike or running trails
- Mountain bike
- Winter months offer Snowshoe, hike or a cross country ski trail
- Wildlife and birdwatching
You can locate this walking trail through the Sunrise Gateway Business Park, turning onto Fairground Road until you reach the end of the road. For a virtual tour, click here.
Hike, fish, canoe or enjoy a picnic with your family and friends at this newly-developed day-use area. Murphy's Flats runs along the Smoky River, which may offer a natural sandy or rocky beach depending on the flow and height of the river water. The day-use picnic area offers fire pits, tables, and free firewood.
- Kayak or Canoe
- Hike the trails in the provincial park
- Mountain bike trails in the provincial park
- Wildlife and bird watching
- Rock collecting
- Berry picking
Open: May long weekend to October long weekend.
Mighty Peace Country
The Mighty Peace offers everything from trail riding to fishing; jet boating to bird watching; world class hunting to gold panning. The Mighty Peace Region provides year-round outdoor adventure! Discover sights and experiences worth traveling to with Mighty Peace Tourism.