Peace River- photo courtesy Mighty Peace Tourism

Peace Country Agriculture - photo courtesy Mighty Peace Tourism

Dunvegan Bridge - photo courtesy Travel Alberta

Phillip J Currie Dinosaur Museum, photo courtesy Travel Alberta/Phillip J Currie Dinosaur Museum/Sean Trostem

Beaverlodge - photo courtesy Eric Longbottom

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Peace Country Explorer

DEPARTURE: Calgary 7:00 am | Red Deer 9:30 am | Edmonton 12:30 pm

Explore the fabulous Peace River Country in Northern Alberta and British Columbia, a region of Boreal Forest and tilled plains.   Experience the history of this region from the ancient days to the more recent past.  See fantastic waterways, heritage villages, unusual monuments and sample produce from the local farms.  This tour includes four nights in the same hotel, so unpack and settle in!

6 days | July 11, 2021
Motorcoach
Canada West
Passport Not Required

1

Calgary to Edmonton to Grande Prairie

(4 nights) Sunday.  All aboard for a Northern Adventure into the heart of the Peace River Country of Alberta and British Columbia.  Depart Calgary, travel north via Red Deer to Edmonton meeting additional travel companions enroute.  Your travels cross central and northern Alberta to enter Peace River Country.  Continue to your home for the next four nights, the Grande Prairie Quality Inn & Suites.  Your room will have a kitchenette and a stop will be made after check-in for those who wish to buy groceries.

2

Grande Prairie to Peace River to Grande Prairie

Monday.  Your first day in Peace Country takes us to Peace River itself.  On the way, stop in Falher, the Honey Capital of Canada, to see the WORLD’S LARGEST BEE.   In Peace River, enjoy an informative day learning about the history of the area and looking in-depth at agriculture in this northern-most crop growing region on a GUIDED DRIVING TOUR.  As you return to Grande Prairie cross the DUNVEGAN BRIDGE, the only vehicle suspension bridge in Alberta.

3

Grande Prairie

Tuesday.  Start your day exploring with a brief orientation of Grande Prairie. Then visit MUSKOSEEPI PARK and enjoy the GRANDE PRAIRIE MUSEUM and HERITAGE VILLAGE.  The afternoon will bring you to the tiny hamlet of Wembley to visit the PHILIP J. CURRIE DINOSAUR MUSEUM, Alberta’s newest museum dedicated to the discovery and study of Canada’s paleo-heritage.

4

Grande Prairie to Dawson Creek to Grande Prairie

Wednesday.  Venture into British Columbia’s section of Peace Country.  You will stop briefly in Valhalla Centre to learn about the Scandinavian settlers in the area at the MELSNESS MERCANTILE, today a Café that includes a Heritage Room and is surrounded by the VALHALLA TROLL PARK.  Continue on to Dawson Creek, MILE 0 of the Alaska Highway.  Learn about the building of this highway, a feat completed in less than a year between March and October 1942, while at the DAWSON CREEK STATION MUSEUM.  Have some free time to explore the downtown area before heading back to Alberta.  Enjoy a late lunch at the BEAVERLODGE FARMERS’ MARKET.  Return to the hotel early for a restful evening, lounging by the pool or perhaps visiting with family or friends.

 

5

Grande Prairie to Hinton

Thursday.  This morning you leave the Peace Country behind and take the scenic drive down Highway 40 through the Smoky River valley.  A morning break with cookies and juice at SOUTHVIEW PROVINCIAL RECREATION AREA is your first stop at a scenic overlook.  Soon you will arrive in Grande Cache, founded in 1966 to support the coal mines in the area.  You will learn a bit of the history of the area at the GRANDE CACHE TOURISM and INTERPRETIVE CENTRE, and then have free time for lunch. Arrive in Hinton early enough to take in a walk on the Beaver Boardwalk, the world’s longest freshwater boardwalk, or perhaps visit the Hinton Museum or just rest at your hotel and enjoy the pool and other amenities.  Enjoy a HOSTED FAREWELL DINNER tonight with your new-found friends.

6

Hinton to Edmonton to Calgary

Friday.  With memorable moments of your Northern Adventure, you make a stop in Edmonton and then continue to Calgary.

Tour route map for Harrison Hot Springs

Included in Your Holiday

  • First class transportation on an air‑conditioned, washroom‑equipped motorcoach
  • Quality accommodation and tax
  • Services of an experienced Tour Director and Driver
  • Baggage handling, one average piece per person
  • Admission to attractions and sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
  • World’s Largest Bee
  • Guided Driving Tour of Peace River and area
  • Dunvegan Bridge
  • Muskoseepi Park
  • Grande Prairie Museum and Heritage Village
  • Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
  • Melsness Mercantile
  • Valhalla Troll Park
  • Mile 0
  • Dawson Creek Station Museum
  • Beaverlodge Farmers’ Market
  • Southview Provincial Recreation Area
  • Grande Cache Tourism and Interpretive Centre
  • Hosted Farewell Dinner
    6 Meals Include:  All Breakfasts (4 Grab-n-Go, 1 Continental), 1 Lunch, 1 Farewell Dinner, Picnic-style Break (cookies and juice).

2021 Pricing

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars | Prices subject to change

Triple

$989.00

GST: $49.45

Twin

$1,089.00

GST: $54.45

Single

$1,509.00

GST: $75.45

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$22.00

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