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Peace River Regional District

Welcome to the Peace River District

Nestled between the Rocky Mountain Foothills and the Alberta Plains in British Columbia, the Peace River District is an unforgettable destination that's ideal for nature lovers. This diverse region is teeming with wildlife, including bears, caribou, and even bald eagles. Local anglers also enjoy fishing in the Peace River District's namesake waterways, which offer world-class recreation you won't find anywhere else. And to top it all off, this region is also home to the Peace River Alaska Highway and incredible views of the northern lights.

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Peace River District at a Glance


Population: 58,264
Largest City: Fort St. John
Median Home Value: $269,000
Median Rent: $1,150

Getting Around

To Edmonton, AB: 6 hours, 41 mins
To Prince George: 4 hours, 43 mins
To Chetwynd: 1 hour, 33 mins
To Dawson Creek: 55 mins

Our Top Picks for the Peace River Region

If you truly want to get away from it all, the Peace River Region is the ideal place for you. Here, you can get in touch with nature, all without sacrificing any everyday conveniences. Whether you're looking to hunt, fish, or hike the day away, you'll have no trouble finding something to do in this remote paradise!

Stunning parks and rec

Life revolves around the great outdoors when you call the Peace River District home. If you really want to get in touch with nature, try exploring one of the area's five regional parks. If you're looking for something off the beaten path, take a road trip to the Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park—if you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse at the iconic aurora borealis!

Looking for more things to do? We recommend camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, and hunting in the summer. Skiing, snowmobiling, or ice fishing can all be enjoyed during winter.

Shopping and dining

Though the Peace River District might seem remote, its cozy towns are packed with quaint shops and delicious restaurants. The Totem Mall in Fort St. John features a variety of retailers and eateries, including Reitmans and Winners. Feeling hungry? You can't go wrong with a meal from Browns Socialhouse or Roustabout's Restaurant & Bar. 

Local attractions

There's never a shortage of things to do when you live in the Peace River District. Hone your skating skills at the Buick Arena, which showcases an NHL-sized ice hockey playing surface. The Chetwynd Recreation Complex offers year-round classes and sports for residents of all ages. You'll also find plenty of locals hanging out at nearby community centers or going for a dip in the North Peace Leisure Pool.

Community Guide to the Peace River District

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