Recreation Sites

Upper Peace River Study Final Report & Public Engagement Report

April 27, 2020

The Peace Valley Conservation, Recreation, and Tourism Society’s Final Report on the Upper Peace River Study as well as the related Public Engagement Report are linked below for your information. Please click to view:

The Upper Peace River Study – Final Report:

PVCRTS Experience the Mighty Peace – A Recreation & Tourism Strategy for the Upper Peace River

The Public Engagement Report:

PVCRTS Experience the Mighty Peace – Public Engagement Report

Recreation in the MD of Peace

The MD of Peace has various camping and day use areas throughout the Municipality for vacationers to take advantage of the natural beauty of the area.

Lac Cardinal

Lac Cardinal Recreation Area – located 2 miles north and 3 miles west of Grimshaw, along the eastern shore of Lac Cardinal.  There are fire pits, a playground area, a camp kitchen, outhouses, and 16 camping sites (no reservations taken), which cost $10.00/night; however there are no power hookups or showers.  The North Peace Stampede takes place here every year, and as well, there is a large hall with basic amenities which can be rented from the Municipality – SEE HALL RENTAL . The Lac Cardinal Provincial Park is located beside this Recreation Area and is also equipped with camp sites and boat launch.

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Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park – located adjacent to the Lac Cardinal Recreation Area, but managed by the Government of Alberta, this park has day use areas, overnight camping areas, a bird watching area, cross country ski trail, walking trail, boat dock and beach areas.  Here is a website that gives more information on this park, including booking information:


Wilderness Park – located on a quarter section 7 miles west of Peace River, this day-use area has picnic tables, fire pits, outhouses (wheelchair accessible) and several man-made ponds stocked with rainbow trout and grayling.  The ponds both have docks for fishing from; however, boats or swimming are not allowed. There is also firewood available in season, but there are no garbage receptacles. Hiking trails meander through the park, allowing one to view birds and wildlife in their natural habitat. Dogs are welcome, on-leash if rowdy. Park closes at 11:00 p.m.



Strong Creek Park – located next to the Peace river, along Shaftesbury Trail approximately 8 miles south of the Town of Peace River.  There is a large day use area, playground, fire pits, 18 free camping sites (no power hookups or showers), outhouses and drinking water is available.



Brownvale Ball Diamonds – located 1 mile west and 1/2 mile north of the Hamlet of Brownvale. As well as ball diamonds, there are fire pits, 10 basic camping sites (no charge), day use area, outhouses, and 2 horseshoe pits.



Elk Island Campsite – located next to the Peace river, approximately 4 miles west and 15 miles south of the Hamlet of Brownvale on a “good weather” road. There are 12 basic camping sites (no power hookups or showers), fire pits, outhouses and a playground.

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Although there are no sewage dumping stations available at any of the Municipal sites, there are dumping stations in the Town of Grimshaw, Village of Berwyn and at Lac Cardinal Provincial Park


Northern Woods and Water Highway
Planning a trip? The Northern Woods and Water Highway , ‘Western Canada’s Holiday Highway’, goes right through the Peace region, west to Dawson Creek, British Columbia, and as far as Winnipeg, Manitoba to the east, through a vast array of beautiful Western Canadian landscapes.