Town of Peace River

Peace River is a progressive urban centre in northwest Alberta, and is a scenic, growing town that is home to just under 7,000 residents. The community is situated in the Peace River Valley and straddles the banks of the mighty Peace River. The town is within a five hours’ drive north of Edmonton and two hours northeast of Grande Prairie and has air, rail and bus services.

Peace River provides a wide range of services to the surrounding areas. Among these are an impressive combination of businesses including locally owned downtown stores and restaurants, as well as national and international retailers. With cultural sites, bike trails, water sports, festivals and a popular Ski Hill, Peace River is a welcoming community, located in a very scenic part of Northern Alberta. In 2011, Peace River was awarded the title, ‘Cultureville’ in a competition that celebrated CBC’s 75th Anniversary and Alberta Art Days.

To view some background videos on Peace River, please click here and here. For the most up to date census information from Statistics Canada, please click here. If you are in the process of relocating to Peace River, please click here for lots of useful information or here for our location. You can also click on the Forms/Publications Tab on the right hand side of this page, to access some of our more popular community information items and publications.

You can also find more information about the Town of Peace River by visiting our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

  • Twitter: @TOPROfficial
  • Facebook: Town of Peace River (Official)Did you know that if you aren’t signed up for facebook, you can still read our facebook page and have access to all of our announcments? Just click on the facebook icon at the top of this page.


If you would like to volunteer or own a business in the affected area and would like to ask for volunteers to help with clean up, please call the main Town of Peace River Office at 780-624-2574.

Thank you.