Welcome to the Peace River - Alaska Highway portion of Northern British Columbia. Located in the Northeast of the province, between the Rocky Mountain Foothills on the west and the Alberta Plains on the east, this is a land of diverse and fantastic beauty. From endless hours of summer daylight to the incredible winter displays of the Northern Lights, the friendly people of the Peace River Alaska Highway region of BC welcome you. Wildlife is abundant and visitors are often treated to views of Grizzly and Black bears, deer, moose, caribou, and bald eagles. The rivers and lakes offer anglers world class fishing for Lake Char, Northern Pike, Walleye, Arctic Grayling, Dolly Varden, Rainbow Trout and Mountain Whitefish.
In PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia's "Northern Capital" you will find literally thousands of lakes and rivers that beckon you and your rod, canoe, boat and backpack. Prince Georgians are what you might call fanatical about their recreation, but they have always liked a heaping side order of urban diversity to tame their wild spirit. There are all the cafés, art galleries, boutiques and museums that a modern city can offer. Travel north and visit DAWSON CREEK where the Alaska Highway began. The Northern Alberta Railway Park preserves the history of the grueling nine-month struggle soldiers endured as they plowed through more than 2,400 km (1,488 mi.) of rugged mountain terrain to build the highway. CHETWYND, west of Dawson Creek, was known as Little Prairie when the first European settlers arrived in the area in 1912. This busy, friendly little town is a centre for forestry, farming, oil and gas, and tourism. A series of unique wooden chainsaw sculptures depicting indigenous Canadian animals and birds are displayed throughout the community. Come prepared, and enjoy the rich and varied region where people are scarce, but the exploits plentiful.