Life’s Great On Greenview Side Of The Fence
Spectacular scenery. Check.
Culture and Heritage. Check.
Modern recreation facilities. Check.
The Municipal District of Greenview is not a day trip and done kind of place, no matter what time of year you visit.
Plan on staying here multiple days to see and do everything the area offers, whether you prefer indoor activities and events or exploring the great outdoors. Or maybe you like to do some of both. It’s all here!
Greenview spans more than 32,000 square kilometres and includes the key regional centres of Valleyview, Grande Cache and Fox Creek.
That means visitors can enjoy urban amenities such as museums, heritage centres and golf courses or experience a wide range of adventures on land or water amid breath-taking scenery.
There are more than 2,700 kilometres of hiking trails to explore, wildlife and sight-seeing galore, and amazing fishing and hunting opportunities. You’ll find 30 campgrounds, 17 day use areas and numerous provincial parks within our borders.
Perhaps no place typifies the spirit and opportunities of Greenview more than the Nitehawk Adventure Park at Grovedale.
There’s something for everyone, whether you enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and luging by winter, mountain biking and hiking and a tube park in summer, or taking the family for Sunday brunch at any time of year.
Portal to the Peace
Valleyview is a hub on the east side of the Municipal District with traffic links to Peace River, Grande Prairie and Edmonton, via Fox Creek on the southern edge.
You’ll find plenty to do in Valleyview, whether it’s taking in a production of the Red Willow Players theatre group, whooping it up at the agricultural fair and rodeo or chilling out at one of the two nearby provincial campgrounds.
The real dilemma is when to visit. If you enjoy spending your summer days outside, there are two nine-hole golf courses to enjoy – Riverside Golf Course and Greenview Golf Resort.
If you relish winter outdoor activities, you’ll want to bring your ski equipment and head out to the nearby Little Smoky Ski Area.
And at any time of year, the Greenview Regional Multiplex is just the place to keep your fitness level up with modern facilities and programs.
From Valleyview, head west to Debolt for a visit to the Debolt and District Pioneer Museum to enjoy the collection of heritage buildings from the area.
On your way, don’t forget to stop at the Crooked Creek Corner Store to get some of their fresh out of the oven doughnuts, renowned throughout the region.
If it is lunch time, grab a burger at Scotty’s Burger Shack. A portion of the proceeds from all sales at Scotty’s is donated to the Ronald McDonald House to assist families who are dealing with cancer.
After an overnight stay in Grande Prairie, you will want to get an early start to head down Highway 40.
Before arriving in Grande Cache, you will want to stop at Sulphur Gates. A short, easy hike will take you into to a beautiful lookout point to see the confluence of the Sulphur and Smoky rivers.
For the more adventurous, the largest waterfall in Alberta, Kakwa Falls, is located within the Kakwa Wilderness Provincial Park.
When you arrive in Grande Cache you will want to be sure to visit the Tourism and Interpretive Centre which showcases the history of the area.
If you visit in August, The Canadian Death Race is held annually. In addition to the event itself, which attracts competitors from around the world, there are numerous activities including a parade and a pop up market in the park, along with live music and entertainment.
For those who enjoy adventure a little further afield, there are many geocaches in town and on trails in the nearby vicinity.
Want to cool down on a hot day? Wild Blue Yonder, operating out of Grande Cache, offers rafting trips for everyone from beginners to expert water sportsmen.
They have trips easy enough for children or challenging enough to give the expert rafter an adrenaline rush.
If you prefer calmer waters, there are plenty of lakes around the area to appeal to anglers and swimmers.
Grande Cache Lake, Pierre Grey’s Lakes and Musreau Lake are all easy driving distance.
Fun in Fox Creek
On way to or from Edmonton, outdoor enthusiasts will want to check out the world-class Nordic Trails and Terrain Park in Fox Creek. The community also now features the Fox Creek Greenview Multiplex.
The Frosted Fox Fat Bike Race is every year in Fox Creek, attracting mountain bike racers from all over North America!
Families will want to visit Fox Creek’s Marnevic Park Playground. It was chosen as one of Canada’s Coolest 50 Playgrounds.
Our region is blessed to have the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, Aseniwuche Winewak Nation and Mountain Metis community within our borders, contributing to our rich cultural heritage.
So you see, opportunities abound in the MD of Greenview. Visit for a week and you’ll be left wanting more!