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Peace River, Alberta

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Welcome to Peace River ...

A typical abbreviation for Peace River: Peace Riv.

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Peace River had a population of 6,315 people.<1>

The town of Peace River was founded in 1914 and was incorporated December 1, 1919.

Peace River is 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Peace River lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Telephone area codes for Peace River: (780) & (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Peace River: T8S<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Peace River had a population of 6,315 people.

The population of Peace River represents 0.19% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 40th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 6,315 people, the population of Peace River increased 1.2% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 6,240 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Peace River.

Communities near Peace River ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Peace River and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2006
Berwyn   [Map]   516   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Brownvale   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Dixonville   [Map]   ---   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Grimshaw   [Map]   2,537   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Marie Reine   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Nampa   [Map]   360   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Peace River.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Peace River. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Peace River:

Websites for Peace River ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Peace River ...

Looking for more information about Peace River? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Peace River, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Peace River.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Peace River were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Peace River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).

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<4>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Peace River, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Peace River). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Peace River or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Peace River) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Peace River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Peace River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peace River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.2468, Longitude: -117.2977     [Map].

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