April 20, 2016

Win Hedley Tickets to the Dawson Creek tour stop!

  WIN 2 TICKETS TO HEDLEY - HELLO WORLD TOUR 2016! Hey friends! Here is your chance to get some free tickets to Hedley in Dawson Creek for May 12! All you have to do is tag a friend in the comments on our Hedley ticket giveaway Facebook post and on April 26th we will randomly...Read more

Skiing at Nakiska in Kananaskis Country

March 7, 2016

You Could Ski for FREE at Nakiska when you book at the Delta Lodge Kananaskis!

The first 5 people to  book a night at the Delta Lodge Kananaskis * will be able to pick up 2 FREE Nakiska ski passes, courtesy of us here at We Go North and our friends at the Lodge! Send us proof of booking to , and if you are amongst the first 5, we...Read more

Trapped: Escape Game

November 4, 2015

The newest stop on your trip through Grande Prairie: Trapped - The Escape Game

  People are always looking for new and exciting things to challenge themselves and have fun.  Weather you are just passing through town, are on an extended stay or live in Grande Prairie, you have to take a s hot at this wit-testing activity. Trapped, The Escape Game, has...Read more

Jeff Dunham comes to Dawson Creek, BC

October 28, 2015

World Renowned Comedian Jeff Dunham Coming to Dawson Creek at the Encana Event Centre


Kananaskis - Winter Paradise

September 11, 2015

Big News for Beautiful Resort Area, Kananaskis

Pomeroy Lodging finalizes Deal to Purchase and Plans $26M Revitalization of Delta Lodge at Kananaskis Kananaskis, Alberta. September 11, 2015 - Pomeroy Lodging LP is Western Canada’s leader in providing hospitality and lodging services in secondary and tertiary markets. ...Read more

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March 19, 2015

Spring Into Shows

Friday, March 20, is the spring equinox, one of only two days in the year where night and day are the same length. It also happens to be the first day of spring – regardless of what the weather is doing. Spring has long been celebrated the world over as a time of renewal and rebirth....Read more

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March 12, 2015

Sweet Home... Grande Prairie?

On the evening of Sunday, March 15, you might find yourself asking the question “ What’s That Smell” , but it will be the sound, not the smell, that will be rocking Grande Prairie that night. So, what’s that sound? It’s the sound of a “Southern Man”...Read more

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March 5, 2015

Sports Builds Strength

Those of us who live in the Peace region know very well how important sports are to our communities. In fact, one could say sports has a much greater impact here than they might have elsewhere. We live in smaller communities that are more isolated from each other by geography and, often enough,...Read more

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February 26, 2015

Xin Nian Kuai Le - Happy New Year!

The eve of Wednesday, February 18 was an important one for a great many people this year. It marked the transition from the Chinese Year of the Horse to the Year of the Goat . If you missed it, don’t worry. Unlike the Western New Year which only lasts one day, Chinese New Year is a...Read more

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February 19, 2015

A Matter of Taste

We Go North Guest Blogger - written by Shari Johnston   On Tuesday (February 17), Taste of the Peace was held in Grande Prairie. As the official kick off to the Growing the North Conference , we decided to make a few changes for our fifth year. A new space, new chefs and a new...Read more

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February 12, 2015

February = Family

Although many call February the month of love, in Canada we could easily say it’s a month for family. Alberta was the first province in Canada to celebrate an official Family Day holiday in 1990. Saskatchewan had its first Family Day in 2007, with Ontario following suit the year...Read more

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February 5, 2015

Icy Family Fun

Monday February 9 is BC’s Family Day. It’s the one holiday out of the whole year that was created solely for spending time with family. It is no coincidence then, that this is the weekend the High on Ice Festival in Fort St. John is being held. The High on Ice Festival is all about...Read more

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January 29, 2015

Pooh Corner Comes Alive

In 1914, a man named Harry Colebourn bought himself an orphaned baby bear in White River, Ontario for $20. He named her Winnipeg, after the town where he had grown up. Eventually he donated that bear to the London Zoo. Thankfully, the London Zoo took the bear in because if they hadn't, one...Read more

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January 22, 2015

Here's to Haggis!

Rabbie Burns loved three things in life; words, women, and large sausages filled with organ meats. On or around January 25th, the anniversary of his birthday, those who love Rabbie Burns, love Scotland, or just love to have a good time gather together for...Read more

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January 15, 2015

Joke Your Way Through January

There are many types of jokes. Some are based on satire, others on dark humour. Sometimes a recent controversial topic that no one should even joke about can get the most laughs. Amy Pohler and Tina Fey proved that in their introduction monologue at the recent 2015 Golden Globe Awards ....Read more

We Go North Celebrating Life and Love Blog Post 2015

January 9, 2015

Celebrating Life & Love

A wedding can be an enormous celebration of life and love, or it can be a private affair for only your closest friends and family. It can be simple, or it can be extravagant. Really, it can be whatever you want it to be but one thing that is definitely certain is it should be carefully planned....Read more


December 23, 2014

Three Easy Recipes to Give This Holiday Season

I am notoriously lazy when it comes to baking. I want to follow the recipe to the letter, but I never do. These are my skimmed down recipe hacks for my favorite Christmas recipes, along with quick links to the originals. Feel free to pass these on to a friend, or use as fuel for your...Read more

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Dec 19 2014

December 19, 2014

An Ugly Tradition

How do you turn a trend into a tradition? In the case of Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties, you take equal parts nostalgia and sarcasm, and mix them thoroughly using the ironic equivalent of a wooden spoon. Bake until ready and serve with your beverage of choice - possibly eggnog. The Ugly...Read more

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December 11, 2014

Peace-ful Christmas Classics

In 1741, George Handel composed an oratorio that he titled, simply,  Messiah . It was written in English, which was becoming more popular at the time, but wasn’t performed in England until a full year after its premier in Ireland. Today it is one of the most popular and most often...Read more

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December 4, 2014

Country & Christmas

It’s Christmas time in the Peace Country and if you’ve got “ A Cowboy’s Heart ”, you know what that means. It’s time for Canadian Country Christmas! This weekend Peace River plays host to the eighth annual Canadian Country Christmas at the BP Centre. If...Read more

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November 28, 2014

Come All Ye Peace Country

When most of us look back on the holidays of our childhoods, it’s the traditions we remember the  best. Be it that special dish that grandma used to make, or the particular songs your family sung, that c ontinuity from one year to the next is  often the thread that has held...Read more


November 24, 2014

Bringing 1969 to 2014

In 1969, humans walked the moon, the U.S. began pulling out of Vietnam, and a muddy field in Woodstock, New York was the site of the most important music festival in history. This was also the year John Fogerty wrote the soundtrack for an entire generation. It was a great year. Forty-five...Read more

Festival of Trees

November 12, 2014

Festival for All Age Groups

There are plenty of entertainment options this holiday season and plenty of chances to do good; you can help those less fortunate, or help by giving to charity. However there is only one event that covers those bases and helps build and support the community: The Festival of Trees...Read more

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November 6, 2014

Snow - Bring It On!

Halloween has come and gone. The tricks have all been treated, the jacks have all become   lanterns, and the snow on the ground says it’s time to start thinking about more reindeer-related festivities. For those who prefer to avoid the last minute rush and give unique,...Read more

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October 30, 2014

A Man of Many Firsts

He was a man of many firsts. A pioneer in the early days of rock and roll, he literally set the now standard instrumentation of drums, bass, and two guitars. He was one of the first artists in the genre to write, produce and perform his own songs. He also managed along with Elvis and a few...Read more

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October 20, 2014

History’s Gift

Remembrance Day is coming up - the   11th   day of the   11th   month. Originally meant to commemorate the ending of World War I, it has come to stand for the price paid by Canadian soldiers in both World Wars. They paid that price willingly, our brave young men, to...Read more

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October 17, 2014

Upcoming Event Quiz!

Q: The two founding members of what band were introduced to each other by Skip Spence – who was both the guitarist for Moby Grape and the drummer for Jefferson Airplane? A: The Doobie Brothers. Q: What band was originally called PUD? A: The Doobie Brothers....Read more

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October 10, 2014

A Peace-ful Thanksgiving

It’s the Thanksgiving long weekend – a time for eating too much food with family you probably don't see often enough. For some of us, sitting down for that family meal to reflect and give thanks once a year is enough. For others though, one long weekend just isn’t long...Read more

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October 2, 2014

Re-designing Fall

It may have just officially turned fall on the calendar, but in the great outdoors, winter is already nipping at autumn’s heels. Understandably, our thoughts can start to turn to the long months to come, cooped-up indoors, surrounded by the same old furniture, and the same old  ...Read more

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September 26, 2014

Alberta Culture – Peace Style!

Perhaps it is the short summers or maybe the severe winters but whatever it is, those who call Alberta home, have a culture unlike any other in Canada. You can experience the “Spirit of Alberta” this weekend with Alberta Culture Days 2014! Alberta Culture Days started as a small...Read more

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September 19, 2014

Keep On Truckin’

If you’ve ever seen Burt Reynolds in Cannonball Run you’d think that law enforcement and truck drivers are natural enemies. That’s all going to change in Grande Prairie this Saturday, September 20 because law enforcement and truck drivers are coming together to raise money...Read more

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September 11, 2014

A “Peace" of History

  What an age we live in. We can look up almost any piece of human knowledge in seconds with a device that fits in our front pockets. Our houses can monitor and maintain their own temperature and humidity. There are cars that can park themselves, and soon there will be cars that can...Read more

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September 4, 2014

Wembley Unlocks Life’s Mysteries!

Life is full of mysteries. What is the meaning of life? Why do people always slow down to gawk at car accidents? Who would win in a fight: a Ford or a Chevy? If it's answers you seek, you might just find them this weekend at Wembley’s Rockin’ Smashin’ Weekend, as car after...Read more

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August 28, 2014

No Peace in the Peace

Do you enjoy a nice, quiet weekend - free from loud noises and excessive excitement? Does your idea of the perfect Saturday involve listening to birdsong and the sound of rustling leaves as you sip chamomile tea and watch clouds drift by? If that sounds like a good time, then you’d best...Read more

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August 21, 2014

Fairview’s Summer Farewell

This time of year, parents and children are both counting down the days until school is back in session – albeit for very different reasons. Amidst all the wailing and gnashing of teeth, why not give your kids one last chance to celebrate summer before forcing them to trudge reluctantly...Read more

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August 14, 2014

All About the 4-H’s

Head. Hands. Health. Heart. The 4-H’s are what the North Peace Fall Fair is all about. Since 1929, North Pine and area has been the place for Peace Country to showcase local livestock, produce, and crafts. It has also been the place to demonstrate what it means to live in the North, and...Read more

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August 7, 2014

Greatest Show in the Peace

There’s a feeling in the air. Maybe it’s the smell of straw and livestock. Maybe it’s the ebb and swell of voices as crowds wander from exhibit to exhibit to see people young and old demonstrate their skill and craftsmanship. Maybe it’s the roar of the crowd as young men...Read more

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July 31, 2014

Lordy, Lordy, look who’s… 100!

Okay, so it doesn’t rhyme, but with everything that’s going on this long weekend to celebrate Grande Prairie’s 100th birthday, we don’t think anyone will notice. From July 31 to August 3, Grande Prairie is putting on the best and biggest birthday bash the Peace Country...Read more

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July 24, 2014

Get Sand in Your Boots!

Summer has arrived in the Peace, and that means it’s the perfect time for camping, canoeing, and… carving? That’s right; in particular - sand carving! If you’ve never seen a sand sculpture competition, the process is deceptively simple. Teams spend a set amount of...Read more

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July 17, 2014

East Meets West

What happens when the kitchen party gets too large for the kitchen? Everybody packs up and heads to Grande Prairie for the East Coast Garden Party! On July 18 and 19 head on over to the South Bear Creek ball diamonds and discover one of the most popular summer events in the City. Justin...Read more

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July 10, 2014

Four Wild Days!

Fellow residents of the Peace Country and beyond! Grab your little cowpokes and get ready for 4 days in the wild at the Teepee Creek Stampede. Don’t miss your chance to take part in the stampede that’s the most fun on the rodeo circuit. Watch locals and pros compete alongside each...Read more

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July 3, 2014

Slave Lake Summer

Summer is here and the whole Peace Region is awash in sunshine. Now’s the time to get out, enjoy the Region and catch a few rays. This weekend there’s no better place to do this than Slave Lake . What makes Slave Lake the spot to be? Two of the summer’s most popular Peace...Read more

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June 26, 2014

Catch the Fever

It’s been almost twenty years since Fairview, Alberta’s Milner brothers decided to turn their dream into reality and put together the largest country music jamboree the Peace County has ever seen. Since then the organizers have changed along with the name, but the passion and fever...Read more

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June 19, 2014

Hitch Your Wagons

Does down-home country style entertainment and a weekend that is chock full of exciting rodeo events sound like a good time to you? Then hitch your wagons and head to Grande Prairie for the 2014 Pomeroy Guitars & Wagons Weekend. This annual event, which is being held June 19 - 22nd at...Read more

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June 12, 2014

Off to the Races!

Tourism, destination racing, healthy lifestyles; family friendly sporting; beautiful sceneries—you'll find it all at this year’s Pomeroy Inn & Suites Triathlon Race Series. From Vegreville to Peace River, the Pomeroy Inn & Suites 2014 Triathlon Race Series unites five...Read more

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June 6, 2014

Peace-full Powwows

Can you think of a word with three W’s? How about a word that represents a gathering of people and means “spiritual leader”? In case you haven’t already guessed it, the word is powwow and this month the Peace Region is happy to be hosting two of them! Originally a...Read more

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May 29, 2014

Stomp On Over!

If you’re looking for some good old-fashioned country fun, entertainment, and non-stop events, then you’re going to want to pull up your boots and head to Grande Prairie. The 37th Annual Grande Prairie Stompede has rolled into town and will be at Evergreen Park until June 1, 2014....Read more

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May 23, 2014

Innovate & Celebrate

We’re a special breed of people up here in the Peace Region. We’ve got that can-do, energetic spirit that you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere. For Grande Prairie, currently celebrating its centennial, this can-do spirit translates into 100 years of innovation. To...Read more

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May 15, 2014

Take The Backstreets To Dawson

If you’re heading out to Dawson Creek this weekend, you’ll want to consider taking the backstreets. Which backstreets you ask? Why, none other than AJ, Nick, Howie, Kevin and Brian. The Backstreet Boys are back and Sunday, May 18th, they’re going to show the Encana Events...Read more

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May 8, 2014

A Reel-y Good Time

Everybody loves a good film. Whether it be the latest high-pace action thriller, a compelling drama or a thigh-slapping, laugh-out-loud comedy, visiting the cinema is a truly unparalleled form of escapism. Therefore, film aficionados will be thrilled to hear that the Reels Shorts Film Festival...Read more

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May 1, 2014

Party Crashing Time

What’s your kind of night? If it involves crashing parties, tailgates & tanlines and just doin’ your thing, then you’re in luck. It’s Luke Bryan’s kind of night too and he’s going to be spending two of them at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek!...Read more

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April 24, 2014

Breaking Up Is Fun To Do

After this week’s torrential rains, there’s no denying that spring breakup time is here. With muddy roads in town and dirty boots on our feet we can’t even imagine the conditions that might be out there in the oil patch. A recent article in the Globe & Mail mentioned...Read more

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April 17, 2014

Hopped Up On Easter

Easter is only a hop away! This weekend, children and adults will come together to celebrate a holiday that is sentimental for all. In addition to the religious aspect of the holiday, chocolate bunnies, egg decorating and large dinners are a part of the tradition. Here are some Easter facts...Read more

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April 10, 2014

Snow-Melting Metal

Do you think snow will be the only thing melting this Saturday in Dawson Creek? If you do, then you are mistaken, because it’s time again for the Mile Zero Meltdown! This year’s Mile Zero Meltdown brings 2012 Golden God Award winners Avenged Sevenfold to the Encana Events Centre...Read more

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April 3, 2014

Sports Expo Brings Summertime Dreams

Do you want to have a weekend full of fishing, archery, golf, ATV’s, boating and more? Then head on down to the Entrec Centre at Evergreen Park for the Grande Prairie Sports Expo. This popular trade show, which is in its 17th consecutive year, hits the Entrec Centre on Friday, April 4th...Read more

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March 27, 2014

The Hammer Falls

The hammer falls today at the Grande Prairie Curling Club for the 3rd Annual Pomeroy Prairie Showdown. From today through to March 30th, Grande Prairie will be abuzz with excitement from curling enthusiasts worldwide. The Pomeroy Prairie Showdown, which kicks off the 2014-2015 Alberta Curling...Read more

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March 20, 2014

It’s Girl Power Time!

Feeling the need for a complete spring make-over inside and out? Look no further than the 5th Annual Grande Prairie Woman’s Show - Spring. Starting this Friday, March 21, at the Crystal Centre, women and men of all ages will have the opportunity to take some time out and pamper...Read more

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March 13, 2014

Home Show Signals Spring

With this stretch of great weather we’ve been having it’s not hard to believe that spring is coming! The start of spring always brings a sense of renewal and the need to freshen things up around the home. Renovations at spring or anytime can be quite daunting but don’t worry,...Read more

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March 6, 2014

A is for Agriculture

In case it’s not already marked on your calendar, this Sunday we “spring forward” and daylight savings time begins. With the return to longer days and the coming growing season it only seems fitting that the Peace Country Classic Agri-Show is back. In its 29th year, the...Read more

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February 27, 2014

Make Saturday Sweet

What’s sweet, golden and distinctly Canadian? If you guessed maple syrup, then you are 100% correct! This Saturday marks the beginning of March, which means spring is coming and the liquid, golden sap of the maple tree will soon be flowing.  There’s nothing more Canadian...Read more

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February 20, 2014

Brody Down-Home

Do you think it’s more likely that crop circles are created by farm boys driving through fields than aliens visiting Earth? If so, you might want to check out Dean Brody. A Country Musician at heart, Dean Brody cites George Jones and Merle Haggard as his main influences. Don’t...Read more

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February 13, 2014

Dust Off Your Business Cards

The winter months may be cold, and the summer a bit too short, but let’s face it - the Peace Region has limitless potential for growth and economic opportunities. Next week’s Growing the North Conference is all about exploring these opportunities. In its fifth year, Growing the...Read more

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February 6, 2014

Ice Is Nice

While we might be getting tired of the snow that’s currently blanketing the Peace Region, this week we’re happy it’s not going away anytime soon. Why is that? It’s because this weekend is Fort St. John’s 10th Annual High on Ice Winter Festival. Ten years ago, the...Read more

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January 30, 2014

From Kitchens to Kings

It was the spring of 1990, and a storm was brewing in the kitchens of Newfoundland and Labrador. It wasn’t a snow storm like the Atlantic Provinces are known for, but a storm of an entirely different sort – a musical one! This was the year that guitarists Con O’Brien and...Read more

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January 23, 2014

Your Second Most Important Day

What can we say about weddings? Viewed by some as the single most important day of one’s life, a wedding is a cherished moment symbolizing a new beginning and life with that special someone. From the moment one says ‘yes’, the countdown to that big day begins and so does the...Read more

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January 16, 2014

Mr D. is A+

When we first heard that The Real Mr. D. Comedy Tour was coming to Grande Prairie, we couldn’t help but wonder what a teacher was doing running the comedy gamut. As it turns out, Mr. D. is short for Gerry Dee and, although he is no longer a school teacher, he plays one on TV in the hit...Read more

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January 9, 2014

Down-Home, Straight-Up Canadiana

Get ready, Dawson Creek, because you are about to be treated to rootsy grooves that are at the heart of what it means to be Canadian. On January 14th, rock-roots band Blue Rodeo will be performing at the Encana Events Centre in support of their 13th studio album, “In Our Nature”....Read more

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January 2, 2014

The Dogs Are Out!

Who let the dogs out? The Grande Prairie Sled Dog Derby Association (GPSDDA) that’s who! Drawing from last year’s success, the Grande Prairie Sled Dog Derby is back and at a new location. In order to protect to the trail’s condition and ensure an optimum experience for both...Read more

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December 19, 2013

Worship Christmas with George Canyon

George Canyon was about to take the stage in Lloydminster last Saturday evening when he received news about the tragic loss of his close friend, Bill Lovse, whom he had just seen that afternoon. Other performers may have cancelled upon hearing such news, but not George. It was a Christmas show...Read more

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December 12, 2013

Stage North’s Madcap Holiday Romp

It’s one thing to watch all the Christmas stories that play over the holidays, but how about watching every Christmas story at once? Stage North is inviting you to do just that with their latest production of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some)!” Three of Stage...Read more

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December 6, 2013

10 Years of Canadian Country Christmas

Back in 2004, no one expected that A Canadian Country Christmas would become a cherished Christmas event. But here it is ten years later - and the annual concert is still going strong. This year’s shows in Fort St. John and Peace River promise to be a great fun-filled night of...Read more

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November 28, 2013

Christmas Craft Show a Holiday Delight

Well, the weather outside may be frightful, but today inside the Crystal Centre it’s just delightful! That’s right - the annual Grande Prairie Farmers’ Market Christmas Craft Show & Sale starts today. For 3 fun-filled days, the Crystal Centre in Grande Prairie will be...Read more

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November 21, 2013

Ken Lavinge Takes Enchanting Journey to Fort St. John

Ken Lavigne, the versatile classical tenor with modern style, is bringing his Road to Carnegie Hall tour to the North Peace Cultural Centre on Nov 26. Joined onstage by his current four piece band, Mr. Lavigne will retell his personal campaign to sing at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops...Read more

Festival Peace Region

November 14, 2013

A Trio of Trees for Festival

Dozens and dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees will light up the Peace Region over the next few weeks as communities get ready for the beloved annual Festival of Trees. The Peace Region enjoys three distinct festivals as part of this annual fundraiser, with events in Peace River,...Read more

Rememberance Day GP

November 7, 2013

A Day of Remembrance

Remembrance Day is a time to reflect and honor those lost to war and those who now serve. The Royal Canadian Legion will be holding their annual ceremony in Grande Prairie at the Crystal Centre this Monday. The observances start at the Canada Games Arena, followed by activities during the...Read more

RAK DAY Grande Prairie

October 31, 2013

RAK Em' Up for Random Act of Kindness Day

If kindness is contagious, the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta is hoping for an epidemic this Friday, November 1st. This will be the second Random Act of Kindness Day for the Peace Region and organizers are anticipating that this year will exceed the first; local acts of kindness...Read more

Dixie Chicks Dawson

October 24, 2013

Dawson Goes Dixie, the Blog

The Dixie Chicks are back and better than ever, taking the stage at the EnCana Events Centre on October 29. It has been seven years since the chicks have formally graced any Canadian stage for a full-length tour, so the tour name ‘Long Time Gone’ seems fitting. The sassy trio from...Read more

Wil Mimnaugh Demmitt

October 17, 2013

Releasing the Beat in Demmitt

The folks at the Borderline Cultural Society are at it again, bringing the people of the Peace a wonderfully iridescent CD release party from WiL Mimnaugh.  Hailing from cow town, Mimnaugh leaves listeners enthralled by his masterful and passionate harmonies on the guitar as a roots rocker...Read more

Give back with We Go North

October 17, 2013

Peace Region Positivity for Thanksgiving

It’s the time of year again, when families in the Peace Region sit down to give thanks; it is also a perfect time to spread kindness and goodwill in our community. While we all aim to give back year-round, Thanksgiving is the ultimate time to think about all we have to be grateful for and...Read more

Fall Home and Leisure Show Grande Prairie

October 3, 2013

Inspired by Design

The Fall Home & Leisure Show is, without a doubt, one of the most all-inclusive trade shows in the Peace Region, celebrating local business with booths, ideas, prizes, product and more. The Show begins tomorrow, October 4, and goes until Sunday, October 6, with hours to accommodate...Read more

Jason Aldean Dawson Creek

September 26, 2013

On the Night Tour with Aldean

It’s Thursday, and we are almost ready to head into the weekend... yet the team here at We Go North just cannot wait for Monday! Why you ask? Well that’s when Jason Aldean rolls in to Dawson Creek with his Night Train Tour at the EnCana Events Centre. Aldean, who is a natural...Read more

Fall Harvest Taste of the Town FSJ

September 19, 2013

A Taste of Fall in Fort St. John

As fall approaches, many communities in the Peace Region choose to celebrate local business. In Fort St. John not only can you celebrate local establishments, you can taste them. The town is celebrating their annual Fall Harvest Taste of the Town, September 18 – 22. During the event,...Read more

Terry Fox Run Grande Prairie

September 12, 2013

Running for Awareness

Since 1980, Canadians have been taking to parks and walkways on September 15th to honor Terry Fox by raising awareness and funds for cancer research. This Sunday, Peace Country residents will gather at Crystal Lake for the annual event. Held previously at Muskoseepi Park, the new run location...Read more

Moose Lake

September 4, 2013

Tumbler Travels with our Guest Blogger

We Go North Guest - written by Alex-Sandra Taylor Tumbler Ridge is not just a mining town. It is a quaint community surrounded by majestic mountains, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and the friendliest people around. My husband and I have travelled a great deal throughout BC, but we had never...Read more

Bubblegum Fudge

August 30, 2013

Friday Fun with Fudge

Nothing better than a long weekend! So celebrate with this sweet pink confection from We Go North.  Bubblegum Fudge 1 pkt Duncan Hines Bubblegum Frosting Creations mix 1 pkg white chocolate chips 1 can vanilla frosting Rainbow sprinkles Chopped Double Bubble gum, if desired...Read more

GP Firfighter Chairty Golf

August 29, 2013

GP Firefighters Tee Off for the Community

It’s that time of year, the nights are getting cooler and the Peace Country is buzzing with fall charity events. A We Go North favorite, this event will not only give you an excuse to get on the green before the snow flies, but also an opportunity to give back to our community....Read more

GP Corn Maze 2013

August 22, 2013

Excavate a Good Time at the Corn Maze

What do a triceratops and corn have in common? Both will be celebrated this Saturday at the GP Corn Maze’s Dino Maze Day, benefiting the Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum. The event, which was rescheduled due to rain last weekend, is set to go this Saturday, August 24 and the people of...Read more

Fall Fair Peace Region

August 13, 2013

Come One, Come Fall

You may not be ready for fall yet, but soon the lush green trees in the peace country will start to turn that gorgeous golden hue that comes with autumn. Another tell-tale sign of the season ending is when the Peace celebrates various fall fairs around the region; a longstanding tradition of...Read more

Dawson Creek Stampede

August 8, 2013

The Race is on to Dawson Creek

This weekend, get out of dodge and into Dawson Creek for the 91st Annual Dawson Creek Stampede and Exhibition. This fall fair is a much-loved event that sees the city swell from a population of 12,000 to over 30,000 visitors, guests and residents. The event is set to feature professional...Read more

Dragonette Grizfest

July 31, 2013

Twelve Years Strong, Grizfest Still Rocks

Last year, Canadian sensations Carly Rae Jepsen and Emerson Drive took the stage at Grizfest. This year, the line-up will be just as good with a range of top Canadian performers including Dragonette, George Canyon, wide Mouth Mason and more! Grizfest, which is known for its emphasis on...Read more

FSJ International Air Show

July 24, 2013

Flying High in Fort St. John

All eyes will be to the skies this weekend, July 26 & 27, in Fort St. John for the International Air Show. The Snowbirds and the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CF-18 demonstration team, among others, are all in town. Now they’re just waiting for an audience. The 2013 FSJ...Read more

Teepee Creek Stampede

July 10, 2013

Getting Wild in Teepee Creek

For 96 years, the Teepee Creek Stampede has been the go-to place for true-blue rodeo for folks who want to experience ‘Four Days in the Wild.’ This year will be no different as the Teepee Creek Stampede Association heads into their 97th year, starting tomorrow, Thursday July 11...Read more

Beat the Heat we go north

July 3, 2013

Beat the Heat with We Go North

Baby, it's hot outside―and inside, too. Unless you have been living under a rock this past week you would have noticed the scorching temperatures that have been making the mercury boiling in the Peace Country. So We Go North has some handy tips to keep cool: Sheets Up When the air...Read more

Canada Day Celebrations Peace Country

June 26, 2013

The True North Strong and Free

Canada Day is just around the corner and, if you’re like most Peace Country residents, you are looking for events to paint the town red and white. If you are in the Fort St. John vicinity, Centennial Park is the place to be. The city will be hosting a myriad of family-fun events...Read more

Pomeroy Guitars & Wagons

June 19, 2013

Giddy Up for Guitars & Wagons

There is nothing better than welcoming the Peace Country heat than by attending one of the many amazing outdoor music festivals we have in our area. Kicking off the summer of music is festival newcomer the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Guitars and Wagons weekend, June 20 - 23. Guitars and Wagons...Read more

Wanham Plow Match

June 12, 2013

Weekend Wild Times in Wanham

It’s the event of the year for the small community of Wanham; for forty three years running, the Wanham Plow Match brings spectators from across Alberta to see the events and entertainment over the course of the weekend. Founded in 1971, the plow match was a spring idea to gain momentum...Read more

Chetwynd Chainsaw Competition

June 5, 2013

Carving Out a Great Weekend in Chetwynd

We are officially only hours away from the 9th Annual Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Championship. This championship has turned the quaint municipality of Chetwynd into a year-round, one-of-a-kind destination. This event, which happens over four exciting days, gives spectators an...Read more

Shari Johnston Hammock

May 29, 2013

Summer of Veggie Love

We Go North Guest Blogger - written by Shari Johnston  It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For me, that is. Spring is such a great season. The snow has melted, the grass is growing, the hammock is ready to lounge in and I’m dreaming of farm fresh vegetables! At...Read more

Tractor Revolotuion

May 22, 2013

Revved Up for a (R)evolution

There is going to be a revolution in the Peace. Or should we say evolution? You are invited to join the Phillip J. Currie Museum for a day of tractor fun in Wembley, this Saturday, May 25. You may not think that a vintage tractor has much in common with a dinosaur, but they are more alike than...Read more

Peace Region Petroleum Show Grande Prairie

May 15, 2013

Petroleum in the Peace

The 10th Biennial Peace Region Petroleum Show returns to Grande Prairie on May 15-16 at Evergreen Park. The sold-out show is the third-largest of its kind in North America, and will draw thousands to the TEC Centre to view booths and presentations from industry vendors. A vital source of...Read more


May 8, 2013

A Feast Made for A Queen

This coming Sunday, May 12, families from around the Peace Region will be searching for the perfect way to make ‘Mom’ feel special. Not that we should only think of mothers once a year, but Mother's Day gives the opportunity to take some special time out to thank all the mothers of...Read more

Beach Boys Ft McMurray

May 1, 2013

Feeling the Kokomo Waves in Fort McMurray

We have a feeling there are going to be some ‘Good Vibrations’ at MacDonald Island Park this Saturday, May 4, in Fort McMurray. The kings of surf-rock, otherwise known as the Beach Boys, will be bringing their feel-good harmonies to the stage. The band has been touring together...Read more

Peace Region Music Industry Conference Peace River

April 30, 2013

We're Singing in the Peace

Peace River will be hosting some of Canada’s finest crooners this weekend, May 3 – 4, at the Belle Petroleum Centre in Peace River for the sixth annual Peace Region Music Industry Conference Workshop & Showcase. The conference allows for aspiring musicians to network and learn...Read more

Nothern Heritage Fair

April 29, 2013

Youth Remind us of Canadian Roots

This Friday, May 3, students from across the Peace Region will be presenting their heritage projects for the Northern Alberta Regional Heritage Fair. The fair is meant to give students an opportunity to exhibit projects based on their own personal heritage or a significant moment in Canadian...Read more

Motorcycle Trade Show

April 26, 2013

Rev Into Spring at Evergreen Park

You know spring has sprung in the Peace Region when the grass turns green, the river is the place to be, and the bypass is abuzz with motorcycle enthusiasts. This Saturday, April 27, the TEC Centre at Evergreen Park will be where it’s at for motorcycle lovers as they gather for the Toys...Read more

Motley Crue Dawson Creek

April 25, 2013

Kick-Start Your Friday Night

Mötley Crüe is storming its way across Canada this spring playing the longest series of concert dates in Canada in the L.A.-based foursome's 30-year history. They will be headlining at the Encana Events Centre on April 26, in Dawson Creek. Joining them at the Friday night gig are...Read more

Experience the Peace” Holistic Conference & Retreat Grande Prairie

April 24, 2013

Learn How to Find Peace in the Everyday

Experiencing the Peace Holistic Conference is a perfect way to relax, rejuvenate, and restore one’s physical and mental health. This three-day conference includes workshops meant to help those who attend choose a healthier lifestyle. From the way a person thinks to the things a person...Read more

Women in the North Peace River

April 23, 2013

Women In The North Conference

The sixth annual Women in the North Conference is happening this tomorrow and is sure to delight. This event is a special networking opportunity for women from "all walks of life" to come together and share stories, trade business cards, learn from one another, and much more. It is a conference...Read more

Guy Holmes

April 22, 2013

Sitting Down With Children's Author Guy D. Holmes

If you have little ones and live in the Peace Region, at one point in time you have probably spent time flipping through a Guy Holmes children’s book. Guy was born and raised in Elbow, Saskatchewan, and even from a small age had a penchant for books and reading. Guy D. Holmes first...Read more

FSJ Fire Ball

April 19, 2013

Firefighters’ Ball to Raise Money For Burn Fund

This year the fifth Annual Fort St. John Professional Fire Fighters’ Charity Ball is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 20th at the Pomeroy Hotel. The event will kick off at 5.00 pm with cocktails to be followed by silent and live auctions featuring jewelry, autographed hockey...Read more

Horse Show We Go North

April 18, 2013

Horsin’ Around in the Peace Country

We Go North Guest Blog - written by Karen Kiddine   The Peace Region is a horse lover’s paradise. With picturesque areas for trail rides, and many active clubs and organizations, there’s something out there for every equine enthusiast. The following is a great list of horsey...Read more

15th Annual Swan Festival Grande Prairie

April 17, 2013

Saskatoon Lake Becomes Swan Lake for 15th Annual Festival

The natural elegance of a trumpeter swan puts even the most graceful ballet dancer to shame. On April 20 and 21, Tchaikovsky's titular birds, some of Northern Alberta's most beautiful wild residents, take center stage for the 15th Annual Swan Festival. The Friends of Saskatoon Island and...Read more

Muskoseepi Park Grande Prairie

April 16, 2013

Picnic Perfect Places in the We Go North Region

We Go North Guest Blog - written by J McDonald    Picnic season is upon us, and I think these are the three great places to have a family picnic in and around the We Go North region. Muskoseepi Park Located in the heart of Grande Prairie, Muskoseepi  has a lot to...Read more

Marianas Trench Grande Prairie

April 15, 2013

Pop Rock for Grande Prairie

Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, pop-rock band Marianas Trench will be rocking the stage at the Crystsal Centre in Grande Prairie, Alberta on Monday, April 15th. Face the Music: With A Vengeance is the name of the tour that Marianas Trench is taking throughout Canada this spring....Read more

Keith Sayers Dawson Creek

April 12, 2013

An Evening of Extreme Entertainment

On Sunday, April 14, Keith Sayers Evolution of Extreme comes to Dawson Creek. Sayers is bringing his astonishing display of FMX acrobatics to the Encana Events Center for an evening of displays of unbelievable daring. Presented by Sakamoto Entertainment, the show is Sayers' way of honoring...Read more

26th Annual fiddlers Jamboree Grande Prairie

April 11, 2013

Dance the Jig at the 26th Annual Fiddlers Jamboree

The 26th Annual Fiddlers Jamboree is coming up fast! The perennially popular event will be held at the Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, April 14th at 1:00 pm. The Fiddlers Jamboree, a showcase for the fiddle and for the talents of Peace Country residents, will feature...Read more

CKNL Trade Show FSJ

April 10, 2013

Tune in to the CKNL Trade Show

Looking for a fun spring event in the Peace Country? The 12th through the 14th of April, the CKNL Trade Show will be livening up Fort St. John as hundreds of vendors set up in the Pomeroy Sport Centre selling everything from outdoor goods to electronics. A huge variety of vendors will be...Read more

Natalie MacMaster Lloydminster

April 9, 2013

Cape Breton Girl Natalie MacMaster in the House

Hold on to your feet! Juno and Grammy-award winner Natalie MacMaster is coming to Lloydminster along with her trusty fiddle on Saturday, April 13 for a night of fiddling music and dance fun. MacMaster is a master fiddler, entertaining the audience with her signature Cape Breton sound while...Read more

Shari Johnston Tales From a Small Kitchen

April 8, 2013

Take Your Palette on a Journey

We Go North Guest Blog - written by Shari Johnston  As much as I love Grande Prairie, I also love getting away! I travel as much as possible and my travels usually focus on local food and drink, as much as they focus on the destination itself. I had no idea until recently, that traveling...Read more

Untapped Alberta Peace River

April 5, 2013

Tap Into This Concert Series

April sees the return of Untapped Alberta, the fourth road trip for local musicians, both well-known and new. On April 5th, The Belle Petroleum Centre will welcome PEAR, Jake Ian, and Jason & Kate for an evening of music and enjoyment as only local musicians can create. All ages are...Read more

Dawson Creek Annual Gun & Sportsman Show

April 4, 2013

The Dawson Creek Sportsman Show Will Fire You Up

One of the most anticipated Dawson Creek shows of the year has to be the Annual Gun and Sportsman Show, held at the EnCana Events Centre. The show runs this weekend, April 6 -7, and will see upwards of 3000 hunting and targeting enthusiasts. As hunting gains in popularity, so too do the...Read more

Grande Prairie Sports Expo

April 3, 2013

The Sports Expo Sure to Be a Touchdown

In the Peace Country, now that snow has finally started to retreat, it is time to think about the latest and greatest in summer leisure. Good thing the Grande Prairie Sports Expo commemorates this weekend, April 5 – 7, at Evergreen Park. This is the 16th year for the Sports Expo and...Read more

April Wine Grande Prairie

April 2, 2013

The Wine Flows at the Douglas Cardinal Performing Arts Centre

Myle s Goodwyn & April Wine Live 2013 will be performing at the Douglas Cardinal Performing Arts Centre in Grande Prairie tomorrow night, Wednesday, April 3. April Wine songs were a staple play for radio stations in Canada and the United States beginning in the early 1970s. Their song...Read more

Mardi Gras Peace River

April 1, 2013

Fat Saturday in Peace River

This Saturday, April 6, get ready to let the good times roll at the Belle Petroleum Centre in Peace River for a Mardi Gras celebration. Guests will be celebrating New Orleans style serving up hot Creole food and even hotter Cajun entertainment from the Savoy Family Band. Recording together...Read more

Easter Grande Prairie

March 28, 2013

Down the Bunny Trails

The Easter Bunny will be hopping around the Peace Country this weekend, and if you’re in need of some brightly-colored family fun, we know all the right places to go. Easter Eggstravaganza in Grande Prairie – The time-old tradition of heading to Muskoseepi Park with the family...Read more

Strawberry Shortcake Grande Prairie

March 27, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake Sweetens The Crystal Centre

It’s about to get sweeter at the Crystal Centre where Strawberry Shortcake and her berry good friends will be putting on a live production for pint size fans this Wednesday, May 29. Produced by Koba Entertainment, the fiery redhead will star in Follow Your Berry Own Beat’! The show...Read more

Volbeat Dawson Creek

March 26, 2013

Heading to Mile Zero City for a Meltdown

One of the most anticipated rock releases of 2013 is coming from Danish rockers Volbeat, who are set to release their fifth album ‘Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies’ in early April. Tomorrow night, March 27, Peace Region fans might be lucky enough to get a live sample of the new...Read more

Hunger Games FSJ Library

March 25, 2013

Would You Volunteer As Tribute

In 2012, The Hunger Games swept across movie theatre screens like wild fire. Based on the science fiction novel written by Suzanne Collins, the story follows heroine Katniss Everdeen in the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem. The story shows her progressive journey through the gruesome Hunger...Read more

Earth Hour Fort St. John

March 22, 2013

Powering Down for some Family Fun

The Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) will be holding their first annual 5k Headlight Run/Walk this Saturday, March 23, at the Northern Lights College in Fort St. John. The run will be in conjunction with World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) annual initiative Earth Hour. The goal of the...Read more

GP Woman's Show Grande Prairie

March 21, 2013

Spring Starts Here

In the Peace Region, the mark of spring and fall is marked by one particular event. The Grande Prairie Woman’s Show will be springing forward at the Crystal Centre this weekend, March 22 – 24, for all of the ladies to enjoy. Exhibitors from near and far travel to be at the show...Read more

WCA Tarp Auction Grande Prairie

March 20, 2013

Supporting the Chucks

Chuckwagon racing is an adrenaline rush sport. When that horn goes, whether you are a driver, holder, fan or sponsor, you feel a thrill. Now with spring fast approaching, it is time for Peace Region residents to think about trading in their snow boots for cowboy boots because rodeo season is...Read more

Maeve Mackinnon North Peace Cultural Centre

March 19, 2013

A Maven of Song

Maeve Mckinnon has been paying her dues, singing across Scotland since her late teens and has slowly emerged as one of the leading Scottish folk musicians of her generation. With her repertoire including both Gaelic and English-language lyrics, Maeve has been able to find a happy medium between...Read more

Billy Talent Grande Prairie

March 18, 2013

Up For A Talent Show?

Dead Silence might be an improbable state for one of Canada’s top rock bands, but that’s what brings back Billy Talent to Dawson Creek tonight, March 18. Billy Talent, who last toured through the Peace Region in 2010, has been building on success internationally with this album....Read more

Vitaemo Festival Grande Prairie

March 15, 2013

Everything's Coming Up Ukrainian

The Troyanda Society of Ukrainian Culture and Heritage is inviting all Peace Region residents to join them in celebrating their annual Vitaemo Festival. Vitaemo, meaning ‘welcome’ in Ukrainian, will be an open celebration to all regardless of heritage. Held on Saturday, March 16,...Read more

GP Home and Garden Show Grande Prairie

March 14, 2013

Stop and Smell the Roses at the GP Home and Garden Show

Taking a peek outside onto Grande Prairie’s streets today, the furthest thing that comes to mind is spring. With spring comes home renovation and gardening season. Peace Country residents will be able to get a head start on all of their upcoming home projects this weekend, March 15...Read more

Pomeroy Inn & Suites Prairie Showdown Grande Prairie

March 13, 2013

The Pomeroy Showdown Leads the Weekend

This weekend is going to rock-literally-with the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Prairie Showdown taking place at the Grande Prairie Curling Club from March 14 – 17. The showdown will bring some of the biggest names in curling to the Peace competing for a hefty purse. Although top curler and...Read more

Jodie Leslie Vic Juba Lloydminster

March 12, 2013

Lakeland Alum Rocks Lloydminster

The Vic Juba Community Theater will be welcoming musician, Jodie Leslie to the stage this Thursday, March 14, from Lakeland College in Lloydminster. Graduating in 1996, Jodie was enrolled in the Western Horsemanship program. Since then, she reined in her equine interests to actively pursue a...Read more

SPRA AGM Grande Prairie

March 11, 2013

Preserving the Peace

The Peace Region has a rich history filled with stories and experiences, many of which have been preserved and documented through the South Peace Regional Archives (SPRA). The SPRA promotes the appreciation and study of local historical documents and records, facilitating any public interest...Read more

PFX Dawson Creek

March 8, 2013

Dark Side of Dawson Creek

The Pink Floyd Experience will be making its debut at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek, Saturday, March 9. Without question, Pink Floyd remains one of the most influential rock bands of all time. This Saturday Peace Country residents should prepare themselves for a show with...Read more

Sleeping Beauty Lloydminster

March 7, 2013

Awaken Your Sunday at the Theater

For one night only, Sunday, March 10, the players from the Vic Juba Community Theater will come together for a magical performance. Sleeping Beauty is a classic tale where audiences will journey to an enchanted kingdom where Princess Aurora pricks her finger on a poisoned spindle. Sleeping...Read more

CMT Hitlist Tour Dawson Creek

March 6, 2013

Trio of Stars in Dawson

This Friday, March 8, the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek is going to get a whole lot country with the CMT Hitlist Tour. This cross-Canada tour will feature country show-stoppers Emerson Drive and Doc Walker with special guest Aaron Pritchett. The 2013 CMT Hitlist promises a unique...Read more

Agri-Show Grande Prairie

March 5, 2013

Moo-ving On Up to the Agri-Show

The 28th Annual Peace Country Classic Agri-Show is set to go this weekend, March 7 – 9, at Evergreen Park in Grande Prairie. Last year, the exhibition saw over 200 vendors and with the weather on their side this year, organizers are expecting record-breaking attendance. The Agri-Show...Read more

International Women's Day Dawson Creek

March 4, 2013

Recognizing Women Worldwide

International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over a hundred years. Annually you’ll find thousands of events held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. The Peace Region offering an abundance of woman-centric events, including a women-powered trade...Read more

The Irish Descendants Grande Prairie

March 1, 2013

Luck of the Irish Descendants

From the rocky Atlantic shores of Newfoundland, The Irish Descendants will be making their descent on Grande Prairie tonight, March 1, at the Great Northern Casino. The band has made their way to the top of the Eastern Canadian Folk/Roots music scene by performing music that is much like the...Read more

Winter Fun Day Dawson Creek

February 28, 2013

Some Fun in Farmington This Weekend

Currently, in the Peace Region is in the midst of a temperature lull. It is not fully winter, but also not fully spring. So what is there to do after Family Day, but before Easter? In Farmington, the answer is easy... this Saturday, March 2, you come to an all-out Winter Fun Day in...Read more

Tupelo Honey Grande Prairie

February 27, 2013

The Sweet Sound of Tupelo Honey

This weekend in the Peace Country, residents will be treated to the sweet sounds of Tupelo Honey. The band will be playing in both Fort St. John, March 1, and Grande Prairie, March 2. Forming in 2003 within the hallways at Grant MacEwan, the band met as classmates and took their love for rock...Read more

The Once Grande Prairie

February 26, 2013

The Once Write a Love Letter to the Peace

Named for a unique Newfoundland phrase that means ‘imminently’, The Once will present their unique brand of music this week. With two dates booked for our region, they will be playing in Grande Prairie, Wednesday February 27, and in Fort St. John, Thursday February 28, pairing their...Read more

Farah Mohamed Fort McMurray

February 25, 2013

A Smart Way to Spend a Monday

Tonight, February 25, MacDonald Island Park in Fort McMurray will welcome one of the most influential and inspiring women of our time, Farah Mohamed. With an extensive background in the political arena, former president of The Belinda Stronach Foundation (TBSF) Farah Mohamed uses her...Read more

Maple Festival Grande Prairie

February 22, 2013

Say Bonjour to the Maple Sugar Festival

This Saturday, February 23, things will be getting a little sweeter at Muskoseepi Park in Grande Prairie for the 15th Annual Maple Sugar Festival. Organized by the Grande Prairie chapter of the French-Canadian Association of Alberta (ACFA), the festival will highlight a number of traditional...Read more

DJ Rhiannon Grande Prairie

February 21, 2013

DJ Rhiannon Shakes Up Shades Lounge

This Friday, February 22, Shades Lounge in Grande Prairie will be getting a little sultrier as they welcome playmate performer and lyricist DJ Rhiannon. A globe-trotting entertainer, DJ Rhiannon is based out of Los Angeles. She also is the #1 female DJ representing Vancouver, with a dual...Read more

Frost Moon Grande Prairie

February 20, 2013

A Wonderful Weekend to Enjoy Winter

Tomorrow, February 21, the inaugural Frost Moon Winter Celebration will kick off at the Montrose Cultural Centre grounds in Grande Prairie. Open to all Peace Country residents, Frost Moon was created as a much-needed winter event to get families out having fun. Hosted by the Community...Read more

Taste of the Peace Grande Prairie

February 19, 2013

A Taste of the Peace Region

Tonight, residents from the Peace Region will convene for the 3rd Annual Taste of the Peace, which is open to both Growing the North delegates and the public. This event is hosted at the TEC Centre at Evergreen Park, Grande Prairie. Taste of the Peace brings dozens of growers, producers, and...Read more

Winterlude Grande Prairie

February 15, 2013

Embracing Family Day

On February 18, Peace Country residents will celebrate Family Day for the 24th time. The new kid on the block when it comes to holidays, Family Day has definitely woven itself into our societal fabric; it’s a day to be free, have fun, and most importantly, spend time with the ones you...Read more

Matt Patershuk Grande Prairie

February 14, 2013

North Inspired Matt Patershuk

Local singer and songwriter Matt Patershuk is going to be busy in the upcoming weeks, unveiling his first album, ‘Outside the Lights of Town’, with launch parties across the Peace Region, kicking off in Dawson Creek, at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery this Saturday, February 16....Read more

CATS Grande Prairie

February 13, 2013

Make a Memory with CATS

The cat is out of the bag - one of Broadway’s most revered musicals is being jointly presented by the Grande Prairie Live Theatre and the GPRC. CATS is running now and has show times until Saturday, February 23, at the Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre in Grande Prairie. Peace...Read more

Matt Blais Grande Prairie

February 12, 2013

A Blais of Glory for Valentine's Day

If romance isn’t in the cards for you this Valentine’s Day, you may want to head down to Better Than Fred’s in Grande Prairie for the 7th Annual Love Stinks Party on Thursday, February 14th. Calgary rocker Matt Blais will be entertaining the crowd with songs from his...Read more

Sweetheart Dance

February 11, 2013

Spin Your Sweethearts

Love is in the air and this Saturday, February 16, the Eastlink Centre is inviting you to bring your darlings to the Sweetheart Dance, a date night for the whole family including dancing, contests, and more! While Valentine’s Day is normally focused on romantic getaways, this will be a...Read more

13th Annual Chocolate Festival FSJ

February 8, 2013

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

Are you ready to go cuckoo for cocoa puffs and cakes and confections, and hundreds more of goodies all made out of chocolate? Then you should be attending the 13th Annual Chocolate Festival, Saturday February 9th, at the North Peace Cultural Centre in Fort St. John. With sugary sweetness as...Read more

EMS Wine Fair & Auction Grande Prairie

February 7, 2013

A Fine Friday

Raise your glass and toast to the 13th Annual Wine Fair & Auction, which will be taking place for one night only at Grande Prairie's Evergreen Park, Friday, February 8. The event is hosted by the Regional EMS Foundation and features a bevy of wine agents, scrumptious starters from local...Read more

Jully Black Peace River

February 6, 2013

Running to See Jully Black

She has opened for Kayne West and was chosen to perform for the Queen of England, and now the folks of Peace River will welcome the multiple-award winner Jully Black to Athabasca Hall on February 9. Dubbed by fans as ‘Canada’s Queen of R & B’, Jully is embarking on a...Read more

Q99 Speed Dating Grande Prairie

February 5, 2013

Thursday brings Cupid's Arrow

With Valentine’s Day looming just around the corner, We Go North and cupid have just the event to put you in the mood for romance. The Great Northern Casino has teamed up with local Grande Prairie radio station, Q99, to bring you Speed Dating on Thursday, February 7. Potential lovebirds...Read more

Quentin Reddy Grande Prairie

February 4, 2013

Are you Ready for Reddy?

If you think Quentin Reddy is just another ordinary country musician think again. The singer/songwriter is hailed as one of country’s most passionate musicians, sharing a connection with every audience he entertains. Quentin often says that his guitar is an extension of himself, making...Read more

Eric Church Dawson Creek

February 1, 2013

Take Me to Church

Hard to believe that on a Friday most Peace Country music lovers can’t wait for Monday. On February 4, country star Eric Church will be bringing his Blood, Sweat, and Beers Tour to the EnCana Events Centre. Considered by Rolling Stone magazine to be ‘one of Nashville’s...Read more

Visions of Change Gala FSJ

January 31, 2013

A Gala to Better Ghana

This Saturday, February 2, the students of the North Peace Secondary School are inviting residents of the Peace Country to be a part of change. Six years in the making, the Visions of Change Gala helps in sending students to build classrooms and other necessities for the Royal Seed Home...Read more

Malcolm Gladwell Fort McMurray

January 30, 2013

Blink and You'll Miss It

With the New Year comes a resolution for lifestyle changes and overall self-betterment. Well, for the Fort McMurray Public Library, it is about inspiring new ideas. The Northern Insights are a three year-long speaker series designed to bring bestselling authors and journalists as well as...Read more

2013 Chamber Ball Grande Prairie

January 29, 2013

Better Business Creates Community

This Saturday, February 2nd , the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce will be recognizing some of their members at the 94 th  Annual Chamber Ball. The ball serves as a time to highlight the organization’s year and annual awards to individuals that not only help make...Read more

Ladies Garage Night We Go North

January 28, 2013

Geared Up for a Garage Night

One of the best parts of the We Go North region is the amazing snow we get, perfect for all sorts of winter activities like snowmobiling, snowboarding and ice cave hunting. The light and fluffy stuff can make for a wild adventure; the downside being sometimes the road conditions are less than...Read more

Largest Wedding Show Grande Prairie

January 25, 2013

Say I Do to the Largest Wedding Show

For prospective brides all over the Peace Country, the 17th Annual Largest Wedding Show will be the place to be, making wedding planning a piece of cake. More than 90 vendors will fill the Crystal Centre in Grande Prairie on Sunday, January 27th, representing every aspect of weddings from...Read more

Malanka Grande Prairie

January 24, 2013

Malanka Makes Merry in Grande Prairie

Time is running out to buy tickets for this year’s Malanka celebration in Grande Prairie. The festivities for the holiday are a little late this year, but it’s never too late to celebrate an evening of good food, good friends, and traditional Ukrainian culture. The Troyanda...Read more

Randy and Mr Lahey Grande Prairie

January 23, 2013

An Evening in Sunnyvale

If you have been feeling void since the end of Canada’s successful TV series, The Trailer Park Boys, worry no more. John Dunsworth and Patrick Roach, the show’s primary antagonists otherwise known as Jim Lahey and Randy, will be at Better Than Fred’s in Grande Prairie on...Read more

Del Barber Demmitt Culture Society

January 22, 2013

Del Barber - Man on the Roam

Del Barber is a man on a roll - literally. After spending 8 months on the road for his rigid touring schedule, he has worked in most of Canada and the U.S. Having recently released his third full-length album, Del’s consistent wanderlust will be leading him to be part of the Borderline...Read more

Compadres FSJ

January 21, 2013

Latin Heat in January

James Keelaghan and Oscar Lope,z otherwise known as Compadres, have been doing fusion since before fusion was deemed trendy. For Oscar Lopez, his Latin groove has made him stand out in the world-roots music scene. Embracing all genres, Lopez often incorporates jazz, blues, and pop into his...Read more

Danielle Lowe Ft McMurray

January 18, 2013

Born a Country Girl

At 16 years old, most teenagers are more interested in school sports and updating their social media sites. While Danielle Lowe may look like a regular teenage girl, she is actually considered a veteran in the country music industry. This Monday, January 21st, will be a different engagement for...Read more

Anne of Green Gables FSJ

January 17, 2013

Another Dr. Kearney's Classic

From stage to series, the story of Anne of Green Gables is a classic Canadian tale that is loved by all. If you haven’t seen the story live, now is your chance. The delightful students from Dr. Kearney’s musical theater class will be presenting the show at the North Peace Cultural...Read more

Jaydee Bixby Canadian Idol

January 16, 2013

An Idol Cowboy

Canadian Idol runner-up Jaydee Bixby will be making his rounds in the Peace Region this week with three shows. He will appare in Fort St. John on January 17th, and in Grande Prairie January 18th & 19th. Bixby's musical journey took him through the 2007 edition of Canadian Idol, won by...Read more

Sarah Beth Keely Grande Prairie

January 15, 2013

A Weekend with SBK

This weekend, January 18 & 19, the Peace Country will welcome ACMA-nominated recording artist and songwriter Sarah Beth Keely for two knockout shows at Spurs Cookhouse & Dancehall. SBK is known for her soulful vocals and powerful performances, and is often compared to Gretchen Wilson,...Read more

Banff Mountain Film Festival Grande Prairie

January 14, 2013

Reel Action

Tonight, Monday, January 14th, will be the last night of the two-day Banff Film Festival Tour at the Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre, hosted by Vahalla Pure Outfitters. These films are full-tilt for adrenaline junkies and featuring extreme sports in remote locations that not only...Read more

Harlem Globetrotters Dawson Creek

January 11, 2013

Slam Dunk for a Sunday

The famed Harlem Globetrotters will be hitting the court this Sunday, January 13, at the EnCana Events Centre in Dawson Creek. Promoting the “You Write the Rules” Tour, fans will be able to decide the rules of the game, no matter how silly they are. The Globetrotters have been...Read more

Malanka 2013 Vermillion

January 10, 2013

Christmas in January

The holidays may be over but on the Julian calendar tis’ the season for good food with good friends. If you are looking to celebrate Ukrainian Christmas look no further than the Malanka Celebration taking place this Saturday, January 12, at the Vermillion Regional Centre. Malanka...Read more

Snow Fort We Go North

January 9, 2013

Snow Much Fun

The team here at We Go North strongly believe that sometimes the best event can be held in your very own backyard. You just have to make it first! We recommend building a good old fashioned snow fort. This is an activity that is great for all ages and, really, the sky is the limit when it...Read more

Staycation We Go North

January 8, 2013

Destination Home

Sometimes you do not need a boarding pass to have a get-away, more people now are opting to take a staycation; whether it is a weekend or a few days off a staycation can be a great way to unwind, de-stress, and take in what your area has to offer. We Go North has thought of a few tips on how...Read more

Backyard Ambassador Peace Region

January 7, 2013

Uncover the Peace

Lately the team at We Go North has been encouraging all of our followers and fans to challenge themselves to become a ‘Backyard Ambassador.’ You may be asking yourself, "Just what is a backyard ambassador and what does that mean to me?" We truly believe that the Peace Region is...Read more

Grande Prairie Sled Dog Derby Grande Praire

January 4, 2013

A Mushing Good Time at Evergreen Park

We have it on good authority that Evergreen Park has let the dogs out, literally, with the Grande Prairie Sled Dog Derby. The two day derby will run January 5- 6 at Evergreen Park and will feature five different races, with varying categories. The sled races will include a four-dog junior...Read more

Sing-a-long Canada Grease Grande Prairie

January 3, 2013

Grease is the Word Grande Prairie

Have you ever been to a film musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those sideburns and...Read more

Explore the Peace Region

January 1, 2013

Become a Backyard Ambassador

It is official - 2013 is here! With the New Year comes a long list of notable ideas we need to do to better ourselves, well the team at We Go North has challenge for you. This year we want you to explore more—not globally, but locally. There are so many things that we mean to do and...Read more

First Footings, Muskoseepi Park - Grande Prairie

December 31, 2012

Footing into the New Year

There is nothing better than ringing in the New Year with family togetherness on a brisk night, to celebrate the arrival of 2013. We Go North strongly recommends checking out the First Footings New Years Eve Celebration, a long-standing tradition for most families in the Peace Region. This...Read more

Janelle Morrison Fort St. John

December 26, 2012

A Second Chance, and a True Hero

Inspiration can be found in all forms and stories, as is the one of Janelle Morrison. A local triathlete from Fort St. John who found herself forced to overcome after miraculously surviving a near-fatal car accident. Only 3 weeks after her accident Janelle was approached by filmmaker Rob...Read more

Santa Claus Grande Prairie

December 21, 2012

Our Interview with Santa Claus

Right now it’s a busy time for everyone, but for one rotund and bearded gentleman and his team of elves, December is a particularly hectic time of year. The We Go North team was honored to be able to interview the big man in charge before the big holiday: So Santa, tell us; about how...Read more

The Nutcracker FSJ

December 20, 2012

A Tulle Tradition

A timeless Christmas classic will be taking the stage starting Thursday, December 21, and will run until Sunday, December 23, presented by Stage at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Fondly regarded as one of the most popular ballets in the Western world, The Nutcracker is a beloved holiday...Read more

Masquerade - The Ultimate Office Party Grande Prairie

December 19, 2012

A Grande Night for a Masquerade

On Friday, December 21, there will be a masquerade affair to remember at the luxurious Pomeroy Hotel in Grande Prairie. This party is poised to be an office party like no other. Gone are the plastic table cloths and stale turkey plates that are associated with your typical office parties. The...Read more

Sheldon doll Dawson Creek

December 18, 2012

The Dawson Effect

Dawson Creek recently made a ‘Big Bang’ in the headlines; when local crafter Jackie Laing sent a crocheted doll of his charachter Sheldon Cooper from the CBS hit series “The Big Bang Theory.” The Big Bang Theory is a sitcom about four nerdy scientists,...Read more

Holiday Concerts Peace Region

December 17, 2012

Harmonies of the Holidays

If you’re looking to escape the crowds and simply enjoy the spirit of the holiday season, We Go North has the perfect suggestion for you. We think the hottest tickets in town aren’t necessarily for big name bands, but for smaller concerts. Our event calendar is full of intimate...Read more

Northern Spirit Lights Show Grande Prairie

December 14, 2012

Light Up Your Weekend

The lights at Evergreen Park just outside of Grande Prairie have been twinkling since mid-November with the Northern Spirit Light Show, put on by the Peace Draft Horse & Pulling Club. The drive-thru show has become a holiday tradition for many Peace Region residents and supports the club...Read more

Big Wreck & Theory of Deadman Dawson Creek

December 13, 2012

Rock Double-Bill in Dawson

After a slew of sold-out Canadian shows earlier this year, Vancouver’s Theory of a Deadman and Toronto’s Big Wreck have come together for an extensive cross-Canada co-headlining tour to cap off 2012. The tour will be held at the EnCana Events Centre in Dawson Creek on Saturday,...Read more

Ugly Sweater Party Peace River

December 12, 2012

Don We Now Our Garish Apparel

O Christmas sweater, O Christmas sweater! The newest holiday trend is coming to Peace River for their Ugly Sweater Christmas Party at the Belle Petroleum Centre this Saturday, December 15. The ugly Christmas sweater has taken the guesswork out of wardrobe planning, in this case the uglier the...Read more

Skate with the Huskies FSJ

December 11, 2012

Skating with Local Heroes

This Sunday, December 16, hockey fans will have the opportunity to hit the ice with their favorite huskies. The annual Skate with the Huskies will be, once again, held at the North Peace Arena, and if you have a pint-sized hockey fan in your family this event will be the place to be....Read more

Huron Carole Grande Prairie

December 10, 2012

Come Hear The Huron Carole

One of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself or another is tickets to see a live performance; however, when you go see The Huron Carole you are essentially helping the entire nation. A project by Tom Jackson, that began in 1987, uses star power to raise awareness and funds for...Read more

Willy Wonka FSJ

December 7, 2012

Wondrous World of Wonka

It is time to indulge your sweet tooth by going to see Willy Wonka, presented by the North Peace Secondary School. Willy Wonka is a classic children’s tale that follows Charlie as he enters a world of wonder and magic. The show will be directed by Melissa Paakkonen, the new musical...Read more

Dashing Through The Snow Fairview

December 6, 2012

Dash Through the Snow to Fairview

There is no denying that the holiday season can be stressful and hectic. For all of that seasonal stress, We Go North recommends a good dose of laughter. Take a break to enjoy some chuckles courtesy of the College Town Capers, a local community theatre group based out of Fairview. The...Read more

Ron James Grande Prairie

December 5, 2012

The Ron James Blog

Ron James will be in the Peace Country tomorrow night, December 6th, at the Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre. James returns to GP with a hit CBC comedy show, ‘The Ron James Show,’ now under his belt. The show which starts again in January will be going on its fourth season...Read more

Jimmy Rankin For St. John

December 4, 2012

Rankin Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

With a new holiday album under his belt, Jimmy Rankin will be returning to Fort St. John, Wednesday, December 5th, at the Unchagah Hall promoting his Tinsel Town Tour. The album features four original tracks, including the title track, “Tinsel Town,” and eight Christmas classics,...Read more

Holiday On Ice Grande Prairie

December 3, 2012

Triple Axel Treat

The world’s best figure skaters are coming to the Crystal Centre to celebrate the holiday season. The 2012 Holiday Festival On Ice tour will be thrilling audience members tomorrow night, December 4th. This is the first time these internationally-famed figure skaters of will be seen...Read more

Canadian Country Tour Peace River

November 30, 2012

A Tour of Hope

It all started with a song... In 2004, Sean Hogan was inspired by his holiday tune ‘It’s Christmas Time,’ it was then the artist decided to bring joy to the world the only way he knew how: through his music. Sean embarked on a tour that it is now eight years in the making....Read more

Farmers Market Christmas Show Grande Prairie

November 29, 2012

A Grande Christmas Show and Sale

Today the Grande Prairie Farmer’s Market Christmas Show and Sale will open its doors to eager holiday shoppers. The show, which runs from November 29th to December 1st, is an annual event and is highly anticipated in the Peace Region. With three days of holiday fun, crafts, and...Read more

Jason McCoy Grande Prairie

November 28, 2012

A Perfect Gift from Jason McCoy

Fans of all ages will be taken on a memorable musical journey with Jason McCoy performing Thursday, November 29, at the Ovations Showcase Centre. Jason's engaging musical charm walks you through the meaning of Christmas with The Perfect Gift. McCoy is a multiple-award winner including a JUNO...Read more

Santa Claus Parage Fairview

November 27, 2012

Bit of Holiday Cheer in Fairview

The Town of Fairview will be feeling extra festive this Friday, November 30, for the Santa Claus Parade with Moonlight Madness to follow. The evening will start off with the Christmas Tree Light up followed by St. Nick in the evening parade on Main Street. All three events are annual...Read more

Buy Local Peace Region

November 26, 2012

Buying Local Rocks

Now that the holiday season is upon us, the team at We Go North has noticed copious amount of local craft sales and shows…which is awesome! We're completely enamored by handmade products and want to share this love with you. Here are some reasons you should opt to buy local for your...Read more

Journey Grande Prairie

November 23, 2012

The Journey to Journey

This Saturday, November 24th, the Peace Country will welcome Journey with ‘Open Arms’ as they hit the stage at the Crystal Centre. The show is set to be a classic-rock double bill with Canadian rockers Loverboy, and if ticket sales are indication, we are sure this concert will be...Read more

Tumbao Vibe Peace River

November 22, 2012

Peace River Goes Picante

As the Peace Region has slowly crept into the holds of the winter, it can be hard to imagine tropical temperatures while shovelling in sub-zero conditions. Your chance will come Saturday, November 24, when Tumbao Vibe will be turning up the heat at the Belle Petroleum Centre. Tumbao Vibe is a...Read more

Madion Violet Fort St. John

November 21, 2012

Come as You Are to Madison Violet

Musical duo Madison Violet will be at the North Peace Cultural Centre tonight, November 21, promoting their newest album, ‘The Good in Goodbye.’ Madison Violet is made up of Cape Breton’s Lisa MacIssac and Ontario’s Brenley MacEachern; more than just pretty faces, these...Read more

Brent Mason Grande Prairie

November 20, 2012

Out of the Mason Jar

Over the past year, the Home Routes concert series has given performers an opportunity to play venues in a cross-country Canadian circuit. Local bookstore, the Rabbit Hole, has been hosting the intimate concert series and the multiple shows have allowed residents to gain a wider appreciation...Read more

Peace Country Idol Grande Prairie

November 16, 2012

And the Winner Is...?

Residents of the Peace Country will see their 2012 idol crowned this Saturday, November 17, at the finale of Peace Country Idol at the Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre. This is the 10th anniversary for the local talent showcase run by the GPRC business marketing class, and with no...Read more

Festival of Trees Grande Prairie

November 15, 2012

Forrest of Merriment

For the past 24 years, Peace Country residents have considered the Festival of Trees the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season. That time has come again this weekend; the Festival of Trees begins tonight, November 15, and will run until Sunday, November 18. Every year, Santa and his elves...Read more

PARDS Dine & Dance Grande Prairie

November 14, 2012

Coming Together for PARDS

This Saturday, November 17th, the Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society better known as PARDS, will be holding their 15th Annual Dinner & Dance. The theme for the evening this year is "Together We Can," which is fitting for the program as PARDS is greatly dependent on their volunteers...Read more

Alice Cooper Dawson Creek

November 13, 2012

A Night With Alice Cooper

Halloween may be over, but for shock-rocker Alice Cooper, the show must go on year round. Cooper will be in Dawson Creek on Tuesday, October 13th, as part of his ‘Raise the Dead’ tour. Better known for his teenage anthem ‘School’s Out,’ Cooper keeps fan in awe with...Read more

Random Act of Kindness Day Grande Prairie

November 9, 2012

Sharing Stories of Kindness

We Go North is proud to be a supporter of Random Acts of Kindness Day, November 9th, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Grande Prairie. This movement is based on our community members sharing and paying it forward, inspiring even the smallest notions of kindness. We would...Read more

Random Act of Kindness Day Grande Prairie

November 8, 2012

Making Kindness Count

We Go North has joined forces with the Community Foundation of Greater Grande Prairie for Random Act of Kindness Day, happening Friday, November 9th. We have decided to dedicate today's and tomorrow’s blog spots to this incredible movement. So, just what is a random act of kindness?...Read more

Hey Ocean Grande Prairie

November 7, 2012

Hey There, Hey Ocean

The band that has been described as one of Canada’s best up-and-coming band is coming to Grande Prairie at Better Than Fred's, the home of live music and BBQ. The band will be rocking the stage at Better Than Fred’s tonight, Wednesday, November 9th. This young band, made up of...Read more

Legally Blonde North Peace Cultural Centre

November 6, 2012

Blonde Ambition Takes the Stage

It is time to go blonde, even if it only for a night! Stage North has been burning the pink midnight oil preparing for the production of Legally Blonde. The Musical will call the North Peace Cultural Centre home for show times on November 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th and 10th. The musical follows the...Read more

Trent Severn FSJ

November 5, 2012

Exploring the Channel with Trent Severn

If your playlist has been lacking in the originality department then checking out the Trent Severn CD release party tomorrow night, November 6, at Fort St. Johns ultra hip coffeehouse Whole Wheat n’ Honey. The three songstresses that make up Trent Severn are Dayna Manning, Emm Gryner...Read more

Splash N' Boots FSJ

November 2, 2012

These Boots Were Made for Splashing

How would you like to see U2? Okay, maybe we should rephrase that. How would you like to see the U2 of children’s entertainment? Let us introduce you to Splash 'N Boots, the Canadian children sensations from Ontario. In a few short years, Splash 'N Boots have become one of the top...Read more

Lisa Anderson Lamont

November 1, 2012

Wild Adventures in Lamont

On days like this, it is not hard to close your eyes and picture packing up and heading somewhere with warm beaches and tropical temperatures. For one Albertan mother, that’s just what she did. Lisa Anderson, author of the series ‘The Americans North to South: Mom There's a Lion...Read more

Stong Kids YMCA Fundraiser Grande Prairie

October 31, 2012

Theater for a Good Cause

This Saturday, November 3, get ready to ‘Knock Em’ Dead’ for a good cause. The Ovations Showcase Centre will be hosting one of their phenomenal theatre performances in support of the YMCA. Tickets to the Strong Kids Virtual Y Fundraiser will involve an evening incredible...Read more

Big Sugar Grande Prairie

October 30, 2012

Sugar Rush for Halloween

When you think of Halloween, one of the first things that come to mind is all the sugary sweets and tasty treats that all of the costumed trick-or-treaters vie for. If you are looking for something equally as sweet without the guilt, check out Big Sugar. Formed in 1988, the band mixes bluesy...Read more

Marianans Trench FSJ

October 29, 2012

Falling for Marianas Trench

Tomorrow night, October 30, the EnCana Events Centre will be treated to some ‘Celebrity Status’ with Canadian pop rockers Marianas Trench. The band has countless chart-busting singles and is ready to bring their infections sound to the people of the Peace. Marianas Trench are...Read more

Halloween We Go North

October 26, 2012

Haunting the We Go North Region

From costume parties to haunted houses to zombie apocalypses, we tried to choose one thing to write about for today’s blog but there is simply too much going on in the Peace Region! Here is a roundup of the frightening gatherings that are happening in the We Go North area Saturday,...Read more

5th Annual Scarecrow Festival Grande Prairie

October 25, 2012

More Than Just Straw

Scarecrow season is fast approaching for the 5th Annual Scarecrow Festival and will bring all of the straw spectacles under one roof for bidding on. The scarecrows are harvest-time creations of Peace area locals with an imaginative itch wanting to give back. Scarecrows purchased at the...Read more

Experience Beatles with Rain Dawson Creek

October 24, 2012

Down the Abbey Road for The Beatles

For many people, The Beatles are the one band that will be forever timeless, continuing to stay relevant as their large set list connects with everyone. This Friday, October 26, get ready for all-out Beatle mania with Experience the Beatles with Rain at the EnCana Events Centre ....Read more

Samantha Martin Grande Prairie

October 23, 2012

Come Home with Samantha Martin

If you prefer your live music only a few meters away in quaint settings like a local bookstore, on Wednesday, October 24, you should be at The Rabbit Hole to see Toronto rocker Samantha Martin. Martin will be playing The Rabbit Hole as part of the Home Routes concert series in which various...Read more

Stuart Mclean and the Vinyl Cafe FSJ

October 22, 2012

The Spoken Word from Across Canada

If you cannot remember the last time you actually heard someone tell you a story, not a conversation but an actual story, then we think it is time for you to head over to the ‘Vinyl Café'.  This Tuesday, October 23, Stuart McLean and his repertoire of stories from the Vinyl...Read more

Of the Vine FSJ

October 19, 2012

Of the Vine to Be Off the Wall

Tomorrow night, October 20, the voices of Mick Jagger, Garth Brooks, and John Lennon will be under one roof - well, in theory. Johnny Vallis, the man of many voices, will be entertaining guests at the Of the Vine event. Of the Vine is a fundraiser for the Fort. St. John Association for...Read more

Just Desserts: An Evening with Kelley Armstrong Grande Prairie

October 18, 2012

Have Your Cake and Read it, too

This Saturday, October 20, Peace Country residents will have the opportunity to spend an evening with New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong at the Grande Prairie Public Library . The acclaimed author of heroine tales including 'The Gathering' and 'Spellbound' will be in the Peace...Read more

Business Showcase

October 17, 2012

Focus on Small Business in the Peace

Whether you’re in business or just want to see what is out there; the 2012 Small Business Week Fall Showcase is the place to be. The showcase will be held on Thursday, October 18th at the Jackpot Bar & Grill. Small Business week is an annual and national event that makes an impact on...Read more

CPA Comedy Show

October 16, 2012

Six Times the Laughter for the CPA Comedy Show

When is the last time you had a good laugh? Now how about a night with six comedians, all under one roof! This Thursday, October 18, the Canadian Police Association is holding their Annual Comedy Fundraiser at the Ovations Showcase Centre. This is an annual event that the police association...Read more

Living with Bears Lido Theater

October 15, 2012

The Man Who Lives With Bears

Charlie Russell is a naturalist known for his unique connection with bears. After spending five decades with these animals, he has become a firm believer that you get what you give with wildlife. Beginning his study of the creatures in Russia’s Kamchatka region, he was granted deep...Read more

Grande Prairie Woman's Show Grande Prairie

October 12, 2012

World of Wonders at the GP Woman's Show

Twice a year, women of the Peace Country flock to the Crystal Centre for the semi-annual Grande Prairie Woman’s Show. This event brings a variety of local and travelling vendors under one roof for extreme shopping delight. This will be the 18th year for the fall show starting today,...Read more

Hoedown for the House Grande Prairie

October 11, 2012

Wrangle up some Friends for Hoedown for the House

This Saturday, October 13th, kick on your boots, grab a partner and head on down to the Clairmont Community School for their Hoedown for the House. Presented by the Ronald McDonald House, the public to is invited to come down and help celebrate the long, dedicated service run by the Ronald...Read more

Vivianne Forest Fort McMurray

October 10, 2012

The Pursuit of the Podium with Viviane Forest

She is known as the falcon, defying super human speeds down an icy peak - Viviane Forest is a paralympian superhero. This Friday, October 12, she will engage and inspire at the Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series at MacDonald Island Park . Born with only 4% vision, Viviane has defied all odds...Read more

Ray Bonneville North Peace Cultural Center

October 9, 2012

Bonneville Returns to the NPCC

The gritty storytelling and hard bluesy sound of Canadian-born Ray Bonneville will be at the North Peace Cultural Centre once again tonight, October 9. A Juno award winner, Bonneville has most recently been touring for his latest album ‘Bad Man’s Blood’ playing shows...Read more

GP Haunted Corn Maze Grande Prairie

October 5, 2012

A Ghoulish Good Time

Have you have ever had that dream where you are frantically running through tall stalks of corn under the midnight sky while unknown creatures beat the trail behind you? If you said yes, get ready to turn your dreams into reality this Saturday, October 13, for the Haunted Corn Maze and Movie...Read more

Oktoberfest Grande Prairie

October 4, 2012

Bit of Germany in the Peace

Unless you are playing on catching a flight to Munich tonight, chances are you have officially missed out on Oktoberfest - or have you? The Five Mile Hall is inviting everyone to come raise a glass or mug with them for their Oktoberfest Fundraiser this Saturday, October 6. This will be a...Read more

Pumpkin We Go North

October 3, 2012

Ahoy Pumpkins

One of the best parts about living in the north is the thrill of seasonal delicacies; things seem to taste better when you haven’t had them for a while. We are saying goodbye to the lush berries of summer and giving a hearty hello to earthy root vegetables like beets and the seasonal...Read more

Lloydminster Celebrates

October 2, 2012

Celebrating 10 Years with the Vic Juba

A whirlwind of performers will be on hand this Thursday, October 4, as the Vic Juba Community Theater celebrates 10 years of performing arts. Performers from all over Canada will be there to celebrate the theater’s history; with over 100 performers scheduled to attend the celebration...Read more

Thanksgiving Grande Prairie

October 1, 2012

Making the Most of Your Thanksgiving

We're not sure if the team here at We Go North were the only ones surprised by the upcoming long weekend, as it seems that the turkey bird is coming a week early this year. As we strive to be the aficionados on things to do in the Peace we asked ourselves, what is there to do on Thanksgiving?...Read more

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie Grand Opening

September 28, 2012

Great Weekend for Art Lovers

The folks at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie are prepared to make your weekend a bit brighter by inviting you to a community block party tonight, September 28 and a family festival tomorrow, September 29. You make be asking yourself what is the cause for such celebration? As you may...Read more

GP Fall Home and Leisure Show Grande Prairie

September 27, 2012

Show your Home Some Love

This weekend, Peace Country residents will get a 101 education on everything in the home and leisure world with the GP Fall Home & Leisure Show, September 28-30, at the TEC Centre. If you have been thinking about sprucing up your home, changing your décor or even undertaking some...Read more

Wine & Trees Fort St. John

September 26, 2012

A Fine Night for Wine & Trees

If your calendar for this Saturday, September 29, is leaving you inspired for something different to do, We Go North suggests doing something ‘neat’. NEAT, otherwise known as Northern Environmental Action Time, is holding their 2nd Annual Wine & Trees event at the legendary Lido...Read more

Annual Ambulance Chaser Charity Run

September 25, 2012

Thursday is Just Right for Ambulance Chasing

If you have been meaning to get outside to enjoy the gorgeous fall colors and evening air, boy do we have an event for you. This Thursday, September 27, join the EMS Foundation for the 3rd Annual Ambulance Chaser Run. Whether you are an avid runner or just looking for a leisurely walk,...Read more

John Fogerty Dawson Creek

September 24, 2012

Fogerty Still Has It

Every so often a concert comes along that has a handful of songs everyone can sing to, as is the case with legendary rocker John Fogerty. Fogerty is on his cross-Canada tour appropriately titled, 'Wrote a Song for Everyone'. Fogerty will be performing tonight, September 24 at the EnCana Events...Read more

Sons of Anarchy Meet & Greet Grande Prairie

September 21, 2012

Party with a Prospect: Sons of Anarchy Meet & Greet

If you’re looking to become one of the gang, we have the perfect event for you this Saturday, September 22. Christopher Reed, better known as ‘Filthy Phil’ from Sons of Anarchy, will be doing a meet and greet in support of Toys for Tots. Sons has become a huge sensation for...Read more

Fire Truck Pull FSJ

September 20, 2012

Try your Luck Against a Firetruck

If you're looking for some quality entertainment this weekend, September 22, look no further than the Pomeroy Sports Centre in Fort St. John for the 2nd Annual Fire Truck Pull, in support of the United Way. Teams of ten will attempt to pull a 31,000 pound fire truck a distance of 50 feet in...Read more

EMS Ball Fairview

September 19, 2012

Have a Ball in Fairview

After months of wearing shorts and flip flops, it's time to get gussied up for the fall formal Emergency Services Ball in Fairview. The EMS Ball is one of the few formal events in Fairview, once known as the RCMP Regimental Ball, and has served as a fundraiser for the Fairview Fire and Rescue...Read more

Hard Honey The Lido Theater

September 18, 2012

Hard Honey Brings Back Rock & Roll

The mighty forces of rock and roll are taking over The Lido Theater this weekend with performers Hard Honey, a band that has been described as bringing back the classic sounds and beats of true rock and roll. Hard Honey is simply four guys with guitars, drums, and microphones that set out to...Read more

The Lido Theater Fort St. John

September 17, 2012

Let's Go to the Show: The Lido Theater

Since We Go North started not long ago, we have already developed a great appreciation for some of the amazing landmark venues in the Peace Region. One that has really caught our eye is The Lido Theater in Fort St. John. There are possibly many long-time residents that have no idea about the...Read more

Nick Glider & Sweeney Todd Lido Theater

September 14, 2012

Hot Child in Fort St. John

This Saturday, September 15th, break out the iridescent dress shirts and brightly colored bellbottoms as you welcome Nick Glider & Sweeny Todd to The Lido Theatre in Fort St. John. If you are suddenly picturing Johnny Depp as a demon barber, you've got the wrong Sweeney Todd; Nick...Read more

Zombie Walk Grande Prairie

September 13, 2012

Zombies For a Cause

If you happen to be downtown Grande Prairie this Saturday, September 15th, and are witness to some of the Peace Region’s finest undead, don't be alarmed and batten down the hatches. You are observing Grande Prairie’s 2nd Annual Zombie Walk and although the mob may moan for brains,...Read more

Stone Temple Pilots Dawson Creek

September 12, 2012

Dawson Creek welcomes the Stone Temple Pilots

This Friday, September 15, residents from all over the Peace will be singing the ‘Interstate Love Song’ as they head to the EnCana Events Centre in Dawson Creek for the Stone Temple Pilots. The Stone Temple Pilots (STP) are bringing their Greatest Hits Tour to Dawson Creek and...Read more

Big Pitch Classic Fort McMurray

September 11, 2012

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

This Friday, September 14, should be a grand slam for the first ever Big Pitch Classic in Fort McMurray’s MacDonald Island Park. The Big Pitch is a co-ed recreational slo-pitch tournament that will serve as the final outdoor event before MacDonald Island Park begins their expansion....Read more

Wilderness Adventure Rally PACE

September 10, 2012

Go on a Wilderness Adventure Rally

Want to start your Monday off with a bang? This Saturday, September 15, PACE is holding their annual Wilderness Adventure Rally. Are you asking yourself just what a Wilderness Adventure Rally is? Basically participants can walk, run or bike through the scenic setting of the Bear Mountain...Read more

Autumn Festival South Peace Centennial Museum

September 7, 2012

Falling for Fall in Beaverlodge

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the South Peace Centennial Museum this season, there is a perfect opportunity happening this Sunday, September 9th. The museum is holding their annual Autumn Festival, a day filled with “old-time” activities brought back to life for...Read more

Wembley Demolition Derby

September 6, 2012

Wembley Rocks the Peace this Weekend

If you’re in the mood for a little destruction, Wembley’s Rockin’ Smashin Weekend is where it’s at. The weekend kicks off on Friday night, September 7th, at the Wembley Rec Centre . Roadhouse rockers JR & Drivetrain will be taking the stage, followed by Canadian classics Honeymoon Suite and...Read more

Fossil Hunter Geocache Pipestone

September 5, 2012

Become a Geocache Fossil Hunter

It seems as though the traditional scavenger hunt has gotten a modern makeover that is fun for kids and adults. Geocaching is the latest craze in outdoor adventures. Outdoor scavengers hunt in teams using GPS systems to navigate them to secret locations looking for boxes that can provide...Read more

Star of Life Golf Classic Grande Praire

September 4, 2012

Tee off for the Star of Life Golf Classic

As summer seems to be coming to an end faster than anticipated, golfers of the We Go North region are racing to local courses in and attempt to get in as many rounds as possible before the snow flies. This Friday, September 7th, will be the perfect opportunity to swing your clubs for a good...Read more

Golden Walleye Classic 2012

August 31, 2012

A Real Catch in Shaw's Point

They say there’s gold in Lesser Slave Lake, and no one knows that better than the many anglers who have made this their favorite fishing retreat. Tournaments begin at the town of Slave Lake in the east and occur all the way to Shaw’s Point in the northwest corner of Lesser Slave...Read more

Review We Go North

August 30, 2012

Tell us How it is With Your Reviews

Do you ever get somewhere and think, “Gee, I wish someone would have told me… bring a camera, to park in the spare lot, or about these amazing candy apples!” We Go North is dedicated to spreading the word of great locations and events in the north and we need your help....Read more

Smith Hondo Fall Fair

August 29, 2012

The Smith Hondo Fair Falls this Weekend

For 33 years folks from around Northern Alberta have journeyed to Smith, Alberta for the annual Smith Hondo Fall Fair. There is something to be said about fall fairs that conjures up images of freshly baked apple pie and colorfully knitted quilts - and that is exactly what you will find in the...Read more

Leaf Crafts 2012

August 28, 2012

Summer is Leaf-ing Us

As quickly as summer came it seems to be escaping us once again. While some of us are cherishing every last ounce of summer, some are welcoming the cooler temperatures and beauty that is fall. Leaves in the We Go North area have already started to shed their robust green color in favor of the...Read more

Marathon Woman GPRC

August 27, 2012

Going the Distance with Marathon Woman

The Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre is starting the school year off with a bang or - should we say starter pistol? Acclaimed speaker Kathrine Switzer will be sharing her story of perseverance and determination. Kathrine is probably better known as the woman who forever changed the...Read more

Summer's End Festival Fairview

August 24, 2012

Celebrate the Summer's End in Fairview

If you are looking for a way to enjoy every last ounce of summer, We Go North recommends checking out the Summer’s End Festival, this Saturday, in Fairview. The event, which is in its second year, has significantly grown since its debut last year. This year there are activities running...Read more

Bash'nBeach Demolition Derby Kinuso

August 23, 2012

Time for a Bash on the Beach in Kinuso

If your whole week has felt like a visit to the dentist, or more than just a case of the Mondays; We Go North has just the remedy  a healthy dose of demolition at the Bash'n at the Beach Demolition Derby. The derby runs from August 24 to 26th, out at Spruce Point Park in Kinuso....Read more

Taste of Fort McMurray 2012

August 22, 2012

A Dollop of Delicious in Fort McMurray

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and please your palette tomorrow, August 23, because the second annual Taste of Fort McMurray will be spicing up MacDonald Island Park . Visitors will enjoy a variety of epicurean delights from local vendors and restaurateurs. Each sample is more than 2...Read more

Rib Tickler Stonebridge

August 21, 2012

Saucy Giggles at the Stonebridge Hotel

Recently, the We Go North team headed down to the Stonebridge Hotel for one of their mammoth Sunday brunches; we were all hooked on the hospitality that the Stonebridge provided. So when we found out they were having a good old-fashioned Rib Tickler event, we knew our We Go North fans...Read more

ATV maps Peace Region

August 20, 2012

Chart your Course Off-Road

Lately on the We Go North blog we have focused our attention on hiking trails and tips. For today we have decided to kick it up a notch! The We Go North area is known for a mass amount of ATV trails and enthusiasts. As with hikers, riders need to be aware of the conditions they are traveling...Read more

FLIP 3 on 3 Tournament Basketball Grande Prairie

August 17, 2012

FLIP IT UP this Weekend

It is time to hit the courts this weekend, August 18 &19, for the 5th Annual 3-on 3-FLIP IT UP Basketball Tournament. The FLIP 3-on-3 has grown substantially since beginning in 2007; organizer Franklin Matias started the event to help the community and get kids involved in being more...Read more

North Peace Fall Fair 2012

August 16, 2012

A Fine Weekend for a Fair or Two

It is that time of year again, nights are getting cooler and the best way to spend the weekend is by taking the whole family to the fair. This weekend we are proclaiming the weekend of fairs, with festivities taking place in Beaverlodge, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, and Peace River. Whether...Read more

Beets Northern Alberta

August 15, 2012

You Can't 'Beet' How Good These Taste

Seasons play an important role in what we grow and how we eat, ultimately defining our food culture and local boundaries. Predominately flavorful summer fruits take all of the seasonal glory when it comes to cooking. Most people do not think root vegetables are seasonal, for they are...Read more

Quality Falls Tumbler Ridge

August 14, 2012

Exploring the Terrain of Tumbler Ridge

Just recently, a couple of our We Go North team members headed for the hills in picturesque Tumbler Ridge. Tumbler Ridge is the perfect place to plan an outdoor escape with just under 40 different signed and designated hiking trails. Various trails offer a wide choice of terrain that is...Read more

Mamma Mia Dawson Creek

August 13, 2012

Take a Chance on Some Fun in Dawson Creek

There is no escaping the contagious up beat rhythms of Sweden’s ABBA. At some point in everyone’s life they have belted out an ABBA song, whether you are willing to admit it or not. This Wednesday, August 15, Dawson Creek will play host to the international show that has toured...Read more

GP Corn Maze Grande Prairie

August 10, 2012

Bring on the Corn Coma

Today, August 10th, the GP Corn Maze opens for the season. Many Peace Region families will flock through the almost-edible maze that is constructed every year at the Country Roads RV Park. The corn maze is an annual event that many look forward to every year and commemorates the Peace...Read more

Rockabilly Hotrod Rumble Grande Prairie

August 9, 2012

Rumble at the Speedway

There is going to be a Rockabilly Hot Rod Rumble down at the Speedway this Saturday, August 11, and if you are not a square you will be there. The Hythe Motor Speedway and ProvoCouture Studios are collaborating once again to bring to the Peace the 2nd Annual Rockabilly Hot Rod Rumble. Just...Read more

Gourmet Affair Vegreville

August 8, 2012

An Appetizing Affair in Vegreville

This Thursday, August 9th, is the opening night for the Vegreville Agricultural Society County Fair. Kicking off the fair with some decadence will be the annual dinning event Gourmet Affair , formerly Dine Kalyna. Gourmet Affair is a night that promises to tickle your taste buds showcasing...Read more

Hiking in Northern Alberta

August 7, 2012

Take the Perfect Hike

There are so many great places to hike in the We Go North area. Hiking is a great way to get outdoors while taking in some of the most breathtaking views in Canada. Whether you are just starting out or an expert hiker, safety should always be a priority. We asked our We Go North resident...Read more

Heritage Day Grande Prairie Alberta

August 3, 2012

Honoring Heritage Day

This August long weekend there is a veritable smorgasbord of things to do in the Peace Region, if you don’t believe us check out our event calendar . This Monday, August 6, Heritage Day celebrations are taking place across Alberta. In 1974 the Alberta Government declared the first...Read more

Grizfest Tumbler Ridge

August 2, 2012

Musical Melting Pot at Grizfest

This weekend, hundreds of music lovers will flock to Tumbler Ridge for a blend of Canadian music at its best for Grizfest. The festival, which is in its 12th year, is known for celebrating musical diversity be it rock, bluegrass, jazz, country, pop or classical – from traditional to...Read more

Gold Panning Competition Taylor, BC

August 1, 2012

Taking Gold in Taylor

It will be a golden weekend in Taylor, B.C in celebration of the 40th Annual Gold Panning Competition. On the competition front, there are three different categories. Class "A", designated for certified professionals, Class "B" for non-professionals and Class "C" for Adult/Juvenile. The...Read more

Fresh Air Market Historic Dunvegan Park

July 31, 2012

Discover more of Dunvegan Park

Perhaps you have heard the term 'fresh air market' floating around lately? We Go North has come to discover that a fresh air market is becoming a more popular tourism trend that combines the beauty of outdoors with the wares of various local vendors. This Sunday, the Historic Dunvegan...Read more

Gordie Tentrees Grande Prairie

July 30, 2012

Gordie Tentrees brings North Country Heart to GP

Tomorrow night. the pride of Yukon Gordie Tentrees comes to Ovations Showcase Centre , celebrating the release of Tentrees' latest CD release, North Country Heart. Tentrees mixes rich Texan storytelling with poignant Yukon acoustic melodies that will leave audiences with sore feet and hands,...Read more

Shaun Paton Top Dino Chef 2012

July 27, 2012

Food Interview with Top Dino Chef 2012 Competitor - Shaun Paton

Earlier this week we gave you the skinny on Shaun Paton’s culinary journey in Man Behind the Knives . We also had the opportunity to sit down with the Stonebridge Hotel’s Executive Chef to chew the fat on some of his food favorites before he competes in Top Dino Chef 2012 at the...Read more

Toys for Tots Grande Prairie

July 26, 2012

Toys for Tots brings Christmas in July

This Saturday, July 28, Harley Claus will make his rounds from Grande Prairie to Grande Cache and back for a “fund” ride. The Grande Prairie Toys for Tots Association has started monthly rides, as opposed to one annual event to raise funds for various Peace Region charities. This...Read more

Top Dino Chef 2012 Grande Prairie

July 25, 2012

Top Dino Chef 2012 Competitor Shaun Paton - Man Behind the Knives

As we read about him, Shaun Paton, Executive Chef at the Stonebridge Hotel, is sharpening his knives and preparing to go into competition for Top Dino Chef 2012. This year, the Dino Ball will be taking a page from the Food Network’s hit reality show Top Chef; chefs will be expected to use...Read more

Toby Beard Charlie Lake

July 24, 2012

Toby Comes Home in Charlie Lake

If you are looking for something different to do this week, Wednesday July 25 or Thursday July 26, check out Australian songstress Toby at Jackfish Dundees as part of her ‘Coming Home’ tour. A native of Perth, Australia, Toby is no stranger to a touring schedule, having done over...Read more

Fishing Northern Alberta

July 23, 2012

Get Hooked on a Cool Day

On a cooler summer day like today, a wonderful outdoor activity is fishing. Most fisherman will tell you that the best time to fish is whenever you can get on the water, but did you know that when it's very warm and sunny, fish move to more comfortable cooler, deeper waters to stay calm? That's...Read more

East Coast Garden Party Grande Prairie

July 20, 2012

Rock Out at the East Coast Garden Party

This is the only time the team at We Go North is going to tell you to go east - to the East Coast Garden Party that is! The festival has been coined one of the weirdest music festivals in Canada as it celebrates eastern culture like a good ole’ fashioned kitchen party. This year’s...Read more

Alberta Open Sandsculpture Slave Lake

July 18, 2012

Spend the Day at Devonshire in Slave Lake

This Saturday some of the world’s most skilled artists are heading to the beach for the Alberta Open Sandsculpture Competition. Whether you are creating your own masterpiece or simply there to enjoy the art, this family event brings out everyone for a day at the beach. This year’s...Read more

Bushstock Dawson Creek

July 18, 2012

Follow the Music To Bushstock 2012

It is that time of year again to break out the camping equipment and guitars and head to the 9th annual Bushstock. Bushstock is a showcase of local talent predominately from the Dawson Creek area, giving live bands and musicians a chance to showcase their music for hundreds of fans. The...Read more

Street Performers Festival Grande Prairie

July 17, 2012

Take to the Streets for the International Street Performers Festival

This weekend, hundreds of people will flock to the streets for the annual Grande Prairie International Street Performers Festival. This beloved summer event draws crowds from all over the Peace Region to take part in the whimsical and magical performances. A cornucopia of festival fare...Read more

Canola Fields Picture Grande Prairie

July 16, 2012

Picture Perfect

If you have spent any time on social media sites lately, we are sure you have come to the conclusion that love is in the air. Wedding photos of our nearest and dearest are flooding our pages and gone are the days of stiff studio portraits. Instead, couples are taking to the gorgeous countryside...Read more

Pioneer Days South Centennial Museum

July 13, 2012

Historic Happenings - Pioneer Days

If you are looking to soak up some of the sun this weekend, check out Pioneer Days in Beaverlodge. Take the family out to the South Peace Centennial Museum for the entire weekend. With free camping and daily activities, there is literally something for everyone. This weekend's...Read more

Teepee Creek Stampede

July 12, 2012

Take Off to the Teepee Creek Stampede

Tonight is the kick off to the 96th Annual Teepee Creek Stampede. What started out as an amateur event has turned into a pro rodeo tradition. Starting out as a sports day and community picnic, local resident got together once a year for ball games, horse races, bronc riding, water sports and...Read more

Millennium Sundial Grande Prairie

July 11, 2012

Dial Up Some Sun in Grande Prairie

If you were composing a list of must-see attractions in our area what would be on your list? There is so much to see and do in our area, but one definite must-see would be the Millennium Sundial in Grande Prairie. The sundial which towers in at over 45 feet symbolizes the passage of the year...Read more

Historical Cemetery Walking Tours Grande Prairie

July 10, 2012

A Grave Way to Spend your Evening

Tomorrow, July 11, is one of the last of the cemetery historical walking tours hosted by the South Peace Regional Archives. While some may be apprehensive about taking a walking tour through the cemetery, this tour is an excellent way to connect with the history from some of Grande...Read more

South Peace Regional Archives Grande Prairie

July 9, 2012

Historic Happenings - The South Peace Archives

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words - well how about 1000 pictures? For our second installment of the Historical Happenings series, the We Go North team has discovered a treasure: the South Peace Regional Archives. This organization is a fundamental source for discovering documents,...Read more

Summer Street Farmers Market Grande Prairie

July 6, 2012

Super Summer Street Market this Saturday

This Saturday, July 7, the Super Summer Street Market will be in full effect in Grande Prairie. As one of the most anticipated farmer’s markets for the season, this is a great opportunity to see your local favorites as well as some new vendors. With traffic blocked off, the feeling you...Read more

Ukrainian Pysanka Festival Vegreville

July 5, 2012

Once Upon a Pysanka

Vegreville is not only home to the largest Pysanka in the world, but also hosts an annual festival that celebrates all things Ukrainian. This weekend, immerse yourself in Ukrainian culture at the Ukrainian Pysanka Festival in Vegreville. The festival is on its 39th year and draws crowds from...Read more

Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park Grimshaw

July 4, 2012

A Getaway Fit for a Queen

In recent years, Albertans have gone back to basics when it comes to summer vacations. Stay-cations or playing tourist in their own province or even their own city have become trendy. If you are from the Peace Region there are countless lakes, points of interest and quaint towns to discover all...Read more

North Peace Museum Fort St. John

July 3, 2012

Historic Happenings - The North Peace Museum

The Canada Day weekend reminds us all about our Canadian history and pride. We Go North recognizes this thirst for learning about our past, and will be sharing special spots you can visit to boost your Canadian Pride in the Historic Happenings series. First in our Historic Happenings...Read more

Canada Day Grande Prairie

June 29, 2012

Celebrating Canada Day in the North

This weekend Canadians are celebrating Canada’s 145th birthday and in our area there is well over 145 different ways you can celebrate our nation’s holiday. Canada Day Celebrations are kicking off all over We Go North country. You can celebrate by going back in time at Dunvegan,...Read more

Bud Country Fever Grande Prairie

June 28, 2012

Bud Country Fever Turns up the Heat

It is time to break out the cowboy boots and lawn chairs for Grande Prairie’s annual Bud Country Fever which begins tomorrow and goes until Sunday, July 1. Since 1995, concert-goers from far and wide have come to Evergreen Park for a weekend of music, icy beverages, and fun. From humble...Read more

Korn EnCana Events Centre

June 27, 2012

Korn Set to Dominate Dawson Creek

Since it’s opening in 2008, the EnCana Events Centre in Dawson Creek has become a hub for drawing big names in the entertainment and music industry. The centre itself has over 4,000 seats and a range of luxury VIP suites making it the premier entertainment facility for the entire...Read more

CanadaRocks Fort McMurray

June 26, 2012

CanadaRocks in Fort McMurray

The namesake says it all for CanadaRocks, the upcoming celebration of our nation’s birthday in Fort McMurray. With a diverse star studded lineup from members of Canada’s Walk of Fame to CCMA winners to world-renowned hip hop artists, there's a little of everything at CanadaRocks...Read more

Manning Moose

June 25, 2012

Moose and More in Manning

The We Go North Region is unique for so many different reasons, one of them being our apparent love affair for giant town mascots. If you happen to be in Manning it is hard to miss their grandest resident, the majestic moose. The Manning Moose stands tall at a staggering 9 feet and is...Read more

North Country Fair High Prairie

June 22, 2012

A Fine Day for a Fair in High Prairie

Today, June 22, is the first day of the grand tribal gathering that is North Country Fair. An annual event, North Country Fair is noted to be the smallest of the major folk festivals in Alberta, still traditionally drawing an estimated crowd of 5,000 from Alberta and BC. NCF is usually...Read more

Guitars and Wagons GP

June 21, 2012

Guitars & Wagons Wage on this Weekend

The horn sounds tonight at 6 pm at Evergreen Park for the opening night of the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Guitars & Wagons weekend. This weekend will be filled with all of the action of the WCA rodeo and a variety of live musical performances. Along with the excitement of chuckwagon and...Read more

Ronnie Dunn GP

June 20, 2012

Ronnie Dunn Rocks on Tonight

Tonight legendary country superstar Ronnie Dunn will take the stage at the Crystal Centre . Ronnie is best known from the legendary duo Brooks and Dunn presently performing as a solo artist; Ronnie’s newest album has already scored high on country Billboard charts. For 20 years, Dunn...Read more

Miss Quincy & The Showdown FSJ

June 19, 2012

Miss Quincy & The Showdown Bring the Rock in Fort St. John

This Thursday, June 21, Miss Quincy and The Showdown will be releasing their second full-length album at the North Peace Cultural Centre . The album itself was described by the band as a "moody collection of songs filled with dirty guitar licks, sweet gospel harmonies, swampy grooves, and...Read more

Shopping Peace Region

June 18, 2012

Mainstreet Alberta - A Unique Shopping Experience

There is something to be said for the small city experience and even better for the small city shopping experience this goes beyond big box stores but those remarkable treasures that are only found in those classic main streets that so many big cities have lost the charm of.The main streets of...Read more

Vegreville Show and Shine

June 15, 2012

Dad's Paradise at the Vegreville Father's Day Show and Shine

This Sunday, June 17, the annual Vegreville Father’s Day Show and Shine is on at the Vegreville Fair Grounds. The show and shine is a perfect event to spend some quality time with your pops while ogling some chrome masterpieces of all makes and models. The car show showcases a number...Read more

Wanham Plowing Match

June 14, 2012

Wanham Plowing Match Still Going Strong

This weekend the 42nd annual Wanham Plowing Match will take to the field for a full on family affair. One of Wanham’s most anticipated events the annual event consists of horse and tractor pulling, exhibits, horseshow pitching and more. This weekend’s event is a tradition that has...Read more

Sweetwater 905 Festival Rolla BC

June 13, 2012

Roll On to Rolla for Sweetwater 905

The Sweetwater 905 Arts & Musical Festival is happening this weekend in the quaint town of Rolla, B.C. Sweetwater 905 is an all-ages festival that celebrates music, poetry, visual and performing arts for three action packed days on the farm of Emilie and Larry Mattson. The festival has...Read more

SomeAre Solstice Flutes Beaverlodge

June 12, 2012

SomeAre Solstice on a Summer's Night in Beaverlodge

Tomorrow night, June 13, SomeAre Solstice Flutes will be at the Beaverlodge Cultural Centre . This is one of many intimate musical evenings held by the Beaverlodge Cultural Centre, where residents and visitors alike can enjoy an evening out with one-of-a-kind music and culture. SomeAre...Read more

Saskatoon Berry Northern Alberta

June 11, 2012

We are Over the Moon for Saskatoons

Some people call them Prairie Berries, but around these parts they are called Saskatoons and sometime this month they should be ready for picking. Around this area you can tackle the towering Saskatoon bushes in various areas. One of the best locations is Saskatoon Lake, or head to a berry...Read more

Fireman's Ball Wembley

June 8, 2012

Have a Ball in Wembley with the Firefighters

This Saturday, June 9 firefighters from around the Peace Region will be put through the ringer for Wembley’s first annual Firefighter Challenge. Firefighter Challenges are usually put on by professional city firefighters, so this challenge will be a good opportunity to let volunteer...Read more

Chetwynd Chainsaw Carving Competition Chetwynd

June 7, 2012

Champions of Chainsaw Carvings in Chetwynd

Starting today the residents of Chetwynd will welcome visitors from across the globe for the Annual Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Championship. The event which began in 2005 has visually defined Chetwynd as a carver’s paradise and a one of a kind destination for visitors. Each...Read more

Madd Dash Chuckwagons Dawson Creek

June 6, 2012

There is Going to be a Madd Dash to Dawson Creek

The race is on - or should we say the Madd Dash is on? The Pomeroy Inn & Suites Mile “0” Madd Dash will be taking place is Dawson Creek this weekend starting tomorrow, June 7th. For extra entertainment, there will be both Thoroughbred Flat Races and Ladies Open Barrel in...Read more

Winagami Lake

June 5, 2012

Fishing Galore at Winagami Lake

Making the most of the warm summer months means spending as much time outside in our gorgeous region as possible. The We Go North region has a plethora of destination-worthy camp sites and lakes, such as  Winagami Lake . Winagami Lake is large and shallow which makes it an ideal spot...Read more

Swollen Members Egans FSJ

June 4, 2012

Swollen Members hit Egan's Tonight.

One of Canada’s most notorious collaboration hip-hop groups, Swollen Members, will be at Egan’s Pub in Fort St. John tonight. Coming from the Vancouver music scene, Swollen Members have had successful partnerships with musical talents such as Moka Only, Nelly Furtado, and...Read more

Songbird Festival Lesser Slave Lake

June 1, 2012

Sing with a Songbird in Lesser Slave Lake.

The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation is inviting you to their 17th annual Songbird Festival. If you are a resident of the Lesser Slave Lake area, or simply in the mood for a scenic drive this weekend, the Songbird Festival is definitely worth checking out. The festival kicks off on...Read more

Vegreville Triathlon Pomeroy

May 31, 2012

The Race is on in Vegreville.

This Saturday, June 2 kids in Vegreville will lace up, dive in and put the pedal to the metal for the Pomeroy Inn and Suites Triathlon. The Pomeroy Triathlon is an annual event throughout cities in Northern Alberta and B.C. encouraging kids to test their endurance and get active.The ...Read more

Creations Inc Fairview Fine Arts

May 30, 2012

A Feast for Your Eyes in Fairview.

Join the Fairview Fine Arts Centre tomorrow, Thursday May 31 for an evening of decadent desserts and divine works of art. Local artists from the Fairview region have contributed one of a kind pieces created specifically for this event where everyone walks away a winner. For the nominal fee...Read more

Municipal Government Day GP FSJ

May 29, 2012

No Ordinary Wednesday at Municipal Government Day!

Get to know your community better tomorrow at Municipal Government Day. In both Grande Prairie and Fort St. John festivities will be happening from 4 to 7pm to showcase city facilities, public works programs all while having some fun. In Grande Prairie, city employees will be grilling up a...Read more

Hilliard Bay Lake Provincial Park Lesser Slave Lake

May 28, 2012

Head to Hilliard's Bay

As avid adventurists here at We Go North our staffers are most looking forward to seeing the beauty in Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park  on Lesser Slave Lake. As a mix between shore and surf Hilliard’s Bay is a fantastic place for the entire family. Hilliard's Bay is a fully...Read more

2013 Hockey Night in Canada Lloydminster

May 28, 2012

Lord Stanley Headed to Lloydminster.

Lace up your skate’s hockey fans! This February Lloydminster will be the proud host of the 13th Annual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada. News casting legend Ron MacLean will be hosting the live affair that is held over a week with community events and activities. The 2013 season...Read more

Labyrinth Park Grande Cache

May 25, 2012

Mind Journey in Grande Cache

As the days get warmer we find ourselves drawn to the outdoors and again becoming one with nature; somehow trying to center yourself just doesn’t feel the same in the dead of winter when you can’t feel your toes! Recently, the Town of Grande Cache has established a holistic...Read more

Anne of Green Gables Fort McMurray

May 24, 2012

The Story of Anne at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts

Step back to Cavendish, PEI this weekend at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts in Fort McMurray with a rendition of Anne of Green Gables. The Holy Trinity High School students will delight audiences through this treasured Canadian tale about a high spirited orphan girl with a...Read more

Pomeroy Encana BBQ GP Stompede

May 23, 2012

BBQ for a Better Community

As you munch your way through all of the GP Stompede festivities, take time to give back to our local food bank all while enjoying some western fare.   Encana and the Pomeroy Group have partnered with chuck wagon guru Mark Sutherland in the raceto end hunger.  The Encana...Read more

DHT press run/walk Grande Prairie

May 22, 2012

Pressed for a Good Run at Muskoseepi Park?

Lace up your running shoes and get ready to break a sweat for a good cause at the annual Daily Herald Tribune Run/Walk in Grande Prairie this Saturday. Hundreds of participants turn out each year for this fundraising workout. Choose from a 10K or 21K event for older runners, or a 3K event for...Read more

GP Stompede Parade

May 21, 2012

The Parade Low Down

We are so excited for the annual Grande Prairie Stompede Showdown Parade happening today at 3 pm! The parade starts at Hillside School and will wind through downtown ending at the Grande Prairie Regional College. This is a great event saluting Grande Prairie’s heritage and an opportunity...Read more

Peter Katz Breakfast Room FSJ

May 18, 2012

Catch Me if you Katz

If the May long flurries are keeping you around town, our team at We Go North is recommending you check out Peter Katz. Katz is playing at The Breakfast Room at the Pomeroy Hotel in Fort St. John. Katz is acclaimed by his peers in the Canadian music industry and has made valiant efforts in...Read more

Grande Prairie Crime Prevention

May 17, 2012

Take Part in Crime Prevention Week

The City of Grande Prairie has designated this week as Crime Prevention Week to raise awareness and continually create a stronger, healthier community. Grande Prairie Crime Prevention began in 2004 and has inspired individuals and communities to address and reduce crime. Crime Prevention has...Read more

Twin Peaks Fort St. John Music

May 16, 2012

Peaking the Local Charts - Twin Peaks in Fort St. John

If you’re looking for something to do tonight, Fort St. John’s own Twin Peaks are playing at the Remedies Lounge with absolutely no cover. Think Alison Kruass meets Suzanne Vega with their poignant lyrics and bluesy harmonies. Naomi Shore and Lindsay Pratt have been making...Read more

Mundare Sausage Tourism Alberta

May 15, 2012

Alberta's Most Famous Sausage

You may not believe us when we tell you that, if you live in anywhere in western Canada, you most likely have a connection to the small village of Mundare, located 30 kilometers outside of Vegreville. Stawnichy’s meat processing plant in Mundare, Alberta, and has been...Read more

Jouney 2012 Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

May 11, 2012

Take a Journey Tonight!

Tonight at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is an exhibition that has been 30 years in the making. Peace Country residents Carmen Haakstad and Jim Stokes have been lifelong friends who made a pact one autumn afternoon in 1980; three decades later, the fruits of their life experiences are...Read more

Lee Aaron Lido Theatre FSJ

May 10, 2012

Canada's Queen of Rock Lee Aaron

Tonight at the Lido Theatre in Fort St. John, Canada’s Queen of Rock Lee Aaron will be taking the stage with some of her classic rock hits. With 11 studio albums, Aaron has been a constant in Canadian rock culture with her fantasy rock lyrics and powerful voice this show is sure to be...Read more

Vic Juba Community Theatre Norm MacDonald

May 9, 2012

A Funny Fundraiser

Tonight at the Vic Juba Community Theatre , Canadian-born funny man Norm MacDonald will be taking the stage with his stand up routine. Norm has had a star-studded career along the likes of Adam Sandler, Drew Carey and Will Ferrell and now has brought his comedic stylings to the annual...Read more

Camping Northern Alberta Kakwa

May 8, 2012

Choose Your Own Adventure

No matter where you are in the Peace Country, one thing is certain there will always be a beautiful place for camping; from the rocky terrain of the Kakwa to the serene setting of one of the many lakes in our area. The sky’s the limit of what there is to do, some go for the bountiful...Read more

Lloydminster History Tourism

May 7, 2012

Lloydminster in pictures

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and there is something to be said about using photos to step back to a simpler time. The We Go North area is all encompassing area reaching from Northern British Columbia to Eastern Alberta; unique communities that have not only tourism potential...Read more

Book Sale Grande Prairie Rotary

May 4, 2012

Book Lover's Dream

There is nothing better than a good book; scratch that there is nothing like a good book with proceeds going to a good cause. This weekend at the D Company Armouries there will be a book sale of gigantic proportions. Organizers anticipate upwards of 15,000 books with all the money raised...Read more

Duane Steele Northern Alberta

May 3, 2012

Duane Steele and Cassey Walker set to rock Manning!

Tonight two of country music’s finest return back to their Northern Alberta roots; Duane Steele and Cassey Walker will be taking the stage at the Aurora Theatre in Manning for a fundraising concert. Duane, who was born in Hines Creek, has had great success with hits like “Anita...Read more

Bedaux Hudson's Hope Tourism

May 2, 2012

The Champagne Safari

The infamous Bedaux-Canadian 1934 Exploration of the Sub-Arctic Region began in Hudson’s Hope. In the midst of the stagnant times of the 1930’s, flamboyant French-born American millionaire Charles Bedaux launched an attempt to cross the wilds of northern BC with Citroën...Read more

Tenille CMA grande prairie

May 1, 2012

Home-Grown Talent Tenille

The Peace Region is home to an eclectic variety of musicians and artists however; most folks here do have a bit of a soft spot for country. Probably why it is no surprise that country cutie Tenille has warmed our hearts; as locals have literally watched her rise to fame. Starting out on the...Read more

Beaverlodge Beaver Tourist Attraction

April 30, 2012

Brunch with the Beaver

The Peace Region has not been the same since 2004 with the unveiling of Beaverlodge’s largest and most notorious resident - the giant beaver. The beloved rodent has a name for fame across Canada and makes visiting the Town of Beaverlodge a tail slapping good time. Check out the ...Read more

wild flowers northern alberta

April 27, 2012

Stop to Smell the Wildflowers

April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. Here in the Peace Region we are lucky enough to experience some of the most beautiful wildflowers that Canada has to offer. From now until early August, new colors will start to pepper our pathways and surrounding woods. Some blooms can...Read more

Elton John Grande Prairie

April 26, 2012

Rock out with the Rocket Man

As we reported earlier today (April 26) will forever be known as Elton John day in Grande Prairie. As the Crystal Centre prepares for what is possibly the biggest headliner this region as seen thus far; residents of our community and surrounding area are buzzing with excitement for...Read more

Youth Summit Grande Prairie

April 25, 2012

Youth Summit - Teen Investment

Community involvement is a huge part of what makes our area a great place to be and it’s never too early to get youth involved with community pride. This Saturday from 10-4pm, the City of Grande Prairie is hosting a Youth Summit , giving our youth an opportunity to be heard and...Read more

Vegreville Pysanka Alberta Tourism

April 24, 2012

The Great Pysanka of Vegreville

You don’t have to scramble to see the world’s largest Easter egg, known in Vegreville as the Pysanka. Built in 1975, the Pysanka was created with with deep symbolic meanings and took 12,000 man hours to build. The Vegreville Pysanka is a cultural must see! Curious? Check out the...Read more

The Alaska Highway

April 23, 2012

The Alaska Highway

Imagine being in the midst of World War II, after the bombing of Pearl Harbour, and needing to create a secure transportation link. It's the dead of winter, and the wild North had yet to be tamed. That didn't stop Canadian and American forces from building this incredible 2400 km (1500 mile)...Read more

We Go North Logo

April 20, 2012

Thank You, We Go North Pioneers!

Our post today is dedicated to all the partners and supporters who have already joined the We Go North tourism initiative. We're constantly innovating to make our project better. You're going to see a lot of changes coming up in the future! Changes that we've implemented since launch...Read more

Dinosaur coin Lakusta Pipestone

April 19, 2012

Pachyrhinosaurus Lakustai - Home to the Peace

The Pachyrhinosaurus Lakustai may just be getting a coin this month; however, this dino was first uncovered in the Peace Country in 1974 by local science teacher Al Lakusta. These fossil findings kick-started the movement that established the Peace Region as a paleontologist’s paradise....Read more

Town of Sexsmith

April 18, 2012

About the Town of Benneville... We Mean Sexsmith

Did you know that Sexsmith was nearly named Benneville? Have you ever wondered how the Peace Country town of Sexsmith got its name? What the population is? How it came to be? What they're doing today? All of the North's hamlets, villages, towns, and cities have a rich history. We found...Read more

Earth Day

April 17, 2012

Earth Day Festivities in Grande Prairie

Being environmentally aware has come a long way from the early conservation ads with Louie the Lightning Bug. Earth Day is a worldwide celebration to increase awareness and appreciation for our natural environment around us. The Peace Region has a diverse mix of ecological landscapes from the...Read more

Johnny Reid in Dawson Creek

April 16, 2012

Johnny Reid in Dawson Creek

Tomorrow the EnCana Events Centre will be taken higher with Johnny Reid. Born in Scotland, Johnny has called Canada home since 1988, which reflects in his distinct Canadian country sound. With numerous award wins, such as Male Artist of the Year in 2008, 2009, and 2011, Johnny makes a...Read more

GP Museum Fiddlers Jamboree

April 13, 2012

25th Annual Fiddlers Jamboree

This Sunday marks the Silver Anniversary of the annual Fiddlers Jamboree at the Douglas J Cardinal Performing Arts Centre. This event has come long way from its original roots in the GP Museum kitchen in 1987, back when it was just a good old fashioned ‘kitchen party’ that took...Read more

Easter Extravaganza 2012 Grande Prairie

April 12, 2012

Enjoying the Easter Extravaganza!

This past Saturday families from all over the Peace Region hunted for brightly colored eggs all over Muskoseepi Park for the annual Easter Extravaganza! Children were delighted by the festive games and treats that were on hand, from cookie decorating to the carrot toss there was a...Read more


April 5, 2012

14th Annual Swan Festival, Saskatoon Lake April 21 & 22, 2012

Spring in the Peace Country, no matter what the forecast, is a time to welcome our beloved trumpeter swans home. What better way to get up close and personal with Grande Prairies feathered treasures than at the 14th Annual Swan Festival ? The annual Swan Festival kicks off at Centre 2000...Read more

Mile 0 Dawson Creek

March 19, 2012

Mile 0 Post in Dawson Creek - A Peek Into World History

One of the richest historic landmarks in the Peace Country literally lies in Dawson Creek, Mile Zero of the Alaskan Highway is more than any average highway it resembles a merger between Canadian and American efforts. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor forcing both...Read more

Downtown GP

March 16, 2012

Main Street in Smalltown, Alberta - a Unique Experience for Everybody

There is something to be said for the small city experience and even better for the small city shopping experience this goes beyond big box stores but those remarkable treasures that are only found in those classic main streets that so many big cities have lost the charm of. The main streets...Read more