August 12, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Sightseeing Tours
The other day while picking up some visitors from Switzerland at one of the local airports it occurred to me how HUGE the Peace Country really is. A drive just over the Alberta border to one of the nearest cities and back is only roughly a two and a half to three hour drive, which is about 270km.
Having spent all my life living in the Peace Country I don’t think I have ever truly stepped back and taken a look at it from a tourist’s perspective. One of our guests even uttered, “I was born in the wrong country” when he was staring out the window at the endless fields. From the small town in Switzerland where the travelers came from a 3 hour drive in any direction except south towards Italy would put them in a different country all together. Therefore I guess it was not surprising that they were in awe over the size of just this infamous region.
Having come from families where farming sixty acres is the norm it is incredibly shocking to ponder the hundreds sometimes thousands of acres that farmers in the Peace Country put up each year. Stepping back and taking a closer look at the boundless beauties in the vast countryside of the Peace Country is definitely something that everyone should do from time to time.