Tag Archives: Peace River

Johnny Bourassa

If you have visited this blog before, you may have read the story of Big Louis, the intrepid mail carrier of the Peace Country.  Big Louis was not the first, not was he the last, legendary figure in his family.  … Continue reading

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Dunvegan in the Fall

Dunvegan Provincial Park is still just out of town and still beautiful.  If you are back in the swing of things schedule allows, be sure to get out and smell those crisp leaves and marvel at the beautiful colours. Thank … Continue reading

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The Irreplaceable Valley

The Site C Dam has been in the headlines often enough in the past few years, and each year the Paddle for the Peace event reopens discussion about the future of the river and the valley.  Is the value of … Continue reading

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12 Foot Davis

Henry Fuller “12 Foot” Davis was a man who seemed larger than life, but that’s not how he got the nickname.  That came from a lucky strike. Davis, originally from Vermont, was a man in search of adventure in the … Continue reading

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Author David Leonard

Dr. David Leonard is a historian and author of two books rich with information about times past in the Peace.  The Trail to Assumption, a work of fiction, is available now at the Dunvegan Interpretive Centre.  The second book is … Continue reading

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Louis Bourassa

Louis Bourassa had mail carrying in his blood.  His father had been a mail carrier from Fort Dunvegan to Fort Chipewyan by dog team and canoe and Louis carried on the job with noteworthy devotion.  He got to be quite … Continue reading

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The Lighthouse on the Peace

If you have ever been out late boating on the Peace River, you’ll appreciate the new beacon at Pratt’s Landing – perhaps the only working lighthouse in Alberta. The Peace Country isn’t exactly associated with lighthouses, but the one at … Continue reading

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