Heading northwest along Hwy 43 leads to the town of Dawson Creek, BC, and mile zero of the Alaska Hwy. Dawson is a whopping 590km from Edmonton, so it's a long way to go to check out this isolated section of northern Alberta. Along the way you'll pass through Grande Prairie, the base of operations for the local agricultural industry and home to chuckwagon-racing legend Kelly Sutherland.
Peace River is so named because the warring Cree and Beaver Indians made peace along its banks. The town of Peace River sits at the confluence of the Heart, Peace and Smoky Rivers. West out of town, Hwy 2 leads to the Mackenzie Hwy.