Photos courtesy of the Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP).
21 km west of Peace River
Agriculture, fishing, forestry, oil & gas, retail, and services
Approximately 2,718 residents
Public and Catholic Schools - Kindergarten to Grade 12
If you want to escape the noises of living in the city and prefer a home surrounded by majestic lakes, rivers, and wildlife, you must visit the northern scenic community of Grimshaw. When you spend your workday taking care of others, there are many ways to take care of yourself in this peaceful community!
Located 21 kilometers west of Peace River at the junction of Highway 2 and Highway 2A, and two hours from Grande Prairie, Grimshaw is a friendly, progressive town best known for being Mile Zero of the Mackenzie Highway.
Enjoy one of the several interesting area museums, galleries, theatre, musical performances, cultural centres, and check out the popular North Peace Stampede, a professional rodeo held annually located nearby. Grimshaw first developed as a farming district and centre where early settlers did their shopping and shipped their farm products. Although it has a long history of innovation in agricultural and the oil industry, its main focus is on economic development.
Spend the day or evening after work at Wilderness Park, walking the hiking trails, or on one of the golf courses located only minutes away. On your days off, grab your backpack, hammock, binoculars, and if you’re an avid fisherman, your fly-fishing rod. Find your piece of heaven away from the crowds and get away from it all near a secluded boreal forest or along one of the abundant lakes and rivers.
For those who appreciate the north and the beauty the land offers, take the Mackenzie Highway to Yellowknife, or continue to the Northwest Territories. Relax and take in the scenic drive surrounded by rich forest and countless breathtaking landscapes. If you drive north from Peace River Country along the Mackenzie Highway, you'll hit Waterfalls Route, best known for the countless waterfalls along the highway.
To learn more about the community and area, please visit the Town of Grimshaw website.