The Town of Grimshaw, Mile O of the Mackenzie Highway, makes an excellent base from which to plan daily adventures and sightseeing tours as it is minutes away from Lac Cardinal Pioneer Village Museum, the Shaftesbury Trail and Wilderness Park, with Highway 2 running through town and on to the Northwest Territories.
Grimshaw is a friendly, progressive community. We have a long history of innovation in agricultural and the oil industry. Our main focus is on economic development.
Imagine a place with hills wrapped in majestic lakes and rivers. A place where the sound of nature freely resonates. It's a lot like an adventure and just enough like home. You've just arrived in Grimshaw, Alberta.
We want everyone who visits to have an extraordinary experience.
Grimshaw offers an amazing assortment of wilderness activities. Get away from it all with some backpacking and camping. Just make sure you bring binoculars so you can get a close up of the moose, elk, deer, wolves, black bears and other creatures inhabiting the area. Or if you're looking for something less intense you can try your hand at fishing. Our lakes offer a variety of fish including Arctic Grayling, Burbot, Goldeye, Mountain Whitefish, Northern Pike and Walleye.
Mile zero for your Great North Tour begins in Grimshaw
Mile zero for your Great North Tour begins in Grimshaw. The Mackenzie Highway is a great get-away idea for any couple looking for a romantic escape. You'll start your journey in the remarkable Peace River Country. It's rich in forest and hosts countless breathtaking landscapes. As you continue north you'll hit Waterfalls Route, best known for the countless waterfalls along the highway. Towards the end of your trip you'll land in majestic mountains filled with rivers and lakes.
We recommend spending your first night in one of our luxury cabins off of Peace River. Bring candles, fine wine and toast to the start of an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime trip.
The Peace River area provides some of the best motorcycle riding in Canada. Whether you're looking for off-road action, snakes and turns along beautiful asphalt or gorgeous scenic views, Grimshaw is the place to stage. The Boreal Forest provides endless trails and the highways in the area are well maintained.
Accommodations and Services
Grimshaw is a friendly, full-service town.
We offer a variety of accommodations including cabins off the river, hotels, condos, and a couple of guest houses. The town is also equipped to handle any emergency repairs stay if you find yourself mechanically tough on luck.
For more information visit our partners over at Mighty Peace Tourism for a detailed portfolio of activities and accommodations.