Saddle Hills Tourism Advantage

Image of Peace River by Gracie Dolen

 

The Wilderness Is Our Back Yard

Saddle Hills County is full of adventure, and makes for an incredible getaway. You can spend a lifetime exploring our great outdoors. Whether you camp, quad, boat, hike, fish, bike, or ride, we've got plenty of opportunity for you to seek thrills or relax and enjoy nature.

The Peace River

We’re located along the southern banks of the spectacular Peace River which begins in the Rocky Mountains and is the only major Canadian river which flows northeast out of the Rockies, across Northwestern Alberta emptying into the Slave River. Cotillion Park Campground sits along the banks of  Peace River in the Northwest corner of the County and the Dunvegan Boat Launch is also open for access to the Peace River until mid-October.

Image of Peace River by Dessa Nicholson

Photo credit Dessa Nicholson

Camping

For a relaxing canoeing or kayaking trip, you can also take a trip out to Hilltop Lake, Spring Lake, or Moonshine lake Provincial Park.

The rim rock formation near Bay Tree is a massive ridge of solid rock that was once the mouth of a trench underneath the ocean. The rim rocks are nestled deep in the forest, and make for an incredible view. Prehistoric fossils have also been found in the County, and there are surely more that have yet to be uncovered.

Image of Moonshine Lake by Jenn Edey

Photo credit Jenn Edey

Hunting

Described by Outdoor Canada Magazine editor Ken Bailey as an Outdoorperson's Paradise' we are well known for our big game hunting for elk and bears. You can get your hunting license and more information at the Blueberry General Store, at the junction of highways 725 & 680. Please be bear-smart and follow ‘Leave No Trace’ principles when camping in the County. Moonshine Lake provides camping, skating, and ice-fishing once the lake freezes over.  Birders and wildlife watchers can enjoy a day or evening at Jack Bird Pond just 3.5 km southeast of Moonshine Lake. The Historic Dunvegan Site closes September 5th, but a wander around the grounds is still a relaxing journey through our frontier history. 

Image of Outdoor Canada editor Ken Bailey in Saddle Hills. Credit - Ken Bailey

Photo credit Ken Bailey

Image of snowmobiling by Billie ComestockWinter Sports

With the snow comes more ways to explore Saddle Hills County when everything in the County is so beautiful covered in snow. Cross country skiing, winter hikeing and snowmobiling are favourite passtimes of locals and visitors alike. Ice fishing and skating at Moonshine lake are popular as well.

From the dense layers of ice on the Peace River to the wilderness around our campsites, our County becomes a whole new experience during winter. If you’re visiting during the winter, check out the Saddle Hills County Slopes Toboggan Hill in Savanna.

Photo credit Billie Comestock

Rodeos & Fairs

While you're in the area, many of our communities and neighbours hold rodeos, parades, fairs, music festivals, and other community events.

Image of Savanna Rodeo

Photo credit Savanna Agricultural Society

All of our Local Businesses are more than happy to help you during your stay in the County! Have a look at some of our Local Attractions while you're here.

Whether you visit in Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter, Saddle Hills County is your place for big adventures and peaceful getaways.

Our backyard is yours to discover and explore!

 


 

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Saddle Hills County Slopes Toboggan Hill