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Hotel Blog

Welcome to the Paradise Inn & Suites in Valleyview's hotel blog. Feel free to catch up on our hotel news and other events that are happening in the local area. We want you to be in the know when you stay with us! Our hotel blog will keep you updated on what to do, see and where to play in Valleyview, Alberta.

Don’t start looking forward to the autumn months just yet; we still have plenty of summer left ahead of us in Valleyview. Plan a trip to our quaint town during August and you’ll be able to enjoy outdoor recreation activities, hit a round of golf, experience a local festival, and pick up fresh fruit and veg for your trip home.

Outdoor fun

Young’s Point is a terrific year-round destination. While the sun is still shining on us, head on down with the family for a long hike, kayaking, swimming, or for one of the park’s regular events. The provincial park is located about twenty minutes from the hotel by car.  

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A round of golf

Need your walk to be a little bit more competitive? Then add some golf clubs and a ball and hit a nine hole round at one of Valleyview’s four golf courses. You have a choice of Valleyview Riverside Golf Course; Debolt Golf Club; Meridan Drive Golf Course; and Greenview golf resort.

Small town event

The town of Bezanson will be hosting the 60th Bezanson School Homecoming, Fair & Horseshow on August 26 - 27. There’ll be something for the whole family at the event, which includes a bike parade, food stalls, a fair show, softball tournaments, and much more.

A taste of the area

It’s not summer without fresh fruit and vegetables. If you find yourself passing near Grande Prairie, make sure you stop by the Farmer’s Market, which takes place on Fridays from 4 pm - 8 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am - 3 pm.

Looking for an affordable hotel in Valleyview, AB? Book your room at Paradise Inn & Suites and you’ll receive a spacious accommodation at a great price. During your stay with us you’ll receive a free deluxe continental breakfast, and access to our gym and indoor swimming pool, among other amenities.

Taking a trip to Valleyview this July? Then you’re in luck, because there are plenty of great events taking place across Peace Country that’ll ensure you’re kept well entertained during your trip. We have a host of Canada Day events, a day in the outdoors, pioneer days, and one of the best music events in the region.

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Canada Day celebrations 

July 1st is, of course, Canada Day! How will you celebrate the day? You could head out into the Canada’s beautiful outdoors, dine exclusively on Canada’s best dishes, or join other Canadians and take in some community fun! There’ll be parades and other celebrations taking place in Grande Prairie and other towns across the region.

Into the outdoors

It’s always fun to get out into the great outdoors, but it’s even better on Park’s Day, when there’ll be all the usual fun of the outdoors plus family friendly events. The event will be hosted on July 15th at numerous parks, including nearby Young’s Point.

Step into the past

Head on over to South Peace Centennial Museum on July 16 and 17 for one of their famous ‘Pioneer Days’. There’s going to be food, live music, exhibitions, and much more. Highlights will be the performances of gospel music and country music, which take place both days.

Two days of music

Peace Fest is two days of music just north of Grande Prairie, taking place on July 7 and 8. One night alternative music, one night country. Get down there for one or both nights and dance the night away!

Book your stay at Paradise Inn & Suites and you’ll be well-positioned to discover all that Peace Country has to offer, including all the events outlined above. All our rooms include everything you need to enjoy a stay away from home, including free Wi-Fi, a large LCD TV, and a coffee/tea maker.

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When you stay at Paradise Inn & Suites Valleyview, you’ll have everything you need to get out and active during your stay in Alberta. We provide a free deluxe continental breakfast for all our guests, and there’s even an onsite 24 hour Tim Horton’s to give you the fuel you need for those early morning rises. The only question is, where will you go? There’s some staggering places within easy driving distance of Valleyview, including a thriving city, some of Canada’s most beautiful natural scenery, and even a great provincial park that’s a short thirty minute drive away. And with the weather getting better every day, there’s no excuse not to get out and see the sights!

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Young’s Point Provincial Park

We’ve talked about Young’s Point Provincial Park before, but it’s worth mentioning again - because it’s so great! You can do a whole host of activities at the park, which is a short drive from our hotel, including going to long walks, a bike ride, birding, fishing, and much, much more. If the weather is nice during your trip, make sure you get yourself down there.

Jasper National Park

Get up early and grab your Tim Horton’s: you’re going to be exploring one of Canada’s most beautiful destinations, Jasper National Park. The jagged peaks and wilderness of this section of the rockies will leave you awestruck. There’s little more to say, other than: you definitely don’t want to miss your chance to see this gem!

Edmonton

Make the drive over to Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city, and you’ll be treated to attraction after attraction. See the highlights of the Royal Alberta Museum or step back in time at Fort Edmonton Park. The Art Gallery of Alberta is also not to be missed if you’re a nature lover! Once you return back to our hotel, you’ll be able to get a good night’s rest in your extra comfortable bed. Perfection.

March
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posted by: Paradise Inn and Suites Valleyview on: March 24, 2017 8:53:38 AM
Spring is Finally here in Valleyview, Alberta! The warm weather is starting to arrive and the snow is slowly disappearing. For some this is a little sad as the winter activities give way to the summer ones. Many of the surrounding provincial parks are slowly getting ready for the camping season which is soon to start.

There are two provincial parks very close to Valleyview, Alberta. Williamson Provincial Park and Young's Point Provincial Park. Both parks rest on the shores of Sturgeon Lake which is a great destination for recreators and anglers alike. The parks offer great camping spots that are both powered and basic for those old school tenters.

A little further to the north is Winagami Provincial Park that is situated on the shores of Winagami Lake. This lake is also a great spot for recreators and fisherman. The park boasts both non-powered and powered sites as well as a kiddy's pool for the little ones. How cool is that?

If you're coming north for a vacation and want to check out some new fishing holes make sure you make Paradise Inn & Suites Valleyview, Alberta your gateway to the provincial parks in this area.

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January
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There are a lot of things to be thankful for in Valleyview, but right towards the top of the list is the town’s proximity to nature. Here, nature isn’t a far flung and abstract concept: it’s right in our backyard. Book a stay at Paradise Inn & Suites and you’ll have all the benefits of being close to the wonder of nature while also receiving modern, spacious, and comfortable accommodations. All our rooms come jam packed with amenities, including 32” TV, free Wi-Fi internet, a microwave, fridge, and much more. In short, it has everything you need to enjoy a thoroughly relaxing stay - especially after you’ve been out exploring.

Young’s Point Provincial Park

Young’s Point is just about the only place you need (in Valleyview and in your life). It has everything you need to feel the peace and serenity of being closely connected to nature, and it’s just a short 25 minute drive from your hotel. That means it’s close enough to get up and go to in the morning to enjoy all the freshness of a new day, and close enough that returning home in late afternoon is a breeze!

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What To Do

Young’s Point has the benefit of being a place that caters to both summer and winter visitors in (almost) equal measure. Take a trip during February and you’ll find all the fun winter activities are waiting for you, such as ice fishing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. If you’ve never tried these activities before, then what are you waiting for? If you’d rather take it easy, then you’re more than welcome to strap on your winter boots and just enjoy the simple pleasures of walking through a snowy nature scene with your family.

All in all, this is the perfect close to refresh and restore - and enjoy all the fun that winter brings!

January
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posted by: Paradise Inn and Suites Valleyview on: January 27, 2017 9:50:27 AM


Family day is fast approaching and Valleyview, Alberta is a great place to spend Family Day. Paradise Inn & Suites Valleyview is a huge supporter of family day as the town offers free activites to all at the local trout pond. Hot dog roasts by a roaring campfire, sleigh rides, pond hockey, snowman building contest and lots of freinds and family can be found at the trout pond on February 20, 2017.

Visit the Valleyivew Recreation Department for more info;

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Valleyview is the perfect place to raise a family. A small town just North of Edmonton and en route to Northern Alberta, Valleyview is perfectly situated for those who want to have a family while working for their future. Valleyview is, first and foremost, a community. When you visit our community, we hope you feel welcome and included. And, who knows – maybe you’ll decide to stay!

Until that day comes, you should stay at the Paradise Inn & Suites Valleyview when visiting our little burg. We boast the most comfortable beds in town, a complimentary hot breakfast, and a full conference centre should you need it. If you’re travelling as a family, the kids will be excited to visit our heated pull with full waterslide. What’s more, we’re pet friendly, so the WHOLE family can stay!

While you’re here, why not check out some of our community events?

NERF WARS

Nerf. Wars.

Clearly this is the greatest thing you could possibly do with your kids. Every month, the Harry Gray Gym sets up for foam dart warfare. Nerf guns are perfectly safe, and perfectly FUN! Your kids will love running around firing darts with wild abandon – and maybe you’ll be tempted to join in on the fun! One thing is certain – the foam will fly and everyone’s going to have a great time. Fridays at 7 PM.

FREE MOVIE

If you’re here in the afternoon, why not check to see if there is a free movie playing in the Swanson room at the Rec Centre? It’s always a good time, and a great chance to meet some friendly folks while taking in a family friendly film.

Whether you’re staging a move, or just passing through, remember to book your room at the Paradise Inn & Suites. We’ll look forward to meeting you!

 


October
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There’ll be no need for a last minute scramble for presents for visitors to Valleyview this November, with three unique shopping events taking place in and around the town. Pick up a special item for friends back home or treat yourself to something nice; whoever you’re buying for, you’ll find the right gift in Valleyview. Book your stay at Paradise Inn & Suites Valleyview and you’ll have comfortable, affordable accommodations to return to after you’ve done your shopping. All our rooms include 32” televisions, free high speed wireless internet, and a complimentary breakfast.

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Local Souvenirs in Peace River
 

Take a pleasant drive down to Peace River on November 4 or 5 and pick yourself up a few specially locally produced gifts for friends or family back home. The Artisans of the Peace Christmas Craft Sale and Farmers Market will have a special emphasis on home crafts, including soaps, jewelry, and wood carvings. You’ll also be able to purchase local jams, teas, and baked goods.
 

Festival of Trees

Another event that’s taking place in Peace River this November is Festival of Trees. Now in its 17th year, this popular event offers fun for the whole family all in aid of a good cause. Taking place from November 18 - 21 at Peace River’s Chateau Nova, the event features many great events - including children’s games and dinners. Where’s the shopping, we hear you ask? At the silent auction, which be open to the public each day of the event. Who knows - you might grab a great gift at a bargain price!

Valleyview Crafts

Stop by the Nifty Thrifty Craft Sale and pick up locally produced goods at great prices. The event takes place on November 27th and will feature crafts and other goodies for purchase. The perfect takeaway for your trip to Valleyview!

August
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Bubble Soccer, Valleyview Events, things to do in Valleyview

In beautiful Valleyview, Alberta, your children will find fun around every corner. The coming months are a perfect example of that fact, as a number of awesome, kid-themed events will be making their way through town! Here are the details!

Valleyview Fall Festival | September 9

On the evening of September 9th, take your children over to the nearby Polar Palace Arena to enjoy Valleyview’s annual Fall Festival. This year’s festival events include a corn boil, a corn-eating contest, a scarecrow making contest, a family tug-of-war, some awesome crafts and games, wagon rides, and a couch auction. Then, the event will be capped off by an outdoor movie screening at dusk (around 9:30pm) and a fireworks display around 11:30, when the movie has wrapped up. For more information on this awesome event, click here! Have fun!

Cow Bus | September 9-10

On September 9th and 10th, take you child to the Valleyview Municipal Library to enjoy the COW (Classroom on Wheels) bus, a mobile classroom that promotes literacy in young children. Registration for this event begins on September 1st. To register your children, call the library at 780-524-3033. Find more information here, and enjoy! 

Bubble Soccer Tournament | October 15

On October 15th, Valleyview hosts a can’t-miss bubble soccer tournament for kids aged 16 and up. Registration, which costs $20 per person, and $100 for a team of five, runs until October 7th. Contact the Valleyview Recreation Department to learn more about this awesome event, and have fun!

Over the coming weeks, children in Valleyview will have no difficulty finding the fun they crave. To participate in any of the events listed above with your kids, simply book a room at our conveniently located hotel today. We look forward to making your visit a special one! 

June
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It’s a fun-filled summer out here and Valleyview, so what are you waiting for? Book your stay with us here at
Paradise Inn & Suites Valleyview to make the most of it all! We offer some of the most modern and beautifully-appointed accommodations in town, with upscale hotel amenities including a fitness centre and indoor heated pool. 

Canada Day Celebrations 

Beginning with a pancake breakfast, ending with spectacular fireworks, Valleyview’s Canada Day celebrations promise to be an exciting day of fun for the whole family. Make your way to the Polar Palace Grounds for the activities like laser tag, carnival games, fun runs, volleyball, and inflatable bouncers, and head over to Trout Pond later on for a family dance and firework display. Don’t miss the parade at 12:30 PM. See the full schedule of activities here

Skateboard & BMX Competition and Demonstration

The Valleyview Recreation Department will be throwing their very first skateboarding and BMX competition and demonstration on July 1! Titled Valley Funk & Flow, the competition will be held at the Green Valley Skate Park from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Admission is $5.00. All ages are welcome. 

Lacrosse Workshop 

Ever wanted to try your hand at lacrosse? It is our nation’s official summer sport, after all! Now’s your chance to play, with a workshop held at the Valleyview Recreation Department on July 25. Clinics run for ages 4-8 years at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and ages 9-16 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The fee is just $5 and includes both lacrosse equipment and a snack. Call the Recreation Department to register at 780-524-5158. 

 

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