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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.

Yes, it might still be a little chilly out there, but it’s not going to stay that way forever. As we move into April - and especially May - we should start to see many a nice day! If you’re visiting Valleyview during this period, then you’ll have the perfect opportunity to jump in the car and explore some of the popular scenic spots that we have nearby. Don’t know where to start? Let’s take a look at some of the options below.

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Lesser Slave Lake

There’s plenty of opportunities for fun at Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park! You can go kayaking or canoeing, fishing, hiking, birdwatching, and so much more. It’s a couple of hours drive, so set off early in order to have the whole day there.

Grizzly Ridge Wildland

Grizzly Ridge Wildland Provincial Park captures much of the wild beauty of Alberta: that is, there are plenty of trees and flowing water to be found! This is a wild space, so it’s mostly used for backcountry hiking by more experienced hikers.

Peace River Wildland

Around an hour and a half north of Valleyview is Peace River Wildland Provincial Park, which offers excellent recreational opportunities all the year round. Once the snow has thawed, you’ll have plenty of hiking and cycling trails that’ll take you deep into nature. You can also swim, look for wildlife, or take a horse for a trot.

Young’s Point

Finally, don’t forget the old favourite: Young’s Point, which is just thirty minutes from Valleyview. It’s a beautiful spot, with plenty of fun to be had!

After you’ve finished your exploring, return to your room at the Paradise Inn & Suites, the best hotel in Valleyview. Rest your tired legs in our hot tub before relaxing in your spacious, comfortable accommodations - the best way to end a fun day.

The temperatures outside might may make you cold just by reading them, but not to worry: there’s no such thing as weather that’s too cold to brave the outdoors! If you have the right clothing with you, you can enjoy all that the outdoors has to offer. And what’s more: we’re sure that you’ll enjoy it. Why? Because there’s nothing quite like being wrapped up warm, exploring nature, on a brisk day. If you’re planning on visiting Valleyview soon, then read on below. There you’ll find plenty of fun activities just waiting to be explored.

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Don the skis

What better way to spend a chilly day then by zipping down some slopes? You can do just that Little Smoky Ski area. If you prefer your skiing to be a little bit more horizontal, then make the most of the many cross-country skiing trails in the area.

Through the snow

That’s not to say that you need to put skis on at all to enjoy the outdoors. Put on some snowshoes, and head to the outdoors after you’ve swung by the visitors' centre to find the best local spots to explore.

Snowmobile trips

Alternatively, you can speed things up a little bit - if you’re lucky enough to have a snowmobile. Bring it with you, and you won’t lack for places to test that power.

Indoor skating

Or who says you have to be at outside? Head to Polar Palace Arena on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, and enjoy ice-skating with your family.

Make sure you stay at the hotel in Valleyview by booking your accommodations Paradise Inn & Suites. There you’ll find everything you need to fully unwind and relax after a long day spent in the outdoors. Choose one of our suites, and you’ll even have a bathtub, perfect for warming up after time in the cold. But whichever room type you select, you’ll have a great time.

There’s always much to keep visitors to Valleyview busy, but the town offers even more during the festive period. Take a trip to Valleyview in the run up to Christmas and beyond, and you’ll have the opportunity to sample a series of seasonal delights, which will ensure you’re able to enjoy all the cosy, family-filled joys of the festive period. Check out the details below, and get planning your trip!

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A winter wonderland

Want to soak up all that’s great about the Christmas period? Then make sure you make the trip over to Grande Prairie for the Northern Spirit Light Show, which is taking place until December 31st (closed Dec 25) at Evergreen Park. Wagon rides, lights, snow: what more could you ask for?

Skate with Santa

Ice-skating is always fun...but it’s even better when you’re skating with the big man in red! On December 17, you’ll have the opportunity to put on your skating shoes and join Santa Claus on the ice. Takes place at Valleyview Recreation Department from 4 - 6pm. What better way to get into the festive spirit than by zooming around on the ice with the main man by your side?

Seasonal escapades

If you’re visiting between Christmas and New Year, then it might be worth packing your hiking boots and a warm jacket, because there’s nothing better than a winter jaunt through Young’s Point Provincial Park! Ice skating, snowshoeing, ice-fishing...the choice is yours. Just be sure to wrap up warm!

Treat you and your family to the best hotel in Valleyview by booking your accommodations at the Paradise Inn & Suites. Whichever one of our room trips you select for your stay, you’ll be treated to all the amenities you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay, including a large television, free wifi, and a mini fridge.

Planning to visit Valleyview during November? Then make sure you bring plenty of energy, because there’ll be a lot going on in the Peace Country region to ensure you’re always able to do something fun during your trip. Coming up during November we have a nearby festival of trees, Remembrance Day parades, shopping opportunities, and of course all the usual great outdoor opportunities that the area around Valleyview provides. There’s much to enjoy, so get planning and begin looking forward to your trip!

christmas tree

Festival of trees

There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by attending the Festival of Trees celebration in Grande Prairie. This annual tradition is a highlight of the season, and not only will it help you feel all Christmassy and happy, you’ll also be doing your bit for a good cause.

Remembrance day

November 11 is Remembrance Day, and if you want to pay your respects to all those who have bravely served their country, then you’ll be able to. There’ll be events taking place in Sexsmith and Wembley, both of which are a short drive away from Valleyview.


It’s never too early to get some Christmas presents taken care of! If you’re stuck for what your friends and family might like, take a trip down to downtown and pick up a gift or two from the local stores.

Explore the region

And don’t forget: the great outdoors is always there! There are few things more special than a chilly walk through nature.

If you’re looking for the best hotel in Valleyview, then make sure you stay at Paradise Inn & Suites. Our accommodations are spacious, comfortable, and affordable. Whatever room type you choose, you’ll love your stay. Standard room amenities include a large television, free high-speed internet, a microwave, fridge, as well as much more.

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.

canada flag

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.


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!


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.

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.



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!

cross country skiing

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!

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;


Paradise Inn & Suites Valleyview