Photo taken by: Scott Webb
We believe small is beautiful, and this is definitely the case for Valleyview, Alberta. The town has a history of fur trading, farming, then in the 1950s, oil was discovered in the Peace region, which then became the main industry for Valleyview. Luckily, much of the area surrounding our town is Crown land has been left untouched; offering a chance to explore the many beautiful rivers, lakes, and hiking trails. Once you’ve had your wilderness fix, come back into town for the following exciting events:
Valleyview Carnival- August 7
First on the list is the Valleyview Carnival! Located just a five-minute drive from our inn, this kid-friendly event will be fun for the whole family! This year they have a special deal for a $35 wristband, which allows full access to the theme park without having to pay by ride! West Coast Amusement offers everything from the gentlest kiddie rides to ones for true dare-devils, along with the best in classic crowd-pleaser festival food. Don’t miss out on the most thrilling day of the summer!
The Fair- August 11-12
Valleyview Agricultural Society will be putting on their 50th annual fair and rodeo again this year! This year’s family-friendly event has taken on the theme of “Buckles and Burlap”, so dress accordingly! It will feature a multitude of classic vendors, all kinds of contests, amazing food and of course, kicking bulls! The fair will also feature a rock-painting event from 11 am until 1 pm on the Saturday and Sunday! If you happen to have paint on you, it is recommended to bring some, as more is always helpful!
Sandtimer House Concert- August 23
The great thing about small towns is the closeness the citizens have with one another, and Valleyview is no different! This cute, relaxed, volunteer-run event is hosted at Josie’s home, and features the talented British Indie-folk band ‘Sandtimer’! Their sound is soft and eclectic, with melodic voices and captivating guitar textures, leaving the audience wanting more every time. Although it is a casual event and walking right in is fine, the organizers appreciate a phone call ahead of time so they can estimate the number of chairs to set up in their space. Usually, the events are quite intimate, with 30 guests, more or less. Snacks, juice, and coffee are provided free of charge, but bringing alcohol or food to share is always welcomed! Entry is $20 for adults, $10 for students, and free for kids 12 and under.
If these events have enticed you to come to visit our charming little town, then we invite you to stay at the Paradise Inn and Suites for the best-in-class stay you can get in Valleyview, whether you’re travelling business-class or going on a leisure trip with family. Don’t believe us? Just check our reviews! We promise to wow you and give you the most comfortable stay possible, whether that means sliding down our indoor waterslide with the kids, relaxing in the hot tub, or having the ease of mind knowing that our hotel is pet-friendly!