About Greene Valley
Greene Valley Provincial Park is a medium size provincial park located just east of Peace River, Alberta in Northern Sunrise County. The park encompasses the confluences of the Heart River and two of its tributaries. The day use area ‘Twelve Foot David’ marks the gravesite of the gold prospector known by the same name. He acquired the name striking it rich prospecting a 12 foot plot of land.
There is another fixture in the park honoring Dr. Greene Cairn (the namesake of the park). Dr. Greene Cairn served as an early medical doctor and dentist in Peace River. He was also known for being a pioneer in aviation, a designer, a manufacturer, an engineer, thespian, hunter, and avid outdoorsman. The New York Sun identifies him as one of the first 8 men to fly – and the first to man to fly with more than 2 passengers. He was a direct rival to the famous Wright Brothers in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Activities at Greene Valley
Visitors at Greene Valley Provincial Park can enjoy both front country and back country hiking. There are also opportunities to view birds and wildlife such as moose, black bear, mule deer and white tailed deer.
Camping at Greene Valley
There isn’t any camping opportunities at Greene Valley Provincial Park.
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Day Use at Greene Valley
The only designated day use area in Greene Valley Provincial park is the Twelve Foot Davis Day Use Area. This is an interpretive viewpoint that is open year round.
Distances to Alberta Cities
Distance to Calgary: 716km
Distance to Edmonton: 472km
Distance to Red Deer: 593km
Distance to Lethbridge: 944km
Distance to Grande Prairie: 202km
Coordinates: 56°05’46.4″N 117°15’22.1″W