The Municipal District of Peace is a rural municipality located along the north bank of the Peace River, approximately 500 km northwest of Edmonton.
The area was settled early in the 1900’s, with the M.D. incorporated in 1916. The first survey was along the Peace River created some 41 river lots of varying sizes, known as the Shaftesbury Settlement. This area, with its unique micro-climate and productive farmland, was once used for several market gardens. Its present use is mainly country residential and agriculture, although a few productive market gardens still serve the area.
Today the District offers access to an airport with weekday flights to Edmonton and Calgary. The expansion of the Peace Oil Sands has also seen substantial growth in commercial lots and developments.
The District’s current population is 1,446 people, which has remained stable over the last several years, and includes the Hamlet of Brownvale.