World War II
The experience of the Second World War was very different than the First World War in the Peace River country, as it marked a period of continuous growth and development. Many from the Peace River country enlisted during the war, but there was also a continuous influx of people with the arrival of the Sudeten Germans, workers building the airfields of the Northwest Staging Route, the Canol pipeline, and the Alaska Highway.
The developments in the Peace River country during the Second World War marked a change after which the region became more integrated into Alberta’s transportation and communication system.
The Peace River country became an important part of the route north. The economy of the Peace country had the transportation systems it needed to develop after the war. Agriculture, forestry, oil, and gas production increased, which brought prosperity to the Peace River country.