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Northwestern Alberta (Peace River district)

Northwestern Alberta settled later than the southern and central prairies and parkland. When the available land was taken in those regions, the long sunny summer days of the Peace River district became desirable. Settlers still needed to be prepared for the harsh and bitter the winters in exchange for the long days of the growing season. They were able to produce quick-growing crops on the fertile plains of the region.

The two largest centres of the area, Peace River and Grande Prairie, also attracted French Canadian entrepreneurs.

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