First tours are at 9:45 AM on August 26, 2017. Second tours are at 1:45 PM on August 26, 2017. Each tour is about 2 ½ hours and the buses leave/return to the Bezanson Memorial Hall. Buses ARE NOT wheelchair-equipped.
Options for tours:
Take a trip down memory lane and see where and how the Bezanson Townsite came to exist. See how A.M Bezanson’s book, The Peace River Trail, was credited by many for the development of the South Peace area prior to the arrival of the railroad. View where some of the businesses such as Doran’s Restaurant, Hall & Leonard’s Store, Fred Parker’s Jewelry Store, Brotherson’s Shoe and Harness Shop existed along with a portion of the residential area where A.M Bezanson had built his house that commanded a spectacular view of the Smoky River. See where Bezanson’s proposed mill-site would have been located along with where the railroad was expected to cross. See where the Simonette River flows into the Smoky and just beyond that point where the Bezanson Ferry operated. -Wanda Zenner
Kleskun Hills Tour:
Come see one of the Grande Prairie area’s largest pieces of native grassland and the history that lays beneath it. This tour consists of seeing this magnificent area and the museum that holds all its treasures. This area was where the first people, in the 1800’s, hunted and even picked berries. These hills are 100 meters higher than the plains in this area. Dinosaur fossils were found in what is now called “Dinosaur Hill.” Another hill, “Garrett Hill,” is named after the former reeve of the area (1926-1948). Fun fact: Kleskun Hills was named after Kles-Kun which in English is “white-mud.” ”