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S P E CIAL ADVE RTO RIAL Relax & Recharge in Drayton Valley Drayton Valley, lost in the drive-by hustle to Jasper and the Rockies, is an inspiring getaway and only 90 minutes from downtown Edmonton. With much of the natural beauty of its bigger brothers to the West, as well as affordable accommodations and services, Drayton Valley/Brazeau County is the ideal spot for that fast weekend getaway or much needed break from the hustle and pressure of the city. Slow down and take the short drive to Drayton Valley, where the natural attractions allow for a relaxed and affordable visit. The whole family will enjoy the scenic farmlands and rolling hills and valleys that lead to Brazeau County. Take the kids to hike, run, or mountain bike the many kilometres of well-maintained trails of Eagle Point/Blue Rapids Provincial Park. Or simply relax and enjoy the peaceful setting among Mother Nature’s pallet of exploding colours! Discover our member hotels at dvhta.ca, where you can rest easy at the end of the day with outstanding accommodation and service. The diverse eateries in the area offer budget-friendly, family-friendly, and fine- dining options. Escape the bright lights of the major metro centres to the countryside, where just a five-minute drive presents a cascade of stars. It’s a different world in the Valley, giving you the chance to slow down, recharge, and enjoy.