Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie Locator Map

Population: 50,227

Grande Prairie is located at the junction of Highways 43 and 2, 277 miles northwest of Edmonton and 86 miles southeast of Dawson Creek, BC.

Visitor Information:
Visitor Information Centre/Centre 2000 on Highway 43 Bypass (11330–106 Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7X9); phone 1-866-202-2202.

Grande Prairie was first incorporated as a village in 1911, as a town in 1919, and as a city in 1958. The city is booming today, with a strong and diverse economy based on agriculture, forestry, and oil and gas. Grande Prairie is a regional centre for much of northwestern Alberta and northeastern British Columbia.

Grande Prairie has all visitor facilities, with lodging at major-chain motels/hotels, restaurant dining and fast-food outlets; gas stations, banks, laundromats, supermarkets; and shopping at malls and warehouse stores.

Camping at Rotary Park in town. Area campgrounds include Country Roads R.V. Park, Camp Tamarack RV Park and Nitehawk Wilderness RV Park.

Grande Prairie Map

Attractions:
  • Muskoseepi Park walking and biking trails.
  • Heritage Discovery Centre on the lower level of Centre 2000 has displays and movies on area history.
  • Grande Prairie Museum & Pioneer Village.
  • The annual Stompede rodeo the first weekend in June.

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