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Grande Prairie

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Not to be confused with Grand Prairie, a town in Texas.

Grande Prairie is a city in Northern Alberta.

Get in[edit]

Daily flights to Grande Prairie are available from Calgary and Edmonton on both Air Canada Express and WestJet. Charter airline Sunwest Aviation also offers flights to Edson and Peace River. Unfortunately Grande Prairie's regional airport is not connected to the city by transfer and can only be reached by taxi.

Grande Prairie is also serviced by daily Greyhound buses from Edmonton and Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Connections are the two aforementioned depots can be made to other destinations across Canada and the United States.

    • As of 2011 Greyhound Canada has suspended service to communities in northern Alberta (Peace River, High Level) and the Northwest Territories (Hay River) **

Once within the city, Grande Prairie Transit offers a small bus network that serves most parts of the municipality. The bus system consists of five routes. These routes run on a 30 minute basis during peak hours and hourly the remainder of the day. Weekends see reduced service, as do all statutory holidays. In addition to primary routes the city offers the non-profit, independent DTS (Disabled Transportation Society), which has specialized transport services for individuals with disabilities.

Get around[edit]

The City is most easily managed by rental car.

See[edit]

  • Dunvegan. Alberta's largest suspension bridge overlooks this historic park, located 96km north of Grande Prairie on Hwy 2.
  • Muskoseepi Park. Located in the core of the city, surrounding the Bear Creek Reservoir, Muskoseepi Park offers 1100 acres of parkland. Walking trails, manicured fields, and group use facilities, are perfect for a family outing or an escape from the city.
  • Grande Prairie Regional College, 10726-106 Avenue, toll-free: +1-888-539-4772. Grande Prairie Campus is located in a beautiful brick building designed by Douglas J. Cardinal without corners inside or out. Nice walking trail behind the College circles the Bear Creek Reservoir and connects to a 7km paved biking trail that follows Bear Creek to the Southeast. free.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • Prairie Mall. As the largest mall in the Peace region, the Prairie Mall is home to over 80 stores, restaurants, and other services. The mall is anchored by Zellers, Marks Work Wearhouse, and Shoppers Drug Mart, and also is home to Coles, RW&Co, Le Chateau, Sterling Shoes, HMV, M-Five, Aeropostale, Children's Place, Bootlegger, Ricki's, Landmark Cinemas, David's Tea, and Moxies Class Grill.
  • Downtown, 100 Avenue Westbound. As a growing municipality Grande Prairie has managed to fight back the big box store pull with a unique, active downtown district. This area is home to 500 stores and services, and is seen by citizens as the heart of the community. 100 Ave is lined with many independent retailers, such as Soular, Victoria's Attic, Dark Flavour Board Shop, and Fashionista. In addition downtown is home to urban decor stores, countless restaurants, and several lounges.

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

  • [dead link]Maddhatters, 105085-100 Ave. Opened in 2001, Maddhatters affords Grande Prairie with a little diversity in its nightclub scene.. Serving as a lounge and as a club, Maddhatters has continuously been atop the night scene in Grande Prairie.
  • Soto Teppanyaki and Fusion Sushi, 106-10210 111 Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V7L2. 11AM-10PM. Half of the restaurant is teppanyaki style, complete with the cooking performances, and the other half is more standard sushi restaurant. Lots of options for those who don't care for sushi as well. $$$.

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Pomeroy Inn & Suites, 11710 102 Street, +1 780-831-2999. Hypno opulence beds, deluxe continental breakfast, indoor pool with water slide, fitness center, meeting facility, kitchenette suites, extended stay, pet friendly
  • Redwood Inn & Suites, 8117-99 Street, Clairmont, AB T0H 0W0, +1 780 357-1916. Redwood Inn & Suites is north of downtown Grande Prairie. Redwood Inn offers 92 rooms with complimentary shuttle service, fitness area, salt-water swimming pool, waterslide, whirpool, business centre, and more.

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Go next[edit]

Routes through Grande Prairie
Dawson Creek  N Alberta Highway 43.svg S/SE  Fox CreekSpruce Grove
END  S Alberta Highway 2.svg N/E/SE  Peace RiverEdmonton


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