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Culture and History CAD150

  1. Explore the history of our region's Pioneers at the Grande Prairie Museum
  2. Take a walk in the past and view historical demonstrations and interpretations in the Grande Prairie Museum's Heritage Village (May-Oct) 
  3. Discover the oldest log cabin and take a tour at the Forbes Homestead and Pioneer Hospital (June-Sept) 
  4. Get advice on your family antiques; their history and how to take care of them from the Collections staff at the GP Museum 
  5. Watch a performance at the Grande Prairie Live Theatre 
  6. Browse the modern exhibits at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie 
  7. Make a work of art in the Art Gallery's Carlstrom Family Green Space, located in the Montrose Cultural Centre 
  8. Challenge yourself to a scavenger hunt at the Grande Prairie Museum or Heritage Discovery Centre 
  9. Check out a musical or historical presenter at the Grande Prairie Museum 
  10. Get lost in a book at the Grande Prairie Public Library, located in the Montrose Cultural Centre 
  11. .Attend a free training session or seminar 
  12. Register the kids for a summer program at the Grande Prairie Museum 
  13. Bring your class or homeschool group to the Heritage Discovery Centre for an educational program 
  14. Learn about your family history with the help of the South Peace Regional Archives 
  15. Visit the Centre for Creative Arts and view their gallery and gift shop and enrol in an art class 
  16. Take a trip around town and look at the utility boxes that have been adorned with local artwork 
  17. Heritage Village Blacksmith ShopTake the free guided Rotary Bus Tour and learn more about the many features which make Grande Prairie unforgettable (June to August) 
  18. Enjoy the annual Street Performer’s Festival in the city's downtown 
  19. Buy a book by a local author or a book about the history of the region at the Grande Prairie Museum’s gift shop 
  20. Spend time in one of the 100 parks with 100 names and learn about the origin and historical significance of their names 
  21. Take a jewlery class (some of these are free)
  22. Learn how to knit or crochet by taking a class or asking a friend to teach you 
  23. Learn how to make a quilt 
  24. Visit the Grant Berg Gallery in the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie 
  25. Enroll your children or teenagers into a drama camp 
  26. Volunteer as an actor or a backstage hand with the Grande Prairie Live Theatre 
  27. Attend a book signing 
  28. Submit artwork to a local competition 
  29. Take part in a drumming circle 
  30. Participate in a round dance 
  31. Write a short story and submit it to the Collins Writing Contest 
  32. Join a book club 
  33. Contact the Peace Regional Archives for a guided cemetery tour 
  34. Join a visual arts club or guild 
  35. Pull out your coloured markers or pencils and join the Adult Colouring Book Club at the Grande Prairie Public Library 
  36. Brandish your paintbrush and attend a paint night event 
  37. Explore the world from the comfort of your chair by attending the Grande Prairie Public Library's Armchair Travel events 
  38. Take a historic tour of downtown – many buildings have signs of what they looked like in years past 
  39. Watch short films at the Reel Shorts Film Festival 
  40. MCC main entryAttend a local ceremony on National Flag of Canada Day 
  41. Attend a Remembrance Day ceremony 
  42. Join a Medieval club 
  43. Check out the art galleries at the QE II Hospital 
  44. Do some Research and explore local historical information, including old promotional brochures to attract settlers to the Peace Region at the Grande Prairie Public Library 
  45. Learn how to sew 
  46. Taste local flavours at a new restaurant
  47. Watch the local Highland Games competition 
  48. Attend a local society meeting 
  49. Learn to play a musical instrument 
  50. Take voice lessons to perfect your singing voice 
  51. Take in some local, regional and national entertainment at a festival or concert 
  52. Enjoy the unique building engineering and art on display around the GPRC , The building itself was designed by a famous architect who did the Museum of History (formerly Civilization) in Ottawa 

Active Lifestyle

  1. Bike kilometres of paved trails through Bear Creek
  2. Skate on Muskoseepi Park pond 
  3. Walk or run along Bear Creek with friends and family 
  4. Race down Swanavon Thrill Hill 
  5. Sled by the reservoir on Borstad Hill with the family 
  6. Take your workout outside to one of our City greenspaces 
  7. "Catch Them All" and explore your downtown and neighbourhoods with Pokémon Go 
  8. Skate round-and-round the Aquatera skating Oval at the Eastlink Centre 
  9. Attempt to surf a wave on the 2DayFM FlowRider 
  10. Take a leisurely stroll around the reservoir in Muskoseepi Park 
  11. Lazy RiverGet in a free workout at the Mountview outside gym 
  12. Relax in the lazy river and hot tubs at the Eastlink Centre 
  13. Play baseball with friends at one of the many baseball diamonds 
  14. Practise your soccer skills on one of the many City maintained soccer fields 
  15. Serve, Bump and Spike on the beach volleyball courts at South Bear Creek Park 
  16. Play and workout at the Harry Balfour School playground and fitness area 
  17. Try out a new fitness class - included in drop-in or membership rates at the Eastlink Centre 
  18. Play a game of basketball with your friends at the outdoor courts in Muskoseepi Park 
  19. Try out your surfing skills on the Flowrider in the Eastlink Centre 
  20. Register your little ones in an Active Zone program at the Dave Barr Community Centre
  21. Slap on some skates for a game of hockey at a local neighbourhood rink 
  22. Check the calendars at Revolution Place, Dave Barr and Coca Cola Centre for public skate times, sometimes they are free! 
  23. Try geocaching all around the city 
  24. Go fishing at the Muskoseepi Park pond 
  25. Rent snowshoes from the Radbourne Pavilion and tramp around the park 
  26. Mountain bike on the dirt trails in South Bear Creek Park 
  27. Rent a free Neighbourhood Activity Kit with outdoor games and toys from Crime Prevention 
  28. Join the adult dodgeball league 
  29. Try the Grande Prairie Thrill Hill Disc Golf Course (borrow discs at Muskoseepi Park Pavilion) 
  30. Play tennis at Muskoseepi Park’s tennis court 
  31. Kayak or canoe on the Muskoseepi Park reservoir Spray Park 2 
  32. Enjoy the variety of birdlife throughout Bear Creek corridor 
  33. Go to the docks on Crystal Lake and dip nets to see the various insects that reside in the pond’s ecosystem 
  34. Play a round of mini golf or golf at one of the many courses in and around the City of Grande Prairie 
  35. Challenge a friend to a game of horseshoes at Muskoseepi Park’s horseshoe pitch (borrow horseshoes from the Muskoseepi Park Pavilion) 
  36. Try your hand at lawn bowling at Muskoseepi Park 
  37. Spray Park 3Enjoy the thrill of one of the city’s Skateboard parks 
  38. Attend drop-in badminton at Maude Clifford school (Oct - May) 
  39. Test your skills with Ultimate Frisbee at the Leisure Centre 
  40. Participate in a charitable walk or run event 
  41. Stretch it out during chair yoga at the Grande Prairie Public Library 
  42. Take a stab at fencing 
  43. Watch or participate in Flat Track Roller Derby 
  44. Take out all your opponents while playing a round of laser tag 
  45. Bounce to new heights at a trampoline park 
  46. Get a strike at a local bowling alley 
  47. Get soaked while playing kayak polo 
  48. Join or watch mixed martial arts 
  49. Challenge a friend to a game of darts 
  50. Take skating lessons 
  51. Ring a cowbell at a local football game 
  52. Get fit by bouncing on Kangoo Jumps Rebound Boots at the Eastlink Centre 
  53. Dance to fitness by taking a Zumba class 
  54. Test your strength and agility by joining a boxing class 
  55. Play raquetball and squash at the Eastlink Centre 
  56. Stroll or jog on the indoor walking track at Eastlink Centre 
  57. Outplay your competition in a game of ping pong at the Eastlink Centre 
  58. Participate or watch a track and field event 
  59. Relax with a yoga class 

Making Memories

1.Take a family photo in beautiful Muskoseepi Park, along Bear Creek or in the Heritage Village 2.Make a craft as a gift for an upcoming holiday (various facilities, seasonal)
3.Schedule a guided tour though any of our museums Bear Creek Folk Festival
4.Pick up some free swag during a City event 
5.Pack a family picnic and enjoy it at South Bear Creek Park
6.Cool off on a hot summer day a the Lion's Spray park
7.Join your local Neighbourhood Association to plan events and make improvements close to home
8.Meet fellow dog owners at the fenced, off-leash dog park
9.Join a community group
10.Take part in cleaning up your neighbourhood during City Scrub or any time of year
11.Watch a local baseball or softball game - we have one of the largest mixed slo-pitch leagues in Canada!
12.Volunteer with a local non-profit
13.Practise your camera skills
14.Relax in the sun on the South Montrose Concourse
15.Browse the colourful flower beds in Jubilee Park (Summer)
16.Head over one of the Museums for free holiday crafts
17.Venture into the trails for some bird watching Wee Links
18.Take a leisurely stroll through a local park and admire the flowers, trees and structures
19.Grab a free piece of fruit off an edible orchards
20.Get involved with the Community Garden and learn how to grow your own flowers and vegetables
21.Meet your neighbours during your Neighbourhood Associations Winter Blast or Summer BBQ event
22.Visit a farmer’s market or craft sale and find some unique, handcrafted wares and hand-grown foods
23.Watch the Grande Prairie Stompede at Evergreen Park
24.Watch a movie at the Grande Prairie Public Library wed park
25.Listen to an outdoor concert at the Muskoseepi Park amphitheatre
26.Play a game of giant chess at the Eastlink Centre
27.Go on a stay-cation at one of our local campgrounds
28.Take a trip around the city in December to see all of the community's houses with Christmas light displays
29.Get your hands dirty and try vermicomposting (more information from Environmental Stewardship Department)
30.Apply for a Beautification Grant and help enhance the community
31.Rent a free Family Game Night Activity Kit with a variety of board games for all ages from Crime Prevention
32.Cheer on the Grande Prairie Storm hockey team at the Revolution Place
33.Stroll along Main Street (100 Ave.) and visit the coffee shops, boutiques, art galleries and book stores.
34.Watch a parade along Main Street (100 Ave.)
35.Watch a fireworks display over Muskoseepi Park's reservoir
36.Attend a concert or participate in musical performances at many different venues around the City
37.Sing karaoke
38.Enjoy picturesque views from the lookout in the Centre 2000 Trade & Tourism building
39.Check the time at the giant sundial in the Centre 2000 Trade & Tourism building's parking lot
40.Cheer on the Grande Prairie Wolves at the Grande Prairie Regional College Flowers 1
41.Challenge your friends to an interactive escape game
42.Take a selfie with one of the many sculptures in and around the Grande Prairie Regional College
43.Learn some piping skills while taking a cake decorating course
44.Beat the heat at Muskoseepi Park's spray park
45.Have fun learning at Maskwoteh Park, the dinosaur themed outdoor classroom and playground
46.Teach your pet agility or take them to an obedience class
47.Play a few rounds of billiards at a pool hall
48.Hang out with friends at a board game cafe
49.Attend a rocks and mineral trade show
50.Get creative by making a scrapbook
51. Register your children in a Pre-K or Daycare program at The Kid’s Place in the Dave Barr Community Centre

Last updated: 4/10/2017 10:12:25 AM