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Bear Creek

The Early Years: Always viewed as a recreational area, ski
ski jumps (1920s), walking paths, good fishing and swimming


Cree words, "Muskwa Seepeesis", Bear River.


October, 1980, Provincial Government announced the
development of an Urban Park in Grande Prairie.


11.1 million dollars, Heritage Fund.

Operational Cost

$600 000 per year


1100 acres, North of reservoir to Bear Creek South


Bear Creek North - no development; wilderness

Bear Creek Reservoir - This man made lake has a boat launch for recreational use.  Individuals can launch private canoes, kayaks and paddle boats from this area.  The area also has picnic sites, trails and the Rotary

Please note there are no Boats available for rent from the City. 

Centennial Park - centrally located, the Pavilion (10 000 sq. feet,
interpretive displays and programs, concession,
meeting room, washrooms, special events)
Grande Prairie Museum, tennis courts, playground,
spray deck, 25m outdoor pool, lawn bowling
fishing pond (500 trout, fishing for under 16, over
65) skating in the winter, mini golf, amphitheatre.

Bear Creek Corridor - link north and south, assortment of paved and
unpaved trails

Trail System - 15 Km asphalt, 5 Km gravel, 7 Km wilderness.

Bear Creek South (1987) - aspen forest area, 9 ball diamonds, picnic area and
and shelter (with showers), concession, 4 beach
volleyball nets, 3 soccer pitches, 9 hole pitch and
put, 2 campgrounds, sani-dump, go cart track. 

Crystal Lake (1987) - Northeast corner - refuge for migrating waterfowl,
interpretive center, wildlife blinds, dock, washrooms.

Last updated: 12/14/2017 9:38:33 AM