Why Grande Prairie?

Serving as a retail and service hub for Northwestern Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia, Grande Prairie has much to offer visitors and residents, from shopping and entertainment to world-class recreation facilities and activities.

Play Outside in Grande Prairie

During the spring and summer, you can take advantage of late night golfing, the largest slo-pitch league in Alberta, and hundreds of kilometres of City and regional trails for biking, hiking and ATVing. When the snow falls, Grande Prairie and the surrounding region become a winter playground - outdoor ice rinks abound, along with many other winter activities such as snowmobiling and destinations like Nitehawk Adventure Park.

City Facilities

The community has numerous recreation facilities with fun activities and events for all ages, including the Eastlink Centre, Bear Creek Outdoor Pool, Museum, Montrose Cultural Centre and Indoor Soccer Pitch.

Grande Prairie Arts and Performances

World-class acts like Elton John, Keith Urban and Rihanna, have all graced the Revolution Place’s stage. The Grande Prairie Live Theatre produces seven plays each season, as well as concerts, movies and other events. You can curl up with a good book and latte at the Grande Prairie Public Library or tour an art exhibit at the newly expanded Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, both situated at the state-of-the-art Montrose Cultural Centre. For those looking for a hands-on experience, sign up for a pottery class at the Centre for Creative Arts.

Shopping in Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie is home to many large retailers not often seen in similar sized communities and has attracted national retailers such as:

  • Bed Bath & Beyond, HomeSense, Pier 1 Imports
  • Winners, Marshalls, Costco
  • PetSmart, Bouclair and more!

Grande Prairie Guide

Thinking about moving, or are a new resident to Grande Prairie and wondering what we're all about? The 2019 Grande Prairie Guide is a great place to learn more about your new community.

This magazine also has invaluable information for businesses - you'll quickly see why this is an excellent place to live, work, play and do business.

Download the 2019 Grande Prairie Guide (22.7 MB)

Guide De Grande Prairie 2019

Nouveau cette année, le guide de Grande Prairie est disponible en français.

Read it Online or Download here (9 MB)