The City of Grande Prairie is actively monitoring the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and is taking precautionary measures to prevent spread and prepare for the possibility of a confirmed case in our community.
The health, safety, and wellbeing of our residents and community is our priority.
The City has a business continuity plan to ensure core services including emergency services and transit continue to operate.
Here is a list of current facility closures of City-owned/operated facilities:
|Centre for Creative Arts||x|
|City on 99||x|
|City Service Centre||x|
|Community Social Development||x|
|Dave Barr Community Centre||x|
|Fire Hall North- Salmond||x|
|Fire Hall South- Pete Eager||x|
|Fire Hall West- Westgate||x|
|Golden Age Centre||x|
|Grande Prairie Outdoor Pool||x|
|Grande Prairie Curling Centre||x|
|Grande Prairie Gymnastics Centre||x|
|Grande Prairie Indoor Soccer||x|
|Grande Prairie Live Theatre||x|
|Grande Prairie Museum||x|
|Heritage Discovery Centre||x|
|Montrose Cultural Centre (including the Grande Prairie Public Library and the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie)||x|
|Muskoseepi Park (Ernie Radbourne Pavillion)||x|
|South Bear Creek Park indoor facilities||x|
Starting June 8, City Hall will be partially re-opening to the public for tax payments only.
Residents interested in paying taxes in-person can do so at City Hall Monday- Friday from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. The facility remains closed for all other services. For information on any other City services, visit cityofgp.com/covid19 or call the Citizen Contact Centre at 780-538-0300.
Visitors are asked to use hand sanitizer as they enter facilities, practice physical distancing and stay home if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms.
Residents are encouraged to continue to pay at their banks, online, or by mail when possible. Visit cityofgp.com/taxpayments for more information.
For more information on the Tax Property Relief available during COVID-19, visit our Tax Payer Supports page.
For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-538-0315.
Eastlink Centre, Coca-Cola Centre, Grande Prairie Outdoor Pool
For full re-opening details on these recreation facilities, visit the Eastlink Centre website.
Montrose Cultural Centre
The Montrose Cultural Centre is open as of June 12 for the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie and Jeffrey's Cafe. The entrance is through the north doors only. Limitations on capacity, physical distancing and other health and safety restrictions remain in place.
The following facilities re-opened on Tuesday, June 2:
- Grande Prairie Museum & Heritage Village
- Ernie Radbourne Pavilion (Muskoseepi Park)
- Heritage Discovery Centre (Centre 2000)
Several changes have been made to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions:
- Facilities will be set-up with specific entrance and exit doors
- Visitors will be asked to use hand sanitizer as they enter facilities
- There will be markers on the floor to direct foot traffic and to encourage physical distancing
- Hands-on displays and interactive pieces have been removed or put out of service
- Debit/credit card payment is encouraged for gift shop purchases; staff will not be able to provide change for vending machines
- Visitors are asked to stay home if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms
- Bathrooms will be open with a reduced number of stalls, urinals and sinks
- Enhanced cleaning protocols will be put in place throughout the buildings
Visit alberta.ca/covid19 for a full listing of provincial regulations.
Dave Barr Community Centre
The Dave Barr Community Centre is will be open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Dryland bookings are being accommodated in accordance with the restrictions outlined in the Provincial Guidance for Indoor Recreation. To book dryland space please contact the Dave Barr Community Centre at 780-538-0469.
The Revolution Place Box Office is open from Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For details on the health and safety protocols being introduced for shows and events, visit their website.
Check this list regularly for changes to our event schedules.
|Event||Status||Original Date||Postponed Date|
|Easter Eggstravaganza||CANCELLED||April 11||N/A|
|Fiddler's Jamboree||CANCELLED||April 19||N/A|
|Spring Break Camps||CANCELLED||April 13-17||N/A|
|Spring Home and Garden Show||CANCELLED||April 17-19||N/A|
|City Scrub||POSTPONED||April 19-26||April 28-May 8|
|Earth Day||CANCELLED||April 22||N/A|
|Mother's Day Tea||CANCELLED||May 10||N/A|
|International Museum Day||POSTPONED||May 16||September 5|
|Rock Downtown/ Monster Inflatables||CANCELLED||N/A||N/A|
|Summer Camps||POSTPONED||June 29- August 21||July 6-August 21|
|Active Play||CANCELLED||July 7- August 23||N/A|
|Municipal Government Day||CANCELLED||June 24||N/A|
|Canada Day||ON SCHEDULE||July 1|
|Eastlink Triathlon||CANCELLED||September 9||N/A|
|Heritage Day||ON SCHEDULE||August 3|
|Alberta Culture Days||ON SCHEDULE||September 25-27|
|Grand Slam of Curling||POSTPONED||November 3-8||September 21-26 2021|
Eastlink Centre Memberships
The Eastlink Centre is starting a phase re-opening on July 6. For full details on what this entails, visit their website.
Recreation Programming and Booking
All recreational programs and bookings were cancelled and refunded or credited up to June 30, 2020. To view your account, please visit cityofgrandeprairie.perfectmind.com or call 780-830-5000 between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Sport and Recreation
Guidelines have been developed to support sport, physical activity and recreation organizations, participants and facilities in reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among attendees. Individuals participating in organized activities sanctioned by, or affiliated with, a provincial or national organization should ensure they are also complying with their governing body’s guidelines, assuming they meet or exceed provincial guidelines.
Please refer to the provincial sport and recreation guidelines for more information
Gatherings in outdoor public spaces are limited to 100 people or fewer and members should observe the 2-metre physical distancing requirements. Activities should not include the sharing of common equipment unless you are from the same household. League play is limited to 50 people per mini-league.
The City of Grande Prairie recognizes that parks and outdoor recreation spaces are important for health and wellness.
Users are encouraged to follow the provincial guidelines on outdoor activities when using parks, trails and outdoor recreation spaces:
- Do not use if you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms
- Follow public health guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting recreation spaces
- Wash hands frequently
- Refrain from touching your face with unclean hands
- Carry and use hand sanitizer
- Always maintain a proper physical distance of 2-metres from other individuals. Some exemptions apply, please follow Provincial sport and recreation guidelines for more information
- Plan activities with people from your own household or your “cohort family”; gatherings of 100+ people are prohibited
- Plan your activity in advance to ensure physical distancing is possible. If your activity involves a public place:
- consider going during non-peak hours
- walk along the sides of trails and other public pathways to maintain distance
- share the trail and warn other users as you pass
- Avoid contact with frequently touched surfaces or objects
- If you will be within 2 metres of people other than members of your own household, wear a mask in public places to help limit the risk of spread to others
For more information on these guidelines, visit the Government of Alberta website.
The following outdoor spaces and recreation facilities are open seasonally with provincial guidelines in place:
- Parks, trails and open green spaces
- *Conditions permitting. Residents are asked to obey signs, barricades and the direction of local authorities during trail closures.
- Skate parks and the bike skills park
- Tennis courts
- Legion track
- Cricket field
- Ball diamonds and sports fields
- Disc golf
- Golf courses
- Dog parks
- Basketball courts
- Volleyball and beach volleyball
- Playgrounds and outdoor gyms
Please note: all public washrooms are now open
We believe that parks and trails and nature can benefit our community during these challenging times. All residents are encouraged to do their part to use them in a way that respects each other and public health directions. Further closures may occur if physical distancing requirements are not followed.
View a guide to outdoor recreation below or by downloading this PDF.