Here is a list of current facility closures of City-owned/operated facilities. Please note all provincial health regulations remain in effect at each location.
|Bonnetts Energy Centre*||*|
|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|
*Participating in the Restriction Exemption Program by the Government of Alberta
Visit alberta.ca/covid19 for a full listing of provincial regulations.
Eastlink Centre Memberships
Eastlink Centre and Coca Cola Centre members with active memberships will have their membership frozen and extended during all closures. Full details will be emailed to individual users via their online registration accounts.
For questions, please contact 780-538-0300 or visit cityofgp.com/book.
Recreation Programming and Booking:
Restriction Exemption Program (REP) in Effect for Select Facilities
The week of September 20, 2021, the following City of Grande Prairie facilities adopted the Government of Alberta’s REP and now require individuals aged 18 and older, to provide proof of vaccination, a recent negative test result, or documentation of medical exemption:
- Eastlink Centre
- Coca-Cola Centre
- Bonnetts Energy Centre*
- Dave Barr Community Centre
- Grande Prairie Museum
- Heritage Discovery Centre
- The Leisure Centre
The purpose of collecting proof of vaccination or a negative test is to ensure compliance with the recent Public Health Orders and to ensure the health and wellness of our patrons and staff providing service to residents of Grande Prairie.
Proof of vaccination or a negative test is not required for youth under the age of 18 participating in sport, recreation and performance activities. (Proof is still required for youth 12+ who are spectating, using other amenities such as restaurants, or participating in mixed adult/youth activities, except for activities where the adult supports the youth, such as parent & tot classes).
There are two ways to provide proof of these documents:
- Online: Please log into your online registration account at cityofgp.com/register and upload a PDF or JPEG document proving your first dose, full vaccination, negative test result or medical exemption prior to visiting the facility. These documents are removed once they are verified.
- In Person: Please bring your document with you for your first visit to our facilities. Staff will review your document and verify on your account that you have provided the required documentation.
*Proof must be presented in-person at the Bonnetts Energy Centre.
Please note that none of your personal health records will be kept on your account, once they are confirmed they will be destroyed. For assistance please dial 311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. By uploading documents online you are verifying that the personal account information listed is correct and up to date.
The personal information being collected is collected pursuant to Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FOIP Act”), RSA 2000, c. F-25, as amended from time to time, and is managed and protected in accordance with the FOIP Act. If you have any questions about the collection and use of your information under the FOIP Act, please contact the FOIP Coordinator, by e-mail: email@example.com or by phone: 311.
The City makes reasonable security arrangements to protect personal information against unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, or destruction pursuant to Section 38 of FOIP Act. The information will be retained to achieve the purposes stated above and will be securely destroyed in accordance with the Records Management, Retention and Destruction Bylaw C-1348, as amended from time to time.
The City is committed to providing operational updates as information is provided and clarified by the province.
These new measures are an additional step in ensuring the health and safety of City staff, customers and the community. They are in addition to the other Provincial health measures such as barriers, mandatory masking, increased sanitization, etc. that have been in place throughout the pandemic.
By implementing the REP we can continue to keep our doors safely open for access to as many of our residents as possible within the provincial health order, and continue to serve and support our many user groups and clients that provide valuable programming for our community. Implementing the REP for these facilities is the best alternative in order to continue to host programming and events, and reduce the financial impact of the pandemic.
We recognize the REP may present some challenges to some individuals, but we aim to continue to serve all our users as much as possible during this temporary provincial measure. We appreciate the kindness and cooperation towards our staff.
To learn more about the Government of Alberta’s Restriction Exemption Program, visit alberta.ca/REP.
To learn more about the City’s decision to implement the REP, visit cityofgp.com/covid19.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the City of Grande Prairie Citizen Experience team by dialing 3-1-1.
Residents are encouraged to explore our outdoor recreational opportunities.
Please reach out to the Corporate Citizen Experience Team at 311 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or at email@example.com if you require more information.
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
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
- Sneeze and cough into your elbow
- Carry and use hand sanitizer
- Always maintain a proper physical distance of 2-metres from other individuals not in your household
- Plan activities with people only from your own household
- 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
Visit the Government of Alberta website for general recreation guidelines.
We believe that parks and trails and nature can benefit our community's physical and mental health. All residents are encouraged to do their part to use them in a way that respects each other and public health directions. Visit cityofgp.com/winterplay for a list of free and fun activities to enjoy outdoors this season.