Life gets busy—we get it! To make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of fun things to do in Grande Prairie during the summer so you can make the most of every moment.
Splash parks are the perfect way to cool off this summer! Grande Prairie has two different splash parks to enjoy. Did we mention they’re free? Spray parks are open seasonally from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Lions Park Splash Park - 9933 90th Ave
- Muskoseepi Park Splash Park – Located in Muskoseepi Park near Ernie Radbourne Pavillion
Walking Trails and Loops
Explore Grande Prairie on foot! Our city boasts an excellent trail system with over 100 kilometres of asphalt, gravel and natural trails to explore. Here are 5 trails to explore when accessibility is a consideration. Most are paved and smooth, while a few provide a variety of surfaces.
- Muskoseepi Reservoir Trail - 3 km Loop
- Crystal Lake Trail - 4 km Loop
- Countryside South Trail - 4 km Loop
- Westgate Trail - 3 km Loop
- Pinnacle Ridge Trail - 2.5 km Loop
Want to explore more? Take a look at our Trails Maps to find a new walking route and check out our beautiful city! Click here for more trails.
Parks and Picnics
Get back to nature and even pack and enjoy an al fresco lunch for your visit to one of the city’s many parks and green spaces. For a full list of parks, playgrounds and sports fields click here.
Active Play is a FREE, drop-in and recreation-based program using public outdoor space to inspire spontaneous play.
Monday – Friday
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Events this Summer
Check out one of the many events hosted by the City of Grande Prairie this summer!
- August 5 - Heritage Day at Muskoseepi Park
- August 22 - Dave Barr Kids Fair
- September 8 - Eastlink Centre Triathlon
Whether you’re learning the basics or working on your technique, the terrain at the South Bear Creek Bike Skills Park is suitable for riders of all ages and skill levels. The park offers features for anyone, from little striders to seasoned pros and is free to use. Click here to learn more.
Grande Prairie is home to two 18 hole Disc Golf Courses, one located in South Bear Creek Park and the other at Thrill Hill in Swanavon.
- South Bear Creek Disc Golf Course - Best suited to experienced disc golfers who can throw at least 300 feet
- Thrill Hill Disc Golf Course - Best suited to brand new players
Lawnbowling and Horseshoes
Test your skills at two of Muskoseepi's hidden gems! Located in the heart of Muskoseepi park is a lawn bowling facility and 12 horseshoe pits. For hours and equipment rentals click here.
Fishing in Muskoseepi Pond
You won't need to travel too far to cast a reel. The Muskoseepi Pond, located beside the Ernie Radbourne Pavilion, is stocked seasonally with trout by Alberta Fish and Wildlife. Learn more about fishing in Muskoseepi Park Pond here.
Food Truck Fridays at Montrose Cultural Centre
They’re back! Starting June 14, Montrose Cultural Centre will be hosting Food Truck Fridays every Friday on the Mamawe Concourse from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will take place each week until the end of August and will feature a variety of food trucks.
The purpose of this event is to bring the community together to take advantage of the short summers and enjoy the Mamawe Concourse. This lends to the space being utilized as envisioned, with Mamawe meaning “Gathering Place” in Cree.
Follow Montrose Cultural Centre to stay up to date on other events taking place: https://www.facebook.com/MontroseCC/
Social Teas at the Reverend Forbes Homestead
Get steeped in history while enjoying tea and scones served on vintage chinaware this summer. Social teas will be held at the Forbes Homestead on Wednesday's this August.
Cost is only $5 per person
Summer Teas Event Dates:
- Wednesday | August 7, 14, 21
2 Sittings on each of the above dates:
- 1st Tea Sitting: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- 2nd Tea Sitting: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Space is limited, register today by calling 780-830-7090.
The Reverend Forbes Homestead and Pioneer Hospital is open 6 days a week, Tuesdays to Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., starting June 10, 2019 to September 1, 2019.
It contains the original log structure built in 1911 that was used as the first hospital in Grande Prairie, plus the two storey add on used by the Forbes as their residence, built in 1912. The Forbes homestead is the oldest building still standing in Grande Prairie.
Admission to view the Forbes Homestead is always FREE.