Grande Prairie, Alberta, is the seventh most populated city in Alberta. Located in the southern part of Peace River Country, this northern Alberta city is an attractive place to visit or make home. Enjoy nature and the great outdoors at Saskatoon Island Provincial Park, check out some local and Canadian artwork at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, learn about the regions fascinating dinosaur history at the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum,or maybe enjoy one of the many annual festivals, including the Bear Creek Folk Festival. Whatever you choose, there is no time for boredom in this happening city.
I. Nature and Outdoors/Farms
Muskoseepi is a Cree word meaning Bear Creek. The park features over 1100 acres of parkland with six distinct areas offering different options for patrons of Muskoseepi Park. The park contains natural and paved trails, a pond great for fishing in the summer and skating in the winter, picnic areas, as well as some great sliding hills!
102 St and 102 Ave, Grande Prairie
Saskatoon Island Provincial Park
Located just 25 km west of Grande Prairie, Saskatoon Island Provincial Park is Alberta’s second oldest Provincial Park. Some trails are open for year round use, and there is a campground available for use in the summer months. There are fire pits, a horseshoe pitch, shelters and picnic areas, toilets, as well as power, sewage, and water available at the campgrounds.
Range Road 81, Wembley
May 17 through October 9
starting at $12.00/person/night
Nitehawk Recreation Area
Nitehawk is a year-round adventure park for the outdoor enthusiast. During the winter patrons can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, tubing and more. During the summer there is a bike park, trails, tubing, and a golf course. Bear Paw Golf Course is an affordable 9 hole course perfect for beginners and families. This facility also offers year round camping.
6356 Township Road 720A, Grande Prairie
The Historic Heritage Village
Get a glimpse into the past at Heritage Village. There are 14 historical/display buildings there that have been relocated and restored, or constructed as a replica, for people to walk through and explore. Buildings include a blacksmith shop, a fire hall, a barn, a school, and more.
10329 101 Ave, Grande Prairie
Seasonal: May through September
O’Brien Provincial Park
Located less than 20 minutes from Grande Prairie, O’Brien Provinicial Park is a great place to go geocaching, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or just have a romantic picnic dinner.
Highway 666, Grande Prairie
May 15 through November 1
Grande Prairie Corn Maze
Have fun getting lost in the 9 acre corn maze. Enjoy flashlit nights, haunted corn maze, Great Pumpkin Festival and many more fun events held at the maze!
every August, September, October
Country Roads RV Park,63061A Township Road 722, Grande Prairie
Grande Prairie Skateboard Park
The Skateboard Park offers thrills for all levels of skaters and is open to any skateboarders, BMX riders, push scooters, and inline skaters. Coming in the spring of 2018, a $475 000.00 update to the skatepark will be starting. This will create an aesthetically pleasing environment that will appeal to skateboarders as well as non-skateboarders.
Muskoseepi Park, Grande Prairie
The Dunes Golf and Winter Club
Known as northern Alberta’s premier golf course, The Dunes Golf and Winter Club is a great place for any golf enthusiast. Natural trees, lush fairways, and perfect greens make this golf course a top choice. During the winter, enjoy special events like “Dueling Pianos” and more!
60042 Township Road 704A, Grande Prairie
$59.00-18 hole green fee
Crystal Lake is a rich prairie wetland. Patrons will find wildlife viewing facilities, trails for running and walking, as well as picnic sites all surrounding the lake. There is also a dock for public use.
Sundance Balloons is one of the largest operators of hot air balloons, and there is a location in Grande Prairie! This is the perfect activity for a romantic date night, or even a fun family adventure. Experience Grande Prairie like no other!
Meet at the Pavillion at Muskoseepi Park: 102 st and 102 Ave, Grande Prairie
Seasonal: May through October, weather permitting
$325.00/person or less
Evergreen Park is home of almost 30 buildings including Entrec Centre, McGovern’s Campground, and Pines Restaurant & Casino. It is also over 1200 acres of trees and nature. Come for horse racing, the agri-show, paint night at the park, or any other of the fabulous events held there.
Evergreen Park, Township Road 710, County of Grande Prairie
Bear Creek Golf Club
A great place to golf and enjoy the beauty and nature that Grande Prairie have to offer.
11220 132 Ave, Grande Prairie
Seasonal: May through October, weather permitting
$66.00/ 18 holes and less
South Bear Creek Park
South Bear Creek Park is a great place to spend an afternoon or more outside enjoying the weather. There are ball diamonds, beach volleyball courts, and a par 3 golf course. The park also has a pavillion, a picnic area, walking trails, an off leash dog park, and even overnight camping.
100 Street and 67 Avenue, Grande Prairie
Wapiti Nordic Ski Club Trails
The Wapiti Nordic Ski Club trail system is over 35 km of well taken care of trails. In the winter they are groomed for cross country skiing as well as some snow shoeing trails. In the summer the trails are used for running, hiking, and even some mountain biking.
5 minutes south of 68 Ave in Grande Prairie
$10.00 or less for day pass
Forbes Homestead and Pioneer Hospital
A very neat historical site within the city of Grande Prairie, the Forbes Homestead was one of the first homesteads in Grande Prairie and is the last log building preserved on its original site in the whole city. During the summer months, the Forbes Homestead is open for guided tours, special events, and public programs.
10424 96 Street, Grande Prairie
June through August
Grant Berg Gallery
Grande Prairie’s only commercial art gallery, Grant Berg Gallery is home of over 35 local and Western Canadian artists’ works. Collections range from paintings to sculptures to carvings to jewelry, to photography and more. Come just to browse or maybe to find that perfect piece of artwork for your home.
#3-9907100th Ave, Grande Prairie
Grande Prairie Museum
Intended as a place to preserve the pioneer history of Grande Prairie, this museum is suitable for all ages. There are exhibits featuring the first homesteaders, traders who contributed to the Peace Region, a replica paleontological dig site featuring locally found bones of an Edmontosaurus, Aboriginal artifacts, a replica train station, and more.
Muskoseepi Park, Grande Prairie
Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is one of Canada’s finest galleries. Not only does this gallery feature amazing works of art, but they also bring artists in for presentations, hold art auctions, hold special group activities, and more.
#103, 9839 103 Avenue, Grande Prairie
Heritage Discovery Centre
Heritage Discovery Centre is an engaging, interpretive museum that takes visitors through a geological and industrial timeline, from the Mesozoic Era, through the last Ice Age, to the development of local, natural resources. This is also the home of Piper, a life-sized, animatronic dinosaur! This museum has many hands on exhibits and is great for the entire family.
Lower Level of Centre 2000
Centre for Creative Arts
Part Art Gallery and part art studio, the Centre for Creative Arts is a way for participants to unleash their inner artist. Whether by admiring other people’s artwork at the Centre or Wall Galleries, or create your own artwork through a variety of available art classes.
9904 101 Avenue, Grande Prairie
A one stop information shop for tourists of Grande Prairie. This facility also offers plenty of rental spaces for different sized groups, businesses, and events.
11330, 106 St, Grande Prairie
Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
Although not quite in Grande Prairie, the 19 km drive will be well worth your time to check out the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum. This amazing museum includes a dinosaur exhibit, with skeletons and a recreated bonebed, oil and gas exhibits, the Dine-O-Saur Restaurant, a 70 seat theatre, and more.
9301 112 Ave, Wembley
$14.00/person and less
III. Amusement Parks/Indoor Playgrounds
Grande Prairie Regional College Climbing Wall
Open to the public, the climbing wall is a great activity for people of all ages. There are special days such as Friendly Fridays, Ladies night, competitions, kids programs, and more.
10726 106 Ave, Grande Prairie
$12.00/person and less
The park at the jump yard is 20 000 square feet of indoor trampoline fun. There are wall to wall trampolines, a massive foam pit, trampoline dodgeball, and more!
#101 10101 118 Street, Grande Prairie
$15.00/hour and less
Card’s Board Game Cafe
A fantastic combination of great food, drinks, and board games. Over 1100 games available to choose from. Great for families, couples, and friends to gather, eat, and play!
10001 100 Ave, Grande Prairie
$5.00/person and less for playing, restaurant prices vary
Laser Tag Central
Grande Prairie’s only Laser Tag Arena. Laser Tag Central provides top of the line equipment for the best experience possible. A great option for beginners and veterans alike, and a perfect activity for the entire family.
10014 102 St, Grande Prairie
$7.00/game/person (games are 10 minutes long)
Trapped Escape Room
Trapped provides interactive escape games in which participants have 45 minutes to escape a room by solving clues, riddles, codes and more. There are no physical challenges involved, nor any technology allowed. With four different rooms to choose from, participants can come back time and time again and still be just as challenged and surprised! Unlike some escape rooms, these rooms are suitable for all ages, so it is a great family activity, no matter how young or old!
10809 100 St, Grande Prairie
$25.00/game/person and less
Bowling Stones 10-pin Entertainment Centre
Bowling Stones offers ten pin bowling, cosmic bowling, an arcade, and more. A great activity for the entire family.
11005 106 Ave, Grande Prairie
$55.00/hour/land and less
HJ’s Family Bowling Centre
HJ’s Family Bowling Centre is a 5 pin bowling alley, fun for the entire family. This bowling alley is a fantastic choice for those looking for a fun and friendly atmosphere.
9650 94 Ave, Grande Prairie
$45.00/hour/lane and less
Mini Links Mini Golf
A fun little mini golf course that is sure to put a smile on patrons faces. With some of the best ice cream in town, this is a terrific summertime activity.
10312 100 Ave, Grande Prairie
Seasonal: May through August
$8.00/person and less
Luv 2 Play Indoor Playground & Cafe
A safe and clean environment for kids of all ages to run, play, and engage. Tubes for crawling through, slides for sliding, an air table, ball pits, and more!
10016 110 Ave, Grande Prairie
Year Round *currently closed for maintenance/repairs
$13.95 and less, infants and parents free
The Reach Centre
A colossal indoor play centre offers a fun and safe place for children to play. There is also a cafe and a place for youth sports leagues at The Reach Centre.
11850 108 St, Grande Prairie
$11.00 and under, infants and parents free
IV. Live Theatre and Concert Venues
Grand Prairie Live Theatre/ Second Street Theatre
A great little theatre where productions of all kinds are held. From dance to comedy to plays to concerts and more, this is a fantastic place to go and enjoy a live show.
10130 98 Ave, Grande Prairie
Revolution Place is the Grande Prairie area’s hub for sport and entertainment. With concert seating for 4500, Revolution Arena is home to the biggest concerts in the Peace Region. There is also an outdoor area, Bowes Family Garden, which can accomodate concerts with up to 1400 people.
10017 99 Ave, Grande Prairie
IV. Annual Festivals
Annual Fiddlers’ Jamboree
Spectators of all ages enjoy an afternoon of traditional and modern fiddling and dancing. This year is the 31st annual Fiddlers’ Jamboree held in Grande Prairie.
Grande Prairie Regional College
April 8, 2018
$30.00 and less
Maple Sugar Festival
This year is the 20th annual Maple Sugar Festival in Grande Prairie.Enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, plenty of entertainment and activities both inside and outside, door prizes, delicious maple taffy and more!
Muskoseepi Park, Grande Prairie
March 3, 2018
Bear Creek Folk Festival
Four stages featuring over 30 provincial, national, and international touring artists performing a wide variety of genres, including country, Celtic, Americana, bluegrass, rock, and everything in between. Some artists that will be there this year include City and Colour and Colin James. This is a family friendly event, and kids under 12 get in free! There will be face-painting, arts and crafts, beer gardens, artisan vendors, and more.
Borstad Hill, Muskoseepi Park, Grande Prairie
August 17-19, 2018
$160.00 and less