Grande Prairie, Alberta City Profile

This city was named the most dangerous city in Canada back in 2012.  It has since moved down to #7 on the same poll.  Most recently it’s been in the news because a bunch of people have lost their natural gas connection during winter due to an explosion.  So it is located in a prairie just like the name leads you to believe.  What’s interesting is at the start of this century it was one of Canada’s fastest growing cities for something like 5 years straight.  So Grand Prairie is located on the migration trail of the trumpeter swan.  No this has nothing to do with the recently elected President Donald Trump but it is kind of what the city is named after.  It got the nickname “The Swan City” because there are tons of birds each year that pass through this part of Alberta.

With a population of just over 60,000 people you will find plenty of things to do here.  There are lakes, parks, golf courses, restaurants, theaters, spa’s, and much more through this city.  For Northern Alberta this city is huge.  Five hours outside of Edmonton it doesn’t necessarily put you in the middle of no where, but there is a lot of nowhere between here and there.

Population: 63,166
Elevation: 2,195 feet (669m)
Newspaper: Daily Herald Tribune | The Peace Country Sun
Radio: FM 88.9 (Country), FM 93.1 (Country), FM 96.3 (Christian), FM 97.7 (Active Rock), FM 98.9 (Rock), FM 100.0 (Public Broadcasting), FM 102.5 (CBC), FM 104.7 (Active Rock), FM 90.5 (La Premiere Chaine)

Things to Do

  • Muskoseepi Park
  • Dunes Golf Course
  • Crystal Lake
  • Live Music Downtown
  • Gaiety Theatre
  • Tito’s Restaurant
  • Grande Prairie Regional College Climbing Wall
  • Nitehawk Recreation Area
  • Heritage Discovery Centre
  • Keddie’s Tack and Western Wear
  • Saskatoon Island Provincial Park
  • The L Spa & Wellness Centre
  • The Basement Sports Bar & Hangout

Places to Stay

  • Days Inn
  • Pomeroy Inn & Suites
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Sandman Hotel Grande Prairie
  • Podollan Inn, Suites, Rez & Spa
  • Best Western
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
  • Super 8
  • Motel 6
  • Stanford Hotels & Resort
  • Canadian Motor Inn
  • Quality Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Service Plus Inn & Suites Grande Prairie
  • Stonebridge Hotel
  • Grande Prairie Inn
  • Igloo Inn
  • Econo Lodge Motor Inn
  • Prairie Haven Motel

Places to Eat

  • The Keg
  • Mr. Mikes
  • Mucho Burrito
  • Hong Fah
  • Ramona Pizza & Family Restaurant
  • Ric’s Grill
  • Horn of Africa
  • Sams Sushi
  • Mah’s Family Restaurant
  • Acropolis Restaurant & Pub
  • A & W Restaurant
  • Joey’s Only Seafood Restaurant
  • Golden Star Restaurant
  • Boston Pizza
  • Moxie’s
  • Toyko Ichiban Restaurant
  • Wok Box
  • Super Rice Bowl
  • Sam’s Sushi
  • Jax Grill & Lounge