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Locally raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta. We love to travel and find the hidden hot spots to take in local culture and flair.

 

Home is where the heart is. We travel but always love coming home. Grande Prairie is a living resource to make your life the way you want.

Tons of nature, local events & attractions for anyone searching for the fun within a short drive. Look no further! With a service area of 250,000 people we are the hub of the North. 

We have compiled a local map of our favourites and any other places of interest. 

Grande Prairie, AB

Grande Prairie is a city in northwest Alberta, Canada within the southern portion of an area known as Peace River Country. It is located at the intersection of Highway 43 (part of the CANAMEX Corridor) and Highway 40 (the Bighorn Highway), approximately 456 km (283 mi) northwest of Edmonton. The city is surrounded by the County of Grande Prairie No. 1.

Grande Prairie was the seventh-largest city in Alberta in 2016 with a population of 63,166,[4] and was one of Canada’s fastest growing cities between 2001 and 2006.[7]

The city adopted the trumpeter swan as an official symbol due to its proximity to the migration route and summer nesting grounds of this bird. For that reason, Grande Prairie is sometimes nicknamed the “Swan City”. The dinosaur has emerged as an unofficial symbol of the city due to paleontology discoveries in the areas north and west of the Grande Prairie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grande_Prairie

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SHOPPING

Want something a little different but local? Find local shops that have what you need 🙂 

The Whispering Tree

The Whispering Tree

Gift Shop

9024 108 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C8
+1 587-259-0530
Bold & Brassy Boutique

102, 8805 Resources Rd,
Grande Prairie, AB
T8V 3A6
+1 780-513-3080
D.LUXE Boutique

9913 100 Ave,
Grande Prairie, AB
T8V 0V1

+1 780-882-8785

LOCAL MARKETS

Blend of local producers, butchers, artisans, and retail outlets all in one place.
Many now offering pick up for most vendors. Visit each market for more details. 

Grande Prairie Farmer's Market

Indoor + Outdoor Market

10032 101 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6X1
+1 780-814-8224

Beaverlodge Farmer's Market

Indoor Market

Beaverlodge, AB T0H 0C0

YOUTH ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS

Fun things around the city for our youth & young adults! We are a young city and always looking for new things to do…

Hornbrook Hollow's FUNHOUSE
9818 105 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4K3
+1 780-933-6330
Paint of Interest - Grande Prairie
10605 W Side Dr unit 103, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8E6
+1 587-726-2787
City Parks - City of Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie has over 100 playgrounds across the city, each with unique features and finishes

 

 

VIEW CITY PARK’S APP

 

The Jump Yard
10101 118 St #101, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 3X9
+1 587-299-0454
Bowling Stones 10 Pin Bowling
11005 106 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7W4
+1 780-538-4544
4.4
Card's Board Game Cafe
10001 100 Ave Unit 102, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0V2
+1 780-533-7777
HJ's 5 Pin Bowling
9650 94 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6S6
+1 780-538-2695
4.5

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FOOD + TREATS

Our family loves food. We usually make things at home but when we dine out we try and find the hidden gems and our family favourites. 

Lefty's Cafe & Catering - Bezanson

Great selection of home style eats! If you are looking for something full of flavour and comfort… take a scenic drive out to Bezanson to Lefty’s Cafe!

9840 100 Ave, Bezanson, AB T0H 0G0
+1 780-532-2345
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OMG Cupcakes
10803 100 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2M7
+1 780-539-5288
Grain's Bakery
10408 67th Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8W 0K8
+1 780-538-9398
Hong Kong House
10833 100 St, Grande Prairie, AB V8V 2M7
+1 780-532-5086
 
Major's Homestyle (Paradise Inn)
11201 100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 5M6
+1 780-830-7215

COFFEE & CAFE

Meet with a friend or cozy up with a good book. These are some local places that you might fall in LOVE. 

BEAUTY

Beauty and cosmetics

TRANSPORTATION

Sometimes you don’t want to drive. Leave the ride at home and choose one of these local rockstars!

Executive Driving Services

101-10821, 100 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2M7
+1 780-978-7700
TURBO Delivery
10821 100 St #100, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2M7
+1 780-832-5987

NATURE + THINGS

FRESH AIR! We need to step away from the tech every once in awhile. Let’s get out and ENJOY the nature. From local scenic spots to creating your own at home oasis; these are our “TOP PICKS”

Braeheid Gardens
10605 W Side Dr unit 103, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8E6
+1 587-726-2787
Dog Parks: Off Leash & Fenced parks

City of Grande Prairie: Neighbourhood Off-Leash Area

These are designated green space areas that residents can take their dog to be off-leash. There are litter receptacles and dog waste bag dispensers provided for public use.  As these areas are not fully fenced, residents are asked to transport their dog to and from the area on-leash and ensure they remain safely in the area at all times while off-leash.

Overall Map of Off-Leash Dog Areas 

Detailed Map of Off-Leash Dog Areas

City of Grande Prairie: South Bear Creek Dog Park

The City of Grande Prairie currently has one fully fenced dog park, located in South Bear Creek Park. This facility allows residents to transport their dog by vehicle or on-leash to the park, then allow them free rein within the fenced area. Benches, dog waste bag dispensers and trash receptacles are provided.

Playgrounds

Grande Prairie has over 100 playgrounds across the city, each with unique features and finishes

VIEW CITY PARK’S APP

Splash Parks: Playgrounds

Grande Prairie has two spray parks open during the summer season to help you beat the heat. 

  1. The first is located at Lion’s Park, at 9933 90 Avenue.
  2. The second is in Muskoseepi Park, north of the Outdoor Pool. 

Each spray park is open seasonally from 11:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Outdoor Skating Hockey Rinks

City of Grande Prairie: Outdoor Skating Hockey Rinks

Throughout the winter months, Parks Operations maintains several outdoor rinks across Grande Prairie.  The rinks are opened to the public once sufficient ice surface is present to allow for safe skating.

View City of Grande Prairie Website

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Resources

Looking for more information? We have compiled a list of trustworthy sources to get where you are going. Happy Travels!

911 EMERGENCY PHONE LINE
Grande Prairie Enforcement Services Phone Line
Grande Prairie Enforcement Services Phone Line
Grande Prairie Enforcement Services Phone Line
Grande Prairie RCMP Non-emergency Phone Line
GP RCMP Non-Emergency Phone Line
Grande Prairie Northreach Society (Formerly HIV North) Phone Line
Northreach Society Phone Line

FAQ

My business is local but isn't listed, how do I list it?

Our map is personally built by us. We list your business for FREE on our Google Maps and we feature our personal favourites on this page above. None of these listings have been paid for. 

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Travelling Everywhere. Man…

Our favourite places don’t stop here! Follow our other adventures below.

We highlight the gems everywhere we go…. so YOU know where to go!

Las Vegas, NV

We aren’t much for gambling, but Vegas is all about the show… the experience and a little magic.

Penticton, BC

Our happy place nestled in the sunshine. We are lucky to have been here a couple times. Feels like home.

Jamacia

I went on an all inclusive girls trip to Jamaica in 2017 to Montego Bay. I had an amazing time! We just missed the hurricane… eeep!

Revelstoke, BC

Beautiful! Enchanted forest is a most stop! I have been here many times as a child and as an adult. I don’t think I will ever get sick of it. 

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