The City of Grande Prairie is located 456 kilometres northwest of the
province’s capital city of Edmonton. Home to just over 50,000, it is
the metropolitan service center for one of Canada's most promising
regions: the Peace Country Region.
As the hub for this region, Grande Prairie contains an abundance of resources ranging from agriculture and forestry, to oil and natural gas.
The region offers a full range of educational facilities with university programs, post-secondary options, and trades available at Grande Prairie Regional College’s two Northern Alberta campuses.
The Queen Elizabeth II Hospital is a major regional facility for over 200,000 people within a 200-kilometre radius.
The area offers a wide variety of sports organizations and facilities, while a vibrant arts and cultural community boasts live theatre, museums, and Montrose Cultural Centre - home to a new library and art gallery.
Work is also underway on an Aquatics and Wellness Multiplex which will join the already existing Coca-Cola Centre, St. Joseph High School and Grande Prairie Gymnastics Centre to become one of Canada’s largest recreational and educational facilities. The Multiplex is expected to open in July 2011.
Grande Prairie is also noted as the "Shopping Capital of the North". For more information on accommodations, shopping, restaurants, or other businesses and services available in Grande Prairie, please visit:
Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association
Come In: #114, 11330 106 Street, Grande Prairie (Centre 2000)
Grande Prairie Downtown Association
Come In: #201, 10135 101 Avenue, Grande Prairie (O’Brien Place)
Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce
Come In: #217, 11330 106 Street, Grande Prairie (Centre 2000)
Grande Prairie Regional College http://www.gprc.ab.ca/
Grande Prairie School District http://www.gppsd.ab.ca/Pages/default.aspx
Grande Prairie & District Catholic School District http://www.gpcsd.ca/
Peace Wapiti School District http://www.pwsd76.ab.ca/Pages/default.aspx
Friends & Family Accommodation Sponsors http://www.awg2010.org/Friends%20and%20family%20list%20oct%209%2009.pdf
Queen Elizabeth II Hospital http://www.pchr.ca/Default.aspx?tabid=349