WELCOME TO THE
City of Grande Prairie
Make the Visitor Information Centre your first stop, located in Centre 2000 on the Highway 43 Bypass at 106 Street. Come plan your visit and discover the many attractions and events in this vibrant, growing community!
GRANDE PRAIRIE’S ULTIMATE EVENT
GRANDE PRAIRIE STOMPEDE
Stompede is Grande Prairie’s biggest rodeo! From rodeo to arts and culture, the Stompede has something for everyone. Bring the family and enjoy the delights of the midway and experience our western heritage.
EXPLORE THE COUNTY
The County of Grande Prairie spans the Saddle Hills in the north to the Wapiti River in the south and stretches east from the Smoky River to the B.C. border. The landscape is diverse, including prairie; rivers, creeks, and small lakes; a mixed boreal forest; and the province’s northernmost badlands. This contrasting landscape creates different habitats for a variety of wildlife.
The history is just as rich, with evidence of humans dating back to 9,000–10,000 B.C. when the now fertile farmland was covered by a vast glacier. For pre-human history, dinosaur fossils are being excavated from Kleskun Hill, Pipestone Creek, and the Red Willow River.
Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty of options in the County, including canoeing, jet-boating, parasailing, fishing, wildlife watching, geocaching, hiking, cycling, snowmobiling, and ATV riding. There are also farmer’s markets, festivals, cultural events, golf courses, museums, rodeos, and historic sites to explore.
Muskoseepi Park which runs through the heart of the City, showcasing how the community has balanced growth with preserving green space.
The park is a shining gem in the city’s crown of attractions and features more than 1,100 acres of parkland with six distinct areas offering their own special opportunities. This includes nearly 30 kilometres of asphalt, gravel and wilderness trails.
Within the park is the Grande Prairie Museum which features many artifacts that showcase the history of the area. If you’re visiting during the summer, you will also have the opportunity to walk through the Heritage Village and check out some of the historic local buildings.
MONTROSE CULTURAL CENTRE
Montrose Cultural Centre (MCC) is a contemporary, 105,000 square foot, eco-friendly facility and serves as the anchor for cultural celebration in downtown Grande Prairie. MCC is home to the stunning Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, the modern Grande Prairie Public Library, and a tasty Coffee House (Coming Soon!) with adjoining outdoor patio space. Inside visitors find the Teresa Sargent Hall, public meeting rooms, 16 parking spaces above ground and 88 underground spaces for your convenience., access to the Mamawe Concourse and a high level of customer accessibility.
This vibrant, cultural hub fosters diverse celebrations, artistic expression, and local heritage appreciation while offering an abundance of free community resources for the residents of the City of Grande Prairie and surrounding communities.
PHILIP J. CURRIE DINOSAUR MUSEUM
Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is an international institute for experiential learning dedicated to Alberta’s palaeontological heritage, through research, collection, preservation, exhibition, public programming, publications and innovative outreach. It is a world-class facility featuring exhibit galleries, theatre, classrooms, palaeo-labs, restaurant, gift shop and a fossil walk.