Grande Prairie Regional College Parkland, Photo by Charlotte Kinzie

About Grande Prairie, Alberta

Grande Prairie is located in Alberta's north, where Highway 43 and Higway 40 intersect approximately 450 kilometres from Alberta's capital city of Edmonton. Also known as "Swan City" thanks to its location along the trumpeter swan migration route, Grande Prairie is one of the fastest growing cities in the province. With a population of 55,000 people living in 22,000 homes, Grande Prairie's primary industries are oil and gas, forestry, and agriculture. The city has a strong family-focus and a tight-knit community vibe that feels more like a small town than a big city.

Despite its bustling population, Grande Prairie has a tranquil, rural feel. Located within the River Peace Country and Alberta's aspen parkland, the city itself contains over 600 acres of park area. Grande Prairie's signature Muskoseepi Park is a popular recreation place and heart of the community, hosting many of the local events and festivals throughout the year. Activities include fishing, hiking, skating, sledding, cross-country skiing, skateboarding, camping, and swimming. Nearby are standout Provincial parks, including Saskatoon Island Provincial Park and Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park.

Grande Prairie offers families with children a range of educational options, including public, private, Catholic, and french immersion school systems. Edge School Skill Academy offers dance and hockey focused academic programs for student-athletes. In addition to a robust school system, Grande Prairie has its own public library system, hospital and health clinics, public transit, and a wide variety of professional services and shopping amenities.

The city of Grande Prairie is a culturally rich and diverse community. We have an excellent art gallery, and the Centre for Creative Arts nurtures and encourages artists both new and experienced. We have two current history museums, the Grande Prairie Museum and the Heritage Discovery Centre, and ground has been broken on the new Philip Currie Dinosaur Museum. Many residents are music lovers, evident in the high attendance of music festivals like Bud Country Fever, and the country-rural heart of Grande Prairie comes out every year during the annual Stompede.

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