Although Grande Prairie first started out as a trading post it stands today as a city filled with exciting activities, festivals and great ways to enjoy the outdoors.
Interested in learning more about Grande Prairies history? Make your way to the Museum Grouping and see how the pioneers survived when they first arrived. You might be surprised to find that Grande Prairie is considered the Hot Air Balloon Capital of Canada and played host for the first Canadian championship of its kind. Prefer to stay on the ground? Golfers will also enjoy the beautiful courses available. You could also try out your luck at the stunning Great Northern Casino. Spreading over 30,000 square feet, this casino has everything a gambler could want.
One of the many wonderful parks in Grande Prairie is the Muskoseepi Park. Located in the city, you are never too far away to enjoy all that it has to offer. There is a skateboard park, mini golf and miles of hiking and biking trails. The Park Pavilion, Amphitheater and Centennial Park also offer you great ways to enjoy your time here. Muskoseepi Park can also be enjoyed during the winter when the pond converts into an ice skating rink. Crystal Lake, found at the northeast part of Grande Prairie, is another beautiful park filled with great walking and biking paths.
Grande Prairie has grown tremendously from its humble beginnings as a place to get supplies. It now offers you many wonderful ways to enjoy Albertas beauty and history.