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Grande Prairie Travel Guide, Alberta

Grande Prairie, AB Canada – Overview: Working Towards the Vision of Prosperity

Grande Prairie covers an area of 200 kilometers that gives it the chance of market-layout to over 250,000 people. Its population is nearly 50,000. The annual fiscal budget of the city is 63 million Canadian dollars.


The city of Grande Prairie is located 460 kilometers towards the North West of Canada. The city includes Northern Alberta and also touches upon the northern British Columbia.

Grande Prairie Climate

Wind is the chief factor in determining the climate of the city. It can get to 20 kilometers per hour in Toronto. At times, it can even be 24 km/hour in Grande Prairie. Towards the west, there are mountains that shut out precipitation or else it would have been a strong reservoir of rainfall.

Grande Prairie Economy

Economy of Grande Prairie is based on subsidies and grants that agriculturists procure from the government. Apart from this, there is oil and natural gas industry that takes care of much of its economy. The economic development and tourism board enables the growth of the northern region. Grande Prairie is considered to be the second most worthwhile city for investment in the entire Alberta. It is also the fourth best place to reside in the huge country that Canada is.

Grande Prairies Transportation

Grande Prairies Airport helps connecting the city to the outside world. It establishes a neat aerial link and Canada airlines operate through the air terminus. If you are looking for road links, Alaska Highway comes from the west, whereas Highway 43 comes from the east. Again, Highway 2 comes from the north and highway 40 comes from the south.

Culture is still the forte of Grande Prairie, though its economy has really made the city proud. Diverse parks and open land areas provide it with its cultural heritage. Grande Prairie exudes in culture with the right mix of modern day music programs and its old art galleries. It has two live music parlors that demonstrate its uncanny capacity to give birth to a new culture.

The Crystal Center hosts a myriad of activities ranging from trade, music to sports. Natives are quite hard working in Grande Prairie. They work diligently towards the goal of earning revenue. People from mall corner always seek a market area within the prospering radius of the place.

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