GRANDE PRAIRIE – YOUR NORTHWESTERN ALBERTA HOSTING DESTINATION
Grande Prairie is a region of choice to host high–caliber sport, recreation, and cultural events. With world–class facilities, major airline and public transportation services, more than 3,000 hotel rooms, and plenty of dining and shopping, Grande Prairie is a premier destination for many events.
As a major urban centre with a population of 68,088, Grande Prairie is the regional service centre for retail, commerce, professional, government, and healthcare services in Northwestern Alberta. Grande Prairie is also known as an access point to the Peace. Highways connect residents and visitors to the Rocky Mountains, British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories. All of these features contribute to our success as the heart of industry, commerce, tourism, and retail in the area.
With a median age of just under 32, Grande Prairie is an exceptionally young region. Grande Prairie’s youthfulness is a result of the growing opportunities presented by its role as a regional hub.
As the homeland of many diverse First Nations and Metis people whose ancestors walked the land, we are grateful to reside on the traditional territory of Treaty 8. The region’s cultural landscape is diverse, with a variety of cultural groups such as the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre, Filipino Association of Grande Prairie and Area and countless others contributing to multi–cultural, vibrant, welcoming, and a thriving hub for to live work and play.
The region has hosted countless events, including major sporting events such as the 2010 Arctic Winter Games, 2015 Special Olympic Alberta Winter Games, 2018 Alberta Summer Games, 2019 Men’s & Master Men’s National Fastball Championships, 2020 and 2021 PBR Canada Elite Cup Series, 2022 Men’s and Women’s Alberta Curling Provincial Championships, 2022 Grand Slam of Curling, and the future host of the 2024 Alberta Winter Games.
The City of Grande Prairie has ample sporting facilities, diverse cultural opportunities, and experienced volunteer base, and a strong desire to host a variety of sport events at all levels of competition.