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GRANDE PRAIRIE
ALBERTA, CANADA

Grande Prairie is the largest city in northern Alberta with a population of over 55,000
(estimated at 60,000)

This website NOW features over 80 areas in Northwestern Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia known as the Peace Country or Peace Region. All of the Peace Country is now on ONE website with over 5,000 pictures on this site. Now featuring over 150 local videos.


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NEW FEATURE:
CAMPGROUND REPORT
(Active May-Sept)



Entire Menus of Grande Prairie Restaurants: Golden Star, Crown & Anchor, MR. MIKES, Ramona Pizza, Joey's Only, Ric's Grill, Jackpot Grill, Tony Roma's, Oriental Wok and more.

$319,900 9744-117 Avenue Grande Prairie, Alberta
MLS® #L086172
Quiet location in Crystal Ridge. Great family home with fully finished basement. You can cook your meals in your nicely ....
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Feature Page on Grande Prairie Home Improvements - Renovations


The 2013-2014 NPHL consists of 10 teams. EAST DIVISION: Falher Pirates, Grimshaw Huskies, High Prairie Regals, Lakeland Eagles (McLennan), Manning Comets, (Valleyview Jets are not playing this year). WEST DIVISION: Hythe Mustangs, Dawson Creek Canucks, Spirit River Rangers, Grande Prairie Athletics, Fort St John Flyers.
NPHL Hockey Schedule-Scores


SPECIAL FEATURE
Daily Herald Tribune History
1980's -2000's

AUDIO CLIPS
GRANDE PRAIRIE RADIO STATIONS
Special spotlight on all five Grande Prairie Radio Stations.
(listen to audio clips)
Grande Prairie Radio Stations.


BEYOND THE PEACE COUNTRY
features the communities west of Dawson Creek to Prince Rupert BC. NEW FEATURE
Bijoux Falls, Mackenzie, Prince George, Vanderhoof, Fort St James, Fort Fraser, Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Houston, Telkwa, Smithers, Moricetown Canyon, Old Hazelton, Terrace, Prince Rupert.


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Discover The Peace Country

Welcome to the "Peace Country" known for its Prairie, the Boreal Forest, the Rocky Mountains and the Peace River, one of the longest river systems in Canada. Cities include Grande Prairie AB, Dawson Creek BC and Fort St John BC.


Sunset at Lesser Slave Lake, Alberta. Photo taken on the south shore.

The Peace Country includes many Hamlets, Towns, Cities, Rural Farms and Ranches in north western Alberta and also north eastern British Columbia. Many refer to it as the Mighty Peace Country. As well you can experience numerous parks and lakes where one can get closer to nature

Grande Prairie NEWS 2014 -by Ken Connors
Grande Prairie News information will be added to this page on an on going basis and is a gathering of just some of the changes that Grande Prairie and area has experienced and will be archived.

August 2014: The Centennial Spectacular took place in celebration of Grande Prairie's 100 Anniversary. Lots of things to see and do at Muskoseepi Park, including the Ol' Fashioned Carnival at the Museum, plus many activties and entertainers at the Twin Stages. The evening concluded with a performance by Emerson Drive and a Spectacular Fireworks.

View VIDEO> (5:23min)

August 2014: Local artist, Des Mcaffrey has two of his drawings of whitetail deer featured on a series of $20 silver coins being produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. Only a limited amount are available. - Safeway located on 114 Avenue Grande Prairie will be opening Safeway Wine & Spirits on the NE corner of the parking lot. Currently under construction with it opening later this year. - World Gym is now known as Motion Fitness as the franchise has changed their name at all their locations.

July 2014: Long time resident and business owner, Leo Lauzon passed away at age of 73. Along with his with Bea, operated Lauzon's Home Appliance store for 35 years in Grande Prairie. The Lauzon's decided to retire and close the store in 2008. - Hansen Ford Lincoln had a grand opening of their used Super Centre, located behind Walmart along 111 Street and 104 Avenue Grande Prairie. - Free FM radio station in Grande Prairie has officially changed its music format to Top 40 and is now known as 2DayFM. Also gone are morning host Shawna Prince and hockey broadcaster Jeff Henson. - The Podollan Inn & Suits on 100 Avenue Grande Prairie is expanding to include another 68 rooms and a banquet facility.

July 1 2014: Thousands of people of all ages lined the streets of Grande Prairie for the Canada Day Parade. Over 90 entries took part and DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com captured it all in a video.

View VIDEO> (32.11min)

July 2014: Grande Prairie Councillor Helen Rice has been named one of the Top 50 most influencial people in Alberta by Alberta Venture.

June 2014: Crystal Centre, Grande Prairie has been renamed "Revolution Place" as the Revolution Auto Group has made a 5 year agreement that will see the Crystal Centre getting $520,000 for the naming rights. The name does not affect the Bowes Family Gardens.

June 2014: MOONSHINE LAKE will be adding more electrical sites in loop "C" which will be great for those who want power. They should be ready for the spring of 2015. Most weekends, all the power sites are first to go.

Also, the fish are catching at Moonshine Lake, Alberta. A short VIDEO shows a fisherman reeling in a nice size Rainbow Trout.
View VIDEO> 1.25min

June 2014: $20 million dollars worth of improvements are taking place at the Grande Prairie Airport. The runway will be made 2,000 feet longer as well as traffic lights will be added to the entrance (Highway 43 and Airport Road). Merge lanes are also being constructed. (enlarge photo)

June 2014: Harvey's Restaurant has opened their 2nd location, along 68 avenue Grande Prairie across from Eastlink Centre.

Grande Prairie Stompede (May 28-June 1)

Results of FINAL, June 1- Rodeo (click here)
Results of Day 4, May 31- Rodeo (click here)
Results of Day 3, May 30- Chuckwagons (click here)
Results of Day 3, May 30- Rodeo (click here)
Results of Day 2, May 29- Chuckwagons (click here)
Results of Day 2, May 29- Rodeo (click here)
Results of Day 1, May 28- Chuckwagons (click here)
Results of Day 1, May 28- Rodeo (click here)

May 2014: More stores to open in Phase 1, Monaco Square beside the Westgate Shopping Centre, Grande Prairie. Moore's Clothing for Men, Red Wing Shoes will open in June and Janina's Jewellers will also open later at this location.

May 2014: The 2015 Dream Home will be built in Taylor Estates, east of Grande Prairie. It is hoped it will be open in February for viewing. -The Grande Prairie Storm have a new coach, Kevin Higo who has had coaching experience with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons, Crowsnest Pass Timberwolves and Brooks Bandits.- Long time Grande Prairie resident Charles Leslie "Les" Longmate has passed away at the age of 91 years. He was the owner of Windsor Ford. EMCO has purchased the former RONA building (west side of Grande Prairie near Peavey Mart), and will be all set up for business in July. RENTCO Equipment will be moving into their new building in July as well. Their new home is just south of Future Shop, Grande Prairie. Eventually another Wendy's Restuarant will be build just south of Future Shop. Brenda Yamkowy is now the Executive Director of the United Way taking over from Gladys Blackmore who stepped down.

April 2014: Grant Berg who has been with Big Country 93.1 Radio, Grande Prairie as announcer and more recently as salesman has left the company after 23 years to join 104.7 Free FM Radio Grande Prairie, taking on the position of General Manager. -The Grande Prairie Dream Home tickets have sold out and the draw date has been moved up to Mother's Day, May 11th..
Dinosaur Museum Takes Shape.
April 2014: The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum located at Wembley Alberta is under construction and is taking shape as the roof has been installed.The doors are scheduled to open to the public in December 2014.
(enlarge photo)

April, 2014: The Den Pub and Carvery is now open in the former Lions Den Pub location and Zone Sports Grill, next to the Casino in Grande Prairie.

NEW DUAL CAM Videos of MAINSTREETS NEW
23 NEW VIDEOS featuring the left and right side of the downtown of Beaverlodge, Berwyn, Donnelly, Eaglesham, Fairview, Falher, Girouxville, Grande Prairie, Grimshaw, High Level, High Prairie, Hythe , La Crete, Manning, McLennan, Nampa, Peace River, Rycroft, Spirit River, Valleyview, Wanham, Wembley, Woking,

CONTINUED: To review other years, visit the following archived pages on this website:
GRANDE PRAIRIE NEWS: 2014.. 2013.. 2012.. 2011.. 2010.. 2009 .. 2008.. 2007 ..2006 ...2005 ... 2004 .. 2003 ... 2002... 2001..

All information on DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com written by Ken Connors including all the Video and Photography

The Jan Cinema in Grande Prairie is closing its doors after 49 years (August 12, 2014) as attendance has been delcining over the years. The Lyric Theatre in the Prairie Mall closed in 2012, while the Gaiety Theatre located downtown had been closed for many years, and was finally torn down in 2012.

McLaurin Baptist Church will be moving to the former Grande Bingo & Entertainment Centre. It will be across from the Great Northern Casino on 107 Avenue.

Grande Prairie Real Estate:
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Country Music

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VIDEOS
VIDEO - SPECIAL EVENTS
SWAN FESTIVAL
Saskatoon Lake
April 2013
PLAY > 4:43 min
FIREWORKS
Dec 31, 2013
Grande Prairie
PLAY > 6:38 min
SANTA PARADE
Dec 1, 2013
Grande Prairie
PLAY > 9:26 min
2012 MUDBOG
SHOW AND SHINE
Grande Prairie
PLAY > 5:58 min
VIDEOS
VIDEO - SPECIAL EVENTS
100 YEARS CELEBRATION
GrandePrairie 2014
PLAY > -:5:23 min
CANADA DAY PARADE 2014
(Grande Prairie
PLAY > -:32.11 min
GRANDE PRAIRIE ATHLETICS
NPHL - 2013-2014
PLAY > 4:03 min
WORLD JETBOAT
MARATHON - 2011
Wapiti River
PLAY > 5:40 min
VIDEOS
VIDEO - AREAS OF INTEREST
BREAK GROUND
Dinosaur Museum

(Wembley, 2013)
PLAY > -7:33 min
FISHING AT SNIPE LAKE
(Northern Pike)
PLAY > -4:15 min
LESSER SLAVE LAKE, AB
(Fishing Walleye)
PLAY > -4:50 min
MOONSHINE
LAKE
July 2011
PLAY> 2:15mi
VIDEOS
VIDEO - AREAS OF INTEREST
TWIN LAKES Provincial Recreation Area
PLAY> 4:00 min
KISKATINAW RIVER BRIDGE
Near Dawson Creek
PLAY > 1:05 min
FORT VERMILION Oldest Settlement of Alberta
PLAY> 3:04 min
LA CRETE FERRY
69km west of La Crete, AB
PLAY> 2:58 min
MORE LOCAL VIDEOS > CLICK HERE
Now featuring over 150 LOCAL VIDEOS



Featurerd on DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com is the CITY OF GRANDE PRAIRIE, that includes pages on Grande Prairie: Attractions, Camping & Fishing, Hunting, Golf, History, Hotels, Hotlinks, Grande Prairie Real Estate, Restaurants, Seniors, Service Clubs, Skiing, Schools, Statistics, Autos for Sale and Grande Prairie News of 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 2012, 2013, 2014 also Grande Prairie VIDEOS. Grande Prairie Events. Home Renovations. Featured communities in the COUNTY OF GRANDE PRAIRIE: Beaverlodge, Bezanson, Clairmont, Elmworth, Hythe, LaGlace, Sexsmith, Teepee Creek, Valhalla Centre, Wembley. ALBERTA TOWNS: Berwyn, Brownvale, Debolt, Dixonville, Donnelly, Eaglesham, Fairview, Falher, Fort Vermilion, Girouxville, Grimshaw, Grouard, Grovedale, Guy, High Level, High Prairie, Hines Creek, Keg River, LaCrete, Manning, McLennan, Nampa, Peace River, Rainbow Lake, RIdgevalley, Rycroft, Spirit River, St. Isidore, Tangent, Valleyview, Wanham, Woking, Worsley. BC TOWNS: Charlie Lake, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Hudson’s Hope, Pouce Coupe, Rolla, Taylor, Tomslake, Tumbler Ridge. ALBERTA PARKS AND LAKES: Dunvegan, Figure 8 Lake, George Lake, Kakut Lake, Kleskun Hills, Lesser Slave Lake, Many Islands, Moonshine Lake, Musreau Lake, Notikewin Park, Pipestone Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, Saskatoon Lake, Simonette River, Snipe Lake, Spring Lake, Sturgeon Lake, Swan Lake AB, Twin Lakes, Two Lakes, Winagami Lake. BC PARKS AND LAKES: Charlie Lake, Gwillim Lake, Kinuseo Falls, Kiskatinaw Park, Moberly Lake, One Island Lake, Swan Lake BC. Includes Provincial Parks. Cities in the Peace Country or Peace Region Include Fort St John BC, Dawson Creek BC, in Northern BC as well as Grande Prairie in Northern Alberta.






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