MAP of the County of Grande Prairie

Map of the County of Grande Prairie located in Northern Alberta. Located approximately 460 km northwest of Edmonton, the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 became the first county in Alberta in 1951.






The County of Grande Prairie office is located north of Grande Prairie near the 4 mile corner in what is now part of the Hamlet of Clairmont, Alberta. (enlarge photo)

TOWNS in the County of Grande Prairie include:
Beaverlodge, Sexsmith and Wembley

HAMLETS in the County of Grande Prairie include:
Bezanson, Clairmont, Demmitt, Elmworth, Goodfare, Huallen, Hythe, La Glace, Teepee Creek, Valhalla Centre, Wedgewood.



PARKS in the County of Grande Prairie

Pipestone Creek Park and Campground:
17km south of Wembley. Washrooms and showers, native burial ground, small museum, 99 unserviced sites, group area.

Kelskun Hill Park:
20km east of Grande Prairie on Highway 43 then north 4km. 9 unserviced campsites, washrooms, showers, playground, features the Kleskun Hill Park, and the Heritage Village Park with many historic buildings dating back to 1914. On site caretaker.

Bear Lake Campground:
Located about 23 km northwest of Grande Prairie. Windsurfing or Canoing, boat launch, shelter with wood stove, ball diamond, fire pits, free firewood. 17 unserviced sites, 4 tenting sites.

Red Willow Park:
Day Use Area, 20 km south west of Beaverlodge on 722. Playground, Camp Kitchen, Playground, 5 picnic tables with firepits.

Hommy Park:
Northeast of Beaverlodge along Highway 43. Playground, camp kitchen, 23 overnight campspots. Water well.

Demmit Park:
Near the BC border on Highway 43. Has a shelter with wood stove, fire pits, free firewood, 20 unserviced sites.

Valhalla Park:
Located right in Valhalla Centre, northwest of Grande Prairie. Right next to Melsness Mercantile Historic Site that has restaurant and museum. 5 Picnic tables with firepits.

Saskatoon Mountain Natural Area:
Day Use Are near Beaverlodge along Highway 43 and Range Road 92 then 5km north. Has 4 picnic tables and 4 fire pits. Viewpoint, looks over valley, some 150 metres high.. Designated a Natural Area.

Old Bezanson Townsite:
12km southeast of Bezanson along the banks of the Smoky River. Now a Day-Use Park. Has a shelter, fire pits, picnic tables, ball diamond, trails. No power.





A few years ago, a partial overpass was built at the north end of Grande Prairie that made it easier for travelers to go south to Grande Prairie or north to Sexsmith, or east to Bezanson or west to Wembley and beyond.

Also the 43X Highway was opened in the fall of 2019 that by-passed the City on the northwest side of the city.


County of Grande Prairie Population:
The population in County is now 20,347 (2011 stats) compared to 15,638 people (2004 stats) The County covers an area west to the British Columbia border, east to the Smoky River, north to the Saddle Hills and south to the Wapiti River covering an area of 5570 square kilometres. On January 1st, 2016 15,607 acres (6 ,316 hectares) of land was annexed from the County of Grande Prairie to become part of the City of Grande Prairie.

County of Grande Prairie Industries
Major Industries include agriculture, oil, forestry, manufacturing, tourism, retail and services.
In the early 1970's oil was discovered in the Elmworth Deep Basin located southwest of Grande Prairie. Within the County of Grande Prairie there are approximately 1500 wells in operation.

Sportsplex - County of Grande Prairie
Located 5 minutes north of Grande Prairie and near the County of Grande Prairie administrative building is the Crosslink County Sportsplex. The Sportsplex opened in 2013 and includes 2 NHL size rinks, Indoor Soccer Rink, Indoor Running Track, Yoga Room, Outdoor Fields. 7407-108 Street Clairmont, Alberta. 780-830-7407 Sportsplex website.

Schools for County of Grande Prairie

Schools in the County of Grande Prairie include the Whispering Ridge Community School, Harry Balfour School and the Peace Wapiti Academy. The Peace Wapiti School Division also operates schools in Beaverlodge, Clairmont, Hythe, Wembley, Sexsmith, Bezanson, LaGlace, Valhalla, Teepee Creek and Elmworth.

Average Rainfall in the County of Grande Prairie
The average rainfall in the County of Grande Prairie is 29.5 cm and 180 cm is the average snowfall. The average summer temperature is +15 degrees Celsius while the average winter temperature is -12 degrees Celsius.

For more information on the County of Grande Prairie visit the official website of the county. website: www.countygp.ab.ca.

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