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GRANDE PRAIRIE
ALBERTA, CANADA

Grande Prairie is the largest city in northern Alberta with a population of over 68,556. (2015 census) It is now the 5th largest city in Alberta. With the annexation Jan 1, 2016 the population is now estimated to be over 70,000.


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 200 local videos.



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The 2017-2018 NPHL consists of 7 teams.
EAST DIVISION: Falher Pirates, Grimshaw Huskies, High Prairie Regals, and Manning Comets
WEST DIVISION: Dawson Creek Canucks, Fort St John Flyers and Grande Prairie Athletics. (Spirit River Rangers,Valleyview Jets, Lakeland Eagles-McLennan, Hythe Mustangs are not playing this year)
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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 the city of Fort St John BC.


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 2017 -by Ken Connors
Grande Prairie News information will be added to this page on an on going basis and is a gathering of just ome of the changes that Grande Prairie and area has experienced and will be archived.

VIDEO Dec 3, 2017: Thousands of people young and old lined the streets of Downtown Grande Prairie for the traditional Santa Claus Parade. It was a chilly sunny Sunday afternoon and DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com was there and captured the entire parade on video.

View Video> (12:32 min)

VIDEO Six new NPHL VIdeos have been created by Ken Connors of DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com featuring the players of the North Peace Hockey League.

Grande Prairie Athletics: 2:27min
Dawson Creek Canucks: 1:33min
Fort St John Flyers: 1:48min
Grimshaw Huskies: 1:32min
Falher Pirates 1:32min
High Prairie Regals
1:32min
Nov 2017: A number of new stores have opened in the Prairie Mall, Grande Prairie. After extensive renovations to the vacated Zellers/Target on the north side of the mall, Urban Planet, Marshalls, Just Cozy and Lululemon have recently opened.
enlarge photos: Urban Planet - Marshalls - Just Cozy - Lululemon.


-The DHT will no longer provide home delivery and will now be sending newspapers through the post office. more info


Oct 2017: Kelly Sutherland, 12 time World Chuckwagon Racing Champion was honoured at Evergreen Park as he retired after 50 years of Chuckwagon Racing. Kelly has competed in all 40 Grande Prairie Stampedes. -The Alberta Government has officially scrapped Bill 203, the Alberta Standard Time Act. This means Albertans will continue to change their clocks twice a year. It was agreed that staying one one time year round would have a negative effect on Alberta’s Economy. -Bill Given is re-electd Mayor of Grande Prairie. View the results of Grande Prairie, County and other areas of the Peace Country. Election Results. -There will be improvements to Highway 40 between Grande Prairie and they Yellowhead Highway near Hinton. The province will be spending round $200 million
to address the 180 km of highway.

Oct 2017: Long time Grande Prairie newspaperman, Bill Scott passed away at the age of 78 years. He wrote articles for the Daily Herald Tribune for over 50 years.
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Oct 2017: Another long time newspaper man has also passed away in August, 2017. Terry McHale also worked in the editorial department at the Daily Herald Tribune.
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Sept 2017: Wholesale Sports is closing its Grande Prairie store along with all the other locations in western Canada. The store opened in June of 2009 in Grande Prairie.

ARCHIVED NEWS: To review other years, visit the following archived pages on this website:
GRANDE PRAIRIE NEWS: 2017.. 2016.. 2015.. 2014.. 2013.. 2012.. 2011.. 2010.. 2009 .. 2008.. 2007 ..2006 ...2005 ... 2004 .. 2003 ... 2002... 2001..


All information on DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com written by Ken Connors (Chernuka) including all the Video and Photographs.
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VIDEOS
VIDEO - SPECIAL EVENTS
SEXSMITH PARADE
NHL Carter Rowney July 2017
PLAY > 6:08 min
2016 STREET
PERFORMERS
Grande Prairie
PLAY > 2:32 min
2016 Stompede
Parade 2016
GrandePrairie
PLAY > 5:35 min
SANTA PARADE
Dec 3, 2017
Grande Prairie
PLAY > 12:32 min
VIDEOS
VIDEO - SPECIAL EVENTS
CANADA DAY PARADE 2016
(Grande Prairie
PLAY > 28:07 min
GP STORM
2016-2017 Season
Grande Prairie
PLAY > 4:48 min
100 YEARS CELEBRATION
GrandePrairie 2014
PLAY > 5:23 min
 
2012 MUDBOG
SHOW AND SHINE
Grande Prairie
PLAY > 5:58 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 200 LOCAL VIDEOS



Featured on DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com is the 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, 2015, 2016 , 2017 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: Cotillion Park ,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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