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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 2016-2017 NPHL consists of 7 teams.
EAST DIVISION: Falher Pirates, Grimshaw Huskies, and Valleyview Jets.
WEST DIVISION: Dawson Creek Canucks, Spirit River Rangers, Fort St John Flyers and Grande Prairie Athletics. (Lakeland Eagles-McLennan, Hythe Mustangs, High Prairie Regals and Manning Comets are not playing this year)
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Special spotlight on all five Grande Prairie Radio Stations.
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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 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 Rowney Brings Home The Stanely Cup
July 2017: Carter Rowney now with the Pittsburg Penguins brings home the Stanley Cup. Rowney grew up in Sexsmith and a specai Parade has held in Sexsmith as thousands lined the streets to get a view.
VIew VIdeo> (6:08 min)


July 2017: PARDS opens a new facility (Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society), located northeast of Evergreen Park, Grande Prairie. The facility is estimated to cost $4.2 million. -Diana Rinne, editor at the Daily Herald Tribune has retired. She spent 20 years in Grande Prairie plus more years with the same company in other communities. -OMG Cupcakes has reopened after being closed for 9 months. The new owner was the former baker at OMG Cupcakes. The previous owner was forced to close the business due to personal health reasons. -Susan Hunter is the new executive director at the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum at Wembley. She replaces George Jacob who was the CEO.

June 2017: Grande Prairie Pirmary Care Network is moving from the 97 Avenue location to an area north of Joey's Seafood (Royal Oaks area) effective July 6th. New address is 104-11745-105 Street.

June 2017: The next Grande Prairie Dream Home is under construction at the corner of Poplar Lane and Creekside Drive, in Taylor Estates Subdivison , southwest of Grande Prairie. The new Dream Home is 1 block south of the last Dream Home. (enlarge photo)

May 2017: Mission Thrift Store has opened in Grande Prairie, located in the Towne Centre Mall. Proceeds from the store support the ministry of the Bible League of Canada.

May 2017: -A multi-million dollar acid gas injector facility is proposed to open near Grovedale just south of Grande Prairie. It is estimated there will be 500 contractors for the construction, then will have 17 full time employees. -The Block Parent Program returns its operations in Grande Prairie. It will provide a network of safe places where kids can go.

April 2017: A 2nd location of the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy opened in the Northridge area, 10071-120 Ave Grande Prairie.
(enlarge photo)

Marshalls brand name and designer fashion store is coming to the Prairie Mall in Grande Prairie. It will located near the Coles store. -Former Grande Prairie Storm forward, Tanner Fritz agreed to a 2 year contract with NHL's New York Islanders, effective next season. He played with the GP Storm in the 2007-08 to the 2010-11 Season.
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April 2017: Grande Prairie City Councilors approved a pay increase to be in effect after the October election. The Mayor will get $11,000 increase while each councilor will get over $13,000 increase. - A new preschool will open in September at the Faith Lutheran Church at 9610-109 Avenue Grande Prairie. For children aged 3 to 5 years old. -Real Estate Sales were up 34 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to 2016. The average price of a home in Grande Prairie was also increased to $321,000 compared to $307,000 over the same quarter.


Mar 2017: Wee Links Par 3 Golf Course and Campground located at south Bear Creek, will reopen this spring as it will now be run by the Nitehawk Year-round Adventure Par with partnership with the Sunrise Rotary Club of Grande Prairie. -Hollywood Video located on 100th Street has closed its doors. They had opened in 2012 in the former Rogers Video location.


Fifteen NEW VIDEOS have been added to DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com. 2 Videos of the Mainstreets of Fort St John: Travelling 100 Street north: View Video, and 100 Avenue east: View Video, FSJ Holograms at Pomeroy Sports Centre: View Video, Tumbler Ridge: View Video, Hudson's Hope: View Video, Pouce Coupe: View Video, Chetwynd Carvings: View Video, Peace Canyon Dam Bridge: View Video, Taylor Bridge: View Video, Gwillim Lake: View Video. Also Gwillim Lake 360 view: View Video. Moberly Lake: 360 View Beach Area, and Moberly Lake: Boat Launch, Charlie Lake: 360 View Boat Launch, Beatton Park: 360 View Boat Launch.

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..

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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 4, 2016
Grande Prairie
PLAY > 10:45 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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