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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.

$210,000 9010-100 St, Grande Prairie, AB
Investment property or first time home buyers. This home is wonderfully modern inside ....
MORE LISTINGS



Feature Page on Grande Prairie Home Improvements - Renovations


The 2014-2015 NPHL consists of 6 teams.
EAST DIVISION: Falher Pirates, Grimshaw Huskies, Manning Comets,
WEST DIVISION: Spirit River Rangers, Grande Prairie Athletics, Fort St John Flyers.

(HIgh Prairie Regals, Lakeland Eagles-McLennan, Hythe Mustangs, Dawson Creek Canucks and Valleyview Jets are not playing this year)
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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Grande-Prairie.com.

*AUTOS *FARMS & ACREAGES *RENOVATIONS *FLYERS * BUSINESS DIRECTORY *EVENTS *NPHL * VIDEOS *HOME

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.

Oct 2014: Construction on 132 Ave Grande Prairie is complete and paved between 116 St and 102 St. (near Bear Creek Golf Course) New lights are also operational where it meets 116 St.

Oct 2014: A man was shot and killed outside Canadian Brewhouse, making it the 3rd homicide in Grande Prairie in 2014. - XS Cargo is closing all 50 stores across Canada including Grande Prairie's location. A few months ago the company filed for bankruptcy and stores have been getting rid of their stock. XS Cargo was founding in 1996 with headquarters in Mississauga Ontario.

DUAL CAM VIDEOS
Valhalla Centre VIdeo featuring the School, Lutheran Church and Melsness Mercantile along Highawy 59: View Video> (3:25 min)
Also see the La Glace new video View Video> (4:59 min)  


In the last 30 days 27 NEW LOCAL VIDEOS have been created by Ken Connors and posted on DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com. 6 Videos featuring Saskatoon Lake, 7 Videos on Moonshine Lake, 6 Videos on Musreau Lake, 3 Videos featuring Dunvegan, 2 VIdeos on Spring Lake, and 2 Videos on One Island Lake BC. 

Sept 2014: Ric's Grill is now closed for renovations (10622-99 Ave Grande Prairie) When it re-opens it will have a new menu and a new name "Township 71". The Sawmill Restaurant has re-opened at the old Dukes location right downtown and coming in January, Jackpot Grill will be opening a 2nd location in Clairmont. "Jackpot 2", to be located next to Shell in the new strip mall north of the Redwood Inn. - At the Canadian Country Music Awards, held in Edmonton, Big Country 93.1 FM won the Radio Station of the Year for a Secondary Market for 2014.

Sept 2014: The 2015 Grande Prairie Dream Home is under construction. View Picture. The Dream Home is located west of Grande Prairie on 100 Avenue in Carriage Lane Estates. -A new school has opened in Grande Prairie, Charles Spencer High School, located on the south side of Grande Prairie next to St Joes High School. The new school was named after early pioneer Charles Spencer who some 100 years ago built the first school in Grande Prairie. - Resurfacing the westbound lane is taking place from Bezanson to Grande Prairie, with speed limits 80kph or less. - Superlube owners Debbie & Wade Bloomer have sold all their Superlube locations to Lube City. -Ensuite Bath and Kitchen has moved to be the same location as EMCO, now located near Peavey Mart, west side of Grande Prairie.

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.

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.
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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 closed 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:
Local News & Sports
Country Music

BIG Country XX


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 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: Cotillian 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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