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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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NEW FEATURE:
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(Active May-Sept)





Grande Prairie
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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)
NPHL Hockey Schedule-Scores


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Daily Herald Tribune History
Photos/Video 1980's -2000's

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GRANDE PRAIRIE RADIO STATIONS
Special spotlight on all five Grande Prairie Radio Stations.
(listen to archived audio clips)
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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 2016-2017 -by Ken Connors
Grande Prairie News information will be added to this page on an on going basis and is a gathering of just some of the changes that Grande Prairie and area has experienced and will be archived.

Feb 2017: Two new catholic schools officially opened. The St Catherine Catholic School (K-8) (photo left enlarge) in the Royal Oaks Subdivision of Grande Prairie with 500 students, and the St Mary Catholic School in Beaverlodge (K-9) with 300 students.

It appears that it may be more than rumours that Go RV has closed north of Grande Prairie by overpass. Even though their phones are connected and website still active, there are no RV's displayed in their front yard and there is no furniture visible in their showroom.

Feb 2017: Winners Store will be moving to a new location in March, former Future Shop building on the west side of Grande Prairie (116 st and just south of 100 ave). Also near the same location but north of 100 avenue, The Hampton Hotel had its Grand Opening. -The 150 unit Seniors Complex called Lakeview is scheduled to open in April in Clairmont. -Ben Moss Jewellry Store was to close across Canada but was sold and will remain open. There is a location in the Prairie Mall, Grande Prairie.

Jan 2017: Construction has began on the 43X Bypass from the north side to the west side of Grande Prairie. There will be a set of lights where it meets Highway 43 (west of the city) about 4 km east of the Richmond Hill. -Part of Highway 40 South from Grande Prairie to Wapiti RIver is also being planned to be twinned. - With more people moving back to Grande Prairie for work, the rental vacancy is decreasing a bit and the Real Estate Market is expected to improve.

NEW VIDEO Grande Prairie Santa Parade
Dec 4, 2016, 2016: Santa has arrived in Grande Prairie during the Santa Parade that took place downtown Grande Prairie. Many braved the cold winds to get a chance to see Santa.

View VIDEO>
(10:45min)

NEW VIDEOS Featuring the Hockey Teams of the NPHL
Falher Pirates View VIDEO> (1:37min)
Grimshaw Huskies View VIDEO> (1:57min)
Spirit RIver Rangers View VIDEO> (2:19min)
Dawson Creek Canucks View VIDEO> (1:57min)
Fort St John Flyers View VIDEO> (2:05min)
Grande Prairie Athletics View VIDEO> (2:22min)


Nov 2016: With the Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum not meeting its financial goals there has been a number of staff cuts including CEO and President George Jacob has lost his job. The museum is looking for extra funding from the Province. - The Grande Prairie Regional Agriculture and Exhibition Society at evergreen park asked the City for donating funds, but that was rejected.


Nov 2016: The Grande Prairie Hospital is expected to open in 2019 and a recent study indicates it will create jobs for 507 healthcare workers which will include many specialists. - A local couple, Barbara and Roy Borstand won the $1.3 million home part of the Alberta Cancer Foundation's Cash and Cars Lottery. As part of the prize packages they also won a new Toyota Rav4 and $5,000 cash. - Grande Prairie's vacancy rate is now the highest it has been as it increased from 10.4 to 19.8 percent. The average rent is now falling. Rent for a two bedroom iast year in Grande Prairie was $1,193 and last month was down to $1,022. -Oct 2016: The Grande Prairie Chamber Awards were announced. There were 12 local businesses recognized. See List. - Logan Chow has been appointed the Chief Editor of the Daily Herald Tribune, Grande Prairie. He was sports reporter at the DHT for the past 3 years, and also worked at the Fiarview Post and Peace River Record-Gazette. - Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi visited Grande Prairie vistited the Charles Spencer High School, and attended the Nourish the North Wine & Auction event.
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, Tumber Ridge: View Video, Hudson's Hope: View Video, Pouce Coupe: VIew VIdeo, Chewynd 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 ViewBeach Area, and Moberly Lake: Boat Launch, Charlie Lake: 360 View Boat Launch, Beatton Park: 360 View Boat Launch.

NEW June 2016: NEW videos have been added that includes a 360 VIEW of the Boat Launch and the Lake at Swan Lake Provincial Park BC. View video> (:53sec) Also view the Fish Ladder: View VIDEO> (:59sec), also the entire Campground featuring the campsites View VIDEO> (4:13min). NEW 360 VIEW Video featuring downtown Pouce Coupe has just been added View VIDEO> (1:59min). Video of Rolla BC featuring downtown and residential View VIDEO> (2:55min), Downtown Dawson Creek View VIDEO> (3:20min), Lac Cardinal Lake AB, View VIDEO> 2:32min.

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 Photography.

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Grande Prairie
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CANADA DAY PARADE 2016
(Grande Prairie
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2016 Stompede
Parade 2016
GrandePrairie
PLAY > 5:35 min
SANTA PARADE
Dec 4, 2016
Grande Prairie
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VIDEO - SPECIAL EVENTS
GP STORM
2016-2017 Season
Grande Prairie
PLAY > 4:48 min
100 YEARS CELEBRATION
GrandePrairie 2014
PLAY > 5:23 min
SWAN FESTIVAL
Saskatoon Lake
April 2013
PLAY > 4:43 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
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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: 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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