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Many events are held throughout the year in Grande Prairie and surrounding area. Find out what is happening in the area.
Grande Prairie NEWS HEADLINES (2013):
GP Auto Group has purchased People's Automotive (Grande Prairie) from Kevin and Darlene Bathgate. It will now be called Grande Prairie Volkswagen.
The brand new County of Grande Prairie Sportsplex opens. Both rinks and the field house are now open with more areas open once they are completed. A Grand Opening will be held at a later date.
Westgate Centre is under construction on the west side of Grande Priaire (north of Costco). Some of the businesses to open in the spring are Bed Bath & Beyond, HomeSense, Pier 1 Imports, Dollar Tree, plus others.
Grande Prairie has been named Canada's Top Entrepreneurial City in a survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. It is partially because of the high business start-up rate. This is the 3rd year that Grande Prairie has placed first.
Home Hardware has purchased the Woodland Tim-Br Mart Store, 100 Avenue in Grande Prairie and even though the signs have not changed, are operating it as Woodland Home Hardward Building Centre. This has resulted in mangagement change.
Located 460 km northwest of Edmonton, Alberta, is the City of Grande Prairie, with a population over 55,000. Grande Prairie has a large trading zone of more than 200,000 people.
Welcome to the City of Grande Prairie. It wasn't that long ago that Grande Prairie was known as one of the fastest growing cities of Canada. With many major stores opening and with the developement of the many new subdivisions, this community has changed quickly. In 1991 the Population of Grande Prairie was just over 28,000 and more recently (2011 stats) it was reported at 55,032. Grande Prairie Statistics. Grande Prairie is now known as the Youngest City in Canada as it has a mediam age of 30.3.
The main industries range from forestry, agriculture, oil and gas. Some of the major employers of the area are Ainsworth Mill, Weyerhaeuser, Canfor, Risley Equipment, Prairie Mall. Some of the Regional Facilities include the Grande Prairie Regional College, the Queen Elizabeth ll Hospital and Crystal Centre.
If your desire is the head out of town and doing a little camping, or fishing there are a number of campgrounds near the City that gets you close to nature. Camping and Fishing.
If you are planning on hitting the slopes Nitehawk Ski Area, is located 14 km south of Grande Prairie and offers downhill skiing and snowboarding. The Wapiti Nordic Ski Club 6 km south of Grande Prairie is the best destination for Cross Country Skiing. Downhill and Cross Country Skiing.
Many new subdivisions being added each year. You can view pictures of each sudivision by viewing the Grande Prairie Map. Map of Grande Prairie. If you are planning or selling your home you can contact Royal LePage, the Realty Group, one of the major sponsors of this website. Also check out the Real Estate page that features some current listings of local realtors. Grande PrairieReal Estate.
Risley Equipment employs over 175 people producing the patented Risley Rotosaw, Lim-mit delimbers, the Rolly II Modular Single Grip harvester and Double Grip Rocessor, and the Rotosaw Slingshot Harvesting Head.
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