Grande Prairie is located at the junction of Highways 43 and 2, 277 miles northwest of Edmonton and 86 miles southeast of Dawson Creek, BC.
Visitor Information Centre/Centre 2000 on Highway 43 Bypass (11330–106 Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7X9); phone 1-866-202-2202.
Grande Prairie was first incorporated as a village in 1911, as a town in 1919, and as a city in 1958. The city is booming today, with a strong and diverse economy based on agriculture, forestry, and oil and gas. Grande Prairie is a regional centre for much of northwestern Alberta and northeastern British Columbia.
Grande Prairie has all visitor facilities, with lodging at major-chain motels/hotels, restaurant dining and fast-food outlets; gas stations, banks, laundromats, supermarkets; and shopping at malls and warehouse stores.
- Muskoseepi Park walking and biking trails.
- Heritage Discovery Centre on the lower level of Centre 2000 has displays and movies on area history.
- Grande Prairie Museum & Pioneer Village.
- The annual Stompede rodeo the first weekend in June.