Grande Cache

Population: 3,783

Grande Cache is located on Alberta Highway 40 (the Bighorn Highway), 114 miels south of Grande Prairie.

Visitor Information: 
Grande Cache Tourism and Interpretive Centre, phone 780-827-3300 or 1-888-827-3790; (email).

Grande Cache was established in 1969 in conjunction with resource development by McIntyre Porcupine Coal Ltd. In 1980 a sawmill was constructed by British Columbia Forest Products Lt. Historically, the location was used as a staging and storage area for fur trappers prior to their departure to trap lines in what is now part of Willmore Wilderness Park.

Visitor facilities include motels, hotels and several B & B’s, restaurants, gas stations, car washes, banks and laundromats. Camping at Grande Cache Municipal Campground. Shopping facilities include several small shopping centres, a supermarket, a bakery, sporting goods store and 2 department stores.


  • Grande Cache is the Gateway to Willmore Wilderness Park, which offers hiking, big game and spectacular mountain scenery.