Grande Prairie is a city in northwest Alberta, Canada, located at the intersection of Highway 43 (part of the CANAMEX Corridor) and Highway 40 (the Bighorn Highway), approximately 456 km (283 mi) northwest of Edmonton. Population: 55,032 (2011 Census).
Grande Prairie has a northern continental climate typical for north-western Alberta and north-eastern BC, classified as humid continental (Dfb). Winters are generally very cold with some mild spells, and summers are often fairly cool to pleasantly warm in the daytime.
Things to Do. Considered the “hub of the Peace region in north-western Alberta”, this Grande Prairie offers everything from trumpeter swans to dinosaur discoveries. In summer there are rodeos, stampedes, agricultural fairs and festivals.
Economy & Employment.
Grande Prairie has quite a diversified economy, with major industries being oil and gas, agriculture, forestry, and food services.
Forestry is a major part of Grande Prairie’s economy, for large tracts of forest lie to the south in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.
In addition to that, Grande Prairie serves as the economic and transportation hub for a trading area of nearly 250,000 people. Grande Prairie is also on the CANAMEX trade route linking Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
Here’s more information about visiting and living in Grande Prairie: https://www.travelalberta.com/ca/places-to-go/northern-alberta/grande-prairie
Here’s a video to learn more about visiting and living in Grande Prairie:
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