Things to Do in Grande Prairie
Located in the charming town of Grande Prairie, Alberta, we have plenty to offer to every type of visitor year round. To some, we’re a chilly winter destination, perfect for snow sports; to others, an ideal summer vacation spot for great fishing, golfing and mountain biking. Whatever it is you’re searching for, we have it all here!
Our convenient location, in the heart of the shopping district, gives you easy access to all major highways, top Grande Prairie attractions and more. Our location near Highway 43 on the western edge of downtown Grande Prairie, in the Westgate neighbourhood means you’re less than 10 minutes to the airport; making us a top choice for both business and leisure guests. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, fit in some retail therapy and visit the Prairie Mall - which is only a short drive from Stanford Inn & Suites!
To help make the most of your stay with us, we’ve included some of our favourite things to do in Grande Prairie. Once you’ve finished exploring all that Grande Prairie has to offer, our onsite restaurants make for an easy and relaxing dining option; satisfying all of your food and beverage desires from morning to night.
OUTDOOR & ALPINE ACTIVITIES
Grande Prairie is home to many remarkable alpine adventures, including The Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park. Transitioning from a bike park in the summer months to a snow park during the winter - you are sure to have fun, no matter what time of year!
If you’re hoping to enjoy some tranquil time outdoors, venture to Two Lakes Provincial Park - offering lots of options for hiking and wildlife viewing. If you’d rather stay a little closer to home, Muskoseepi Park has over 1100 acres of parkland including, a play area, dog park and sports facilities.
Grande Prairie is a small town with big shopping! The downtown area is home to more than 400 retailers, from unique boutiques to big box stores - including Costco, Best Buy, Walmart, the Farmers’ Market, Forbes & Friends Flair Boutique and many more. With a great range of shops and services, it’s no wonder Grande Prairie is often called the “Shopping Capital of the North.” For a complete listing of the city’s retail and service offerings, check out this handy directory.
GRANDE PRAIRIE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Less than 15 minutes south-east from our hotel, the stunning Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club offers golfers of every level a great afternoon on the green. Open to the public, the golf club features a driving range and is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, including holidays.
CRYSTAL LAKE: WILDLIFE VIEWING & HIKING TRAILS
Check out the local wildlife at this urban lake area, featuring a natural refuge for migrating waterfowl. Enjoy the designated hiking and walking trails and viewing dock for a peaceful afternoon in the fresh air.
Located 19 km west of Grande Prairie in the nearby town of Wembley, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum transports you through a 360-million-year journey from paleo to petroleum with incredible skeleton exhibits, oil and gas exhibits. Also featuring The Dine-O-Saur Restaurant, the Aykroyd Family Theatre, and more - it’s easy to spend a full day here!
GRANDE PRAIRIE CASINO
Test your luck or catch some great live entertainment at the nearby Great Northern Casino! This popular local attraction is a great way to kick back for the night after a day of meetings. The casino is only a quick drive or easy 20-minute walk from our hotel.