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Things to Do in Grande Prairie

Welcome to Grande Prairie, Alberta - the gateway to “The Peace” region! Located in central Alberta, this charming town has plenty to offer visitors year-round, from exciting outdoor sports to a relaxing round of golf or retail therapy. Chilly winters make for fantastic snow sport opportunities, while summer makes way for great fishing, golf, mountain biking, hiking and other outdoor activities.

Our Location

Find the Stanford Inn & Suites Grande Prairie located along Highway 43, enroute to Alaska, at the western edge of downtown Grande Prairie, in the Westgate neighbourhood. Conveniently situated in the heart of shopping district with easy access to all major highways, the downtown entertainment and business areas and more, we are a top choice for business and leisure guests alike. Our hotel is less than 10 minutes by car from the Grande Prairie Airport, and one of the only hotels near the grand Prairie Outlet Mall featuring OshKosh B’Gosh, The Gap, Bed Bath & Beyond and more. We are also a five-minute drive or 20-minute walk through town to the Great Northern Casino, and less than 10 minutes by car from the gorgeous Bear Creek Reservoir green space and Grande Prairie Rotary Campground.

Both Monica’s Restaurant Grande Prairie and SIPPS Lounge Grande Prairie are located within our hotel, satisfying all of your food and beverage desires for breakfast, lunch, dinner and casual evening service.

Outdoor & Alpine Activities

Grande Prairie offers fantastic alpine adventure at The Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park, with a great bike park in the summer months, and snow park during the winter. For more information about local fishing, swimming, hiking and other outdoor activities during all four seasons, take a peek at this digital visitor’s guide from the Grande Prairie tourism experts.


Grande Prairie is a small town with big shopping! The downtown area is home to more than 400 retailers, large and small - including Grande Prairie Premium Outlets, Costco, Future Shop, Staples, Best Buy, Walmart, the Farmers’ Market, Four Corners Tea, 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.

Popular Attractions

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.

Dinosaur Museum

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, The Dine-O-Saur Restaurant, the Aykroyd Family Theatre, and much more.

Grande Prairie Casino

Test your luck or catch some great live entertainment at the nearby Great Northern Casino! A great way to kick back for the night after a day of meetings, the casino is a quick drive or nice 20-minute walk from our hotel.