Aerial view of a land full of trees near Stanford Inn & Suites

Things to do in Grande Prairie

Experience the Nature and Attractions From Our Convenient Location

Located in the charming town of Grande Prairie, Alberta, we have plenty of things to do for every type of visitor all year round. To some, we’re a chilly winter destination, perfect for snow sports; to others, an ideal summer vacation spot for great fishing on Crystal Lake, 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 things to do 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.

Snowboarders talking, Nitehawk Park near Stanford Inn & Suites

Nitehawk Year Round Adventure Park

Located 10 minutes south of Grande Prairie, Nitehawk Adventure Park offers skiing, tube zone, onsite luge track, as well as warm-weather activities such as the Gravity Mountain bike park and freestyle water ramp

See details
A family shopping in Grande Prairie near Stanford Inn & Suites


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.

See details
People playing in Golf & Country Club at Stanford Inn & Suites

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.

See details
A man cycling at Muskoseepi Park near Stanford Inn & Suites

Muskoseepi Park and Walking Trails

Muskoseepi Park runs through the heart of Grande Prairie, featuring over 1,100 acres of parkland with six distinct areas offering their own special opportunities.

See details
A skeleton in Philip J Currie Museum near Stanford Inn & Suites

Philip J Currie 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.

See details
Roulette wheel, Great Northern Casino at Stanford Inn & Suites

Great Northern Casino

The Great Northern Casino is the ultimate entertainment destination in town, offering an array of exciting experiences for all visitors.

See details
Surfinia plant in Eastlink Centre near Stanford Inn & Suites

Eastlink Centre

The Eastlink Centre offers a diverse range of water activities suitable for all ages, including an adventure river, waterslides, a surfing machine, competitive pools, diving platforms, as well as sauna and steam rooms.

See details
Wetland plants by the Crystal Lake near Stanford Inn & Suites

Crystal Lake: Wildlife Viewing & Hiking Trails

Check out the local wildlife at this urban lake area, featuring a natural refuge for migrating waterfowl.

See details