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Grande Prairie

Full nameGrande Prairie
Official nameCity of Grande Prairie
Settlement typeCity
RegionNorthern Alberta
Census division19
- Village

April 30, 1914
- TownMarch 15, 1919
- CityJanuary 1, 1958
MayorBill Given
Governing bodyGrande Prairie City Council
John Croken
Alex Gustafson
Kevin McLean
Justin Munrow
Kevin O'Toole
Lorne Radbourne
Helen Rice
Dan Wong
ManagerGreg Scerbak
MPChris Warkentin
MLAMel Knight, Wayne Drysdale
Total Area23.6 sq mi (61.08 km2)
Elevation2194.9 ft (669 m)
Total Population47076 (2006)
Density (pop.)770.7/km2 (1996.1/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC−7)
- Summer (DST)MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code spanT8V to T8X
Area code+1-780
HighwaysHighway 43
Bighorn Highway
WaterwaysWapiti River Bear River (Bear Creek)

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Grande Prairie is a city in the northwestern part of the province of Alberta in Western Canada. It is located on the southern edge of the Peace River Country (part of the Peace Region or simply "The Peace", as is often locally known, which encompasses much of northwestern Alberta and northeastern British Columbia). The city is surrounded by the County of Grande Prairie No. 1.

Grande Prairie is one of Canada's fastest growing cities. As of its 2007 civic census, its population was 50,227, up 6.9% from the Canada 2006 Census figure of 47,076. As of 2006, the population of the Grande Prairie Census Agglomeration was at 71,868; the census agglomeration has now been expanded to cover the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 in its entirety. It is currently Alberta's seventh largest incorporated city by population.

Grande Prairie is the largest city between Edmonton and Fairbanks, Alaska on the route via Highway 43, the Alaska Highway, and the Richardson Highway. It lies about 460 km (285.8 mi) and 2480 km (1541 mi) from each city respectively.

The city has adopted the Trumpeter swan as an official symbol because it is near the migration route and summer nesting grounds of this large and graceful swan. For that reason, Grande Prairie is sometimes nicknamed the "Swan City".

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Honeybees' alarming mortality rate leaves beekeepers looking for answers - Globe and Mail Tweet this news
Globe and Mail---Grande Prairie- Regional College had initially planned to have the diagnostic centre running this fall, but that timeline will likely be delayed because it is waiting for federal dollars from Western Economic Diversification Canada. The - - Date : Sat, 09 Jul 2011 12:29:48 GMT+00:00
Tornadoes hit southern Alberta - Toronto Sun Tweet this news
Toronto Sun--"This weekend is expected to be the most significant rainfall of the season in -Alberta-," said Cara Tobin with -Alberta- Environment. "From Friday to Saturday we expect a lot of rain to fall, mostly in the -Grande - Date : Fri, 08 Jul 2011 10:03:59 GMT+00:00
Traffic collisions drop - Alberta Daily Herald Tribune Tweet this news
Alberta Daily Herald Tribune--Things are looking up for -Grande Prairie- drivers as the number of collisions has gone down over the last five years, according to -Alberta- Transportation. According to a report presented to the city's protective ... - Date : Thu, 07 Jul 2011 05:27:59 GMT+00:00
Dr. Chris Eagle appointed president, CEO, of Alberta Health Services - The Canadian Press Tweet this news
The Canadian Press---GRANDE PRAIRIE-, Alta. Dr. Chris Eagle has been officially appointed to the job of president and CEO of -Alberta- Health Services for the next five years. Eagle kicked off his new tenure by announcing $190 million in additional heal - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 23:30:00 GMT+00:00
BANKRUPTCY SALE - 1342648 ALBERTA LTD., A FORMER INDEPENDENT RONA DEALER IN ... - Canada NewsWire (press release) Tweet this news
Canada NewsWire (press release)---GRANDE PRAIRIE-, -AB-, April 15 /CNW/ - The brand new 62000 square foot, $16 million independent RONA dealer store located on the West side of Grande Prairie opened in June 2009 only to close early this year after Pricewa - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 18:25:13 GMT+00:00
Blood Clinic Huge Success In GP - HQ Grande Prairie Tweet this news
HQ Grande Prairie--The mobile blood clinic out of Edmonton which serves all of northern -Alberta- and is the only clinic to serve the north was in -Grande Prairie- last week. Clinic Coordinator Mark Salamandick wishes they could have more opportunities to - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 22:26:36 GMT+00:00
Moskowy welcomes new faces to team - Regina Leader-Post Tweet this news
Regina Leader-Post--Moskowy is in -Grande Prairie-, Alta., for the GP Car and Home World Curling Tour Players' Championship with Kirk Muyres, Colton Flasch and Matt Lang. It's the last curling event as a team for the Saskatchewan junior men&apos - Date : Sun, 17 Apr 2011 04:20:01 GMT+00:00
'Walk On' Hits Grande Prairie - HQ Grande Prairie Tweet this news
HQ Grande Prairie---Alberta- Health Services hopes residents of Northern -Alberta- will add a few extra walking steps to their daily routine. They have introduced "Walk On", a new program for all age groups that encourages you to incorpo - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 22:26:20 GMT+00:00
Edmonton challenged to be green - Edmonton Sun Tweet this news
Edmonton Sun--Each city is tallied up to keep a running log of where they rank. In -Alberta-, Red Deer and -Grande Prairie- city council have passed the Initiative. -Grande Prairie- is currently in the lead. Now an invitation is being extended to Edmonton - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 20:24:19 GMT+00:00
Museum named for dino doc - Edmonton Journal Tweet this news
Edmonton Journal--Now, -Alberta's- bestknown paleontologist will have to get used to his name adorning the front of one. A new $26.4-million facility near -Grande Prairie- will be called the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum. "It's a fun - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 09:38:49 GMT+00:00

Climate :
Year Population
1921 1,061
1931 1,464
1941 1,724
1951 2,664
1961 8,352
1971 13,079
1981 24,263
1991 28,271
2001 36,983
2006 47,076
2007 50,227

Recreation and culture : Post-secondary
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Grande Prairie Storm
Ice Hockey Canada Games Arena
Grande Prairie Wheelers
Ice Hockey Coca-Cola Centre

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