10 Interesting Facts About Grande Prairie

Facts About Grande Prairie

Facts About Grande Prairie

  • The Grande Prairie Airport is located at the west end of the city and serves the region with daily scheduled flights to Calgary and Edmonton.
  • Grande Prairie is a city in northwest Alberta, Canada within the southern portion of an area known as Peace River Country.
  • The city receives 445 mm of precipitation annually, including 322 mm of rain and 154 cm of snow.
  • The city adopted the trumpeter swan as an official symbol due to its proximity to the migration route and summer nesting grounds of this bird.
  • Grande Prairie is sometimes nicknamed the “Swan City”.
  • The dinosaur has emerged as an unofficial symbol of the city due to palaeontology discoveries in the areas north and west of Grande Prairie.
  • The Estimated Population of Grande Prairie is 63,166.
  • Famous and Notable People from Grande Prairie: Chris Warkentin, Alex Zahara, Kelly Sutherland, Tenille Townes & Carolyn Dawn Johnson.
  • Grande Prairie was named for the large prairie which lies to the north, east, and west of it. In the 18th century, the prairie was occupied by bands of the Dane-zaa (Beaver) peoples, who began trading with the North West Company at Dunvegan in the early 19th century.
  • In 1995, the city hosted the Canada Games. The event was televised nationally on CBC Television. The city played host to the 2010 Arctic Winter Games from March 6–13, 2010.
Facts About Grande Prairie
Facts About Grande Prairie