Population: 55,032 Average real estate: $311,424

Why Grande Prairie, AB

One of Canada’s fastest growing cities, Grande Prairie is an exciting place for those who are young, upwardly mobile and in search of an affordable home, an array of job prospects and endless cultural and leisure activities.

Youth and vibrancy are central to the Grande Prairie culture. Many young families are drawn to Grande Prairie for many good reasons.

Fact!


The median age of residents is 30, six years younger than the provincial average.

The economy has recently exploded, creating a wealth of opportunities and employment options. Rich with traditional resource-based industries, such as coal, oil, lumber and natural gas, the region is also apparently dripping with honey, an alternative resource but important revenue source for the city.

Grande Prairie’s cultural diary is always brimming with art exhibits, short film festivals, live theater, fashion shows and walking tours of its proudly preserved historic buildings.

It’s not surprising, however, that Grande Prairie’s stunning location in the heart of Peace River Country demands that outdoor activities are atop most people’s to-do list.

You name it, Grande Prairie’s got it, and all within reach of the city: parks, bike-trails, wildlife sanctuaries, ski-hills, a luge track, cross-country skiing, outdoor swimming pools and skating rinks. It boasts three state-of-the-art sports and recreation complexes, including one of Canada’s largest aquatic facilities.

Meanwhile, at any of the cities well-kept courses, long summer days allow golfers to play well into the evening.

This northern Alberta city is a testament to growth, progress and diversity. It is the kind of city that is shaping the Canada of tomorrow.

For more information on the area go to http://www.cityofgp.com/