Grande Prairie is the bustling hub of Northwestern Alberta and the heart of the Peace Region, which follows the mighty Peace River from its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia across northern Alberta. It’s a land of lakes and rivers, vast forests and wide-open farmland.
Grande Prairie at a Glance
- Population 67,627
- Median Family Income $118,270
- Unemployment Rate 9.7%
- Residential Vacancy Rate 12.5%
- Life Stress 23.3%
- Sense of Belonging 65.8%
Source: Government of Alberta
It’s also a growing city, driven by a pros-perous energy sector, and its restaurant scene is growing right along with it. You can enjoy all of the comforts of a modern city with the great outdoors only minutes away. Monica’s Family Restaurant is a local favourite, particularly for breakfasts. The Den Pub & Carvery has been popular for 15 years. It features a daily roast paired with the best of the local craft brewery scene, which is strong in the region. There’s Soto for Japanese, Tayo for Vietnamese and Awash for Ethiopian.
For a dash of modern style and elegance, The Office, in the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre, is a winner of a Wine Spectator Award for its extensive wine list. The restaurant showcases classic comfort food favourites with a sophisticated twist. Sample imaginative specialties like crispy Atlantic salmon, smoked bacon, apple and brie quesadilla or honey sesame glazed crisp fried calamari. On Fondue Fridays, mix and match your chosen broth and protein.
Grande Prairie also boasts a winery named the Joosed Moose, which makes table wines from local Saskatoon berries, and an award-winng meadery called Stolen Harvest, which won three gold-medal awards at the World Mead Challenge in 2020. From epicureans to thrill-seekers, urbanites to pioneers, Grande Prairie has plenty to suit your brand of adventure.