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PARADISE Inn & Conference Centre Blog



The beautiful Alberta city of Grande Prairie is always abuzz with excitement of all shapes and sizes. A lot of that excitement goes down at Revolution Place, a versatile events centre located just a short distance from our cozy hotel
 
Every month, Revolution Place hosts a bevy of can’t miss events, and the coming April is no exception to that rule. In fact, Revolution Place will host a whopping three awesome events in the first two weeks of April alone!
 
Without further ado, here are the details!
 

Letterkenny Live! | April 1

 
On April 1, the hit Canadian comedy series Letterkenny will come to life on the stage at Revolution Place with Letterkenny Live! This hilarious event will feature 90 minutes of comedy from Jared Keeso (Wayne), Nathan Dales (Daryl), K Trevor Wilson (Dan) and Mark Forward (Coach). The cast will perform two shows: one at 6:30, and one at 9:00. Ticket prices range from $37 to $75. Click here for additional information!
 

The Price is Right Live! | April 5

 
On April 5, come on down to Revolution Place for The Price is Right, live! Partake in this awesome game show, which has been dazzling sold-out audiences for more than 14 years, for a chance to win state of the art appliances, dream vacations—maybe even a new car! Tickets for this awesome experience range from $55 to $65. Cluck here to learn more!
 

Larry the Cable Guy | April 13

 
On April 13, less than two weeks after the cast of Letterkenny take the stage at Revolution Place, Larry the Cable Guy will do the same with his hilarious comedy routine. Regarded as one of the top comedy acts in North America, this multi-platinum selling comic is sure to leave you in stitches. Tickets for this one start at just $45. For more information, click here!
 
Yes, Grande Prairie is always buzzing with excitement. The events listed above are proof of that fact! Book a room at the Paradise Inn & Conference Centre today to let your explorations of the city begin!
 
 
 
 

 
The beautiful city of Grande Prairie, Alberta is always welcoming big name performers to town. Each month, the city’s calendar of events is crowded with concerts representing all genres and descriptions, and this February and March are no exception to that rule!
 
Without further ado, here are three concerts to check out in picturesque Grande Prairie over the coming February and March!
 

Hedley | February 9

 
On February 9, Canadian pop-rock sensations Hedley will take the stage at Grande Prairie’s Revolution Place as part of their Cageless tour. The band will be supported by the popular acts Shawn Hook and Neon Dreams. Tickets for this anticipated show start as low as just $25.00. Click here to get yours!
 

Anthrax and Killswitch Engage | February 20

 
On February 20, metal icons Anthrax and Killswitch Engage will blow the roof off of Grande Prairie’s Revolution Place. Tickets for this massive metal concert start at a wonderfully affordable $49, while you can also purchase fantast VIP packages for just $199. To learn more about this anticipated event, click here.
 

Johnny Reid | March 9

 
On March 9, chart-topping, multi-platinum, award winning singer-songwriter Johnny Reid will take the stage at Grande Prairie’s Revolution Place. Touring in support of his fantastic new album “Revival,” Reid’s is not a concert any visiting music lover should miss. Tickets for this one range from $43 to $78. Click here to get yours – but don’t wait, as they’re bound to fly off the shelves!
 
Yes, the coming months are looking fantastic for lovers of live music in Grande Prairie, Alberta. To enjoy any of the shows listed above, book a room at our centrally-located hotel today! We look forward to making your visit an unforgettable one. 

 
Another snowy December is almost upon us in beautiful Grande Prairie, Alberta, and with it comes another festive, holiday season.
 
As the holiday season approaches, the city of Grande Prairie will host a procession of exciting, holiday events, many of which occur just a short distance from our cozy Grande Prairie hotel.
 
Without further ado, here are three festive events we recommend checking out in Grande Prairie this holiday season. Round up your family, and enjoy!
 

Northern Spirit Light Show | Multiple Dates

 
As a seasonal favorite in the city of the Grande Prairie, the Northern Spirit Light show is poised to make its enchanting annual return. Featuring a truly dazzling display of festive lights, this event is bound to produce a night you won’t forget any time soon. Find more information about the 2017 light show here!
           

Christmas Unplugged Comedy & Music Show | December 6

 
On December 6, head over to the Grande Prairie Christian School for a night of stand-up comedy, Improv, music, and all-around silliness courtesy of comedians Leland Klassen and Dan Macaulay. This event, which kicks off at 7:00, is entirely free to attend and is open to everybody! Learn more by clicking here.
 

AB Summer Games Christmas Carnival & Market | December 9

 
On Saturday, December 9, head over to the Alberta Summer Games Office at 11313-105 St for a can’t-miss Christmas carnival and market. The perfect chance to cross some items off your Christmas shopping list, this will feature dozens of artisan goods and treats. The cost of admission is a donation. Some activities, however, are subject to a small fee. Click here to learn more!
 
There is plenty of fun to be had in Grande Prairie this Holiday season. To enjoy the events listed above, and everything else our conveniently located hotel has to offer, book a room with us today!
 
We’re well into summer mode here in Grande Prairie, with agreeable temperatures and sunny weather appearing more often than not. If you’re planning on joining us before the end of August, then you’ll be able all the best things about the season. And by that, we mean: The Great Outdoors. When you’re not enjoying the sights and simple pleasures of Grand Prairie, you’ll be to explore a trio of scenic, natural playgrounds that’ll ensure you and the family have a memorable trip to Alberta.
 

Outdoor recreation and wildlife

 
Located just 25 minutes west of Grande Prairie, Saskatoon Island Provincial Park offers its visitors an extensive range of recreational opportunities, including the chance to try your hand at baseball, volleyball, kayaking or canoeing, and hiking. There are plenty of birds that call this park home, so don’t forget your binoculars, either.
 

Bear Lake

 
Less interested in on land activities, more interested in the water? Then Bear Lake is for you. The lake measures in at four miles wide and six miles long, and is an ideal spot canoeing, windsurfing, or any other type of vessel that you like taking out on water! The lake is thirty minutes north of Grande Prairie.
 

Alberta’s beauty

 
If you want the challenge of a longer hike, then head down to Willmore Wilderness Park, which is around a two hour drive south. This park showcases the majesty of Alberta, though is relatively unvisited compared to nearby parks. Put on the hiking boots, grab the supplies, and head out for a day of nature.
 
Stay at the best hotel in Grande Prairie by booking your accommodations at the Paradise Inn. All our rooms come with everything you need to feel at home away from home, including Free Wi-Fi, a flatscreen TV with TELUS Optik Digital Cable, and a microwave and mini-fridge. Perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring the outdoors! 
Grande Prairie also offers its visitors plenty of fun attractions to keep them well entertained during their trip to the city, and April is shaping up to be no different. As the weather inches its way to the balmy summer nights we’re all looking forward to you’ll be treated to a trio of events that’ll cater to all members of your travelling party: a bonanza of fiddler music, easter egg fun for the little ones, and a car show that’ll delight those with an enthusiasm for vehicles.
 

An afternoon of fiddle music

 
On Sunday April 2, you’ll be able to hear some of the country’s finest fiddle music at the 30th Annual Fiddler’s Jamboree, which will be taking place at the Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre from 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Whether you’re a fiddle enthusiast or just curious, we’re sure you’ll this show.
 

Easter eggstravaganza

 
The popular Easter Eggstravaganza will be taking place once again at Muskoseepi Park, this time on April 16, from 12 - 4pm. Take the little ones down and fill their baskets with chocolate eggs, among many other easter related highlights.
 

NPBA car show

 
Crazy for cars? Then you’ll love the NPBA car show, which will be taking place at the Entrec Centre at Evergreen Park from April 21 - 23. If you have a car of your own, take it down and show it off. Otherwise, just go and marvel at the range of vehicles on display!
 
Book your stay at Paradise Inn and you’ll be perfectly located in Grande Prairie. A stay at our hotel includes a free hot breakfast and access to our two onsite establishments, the Harvest Grill Restaurant and Snifter’s Lounge, a sports bar with five screens and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
 

The dog days are here, and the final push of summer is upon us. If you’re headed through Grande Prairie on your way back home from a fantastic road trip or are in town for business, there are awesome things happening in town as August draws to a close. For a comfortable stay at a great rate, check us out at the Paradise Inn & Conference Centre. Check out our great in-room amenities and book your stay online - we look forward to hosting you during your stay in Grande Prairie!

Classic Cars Rev Up Grande Prairie August 15, 16

Visitors to Grande Prairie are in for a treat this weekend as the 2015 Drag Wars and Car Show rolls onto the scene at the Grande Prairie Airport. Happening August 15 and 16, you can check out drag racers from all across Canada come to burn rubber on the tarmac, and classic car owners show off their four-wheeled babies. This annual event always draws a crowd, so remember your sunscreen and have a blast watching the spin-outs! The airport is less than 10 minutes from the front doors of the Paradise Inn & Conference Centre.

Autumn Festival: August 30


 

See how things were done the old fashioned way! Before modern machinery made our lives a heck of a lot easier, we used to use pure braun to get things accomplished. With live music, a craft show and sale, horse-drawn wagon rides and lard rendering, you can also see some cross-cut log sawing and balance on a tractor teeter totter. The fun goes down from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 30 at the South Peace Centennial Museum is about a half hour’s drive from our hotel.

June
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posted by: on: June 30, 2015 6:37:20 PM

 

Grande Prairie has a rich history as an important farming and livestock town—and, of course, a town full of entertainment for the farmers, cowboys, and cowgirls that filled the town. All of that entertainment, from rodeos to stampedes to incredible stories coming in from the range, still exists in the town. Here are three historical options for you to take in this July.

Rio Grande Rodeo – July 1st-3rd

Everyone loves a good rodeo, and there’s no better than the Rio Grande. In its 99th anniversary year, this rodeo hasn’t lost any of its amazing displays and exciting action. Head ringside to see everything from bronco, bareback, and bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping, steer wrestling, and—our personal favourite—wild cow milking. There’s also all of the other favourites, from corn dogs to crowns, so don’t miss this favourite event! Learn more here.

Teepee Creek Stampede – July 9th-12th

Another local favourite that’s also in its 99th anniversary year, the Teepee Creek Stampede brings different events to those who’ve already seen the rodeo. From live music to horsemanship displays, chuckwagon races and even fireworks, there’s plenty to do. The event is also family-friendly, with a family dinner and dance, bouncy castles, and plenty of activities for the young ones. Learn more here.

The Horse Drive of Harry Adair – July 12th

Over one hundred years ago, Harry Adair set out from Montana with three relatives, a few wranglers, and over 700 head of horses. This open-air play tells the story of his incredible journey, taking over three years to arrive in Grande Prairie, where he established the largest ranch in the Peace Country. This fascinating look at the city’s past will enthrall locals and visitors alike. Learn more here.

These events will be sure to excite you while allowing you to look back on the incredible past of our city. Still, Grande Prairie may be full of history, but our hotel is completely modern. You’ll love our premium rooms, so book yours today. We look forward to your visit!

May
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The Paradise Inn & Conference Centre is proud to sponsor the Grande Prairie Stompede. May 27- May 31 2015 at Evergreen Park. There will be fun for the whole family with a midway opening Thursday at 5pm with Chuckwagon and mini chuckwagon events daily starting at 5pm. Come enjoy the great attractions in GP this weekend and stay with us!

In the heart of the Albertan prairie, Grand Prairie is about as Canadian as it gets. This truly shines through in the city’s culture, where you can see the best of Canada’s heartland. Whether you appreciate the economy that makes a country run, the music that makes it dance, or exciting events that make it stand up and cheer, there’s something for you.

 

Peace Region Petroleum Show – May 13th-14th

Canada is a land of natural resources, making oil-rich Alberta the ideal location for a petroleum show. Join thousands of visitors as they look through hundreds of exhibitions. You’ll have the chance to get acquainted with Canadian soil (but hopefully not sand) as you play in the exhibitor’s golf tournament. Then, spend some time with the local businesses in the trade show before you relax in the hospitality lounge. Visit their website for more information. 

Fiddling In The Key of Eh?! – May 23rd

A true Canadian, Scott Woods joins his band for a classic exhibition of fine prairie fiddling. Music from the 30s, 40s, and 50s will be performed alongside Woods’ patented step-dancing, homespun humour, and trick fiddling. And, on top of that, he’s as polite as you’d imagine! You’ll be able to join the triple-fiddle harmony with your own voice as they play familiar classics. Learn more at their website.

Grande Prairie Stompede – May 27th-31st

The “grande” finale of the month is the Grande Prairie Stompede. You read that right: it’s a stompede because you’ll be stomping and hollering as you cheer for the incredible chuck-wagon racedrivers, trick-riders, cowboys, cowgirls, and hold-on-tight stallion tamers. Or feast your eyes on the brightly-coloured clowns as they pop in and out of the stands. This is an event that’s not to be missed! Get your tickets today.

Whether you’re a Canadian for life or a Canadian for the weekend, Grande Prairie is the perfect place to become a part of this great country. And while you’re up here, spend your nights in the midst of true Canadian hospitality by staying with us. Book your room today. We look forward to your visit!

February
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posted by: on: February 27, 2015 6:03:33 PM



Grande Prairie has a history of music and a past full of rhythm that still permeates our culture to this day. This is obvious when you look at the large number of musical events always going on in the local venues, from small pubs to large stadiums. If you’re in town this March and want to get your fix of good music, be sure to check out these upcoming concerts.

 

Dueling Pianos – March 6th

If you want an easy, laid back evening of music in a great venue, this is the event for you. Featuring two pianists that take requests all night long, these guys will be sure to get you dancing to your favorite tunes. Whether you want to hear top 40, country, classic rock, or anything in-between, just name it and they’ll know it. See Duelling Pianos at the Maddhatters Liquid Lounge. Tickets are $15.

 

Boogie Patrol – March 14th

Boogie Patrol are an eclectic mix of percussion, blues, funk, and more, featuring soulful vocals, killer guitar licks, and a groove that cannot be stopped. Winning awards such as 2012 Blues Album of the Year (Edmonton Music Awards, 2012), Boogie Patrol will be sure to get you boogying on the dance floor with their sheer musical energy. Catch Boogie Patrol at the Demmitt Community Centre. Tickets start at $25.

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd – March 15th

Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of the great American rock bands, and with massive hits such as Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird, and Simple Man, it’s easy to see why they continuously fill stadiums even after four decades. If you’re a true rocker and love nothing more than hearing a sweet guitar solo, you won’t want to miss this incredible concert that will leave you dreaming of leather jackets and motorcycles. Lynyrd Skynyrd will be playing Revolution Place. Tickets start at $45.

 

Whether you enjoy the smooth sounds of pianos, the hard-driving style of a five-piece boogie band, or the rocking rhythms of the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd, you’ll find it in Grande Prairie this March. When the music’s over and you’re ready to call it a night, come enjoy our premium in-room amenities and comfortable beds. Book your room today. We look forward to your visit!