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Grande Praire is a community that loves tradition, and there’s no tradition quite like the holidays. The Christmas season is a time to be with family, to have fun, and to really take stock of what’s important in life. That’s what we’ll be doing this December, and we hope you’ll join us for these fun family events!


Looking for a fun way to give your teens an uplifting Christmas experience? Then head to nearby Sexsmith for the second annual Christmas Social at the Peace River Bible Institute! This year will be a special treat because it will feature an improv experience by The Panic Squad, a Christian improv troupe that combines comedy with a positive message.  After that, there will be a party in a safe and positive environment! If this sounds like something you or your kids would enjoy, then make sure to make it out to Grande Prairie this December!


This is good fun every year! Ugly sweater parties are a fun Christmas tradition where everyone tries to find the ugliest, most ridiculous sweater they can possibly find at second-hand shops and thrift stores and then get together and have fun. Of course, sweaters are MOST comfortable when it’s cold, so what better place to have an ugly sweater party than at the skating rink for a combination ugly sweater/skating party!

That’s exactly what’s happening at the Dave Barr Community Centre this December 22nd, in a Christmas bash sponsored by Seven Generations Energy! You bring your friends, family, skates and ugly sweaters, and they’ll bring the fun and the hot chocolate! It’s a perfect wholesome way to spend Christmas Eve Eve Eve!  

Whatever brings you to Grande Prairie, know that you’ll have a great stay by booking a room at the Paradise Inn & Conference Centre Grande Prairie Airport. The best part? We’re pet-friendly, so ALL your family can come with you!  

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It’s almost time for Halloween and, for families, that means making sure your kids’ have their perfect costume picked out and some fun (and spooky!) activities to attend to keep them entertained. If you’re visiting Grade Prairie around that time, you’re in luck, because there are plenty of family-friendly Halloween activities that children of all ages will be sure to enjoy. Take a look a two of our top picks below and don’t forget to book your stay with us here at Paradise Inn & Conference Centre Grande Prairie Airport. We have excellent rates, a wide variety of clean and modern accommodations, and fantastic on-site amenities including dining. Call us today.

Halloween Spooktacular

Taking place on Saturday, October 27 at Muskoseepi Park, the Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for children between the ages of two to ten. Get a passport and try to hit all of the events! Activities include cookie decorating, games, and a haunted house with three scary levels -- spooky for the littlest ones, scary for the middle-aged, and terrifying for the eldest. Bring your stamped passport to the reception desk for a chance to win a prize!

Grovedale Haunted House Halloween Haunt

The third annual Grovedale Haunted House Halloween Haunt takes place both inside and outside the Nitehawk Chalet on October 20, October 21, October 27, and October 28 from 7 to 10 pm. The feel good, family-focused event features a “Hollywood Horror Museum,” a Halloween haunt, and a supervised children’s play area for kids who are ages 10 and under. There will also be food and drinks available. All proceeds from the event’s admission go towards the Grovedale Family Events Non-Profit Group in support of future events. 
singer performing at rock concert
Image taken by: Lane Smith
Whether you are passing through on a conference or taking a road trip vacation, everyone deserves to let loose and allow the music to take them to a different place sometimes. That’s exactly why we’ve curated a list of must-see music events happening right here in Grande Prairie! Read (or rock!) on to find out more:
Nazareth - August 9
This Scottish rock band has been pioneering the rock scene in the UK since the 1960s, and will continue to do so at the Revolution Place arena on August 9th, 2018! Famous for their song ‘Hair of the Dog’ and cover of ‘Love Hurts’, which shot them into international stardom, this is set to be a riveting show! Grab your tickets online for as low as $29, and get ready for a night of heavy head-banging!
Bear Creek Folk Music Festival - August 17-19
On their 3rd year running, the Bear Creek Folk Music Festival at Muskoseepi Park is sure to please those with all kinds of different music tastes! The music styles at this family-friendly event range from celtic to bluegrass, blues to rock, and contemporary to traditional folk sounds! It features local and international artists like City and Colour, Colin James, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and 100 Mile House. With 31 performers, 20 food and craft vendors, and adult 1-day passes starting at $75, why wouldn’t you be there?
Black Pistol Fire - August 17
This hard rock duo that have been paving their own way to success since 2009 have come into Grande Prairie kicking and screaming for their show on the 17th of August. Famous for their song ‘Suffocation Blues’, and their newest release, ‘Cry Wolf’, with a sound that mimics what can only be described as the lovechild of Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac. With a festival track record of playing wild performances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Sasquatch, this concert at Better Than Fred’s is one you won’t want to miss!
After a long, hard night of fist-punching the air, come relax with a beer at Tractor Jack’s pub, then crawl into our nice, soft beds for the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had. We can’t wait to host you and cater to any and all of your needs, from breakfast to business conferences.

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.

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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!