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PARADISE Inn & Conference Centre Blog

Dinosaur Exhibit
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Jim, the Photographer

 

The Heritage Discovery Centre is a special attraction here in Grande Prairie. The museum takes you through the Mesozoic Era of the Ice Age teaching you about life and survival of that time.

 

Learn While Having Fun

Don’t let the name ‘museum’ fool you; the Heritage Discovery Centre is sure you blow your mind! This museum seeks to keep your attention with hands-on exhibits, video documentaries, and various displays. You'll feel engaged by participating in exhibits, asking questions to the museum staff, and seeing artifacts up close that date back millions of years. Along with the museum, you'll also have access to the Kin Gallery which includes exhibits such as “Don Everton Radio Collection”; “Horses, Wagons, and Cowboys: The Chuckwagon Story”; and “In the Shadow of the Rockies: Alberta Sasquatch Stories”.

 

All-Ages Welcome to Attend

The Heritage Discovery Centre is open to the public and all ages to enjoy. The museum was created with the purpose of education, so there is no entrance fee. That's right, it's free! The museum is open year-round, 7 days a week located on the lower level of Centre 2000. For exact hours please visit the City of Grande Prairie website for more info.

 

Paradise Inn Grande Prairie invites you to stay with us on your next visit to Grande Prairie, AB. Our hotel offers an array of suites to choose from with comfort, style, and convenience in mind. Booking with our hotel also means you'll be in a central location close to many popular attractions in our city!

Check out the Xcessive Force fighting championship on March 15

It’s not too late to get your tickets to the Xcessive Force Locked and Loaded fighting championships! The event takes place this Friday, March 15 in Grande Prairie’s TARA Centre at Evergreen Park. The Xcessive Force Fighting Championship is putting Grande Prairie on the map for world-class MMA. It’s even ranked as one of Canada’s top 3 MMA promotions and has been featured on UFC’s reality show The Ultimate Fighter. There are four incredible title fights to see, including William Carriere vs Steve MacDonald, Tom O’Connor vs Craig Shintani, Micheal Imperato vs Blake Sigvaldason, and Jordan Noseworthy vs Lorenzo Celis. Want to make this the ultimate night to remember? get a cageside table for 8 with dinner and VIP bar access for $1600, or one in the second row for $1280. VIP seats are $100 per person and a general adult ticket is just $60. Want to bring the family? A student ticket is $30 and children 6 years and under get in for free! Paradise Inn Grande Prairie Airport is a proud sponsor of Xcessive Force’s Locked and Loaded event, bringing the community together to enjoy a night of athleticism and entertainment. We’re proud to hosts avid MMA fans and newcomers to the sport who want to see what all the excitement is about. Whether you’re attending the fights alone, with friends, or with family, we’ve got great affordable rooms that will complete your unforgettable experience. Plus, Paradise Inn & Suites Grande Prairie Airport is just a 15 minute drive away from the TARA Centre, making it easy and quick to get to the event. Don’t miss out on this awesome and exciting local event! You can get your tickets at Paradise Inn Grand Prairie, or call/text 780-876-4652.

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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!
 

CHRISTIAN IMPROV SOCIAL

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!
 

UGLY SWEATER SKATING PARTY

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.