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PARADISE Inn & Conference Centre Blog

Grande Prairie events, Christmas, Holidays
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! 

Travelling to Grande Prairie this november with the family in tow? You’ll have no shortage of terrific activities to keep you entertained during your stay. The wide range of attractions on offer means there’ll be something for everyone in your clan, whether that’s exploring the great outdoors, getting to know the local area a little better, or having some fun on the slopes.

family walk

Muskoseepi Park

Not sure what you want to do when you’re in the outdoors? Then head over to Muskoseepi Park. It’s jam packed with fun activities, from skateboard parks to minigolf. If you’d rather take it easy, then simply enjoy one of the many trails. You might want to wrap up warm, but if it’s cold you’ll at least have an excuse to grab a warming coffee before and after!

Saskatoon Island Provincial park

Before your outdoor fun a bit more rustic? Then Saskatoon Island Provincial Park is where you’ll want to be. It’s the off-season, so don’t expect too many fellow explorers, but this is a good thing: you’ll have the place to yourself!

Grande Prairie museum

If the cold weather is a little bit too cold for you, then keep the chill at bay by exploring the Grande Prairie Museum. This free attraction details the history of the city from its pioneer days.  

Nitehawk

And for just about the best family fun, head over to Nitehawk, a year-round adventure park. You’ll be able to nighttube and other fun activities, and even take on the slopes if they’re open!

Planning to make the best hotel in Grande Prairie your base while you’re visiting the city? Then make sure you book your accommodations at the Paradise Inn. Our hotel has everything your family needs to have a relaxing break away, including a hot breakfast, free wifi, and onsite restaurant.

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.

compass hiking

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 flat-screen TV with TELUS Optik Digital Cable, and a microwave and mini-fridge. Perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring the outdoors!

It’s looking like it’s going to be another great summer in Grande Prairie! Visit during July and you’ll have many great events waiting for you to get involved in, including Canada Day celebrations, a festival dedicated to downtown street performances, and a two days of pioneer themed fun.  

canada flag

Oh, Canada

What better way to celebrate Canada Day than in beautiful Grande Prairie? There’ll be two days of events, starting on June 30 and running through to the big day. On June 30, head down to Muskoseepi Park from 8pm for live entertainment, cake, children’s activities, food vendors, and then a mega firework show at midnight. On Canada Day, there’ll be a parade downtown, and more events in the park and at Grande Prairie Museum.

Street performer festival

The streets will be alive with the thrill of live performances between July 21 and July 23, when the 17th Annual International Street Performers will be taking place in downtown Grande Prairie. The details about what exactly will be taking place remain a secret, but one thing’s for sure: you can expect plenty of colour, fun, and some out of this world performances!

Pioneer days

There’ll be two days of fun on July 16 and 17 at the South Peace Centennial Museum and Interpretive Centre, which will be hosting its popular Pioneer Day. Over the two days there’ll be plenty of live music, delicious food, local craft sales, and demos of how life was in bygone times. Not to be missed!

Interested in the above events? Then book your stay at the Paradise Inn and you’ll have the perfect base from which to explore all the great things Grande Prairie has to offer. Our rooms have everything you need to feel home away from home, including Free Wi-Fi, a flatscreen TV, mini-fridge, and more.

May
16
The Paradise Inn & Conference Centre is welcoming everyone to the 12th Peace Region Petroleum Show. In Grande Prairie Alberta, May 17-18 2017. Great rates are available.

May
11
posted by: Paradise Inn and Suites Grande Prairie on: May 11, 2017 3:21:33 PM
Please join us in celebrating Majors Homestyle & Tractor Jacks Mothers Day Brunch in the Paradise Inn. This Sunday May 14th 10am-2pm. For Reservations please call 780-882-9026

April
26
posted by: Paradise Inn and Suites Grande Prairie on: April 26, 2017 4:19:12 PM
The Paradise Inn is proud to sponsor local athletes and we hope to see all at Xcessive Force 14 Break Up Bash Friday April 28th, 2017 at Entrec Centre in Evergreen Park.
April
15
posted by: Paradise Inn and Suites Grande Prairie on: April 15, 2017 3:11:21 PM
The Paradise Inn & Conference Centre wishes everyone a Happy Easter Sunday and enjoy a safe long weekend.
April
7
When in Grande Prairie this weekend why not go see Hunt Mania Gun and Sportsman Show at Evergreen Park. At the same time stay with us and enjoy great service with our great rates. Finally don't forget about Major's Sunday Brunch in the Paradise Inn & Conference Centre.
March
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posted by: Paradise Inn and Suites Grande Prairie on: March 31, 2017 3:15:29 PM


The Paradise Inn & Conference Centre is a proud local sponsor of XFFC 14- Break Up Bash April 28th 2017 at Entrec Centre in Evergreen Park. We are proud to sponsor our local talent in the Grande Prairie marketplace.