It might be the middle of winter, but that doesn’t matter all that much in Grande Prairie. Whereas other cities tend to shut or slow down when the weather gets a little chilly, this isn’t the case in Grande Prairie, which always offers its visitors something fun to do. And if you’re planning on visiting the city during February, March and into April, fun is just what you’ll find. Below, we take a look at just three of the events that you’ll have to look forward to during your trip.
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Some people try and shelter themselves away all winter, but even in sub-zero temperatures, there are plenty of opportunities to have fun, and once you bundle up, you can make the most of it! On February 17th, you and all members of your family can look forward to the annual Winter Family Frostival, which will be taking place at the Crosslink County Sportsplex, between 12 pm to 3 pm. At this event, winter fun includes sleigh rides, ice carving, ice skating, snow painting, and snowshoeing!
What better way to capture the special moments on your trip to Alberta than by bringing a souvenir home with you? The 7th Annual Critter and Craft Sale will be held on April 25, from 10 am to 3 pm, at the Drysdale Arena at Evergreen Park. This is a local farmers market unlike any other where you'll find almost anything under the sun. Featuring over 100 vendors onsite, you can go home with crafts, clothing, bath and beauty products, woodworks, jars of honey, poultry, rabbits, goats, pigs and much more! Find things you didn't know you needed! This public market is free for all to attend.
Do you love comedy? Do you desperately need a laugh to shake the winter blues? Then make sure you get in line to see the 12th annual Snowed In Comedy Tour, which is the largest cross-Canada tour of its' kind! The comedy showcase makes its' stop in Grande Prairie at the Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre on March 11. The show has toured internationally and features accomplished comedians that are not only hilarious, but they ARE the show. This year's stellar line-up includes Erica Sigurdson, Pete Zedlacher, Dan Quinn, and Paul Myrehaug of the Debaters. Get your tickets before they sell out!
It is possible to experience the best of Grande Prairie in winter whether at a family friendly winter festival, a great comedy show or at a farmers' market. After a full day's fun and adventure, you'll be seeking out fabulously comfortable accommodations that offer a peaceful and relaxing stay experience. At the Paradise Inn & Conference Centre Grande Prairie Airport, you’ll have everything you need to feel taken care of in your home away from home, including plush bedding, free high-speed Wi-Fi, TELUS Optik TV, onsite pub and restaurant, and complimentary hot breakfast served daily. Book your stay with us today!