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PARADISE Inn & Conference Centre Blog

August
16

No Shortage of Entertainment in Grande Prairie This Month

posted by: Paradise Inn and Suites Grande Prairie on: August 16, 2013 8:32:09 PM
Summer is a great time to visit Grande Prairie. Over the next few weeks, our city offers dozens of ways to kick back, relax and have some fun. Here are some events and activities that we think are worth checking out: 

Dinosaur Bonebed Tours 

73-million years ago, during the Cretaceous period, the Peace Country was populated by 25 different species of prehistoric dinosaurs, birds, lizards, and mammals. Today, the region is one of North America’s richest sites for paleontological excavation, which continue to uncover troves of fossils.

On the Dinosaur Bonebed Tours, conducted by the project team of the Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, visitors can explore the region’s prehistoric past on a two-hour hike across a massive dinosaur bonebed in Pipestone Creek Park. The tours take place on Fridays at 5:00pm and Saturdays/Sundays at 10:30am and 3:30pm and cost a mere $2.50 per person.

Kokanee Komedy Nights

If you’ve never experienced live stand-up comedy, you might be surprised at just how much fun it is. If you’re looking for somewhere to take a date, entertain a client or just have a good time with your friends, nothing beats a stand-up show: it’s affordable and almost always makes you laugh more than you expect to. Head to Grand Prairie’s Great Northern Casino every Wednesday to catch two top-notch performers and enjoy an evening of laughs, drinks and—if you’re brave enough—casino games.

Rotary Bus Tours

Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening until the end of August, the Grande Prairie Rotary Club offers a free bus tour through the city and surrounding areas. Lasting about an hour-and-a-half, the tour requires no advance registration. Simply show up at 7:00pm at the Grande Prairie Visitor Information Centre at 11330 106th St and hop on!

Grande Prairie Corn Maze

As we get closer to the opening of the new Currie Dinosaur Museum, dinosaurs seem to be on everyone’s mind in Grande Prairie. This year’s maze pays tribute to the forthcoming museum, as you can see in the above photo. The corn maze officially opens on August 17th and stays open until mid-October. For more information, including location and hours, call 780-532-6323.

For up-to-date info on what’s going on around Grande Prairie, stay tuned to our blog! And don’t hesitate to contact our hotel if you have any questions about local events or attractions. The Paradise Inn and Conference Centre is your premier choice for affordable upscale accommodation in Grande Prairie.
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