PARADISE Inn & Conference Centre Blog

posted by: Fname Lname on: November 26, 2019 5:39:08 PM

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The Grande Prairie community comes alive and radiates during the holiday season. Streets become wrapped in lights, stores are bustling with eager shoppers, families unite for age-old traditions, and friends come together over hot cocoa.


Heading to the good old Grande Prairie for the holidays? Check out these upcoming holiday events to make this year's trip a memorable one. 


Santa Parade 

On December 1, the annual Santa Parade takes over the Grande Prairie downtown streets. Starting at 4:00 PM, the parade begins its journey between 100 Avenue and 102 Street. Bundle up, find a comfy spot, and watch as Santa floats fill the streets. The parade ends at Revolutionary Place.

Tree Lighting

Following the Santa Parade is the annual Tree Lighting ceremony at Revolution Place. Local band, Whiskey Coalition plays an outdoor show while the Grande Prairie Storm hockey team keeps guests warm with hot chocolate and cookies. 


At 5:30 PM, Mayor Bill Given officially begins the tree lighting. Afterwards, enjoy a free screening of The Grinch inside the Bowes Events Centre and take photos with Santa Claus! Don't miss out on this fun and free event for the whole family. 


Annual Canadian Christmas Tour

The 16th Annual Canadian Country Christmas Tour returns for an exciting show at the Paradise Inn & Conference Centre. On December 6, witness live performances from four Canadian Country Music Award (CCCMA) winners and JUNO? nominees, such as Duane Steele, Sean Hogan, Adam Gregory and Thomas Wade. 


The evening features a full bar, a dance floor, and of course the best in Canadian country music! Tickets are $35.00 for adults, $15.00 for seniors, kids age 17 and under $15.00. Kids 10 and under are free. Get your tickets today!


After you dance away the night into the early morning hours, find your way to a comfortable bed at the Paradise Inn Grande Prairie located above the Canadian Christmas Tour concert! Find no hotel closer, more convenient, and comfortable than Paradise Inn. Book your stay today!

posted by: Fname Lname on: September 26, 2019 4:53:19 AM

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There’s also something fun to see and do in Grande Prairie. You can explore the natural surroundings, check out the local museum, or attend one of the many one-off activities and happenings that may occur on the spot. If you’re visiting in late October and are looking for something fun to do, then read on below, where we outline three of many events in Grande Prairie. Coming up we have fun evenings for a good cause and two special Halloween events.

Fun for a good cause

Want to have fun, do your bit for a good cause, and also sample some of the local life in Grande Prairie? Then consider attending the RMHCA Once Upon a Time Ball, which will take place on October 26, and will feature plenty of fun activities for children and adults alike. All the money raised will go towards the Ronald McDonald House. Last year, $67,000 was raised!

Halloween ale

What better way to celebrate the Halloween season than by having a fun night with your loved ones? At the Scarecrow Fest-of-Ale event, you can enjoy delicious beer, live music, and amazing food, all with a Halloween spin. It’ll all be taking place at Revolution Place on October 25. 

Scary scarecrows

And if that sounds like fun, then what about a shindig? There’s nothing better than a shindig! The Scarecrow Festival Shindig will feature plenty of scarecrows, acrylic paintings, food, and a live band. Also at Revolution Place, but this time on October 26.

You should round off your trip by staying at the best hotel in Grande Prairie. At the Paradise Inn & Conference Centre, you’ll have everything you need to fully enjoy your trip away from home. We offer a range of accommodation types and provide amenities that include a complimentary hot breakfast, fitness centre, and onsite restaurant and pub.

posted by: Fname Lname on: July 22, 2019 9:49:12 PM

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Planning on driving through the Canadian Prairie's this summer on your road trip? We recommend making a stop in the Grand Prairie's to discover all that they have to discover.

No good road trip is complete without some amazing food. Here are a few of our food recommendations to make your stay in the Grand Prairie's a delicious stop to remember.

El Norteño

Looking for some delicious Mexican food? Look no further than El Norteño for some delicious tacos. Do not underestimate their simple menu, these amazing tacos are fantastic enough to impress even the pickiest taco connoisseur. From veggie to meat options there is something on the menu for everyone to enjoy. You will be going up to order seconds, so make sure you try a variety of options.  

Better Than Freds

Better Than Freds is one of the best BBQ joints you can find in the prairies. This is a great option for all BBQ fans to find something that they will enjoy. Try out their delicious smoked ribs and chicken. This is also a great place to check out for some entertainment as well, they sometimes offer live music acts and even have pool tables for you to enjoy. 

Padrino’s Italian Ristorante

Looking for a romantic evening away from the kids? We recommend checking out Padrino’s Italian Ristorante. They offer plenty of amazing pasta dishes to satisfy your tastebuds. Do not forget to try their dessert, especially their tiramisu. 


Feeling excited to try some delicious food in the Grand Prairie's this year during your summer road trip? Wondering where you can stay and relax with the family during your trip? The Paradise Inn Grand Prairie provides comfortable accommodations for you and your family to enjoy all the city has to offer and relax from driving in the car. We offer a variety of rooms that will be perfect for a party of any size! 

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.