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Grande Prairie Northern Alberta

While you’re in Grande Prairie, try not to trip over any skulls from the late Cretaceous period. For real. The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum can get you up to speed regarding the locals circa 75 million years ago. In summer, make time for a local festival or agricultural fair. Add a bag of mini doughnuts and you’re practically a local. ● Believe it: The Pipestone Creek bonebed is rife with fossils. Get a tour and channel your inner paleontologist. ● Get urban: Muskoseepi Park features more than a dozen kilometres of paved trails begging for a bike picnic.
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The Dunes Golf & Winter Club

Grande Prairie, Alberta
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Lush fairways complemented by immaculate greens and edged with elegant spires of jackpine and spruce define The Dunes – northern Alberta’s premier golf course. With views of the Wapiti River valley and glimpses of natural wildlife, this 18-hole public

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Evergreen Park

Grande Prairie, Alberta
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The largest exhibition facility north of Edmonton, this facility outside Grande Prairie hosts a variety of exhibitions and events and has an onsite casino and live horseracing.

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Forbes Homestead and Pioneer Hospital

Grande Prairie, Alberta

The Forbes Homestead was officially registered as a Provincial Heritage Site in 1976 and it is one of the oldest log buildings still standing in Grande Prairie. Containing the original log hospital building built in 1911 and the Forbes’s Residence add on built in 1912. During July and August, it is open 7 days a week. There is free admission to the Forbes site, however, donations are gratefully accepted to help maintain the site. An onsite Heritage Interpreter that will give all visitors a guided tour of the site, or people can walk through at their own pace.

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Bear Creek Folk Festival

Grande Prairie, Alberta
2018-08-17 To 2018-08-19 MST

The third annual Bear Creek Folk Music Festival takes place August 17-19 on Borstad Hill in Muskoseepi Park, in the heart of Grande Prairie. The festival features 4 stages with over 30 provincial, national, and international touring artists performing from a wide range of genres, including country, Celtic, blues, gospel, Americana, bluegrass, world music, contemporary and traditional folk, rock and many things in between. With its diverse and high-caliber lineup, there is something for everyone to enjoy.Some of thegreatacts coming this year- Michael Franti and Spearhead, City and Color, Colin James, Emerson Drive, and Childrens entertainment- Sharon And Bram, just to name a few. This is a family-friendly event, with children under 12 entering free, and youth and senior discounts available. The vibe is relaxed and all about enjoying world-class music. Sit and listen for a bit then move to the next stage, or find some shade and spend the day in one place soaking up the tunes. Our kids area offers free face-painting and arts & crafts. Enjoy craft beer, ciders, and wines in our beer gardens. Artisan vendors, diverse food options, and a stocked merchandise tent round out the fest’s offerings.

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Bear Creek Folk Festival

Grande Prairie, Alberta
2018-08-17 To 2018-08-19 MST

Join us for the Bear Creek Folk Music Festival, held at the Borstad Hill in Muskoseepi Park, in the heart of Grande Prairie. This festival features over 30 provincial, national, and international touring artists in a wide range of genres, including country, Celtic, blues, gospel, Americana, bluegrass, world music, contemporary and traditional folk, rock and many things in between. With its diverse and high-calibre lineup, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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