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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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Old Bezanson Town Site

Grande Prairie, Alberta

Day use area, kitchen shelter, non-potable water privies, firewood, playground. The Old Bezanson Townsite is what remains of the dream of A.M. Bezanson. In the early 1900s, he started building a city here in anticipation of the rail link. When the line passed through Grande Prairie instead, the Old Bezanson Townsite building footprints is all that remained of his legacy. Open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily; summer only. Group overnight camping by reservation only.

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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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Eastlink Centre

Grande Prairie, Alberta
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More than a sports and recreation facility, Eastlink Centre is where community is built. It's where people of all ages come to Explore, Engage and Experience our services.The $110 million, 450,000 square foot Eastlink Centre, located in South Grande Prairie, is a modern health and fitness facility offering recreation activities to a wide range of users. The facility opened its doors on December 12, 2011.Aquatics, Fitness, Sports & MoreThe aquatics area provides entertainment for all ages with two water slides, FlowRider for simulated surfing and a colourful dinosaur-themed waterpark for children ages 12 and under. The 50-metre Competition swimming pool is approved to host Provincial, National and International swim events and patrons can participate in a range of activities for every skill level. For those looking for a more relaxing visit, the facility also offers a Lazy River, Family and Adult Hot Tubs, steam room and sauna.Overlooking the aquatics area is a full-sized athletics facility. The Fieldhouse provides courts and equipment for a variety of sports or fitness classes and has hosted the Alberta Special Olympics. Racquetball and Squash courts can be found to the East of the Fieldhouse and a four-lane, 175-metre track can be found on the third floor. The second floor hosts a large weight room, cardio equipment with flat screens and multipurpose rooms that offer space for fitness classes and community groups.Barrier Free DesignThe broad range of equipment ensures multi-generational access to the entire facility. The facility is also completely barrier free.

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Reel Shorts Film Festival

Grande Prairie, Alberta
2018-05-05 To 2018-05-06 MST

The Reel Shorts Film Festival celebrates short films and the filmmakers who make them by screening gems of storytelling brilliance from around the world and across Canada. The 10-day festival starts with a 2-day Documentary 101 workshop followed by 8 days of screening 90+ short films that attract audience members from near and far including over 2.400 Grade 1-12 students from local and regional schools.

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