10 Spring Things to Do

in the Grande Prairie Region

10 Spring Things to Do

Outdoor Fun in the Warming Weather


Sitting around a campfire in Grande Prairie RegionThe birds are chirping, the snow is melting, and there’s a hop and a skip to everyone’s step – spring has sprung! We have put together a list of top things to do in our region this spring, keeping in mind the back-and-forth weather tendencies.

But rain, shine, or snow, there is a renewed sense of excitement for exploring and adventure this time of year, and we look forward to seeing how you explore our region this Spring.


1. Go Camping

Many of our local campgrounds open up on May 1st for the camping season. Pack up the tent or trailer and head to our Camping Guide to reserve your spot.


2. Mix Up Some At-Home Cocktails

Local distillery Latitude 55 has the perfect line-up of spirits to mix up some cocktails for those sunny days spent on your deck or at the lake. You can read more about Latitude 55 in our in-depth interview with their team. Or, if you’re feeling like going out on the town, Latitude has a stunning cocktail lounge located in a historic fire station where you can sip on their latest creations (no mixing needed).


3. Visit a Local Food Truck

Grande Prairie is now home to a thriving community of mobile food trucks. Want to track down your new favourite? Check out our friends over at GP Food Trucks for updated times and locations.


Hiking Grande Prairie trails

Photo Credit: Michael Curtiss

4. Explore a Library for More Than Books

Drift away with a new bestseller, or check out the Grande Prairie Public Library’s Library of Things and Tool Library for more fun, practical ways to enjoy yourself or get some DIY done this spring!


5. Try Your Hand at Disc Golf

Did you know that disc golf was invented right here in Canada? The game has modernized since the early 1900s from tin lids to proper “discs” – otherwise known as frisbees. You’ll find three disc golf courses in and around Grande Prairie: Thrill Hill, South Bear Creek, and Evergreen Park.


Enjoying food on a patio in Grande Prairie Region

6. Enjoy Food and Beverages on a Patio

Our restaurant industry is full of hidden gems. Grab a drink, have a bite, and enjoy the warm days on a patio or cooler days inside the unique spaces – our businesses will appreciate your support!


7. Walk or Cycle Through our Trail Systems

One of the biggest perks of our northern locale is the extensive network of trails and paths we have to offer. From paved residential trails that weave through our city, to forested pathways that take you through nature, there are no shortage of new places to take your feet (or wheels!)


8.  Go for a Hike

Nearby Grande Cache is a hiker’s paradise, with secret waterfalls, the rolling foothills of the Rockies, and a chance to run into some local wildlife, this area is a natural and wild mecca for outdoor exploring.


Shop local in Grande Prairie Region9. Explore the Shops on 100th Ave

COPY: A walk through our city center will set you up for all sorts of retail therapy, from small clothing and shoe boutiques and curated home interior goods to used books and iced coffees. Local institution the Grande Prairie Downtown Association keeps tabs on all the latest news, bargains, and other updates!


10. Go for a Road Trip Around our Region!

To end our list with a bang, our hand-crafted Grande Plan itineraries are designed to take you to different corners of the Grande Prairie region for unique, local-focused adventures that people of any age can enjoy.


Wherever this season ends up taking you, we love to hear and see about your Grande Prairie region adventures. Tag @gp_tourism on Instagram or use the hashtag #GPTourism so we can check out your spring activities and possibly feature you on our page!

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