May 2016

Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association welcomes you to our Member Exclusive newsletter! Highlighting and showcasing our members and some of their attributes to the community, as well as events in the area and updates about GPRTA.

 Member Mention

Each Quarter, We highlight one of our members and something fresh they are doing with their business or in our community.

Welcome to Lift-Assisted Downhill Mountain Biking


We offer the most vertical of any park in Alberta – 525 ft – as well as the most diverse terrain.

Look out for new additions to the trails this summer! We’ve got green, blue and black trails. There are all sorts to keep you on your toes – Berms, Log Rides, Doubles, Skinnies, Drops and Tabletops. Then catch a ride back up the hill on the Bauer triple chair and do it all over again.

(tentative opening date Sunday May 31 – weather dependant)

Wednesdays:  5:30 to 9:30PM

Sundays:  12:00 to 5:00PM

Local  Love

A local feature in the Grande Prairie area & Region. Showcasing the Beauty in our Backyard.
The Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum, 19km west of the city of Grande Prairie.
Photo By: Marilyn Grubb
The Wapiti River, just upstream from Pipestone
Photo by: Darrel Comeau
Get to know GPRTA!
GPRTA produced 3500 promotional Swag Bags through 2015 for various organizations. The contents often include annual visitor guides, maps, pins, Restaurant guides, and coupons from various businesses’ that provide coupons
are: A&W, Harvey’s, Great Northern Casino and the L Spa.
Email Info@gptourism.ca to inquire about swag bags for your organization.

GPRTA will deliver stands and visitor guides to your business or organization to be displayed! These Guides include so much information about the Grande Prairie Area. The Visitor Guide is not just for visitors! They are beneficial to locals as well as new residents, and those just passing through the area.

Join us at the Visitor Information Centre this summer, June thru August for
  • Welcome Wednesdays -  Complimentary food & beverages for visitors all day every Wednesday
  • Rotary Bus Tours- Free tour of the city every Tue.,Wed.,Thurs., starts at 7pm in the Centre 2000 parking lot.
You’re Invited to the 2016 Tourism Industry Town Hall
May 13 -8:30 -1:30pm  - Pomeroy Hotel, 11633 - 100 Street
  • Hear about Travel Alberta’s marketing strategy and the new ATIS 2.0.
  • Alberta Culture and Tourism update.
Pre-register (no charge) to attend the nearest Tourism Industry Town Hall. Find out the benefits of working together with Travel Alberta, Alberta Culture and Tourism and your local destination marketing organization.
For more details and registration go to industry.travelalberta.com ► Events ► Tourism Industry Town Halls

We are hosting the Operators Season opening lunch!
We would like to invite all Regional Tourism Operators to meet with the Visitor Information Centre staff as well as fellow operators, to discuss ideas and plans for the summer season. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
To RSVP or for any questions please call 780-539-7688 or email info@gptourism.ca

GPRTA wants to promote you! Visit Our Website and see our events page @ https://gptourism.ca/events/
Submit your event and have it appear on our Visitor Information kiosks in the G.P Airport and Centre 2000. It can also be added to our events page on Facebook
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114, 11330-106 street Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7X9

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