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November 2019

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Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association Presents

The Top 12 things to do in Grande Prairie & Region before the clock strikes 2020!!


Light up the night with the Northern Spirit Light Show
 
This annual show, put on by the Peace Draft Horse Club, is held at Evergreen Park. Drive or take a horse and wagon ride through the sparkling twists and turns of this community loved event. Keep warm on a wagon ride with hot chocolate or tune into the local Christmas station as you drive. Fun for the whole family and sure to bring holiday cheer!

Visit the link for full details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2589798407745429/
Splash around at the Eastlink Centre

This multi-purpose facility located in Grande Prairie has everything from a pool, kids splash park, wave rider, sport courts, weight room, track, and more! If activity is what you're interested in, the Eastlink Centre is the place for you! Family friendly and welcoming to serious sport enthusiasts! 

Activities are waiting for you at:  https://eastlinkcentre.ca/
Fill your heart with cheer at the Festival of Trees

Holiday awe is exemplified at this annual event held at Evergreen Park. View the dozens of unique trees, shop local artisans, catch a holiday performance, sip on hot chocolate, and get a photo with Santa! Be sure to mark your calendars for this event because just like the holidays… its over in the blink of an eye!

For show hours & admission visit: https://www.festivaloftreesgp.ca/
Visit a Holiday Market

Our regional community has local artisans bursting at the seems. If you’re looking for a unique and local gift this holiday season, one of the Holiday Markets is sure to have the perfect item!

Sexsmith Christmas Farmer’s Market: November 22-23 –https://www.facebook.com/events/444197146219024/

Grande Prairie Christmas Farmer’s Market: November 28-30 - https://www.facebook.com/events/359590398329163/

Saddle Hills County Christmas is the County Craft Sale – November 30 - https://www.facebook.com/saddlehillscounty/photos/a.1614323305463396/2538855653010152/?type=3&theater

Beaverlodge Christmas Craze: December 6 - https://www.facebook.com/events/2302476946530024/

Clairmont Christmas Craft Sale: December 6-7 - https://www.facebook.com/events/407650389906381/?event_time_id=407650396573047
Slide on down at Nitehawk’s Tube Zone

Get a group together and be ready for a tubular good time as you speed down the giant Aquatera Tube Zone at Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park! Race against each other or ride together, the combinations are endless with 4 slide zones. Want to do more after tubing? Hop on your skis or snowboard and hit the slopes!

For everything Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park has to offer: https://gonitehawk.com/activities/tube-park/aquatera-tube-zone/
Catch some hockey action with the Grande Prairie Storm

There’s a Storm brewing and lightning just might strike when out to watch the local Junior A Hockey team! Experience the community support and cheer on the Grande Prairie Storm! Not sure which game to catch? Well you’re in luck because the Grande Prairie Storm have an international game against the Czech Republic on December 5, 2019!

For information on the Storm vs Czech Republic visit: https://revolutionplace.com/events/details/449-storm-vs-czech-republic

For the Grande Prairie Storm season schedule visit: https://www.grandeprairiestorm.ca/schedule--results/game-schedule--results.html
Witness the Village of Hythe Christmas Tree Drop!

The Village of Hythe, located North-West of Grande Prairie is having their Annual Tree Drop on November 30, 2019! Witness the tree being airdropped by helicopter at 1pm and the lite-up at 5pm. Don’t miss this unique regional event!

For details visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/428811751370314/
Aim for the bullseye at
Bullets & Broadheads Shooting Centre

New to the region as of 2019, this multi-range facility provides axe throwing, archery, and shooting in a safe and controlled environment. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to  instruct and answer questions to ensure customers have the best experience. Will you be able to hit the bullseye?

For all services visit: https://bulletsnbroadheads.ca/
Visit the local City Centre Shops

It might be a jacket, appliance, video game, or a killer pair of shoes! The shops in City Centre Grande Prairie have something for everyone! Unique, local, and festive finds are everywhere in City Centre!

For all you City Centre needs visit: https://www.gpdowntown.com/
Relax, breath, and stroll through Muskoseepi

Escape into the winter wonderland that is Muskoseepi. Stroll, run, or ski through the trails on a crisp day. With over 30km of trails and multiple points of entry, it’s your go to trails within Grande Prairie city limits. Want to experience more? Skate on the pond beside the Ernie Radbourne Pavilion or go tobogganing!

Explore more at: https://www.cityofgp.com/parks-recreation/parks-sports-fields/muskoseepi-park
Get that mountain view in Grande Cache

The mountains are calling! Venture out to Grande Cache for a variety of winter activities! Try ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, tobogganing, or even ice climbing! If adventure is your middle name, Grande Cache is the place for you. The picturesque backdrop doesn’t hurt either.

For full details visit: http://grandecache.ca/p/winter-adventures
Take a trip to the past at the
Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum

Take a trip back in time and discover the ancient dinosaurs that used to live in our regional area.  Located in Wembley, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum has impressive exhibits, the Aykroyd Family Theatre, a gift shop, and the Dine-O-Saur Restaurant! Visit their website for upcoming holiday and even summer events.

Explore more at: https://dinomuseum.ca/
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