March 2019


This March
 in Grande Prairie & Region


Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association Newsletter



This is the official monthly newsletter from GPRTA that features events, news, and promotions regarding tourism in Grande Prairie and Region!

In This Issue:

  Welcome to Readers
News from Visitor Information Centre
Member Mondays
Road Trip Wednesdays
Throwback Thursdays
 News from the DMF
Executive Member of the Month
 March & April Events

News from the Visitor Information Centre

As a Tourism member, we want to showcase “YOU” to all of the visitors that come to our office located in Centre 2000.


If you have any promotional material such as pamphlets, magazines, posters, etc. please drop them off and we will be happy to display them on your behalf!

February was a busy month for GPRTA! 

We partnered with Seekers Media and the #SkiNorthAB Campaign to promote tourism to our region. 
Click the logo to watch the video feature!
We partnered with the Prairie Mall for the
Family Passport Quest on February 16, 2019! 

Member Mondays

This weekly feature is a spotlight on one particular member to promote and educate their business to our 4,800+ Facebook followers. February Member Mondays were:
February 4 - Grant Berg Gallery 
February 11 - Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park
February 18 - Red Arrow Motorcoach
February 25 - Volunteer Services Bureau


Road Trip Wednesdays

This new monthly feature is a video spotlight on one or few members. Our GPRTA team ventures to the selected members place of business to capture highlights! If you would like to participate in Road Trip Wednesday please contact communications@gptourism.com.
Click the logo to watch on February Trip!

Throwback Thursdays 

We've partnered with The South Peace Regional Archives to showcase our Region's history! Each week we feature a historical photo from somewhere in the Region.

February 7, 2019
February 14, 2019
February 21, 2019

News from the DMF

Our local Destination Marketing Fund, a sub committee of GPRTA, has been working on a number of projects to help promote tourism to Grande Prairie and Region!

February was busy as they were an exhibition partner for the now departed, Itchiku Kubota exhibit at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie and sponsored Amazing Race Canada Host, Jon Montgomery, as the opening speaker for the 2019 Growing the North Conference!

March is also busy with sponsorship of the 21st Annual Maple Sugar Festival and the Food & Beverage Expo!

For more information on what the DMF is, check out their website
Grande Prairie Region Destination Properties sponsored speaker, Jon Montgomery, of the Amazing Race Canada and Gold Medalist at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.

Featured with GPRTA staff and during his address at the
2019 Growing The North Conference.
Featured kimono from the
Itchiku Kubota exhibit:
What do the Mountain Spirits Ponder

Executive Member of the Month

Better Than Fred's is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Grande Prairie, directly across from Revolution Place.

They're an 18+ licensed venue with a room capacity of up to 370, featuring full bar & dining services, a giant screen for our PPV Sports Events, wheelchair accessible areas, and a newly renovated back room complete with a private bar and dedicated service.

"We are Grande Prairie's HOT SPOT for Award Winning BBQ,
Live Bands, PPV Sports, Paint 'N Party Nites, and GP's largest Billiards area!"

March/April Event Calendar:

March 7/8/9 - Peace Country Classic AGRI Show at Evergreen Park
March 8 - Dueling Pianos at Maddhatters
March 9 - Art Battle Grande Prairie at Teresa Sargent Hall
March 18 -Meditation at Grande Prairie Public Library
March 23 - Food & Beverage Expo at Evergreen Park
March 23 - Kinky Boots at Revolution Place
March 29 & 30 - Duane Steele at Great Northern Casino
March 31 - Slush Cup at Nitehawk Year Round Adventure Park
April 6 - 5th Annual MS Fashion Show at Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre
April 13 - YMCA 80's Retro Night Gala at YMCA of Northern Alberta
April 20 - Dusty Tucker with Guests at Better Than Fred's
April 26/27/28 - GP Woman's Show - Revolution Place
April 30 - George Canyon with Doc Walker & Charlie Major at Great Northern Casino

Pre-Sale Stompede Midway passes are now available at our office located in Centre 2000. Tickets are $34 each.

Looking to Give Back?

We're always accepting prize donations for contests and events that GPRTA is organizing or involved with.

Let us promote YOU within our Region!

Send us your Events!

Send all of your upcoming events to info@gptourism.ca to have them on our Event Calendar. 
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