City of Grande Prairie

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    Birth of the Swan City
    Soon after the City of Grande Prairie received its charter in 1958, it was declared the “Home of the Trumpeter Swan”.  In 1926, a visiting representative of the Canadian Wildlife Service discovered that the swans were nesting in the Grande Prairie area.

    Since then, a combination of protective legislation, good wildlife management and co-operation between Canada and the United States has rescued the swan from the endangered list.

    The Original City Hall
    The original City Hall was shared between the City’s Welfare Officer and the Peace Region Planning Commission. Council consisted of a mayor elected for a two-year term and six alderman. The building was destroyed by fire in February 1961 and soon replaced by a newer facility on June 6, 1962.

    Grande Prairie is located in the Northwestern part of Alberta, in the heart of the Peace Region.  It is the largest city North of  Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city.

    • Approximately 465 Km Northwest of Edmonton
    • 669m above sea level.

    Relocation Guide

    Thinking about moving, or are a new resident to Grande Prairie and wondering what we’re all about? The 2017 Relocation Guide is a great place to learn more about your new community.


    This magazine also has invaluable information for businesses – you’ll quickly see why this is an excellent place to live, work, play and do business.

    Download the 2017 Relocation Guide (PDF 18.7 MB)

    Within the magazine, you’ll find information on:

    • The Grande Prairie Business Advantage
    • Demographics
    • Land Use Map
    • Housing and Real Estate
    • Education and Health Directory
    • History
    • The Region, and Exploring Grande Prairie
    • City Parks and Facilities
    • Events and more!

    Fax: 780-538-0746

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