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Grande Prairie, Alberta
Welcome to Grande Prairie ...
A typical abbreviation for Grande Prairie: Grande Pr.
From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Grande Prairie had a population of 47,066 people.<1>
The city of Grande Prairie was settled in 1910 and was incorporated as a city January 1, 1958.
Grande Prairie is 2,140 feet [652 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Grande Prairie is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Grande Prairie lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).
Telephone area codes for Grande Prairie: (780) and (587)<3>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Grande Prairie had a population of 47,066 people.
The population of Grande Prairie represents 1.43% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 7th most populous community.
With a 2006 count of 47,066 people, the population of Grande Prairie increased 27.26% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 36,983 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Grande Prairie.
Communities near Grande Prairie ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.
To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Grande Prairie.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Grande Prairie:
Websites for Grande Prairie ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grande Prairie ...
Looking for more information about Grande Prairie? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Grande Prairie, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Grande Prairie.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Grande Prairie: www.cityofgp.com/
The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/
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This page was last modified: 15 May 2019