Visit the Swan City in Your Grande Prairie Rental Car
Grand Prairie is situated in Northwest Alberta, at the intersection of Highway 43 and Highway 40, about 283 miles northwest of the capital city of Edmonton. Stop in with your Grande Prairie rental car and see the local sights!
Bowes Family Crystal Centre
Located at 10017 99 Ave., The Bowes Family Crystal Centre is two attractions in one! The Centre is home to the Bowes Family Crystal Gardens and the Canada Games Arena. Every year, a variety of events from concerts to trade shows, sporting events to children’s shows, are held here. The Centre has even been credited with rejuvenating Grande Prairie’s downtown scene.
Grande Prairie Museum and Heritage Village
If you’re driving through in your Thrifty rental car, take a moment to visit the Grande Prairie Museum and Heritage Village. Both are set in the picturesque Muskoseepi Park and depict the history of the region. Open year round, the museum was officially opened in 1971 and features exhibits on the pioneers who homesteaded Grande Prairie, coming over the long and short trails to establish the early foundation and develop business in the Peace Region. Boasting a collection of 55,000 artifacts, the museum offers visitors a look at five main themes: Paleontology, Archaeology, Natural History, Human History and Curios and Collections.
The Reel Shorts Film Festival
Independent film lovers will enjoy The Reel Shorts Film Festival, held in Grande Prairie in early May. The event is a five-day international festival of short films, shown at Grande Prairie Live Theater’s Second Street Theater. The festival showcases filmmakers from around the world, across Canada, and in the Peace Region of Canada. The Reel Shorts Film Festival is a five-day international festival of short films in Grande Prairie that takes place at Grande Prairie Live Theatre's Second Street Theatre in early May. Enjoy the festival in your Grand Prairie rental car this year!