Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie

Photos courtesy of Darrel Comeau, Misty Mountain Photography, and Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association.


459 km to Edmonton

Key Industries

Agriculture, forestry, oil & gas, and retail services


Approximately 67,669 residents


Kindergarten to grade 12 and post-secondary

Grande Prairie is named for the broad, sweeping plains that sprawl outward from the city in three directions. It’s an important rest stop for migrating trumpeter swans, giving it the nickname “Swan City.” South of town, the grasslands give way to boreal forest and foothills that stretch into the northernmost tip of the Canadian Rockies.

Discover, a vibrant, youthful, and multicultural growing community. Grande Prairie’s median age is about 31, making it a great fit for young professionals and new families. Here, you’ll find shops, restaurants, pubs, and an active arts, social, and sports scene. Whatever your niche, you can find it here.

Families have plenty of education options from Pre-K to Grade 12, including post-secondary programs at Northwestern Polytechnic. There’s numerous parks and playgrounds, and over 18 kilometres of walking trails to explore. You can embrace outdoor living at one of the numerous provincial parks in the surrounding area – some as close as a 15-minute drive away.

Alberta’s newest dinosaur museum, the Philip J. Currie Museum, opened its doors in 2015. It houses a plethora of fossils from prehistoric land, air, and water creatures that have been found in the nearby Pipestone Creek Bonebed, just 30 minutes outside of the city.

Grande Prairie offers many big-city benefits with the perks of a smaller community. You’ll experience shorter commute times, a lower cost of living, and outdoor adventures right at your doorstep, with all the amenities and services you expect from an urban centre.

To learn more, visit the City of Grande Prairie website, Grande Prairie Tourism, or the community’s Facebook page.


AHS operates four facilities in Grande Prairie. Opened in 2021, the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital (GPRH) provides a wide range of acute and outpatient care including 24-hour emergency, Grande Prairie Cancer Centre, surgery, mental health, intensive care, obstetrics, and pediatrics. In addition, GPRH partners with Northwestern Polytechnic to provide a health education centre within the hospital for healthcare professionals. The Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Hospital provides a range of rehabilitative services, health programs, and specialty clinics, such as hemodialysis and kidney care, bariatric care, and stroke prevention.

AHS also provides home care, physical and occupational therapy, audiology, and social services out of QEII Mackenzie Place and the Virene Building. In addition, residents can access community healthcare, immunization, and laboratory services at the College and Community Health Centre.

AHS teams focus on interdisciplinary collaboration at all these facilities. Get to know your coworkers personally and professionally through regular team meetings that improve transparency and clarify goals. You’ll find a strong degree of camaraderie, and a high level of personal and professional respect. At AHS, you can find your ideal balance between work and life through your benefits package, development opportunities, and local programs designed to support staff.

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