While the downtown core of Grande Prairie is bursting with fantastic urban adventures, there’s a lot to do beyond the central streets of this beautiful city. With the Grande Plan, come explore the excellent shops, strolls and sports of the South Bear Creek neighborhood. There’s both indoor and outdoor fun for the whole family, so pick your favorites from the list and get ready for an unforgettable time together!
A great place to start is at the Bear Paw Par 3 Golf Course & RV Park, which is a perfect excuse to practice your short-game skills while still spending quality time with the family. It features a shortened 9-hole golf course that’s suitable for kids, and great for sinking those long-distance putts. After polishing up your game, kick back for some relaxation at your campsite. The Bear Paw Campground is the perfect site to explore this area!
Nearby in South Bear Creek is the Bike Skills Park. If you have an aspiring mountain biker or BMX rider in the family, this is a place for them to practice their wheelies, balance and descents before tackling the real thing on a bigger scale. Nothing builds confidence like getting better at something that was once difficult.
Just a little closer toward downtown is Muskoseepi Park, well-known for the miles of walking trails and bike paths that run alongside the creek – and also known by thousands of citizens as a fitting antidote to the stress and noise of everyday life. For something a bit more structured, you can take part in disc golf that runs through both Muskoseepi and South Bear, where you can hone your arm (and your aim) in preparation for summer.
Eastlink Centre is another great option. Take the opportunity to catch big air at the Eastlink Skate Park, boasting 5,000 square feet of shred-ready skateboard space. But if you prefer your sports indoors, that’s okay, too — because Eastlink has a lot to choose from. You can visit the pool (complete with waterslides and other activities), burn some calories at the fitness center or running track, or watch the kids play themselves out at the Aquaterasaurus Land playground. All the details are here.
Hungry yet? If it’s snacks or small servings you’re after, you’ll want to check out Grains, a local favorite bakery, café, and restaurant that specializes in that homemade taste. But if you need something bigger after a long day, set your sights on Red Rock Urban BBQ — a can’t-miss smokehouse that serves mouth-watering portions of the best Alberta beef. We’d try to describe it, but words just wouldn’t do those flavors justice.
This is just one of the many Grande Plans designed with you in mind! Visit Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association for more Grande Plans and information for indoor and outdoor fun on all types of camping & hotels, dining and adventure!