|Popular in||July||High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||£633||Average for round-trip flights in April 2021|
Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Grande Prairie along with the rest of Canada. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Canada has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals. Travellers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people registered under the Indian Act may only enter Canada for essential purposes. Entrance will be denied to people travelling for tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits or religious functions. Canadian citizens, permanent residents, their immediate family members, diplomats, airline crews, and travellers arriving from the United States who are travelling for non-discretionary or non-optional purposes may still enter Canada. Seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers, temporary foreign workers, international students with valid study permits or approvals for study permits valid from at least 18 March 2020, and permanent resident applicants who received approval before 18 March 2020 who had not yet travelled to Canada, may still enter the country. Other people with special dispensation to enter Canada include French citizens who reside in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, people registered under the Indian Act, visa-exempt refugees and their immediate families, and those with special authorisation from the Canadian government. Travellers who exhibit symptoms will be prohibited from boarding planes that are destined for Canada. If they exhibit symptoms on arrival they will be referred to the Canadian Public Health Agency. Travellers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to medical reasons related to COVID-19 may not enter the country. Travellers must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival at their final destination in Canada. Travellers who disembarked from a cruise ship with a known COVID-19 outbreak like the ‘Diamond Princess’ will be required to remain in quarantine for 14 days at a location determined by the Chief Public Health Officer.. If you are looking to book a trip to Grande Prairie and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
Grande Prairie is a charming town in northern Alberta, with abundant natural attractions, outdoor activities and enough restaurants and bars to keep even the pickiest visitors happy during their holiday.
Despite being a relatively small city, Grande Prairie delivers attractions to keep all family members occupied. There are mini-golf and full size golf courses, bowling alleys, cinemas, skateboarding parks, fishing ponds and a superb outdoor theatre which hosts drama and music throughout the summer months (May through to September).
But the real appeal of this destination lies in the countryside. Northern Albert is world-class fishing territory, with plenty of lakes and streams to explore. Visitors can also rent the right equipment in town and head out kayaking, or they can take riding lessons at the region’s many stables. Rent mountain bikes and hit the trail or just take a map and hike into the wilderness to achieve pure tranquility and relaxation.
Shoppers are also welcomed to Grande Prairie, and the town has one of North Alberta’s best-stocked shopping malls in the Prairie Mall. In the centre of the city, the Downtown district is something different – a world away from big box stores, it is filled with boutiques and eateries where you can hop from clothes shopping to coffee and a satisfying Canadian feast in the same afternoon.
For those who rent a car, there are many sights that beg to be seen in northern Alberta. Don’t miss the unusual rock formations at Medicine Hat, drive past fields of beautiful canola blooms, or get close to nature at the Kakwa Wildlife Park. The region is even a fine skiing destination in winter – and offers excitement all year round.
Alberta is warm in the summer (June to August) and very cold in the winter (December through to March). Skiing and snowboarding fans should head to Grande Prairie in March for bargain deals on equipment hire, while hikers and fishing lovers might want to try May or October for cheap accommodation, pleasantly empty trails and the likelihood of good weather. High season in June and July is likely to be the most expensive time to visit.
Grande Prairie is spread out and the region around town is massive, so a rental car is generally recommended, particularly if you want to take a canoe or skiing equipment to the streams and slopes. However, the city itself has a good public transport system (buses don’t run all night so don’t get caught out!).