Grande Prairie is a city in the northwestern part of the province of Alberta in Western Canada. It is located on the southern edge of the Peace River Country. Grande Prairie was one of Canada's fastest growing cities between 2001 and 2006, mainly due to the oil and gas industry. It is currently Alberta's seventh largest incorporated city by population. Grande Prairie is the largest city between Edmonton and Fairbanks, Alaska on the route via Highway 43, the Alaska Highway, and the Richardson Highway. Along the Gateway to the Alaska Highway, Grande Prairie is a thoroughly modern city of over 55,000 people, with shopping and cultural amenities equal to those of much larger centers. Recreation within the Grande Prairie area provide hiking, parks (Muskoseepi, bear creek valley) golfing (The dunes), bird watching, boating, swimming, as well as some of the best sport fishing and hunting around. Located 450 kilometers northwest of Edmonton and 160 kilometers east of the Rocky Mountains, Grande Prairie is just a short drive from some of the most picturesque scenery in the country. You can explore Kakwa Falls, a 27 meter natural wonder southwest of Grande Prairie. Or how about Kleskun Hills, a prehistoric river delta dating back 70 million years. Muskoseepi Park also has an outdoor swimming pool and a pavilion with a cafeteria and an outdoor pond which converts into a skating rink in the winter. Crystal Lake in the northeast part of the city also has parkland, preserved wetlands. What ever your interest Grande Prairie's hospitality is sure to bring you back for more. There are a total of 3000+ rental units in Grande Praire, with the average 2 bed going for $966/month. This figure is lower then province average of $1055/month.