The City of Grande Prairie is pleased to announce the return of the Grande North Winter Festival, taking place January 13-15, 2023.

The Grande North Winter Festival is a weekend-long, walkable winter festival downtown that showcases our city. The event features activities and entertainment throughout the downtown core including Bonnetts Energy Centre, Montrose Cultural Centre and Muskoseepi Park.

The festival aims to create a unique experience centered around ice and snow, to embrace the northern winters, provide residents an event to look forward to during this season, and encourage community connection.

“Council was thrilled by the success of the inaugural Grande North Winter Festival last year,” says Mayor Jackie Clayton. “The event captures the urban and innovative spirit of our city and is a testament to the high calibre events hosted locally in Grande Prairie. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to explore downtown, support local businesses, and gather together to enjoy the outdoors as we embrace winter at the Grande North Winter Festival 2023."

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Tickets for the hockey games and concerts also grant access to an Exclusive Ice Garden Party for ticket-holders only.

Montrose Cultural Centre – Free Activities

• Aquatera ice slide

• Greenpath Energy skating oval

• Greenpath Energy crokicurl rink

• The Office Snow Maze 

• Fire pits

• Music

Muskoseepi Park – Free Activities

• Skating on the pond

• Horse and wagon rides

• Snowshoeing

• Crokicurl rink

• Maple Taffy provided by ACFA • Music

Through the Grande North Winter Festival, the City aims to establish an annual draw to our downtown core, encouraging tourism while stimulating local businesses and organizations. Grande North is an opportunity with endless potential for Grande Prairie to help facilitate the development of one of the best winter festivals in western Canada, supporting and bolstering economic growth and tourism in the region. For full details and updates, visit