The Heritage Discovery Centre officially closes its doors on Sunday, September 18 after being part of the community for 20 years.

The Heritage Discovery Centre has been the place where many Grande Prairie residents went on a journey back in time and learned about the region from when the dinosaurs roamed to present day. The building was also known as the home of ‘Piper’, a life-size animatronic dinosaur.

The City of Grande Prairie offers other culture and heritage buildings for visitors to enjoy including the Grande Prairie Museum, Heritage Village and Reverend Forbes Homestead. Learn more about these facilities at

The ‘$10 & A Dream’ exhibit in the Kin Gallery at the Heritage Discovery Centre is still open for visitors until the closure on September 18. The facility is open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Sunday and admission is always free.

For more details about the Heritage Discovery Centre, please visit or contact AccessGP at or calling 311.

The City expresses their gratitude to the community for the success of the Heritage Discovery Centre during its tenure.

Information provided by the City of Grande Prairie