Grande Prairie is a is a Great 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 (part of the Peace Region or simply "The Peace", as is often locally known, which encompasses much of northwestern Alberta and northeastern British Columbia. The city is surrounded
by the County of Grande Prairie.

Grande Prairie is one of Canada's fastest growing cities. As of its 2007 civic census, its population was 50,227, up 6.9% from the Canada 2006 Census figure of 47,076. As of 2006, the population of the Grande Prairie Census Agglomeration was at 71,500 the census
agglomeration has now been expanded to cover the County of Grande Prairie in its entirety. It is currently Alberta's seventh largest incorporated city by population.

Grande Prairie is on the route via Highway 43, the Alaska Highway, and the. It lies about 460 km (290 mi) and 2,480 km (1,540 mi) from each city respectively.

The city has adopted the Trumpeter swan as an official symbol because it is near the migration route and summer nesting grounds of this large and graceful swan. For that reason, Grande Prairie is sometimes nicknamed the "Swan City".Trumpeter swan