There is a wide variety of campgrounds and RV parks in and around Grande Prairie. The surrounding area holds lots of opportunity for outdoor activities. If Grande Praire is your destination, camping is a good option.
The French name Grande Prairie was given to this area because of the large tracts of prairie country which lie to the east, west and north of it. Settled by the Beaver First Nation who traded with the North West Company, the town site was later taken over by the Hudson's Bay Company, later settled by Iroquois and Cree, then by an influx of people from the land rush. Further settlement followed the arrival of the railway. Historical colour mixed with the signs of modern living now characterize this city of about 50,000. Wheat and stock farming are still strong components of the economic scene with oil and gas, forestry and food services also contributing to the wealth of the area.