Best Of Downtown

The Best of Downtown

We do a little bit of everything: arts and culture, entertainment, and annual events, as well as provide the space and opportunity for businesses of all trades, from legal, medical, health, wellness, beauty, and financial establishments to local retail shops.

Downtown is an experience: whether you’re looking for community socialization, an urban shopping experience, some arts and culture, or just a little me-time, you’ll find a place here for it here.

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Revolution Place

At the heart of downtown is Revolution Place, an entertainment venue comprised of two main sections: the Bowes Family Gardens and Revolution Arena. The Bowes Family Garden, an 18,000 square foot banquet or meeting space, remains an ideal venue to host major fundraisers, gala events, banquets and balls. Likewise, the Revolution Arena – a 3,228 seat multi-purpose arena – attracts performers across North America, including Keith Urban, Rihanna, Backstreet Boys and Elton John. The Revolution Arena is also home to Grande Prairie’s own AJHL hockey team, the Grande Prairie Storm.

Arts & Culture

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

One of the largest cultural organizations in Alberta, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie works to preserve, inspire, and share the world of art within the community and the region. Located in the Montrose Cultural Centre, the gallery offers free admission, art exhibitions, guided tours, educational programs, and activities for all ages. The Art Gallery also features the Carlstrom Family Green Space, an interactive gallery and self-directed studio space where visitors from all age groups can participate in free art activities.

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
Montrose Cultural Centre

The Montrose Cultural Centre is home to the Grande Prairie Public Library, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Esquires Coffee House and the Teresa Sargent Hall. It is a place for the community to gather in support of the arts and literacy in Grande Prairie.

For upcoming events, see our event page. For more information on the Montrose Cultural Centre itself, visit their website below.

Montrose Cultural Centre
Grande Prairie Live Theatre

Grande Prairie Live Theatre operates the 167-seat Second Street Theatre in the heart of Grande Prairie. One of Canada’s largest non-profit community theatres, the Grande Prairie Live Theatre offers an exciting entertainment venue for date night, family outings, and cultural enrichment. The theatre also serves as a spotlight for local and visiting talent, as well as award-winning Canadian and foreign films.

For more information on upcoming events, visit our events page. For more information on the Grande Prairie Live Theatre itself, visit their website below.

Grande Prairie Live Theatre
Centre for Creative Arts

The Centre for Creative Arts offers workspace for aspiring artists of all ages, as well as affordable fine art, craft, and cultural classes. The centre is home to a gallery and gift shop, which feature 100% locally made fine art and craft items.

For upcoming events, see our events page. For more information on the Centre for Creative Arts itself, visit their website below.

Centre for Creative Arts


Farmers’ Market

As a central hub for producers and consumers in the Peace River Region, the Farmers’ Market acts as a vibrant location for economic activity in Grande Prairie.

The Farmers’ Market features a weekly event, as well as special events, where members of both rural and urban Grande Prairie can find shopping, dining, and entertainment.

For more information on the Grande Prairie Farmers’ Market, visit

Art in the Alley

Grande Prairie houses some remarkable talent. To showcase these talented artists we developed Art in the Alley, a truly urban exhibition of local creativity. For two months during the summer of 2019, featured artists unveiled their stunning creations in various spots throughout the city centre.

To see all the amazing artwork, take a stroll through the heart of Grande Prairie and see how much heart our artists truly have.

See a piece you really love? Make sure you share it using #GPAlleyArt for the world to see.