The Grand Appeal of Grande Prairie: Your Guide to this Northern Gem

Grande Prairie, AB Mini Mall Storage

If you’re looking for a new place to settle or get started in life, Grande Prairie is home to some pretty grand opportunities. This Northern Alberta city is a great place to start your career or raise a family and has a lot to offer pretty much everyone with its tight-knit community feel and big-city amenities. The city core is home to roughly 65,000 residents while serving a population of over 300,000 as the main northern hub to people in Northeastern British Columbia, Northwestern Alberta, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. So, let Mini Mall Storage walk you through all the reasons we love GP. 

College storage for Northwestern Polytechnic


Grande Prairie is a young city compared to others across the country, so it’s no wonder it is becoming an attractive relocation option. New grads flock to the area for the booming job market and relative affordability of housing, and young parents know their children will be well taken care of by Grande Prairie’s top-notch educational network. Post-secondary education is available too through Northwestern Polytechnic, which partners with local businesses to help track a successful career path.   

Grande Prairie, AB business owner using self storage

Employment & Entrepreneurship   

Want to open a business? Grande Prairie’s strategic position as a northern service centre means it’s full of opportunities to shine. The region has a young, educated population and a diverse economic base poised for future growth. So, whether you’re looking for a job or a place to start a business, GP has the opportunities you crave.  

Bear Creek Folk Music Festival in Grande Prairie, AB


A vibrant arts & cultural scene in Grande Prairie runs the gamut of entertainment from fine arts, local theatrical productions, live musical performances, museums, festivals and cultural events and more. The famous Bear Creek Folk Music Festival has hosted some big names in music, like Sarah McLachlan, Blue Rodeo, and Fiest, and is definitely worth checking out.  

Grande Prairie Regional Hospital near Mini Mall Storage

Health Care  

As a northern hub, Grande Prairie is a key location for the region’s mental and physical health services. In addition to several smaller centres and clinics, the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital provides comprehensive health screening and care to residents all over the area.  

Eastlink Center in Grande Prairie, AB near Mini Mall Storage


Did someone say 100 km of paved trails? GP has the outdoor recreation game down cold. Trails looping throughout the community provide plenty of opportunities to bike, run, jog, blade, or walk away your worries as you get out there and enjoy the fresh air and natural beauty. Not to mention the Eastlink Center, a state-of-the-art indoor recreation hub, or the many nearby golf courses, parks, and campgrounds that’ll keep you busy year-round.   

shopping in Grande Prairie, AB near Mini Mall Storage


All the big stores you’d expect, including Costco, Best Buy, Home Sense, Canadian Tire, Staples, and hundreds of other merchants and retailers, are divided between Prairie Mall, Westgate Shopping Centre, and the downtown shopping district. Grab your reusable bags and indulge in a little retail therapy.  

If you’re looking for a youthful, vibrant community that embraces diversity and welcomes newcomers from all around the world, Grande Prairie is the place to be. Just ask anyone at Mini Mall Storage! And when you’re making the move to our thriving city, ensuring a smooth transition includes securing a reliable storage solution for your belongings. We’re proud to be part of the GP community, offering not one but two convenient locations to serve you better. Visit us at 9619 105 St. or 4002 97 St. today to reserve a rental unit and make your move stress-free. Check out all of our Grande Prairie, AB storage facilities and rent or reserve your storage unit online today!

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