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Set on the high plains 400 km northwest of Edmonton, few cities are as aptly named as Grande Prairie is. Drivers hailing from this Alberta town travel through their very own Big Sky Country, with miles of flatlands in every direction. But Grande Prairie is also a city on the go. With 55,000 residents and counting, Census Canada named it one of the fastest growing municipalities in the country.

Grande Prairie is located at the intersection of Highway 40 (the Bighorn Highway) and Highway 43, so getting around is easy. The roads are also well maintained despite the brutal winter weather. And, of course, all Grande Prairie drivers need a good auto insurance plan. At LowestRates.ca, you can get the most competitive quotes from all the top providers, quickly and easily.

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Most popular cars in Grand Prairie

According to our data, online auto insurance shoppers in Grande Prairie drive these vehicle brands the most.

Popular Brands

  1. Ford
  2. Dodge
  3. Chevrolet
  4. Toyota
  5. Honda

Who shops for auto insurance in Grand Prairie?

Based on our data, here's who's shopping for car insurance in Grand Prairie.

Gender of our users

Male
53%
Female
47%

Average Age

31.5

years old

Tickets & Accidents

Have Tickets
21.2%
Have Had Accidents
16.1%

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Facts and myths about driving in Grand Prairie

Facts

  • Grande Prairie's busiest intersection is, arguably, the corner of 100 street and Highway 40. More than 5,000 vehicles pass through it every day.
  • Grande Prairie streets are numbered, not named. It's easy for newcomers to navigate through Grande Prairie because the streets follow a numerical grid pattern.
  • Grande Prairie streets run north-south and avenues run east-west. Notice a theme? Easy-to-understand names are a hallmark of Grande Prairie roads.
  • Grande Prairie is a key stop for drivers headed to Alaska. It's the only major city between Edmonton and Dawson Creek, which is the starting point of the Alaska Highway.

Myths

  • The 68 Avenue Twinning project is complete. False. But as of October 2016, the twinning project and the new bridge over Bear Creek are almost done.
  • There's nothing to do in Grande Prairie. False. For starters, Grande Prairie hosts the Reel Shorts Film Festival. And for kids, there's the Eastlink Centre, which boasts a splash park, surf simulator, and indoor pool.
  • You have to drive everywhere in Grande Prairie. False. Grande Prairie has a small, but excellent, bus service that operates routes throughout the city.
  • Grande Prairie doesn't have traffic jams. False. Grande Prairie's rapid growth over the past decade led to more traffic than some of the roads were designed to handle.

Grande Prairie driving tips

  1. Buy snow tires. In Grande Prairie, winter comes early and stays for a long time. Snow tires are essential for safely navigating Grande Prairie's roads between the months of October and April.
  2. Use the bypass. The Highway 43X bypass, which runs from Highway 43 at the Four Mile Corner Junction with Highway 2, reduces congestion in Grande Prairie and is a great way to get through town.
  3. Got a parking ticket in Grande Prairie? Don't leave the comfort of your home. You can pay your ticket online through the city's website
  4. Parking meters charge 25 cents for 30 minutes. They accept quarters, loonies, and toonies, but they don't take nickels or dimes.

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