Grand Prairie is the main city in the northwestern part of Alberta province in Western Canada. It is named after the prairie, which was first occupied by the Beaver First Nation bands who started their trade with the North West Company at Dunvegan during the early 1800's. During 1910, the Grand Prairie Townsite was sub-divided, and in 1912, it included a hotel, a post office, a bank and a land office. In 1911, the Edson Trail to Grand Pairie from Edson was opened to be able to help settlers reach Grande Prairie. This move led to the development of large scale settlements in the area, moving it further compared to other major farming regions within southern Canada. In 1914, Grande Prairie was incorporated as a village by Alberta province. The construction of Highway 43 in the year 1956 significantly cut down traveling time, that further enhanced Grand Prairie's economy and accessibility. It was incorporated as a City during the year 1958 with an estimated population of 7,600 during that time.
There are some places in the city for music lovers to enjoy, including downtown bars, like for instance the GPRC's Howler's Lounge. There are several festivals which occur within the city like summer-long festivals, that are organized and funded by private individuals and charitable foundations. The kind of its music scene has been dominated by emo, metal and punk bands. Amongst the most popular ones include The Goodbye Generation, the Emerson Drive, Reject, Damn Plastards, This Conviction and Calculating Collapse. The Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre and the Grand Prairie Live Theatre are great entertainment places to see a reenactment of life's greatest stories.