Visitors and new residents are often surprised at the diversity of shopping available in Grande Prairie. As the urban centre serving a regional population of over 289,832 people Grande Prairie is home to major chains not often found outside of major cities.

West Side

In recent years, the west side of the city has blossomed into a major shopping destination for residents from across northwestern Alberta and northeastern BC. With over 1.7 million square feet of retail shopping space and growing, the West side of the city is home to many local, national, and international retailers.

Major amenities such as Costco, Winners, and Best Buy are complemented by a variety of home décor and fashion options including Urban Barn, Home Sense, Winners and Carter’s OshKosh. Local retailers such as Monaco Shoes and Janina’s Diamonds and Time offer contribute to the unique brands and fashion finds not available elsewhere in the region. Westgate is also home to the largest single storey Canadian Tire in Canada.


The City Centre is the financial, commercial, and cultural hub of Grande Prairie. It is home to more than 500 establishments ranging from clothing boutiques, furniture stores, unique retails stores and diverse restaurants. The Farmers’ Market offers a selection of hand crafted and locally grown products year-round while the Grant Berg Gallery carries original works of art from local and Canadian artists.

Prairie Mall

As the largest indoor retail shopping centre in northwestern Alberta and northeastern British Columbia, Prairie Mall offers many shopping opportunities and sees more than 2 million people come through its doors each year. In operation since March 1975, the Prairie Mall has become the predominant shopping centre in the Peace Region, with over 80 merchants of local, national, and international roots.