City of Grande Prairie
Grande Prairie is a city in the Peace River County by the northwest side of Alberta. It is situated at the intersection of Highway 40 and 43 that is a part of the CANAMEX corridor. Also called the ‘Swan City’, this city has farmland on the west, east and north sides. As per the census of 2016, the population of Grande Prairie was 63166. This increased by 13.5% over the population of 2011. There are 3 school districts that operate in Grande Prairie. These include Grande Prairie Public School District, Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools and Peace Wapiti School Division. The Grande Prairie Regional College is the only institution at post-secondary level that offers degrees.
Economy of Grande Prairie
Due to its strategic location of Grande Prairie along the CANAMEX route, linking Canada, Mexico and U.S. the economy is diverse. Oil & Gas, forestry, agriculture and food services are major industries in Grande Prairie. Some of the major private employers include Weyerhaeuser Canada, Canfor, Procter & Gamble, and Oriented Strand Board. Public sectors employers are the City, County of Grande Prairie and the Grande Prairie School Boards.
Attractions in Grande Prairie
There are many attractions in Grande Prairie for visitors and residents. These include the Art Gallery, Centre for Creative Arts, Dinosaur Museum, Forbes Homestead, Muskoseepi Park and Coco Cola Centre. This city has numerous parks, trails, and dog parks.
How Much Does Car Insurance Cost in Grande Prairie
The average cost of car insurance in Grande Prairie is $1,375.
Who Has the Cheapest Car Insurance Quotes in Grande Prairie
|Rank||Insurance Company||Annual Cost|
|8||Travelers Dominion Product||$1,527|
Most Expensive Auto Insurer in Grande Prairie
The above table compares car insurance cost in Grande Prairie by various insurance companies. Desjardins Insurance had the most expensive quote at an annual cost of $1551. The variation in pricing over the cheapest quote is 19.60%. Coseco Insurance had the next quote at a difference of $18 lower. Travelers Dominion Product was also close at just $6 less.
Cheapest Auto Insurer in Grande Prairie
As per the above table, SG Canada had the least expensive quote at an annual price of $1247. Peace Hills Insurance had the next best quote at $6 more. At $20 more, Millennium Insurance had the next cheap quote.
Car Insurance in Grande Prairie Neighborhoods
|Neighbourhoods||Car Insurance Cost|
Most Expensive Areas for Car Insurance in Grande Prairie
We compared the car insurance costs in various neighborhoods in Grande Prairie using a sample vehicle and driver profile. Buffalo Lake neighborhood had the most expensive quote at an annual cost of $1132. This neighborhood has many recreational zones and that could be a reason for the high quote due to visitor traffic.
Least Expensive Areas for Car Insurance in Grande Prairie
Interestingly, all the remaining neighborhoods in Grande Prairie had similar pricing at $929. These include the neighborhoods of Bezanson, Clairmont, Dimsdale, and Grovedale areas. The variation in pricing to the highest quote was almost 18%.
Getting Around Grande Prairie
You may get to Grande Prairie through various options such as by air, road, and railway.
Major Road Routes in Grande Prairie
The main highway 43 connects the city to BC and Edmonton and joins Highway 2. This intersection is the Four Mile Corner and runs through the city bypass. Highway 43 is now on the CANAMEX route and is a wide 4 lane highway. A new highway 43X is a bypass that runs through the north west part of the city to Highway 43.
At the west part of the city, the Grande Prairie Airport offers daily flights to Edmonton and Calgary. Air Canada and WestJet also operates direct flights to Calgary and Edmonton.
Grande Prairie Transit
The Grande Prairie Transit operates many bus routes throughout the entire city.
Greyhound Canada also operates bus service routes to Dawson Creek and Edmonton from Grande Prairie terminal. The passengers connect to other Greyhound networks from these stations.
CN Rail provides freight services in Grande Prairie. Their route runs from the south side of Grande Prairie to Hinton and Grande Cache. Later this rail route connects to the main transcontinental railway line.
City Initiatives for Transportation
The city of Grande Prairie has many maintenance programs for road safety under the Transportation Services department. Some of the programs are as follows:
Maintenance of Gravel Road
The city performs graveling, grading and dust control of all city urban and rural roads.
They clean debris from traffic and winter activities. The debris is in the grassed medians, concrete and boulevards and the city sweeps the streets regularly. There are 4 Street Sweeping machines and as per the weather conditions, the city operates them. Grande Prairie has 374 km of paved roads and 26 km of gravel roads.
Dura Patching, repair of potholes and asphalt maintenance is the city’s responsibility. They use spreaders and milling machines to maintain the asphalt roads.
The city repairs any damaged curbs and sidewalks to avoid trip hazards for the public.
Traffic Sign Maintenance
Traffic sign repair, install, and replacement is the responsibility of the Engineering Division of the city. These include destination, regulatory and facility traffic signs. The only exceptions are any traffic signs on the by-pass and it is a provincial responsibility.
Traffic Signal Maintenance
The maintenance, inspection, and upgrading of traffic light signals are the responsibility of contractor ATCO by the city including by-pass signal lights.
Railway Crossing Maintenance
There are twenty rail crossings in the entire city of Grande Prairie that the city maintains.
You may use bridges to connect to different areas in Grande Prairie whether you travel by foot, drive or bike. Now there are six vehicle bridges and fifteen bridges for pedestrians. There are many types of crosswalks to keep all road users safe. These include unmarked, marked and special crosswalks. You may also use intersections with traffic signals to cross the street.
Grande Prairie Police
The Grande Prairie detachment of the RCMP has traffic concerns about dangerous driving in the city. These include crossing oncoming traffic by turning on a left, disobey stop and yield signs, traffic signals, close follow and speeding.
Worst Intersections in Grande Prairie
The following are some of the most dangerous intersections in Grande Prairie with a high traffic and collision rate.
- 116 Street and 100 Ave
- 108 Street and 84 Ave
- 100 Street and 116 Ave
- 124 Ave and 100 Street
- 132 Ave and 100 Street
List of Car Insurance Companies in Grande Prairie
|Insurance Company/Brokers||Address||City||Province||Postal Code||Telephone|
|Broker Age General Insurance||206, 8716 108 St||Grande Prairie||AB||T8V 4C7||(780) 228-2222|
|Western Financial Group||10131 117 Ave||Grande Prairie||AB||T8V 7Y9||(780) 532-9600|
|Lundgren & Young Insurance||10530 117 Ave #111||Grande Prairie||AB||T8V 7N7||(780) 539-6008|
|Dennis Homeniuk Ins & Fin Services Inc||9804 100 Ave Unit 102||Grande Prairie||AB||T8V 0T8||(780) 532-5110|
|Knoblauch & Associates||9856 97 Ave Unit 104||Grande Prairie||AB||T8V 7K2||(780) 532-8804|
For the survey, we assumed that the auto insurance premiums are for a 35-year-old man. He owns his car Honda Civic model 2012. The credit rating is good and he has basic liability coverage. The annual mileage ranges from 5,000 to 8,000 with no traffic tickets since last 5 years.
Insurance quotes shown here are examples only. The lowest cost insurance provider depends on numerous factors related to the car, driver, location and driving conditions. There’s no guarantee that the lowest rate provider in these examples produces the lowest rate for every driver.