Favourite Cultural Places and Restaurants

Cultural Places

Beaverlodge Area Cultural Society – Their building is historical – it’s the old Beaverlodge hospital.  It has a gallery, gift shop, Euphemia McNaught Room and tea room on the first floor with artists’ studios and a custom framer on the second.  The tea room is open every Sunday afternoon.

Centre For Creative Arts – Another historic building, the Centre once was our court house.  They host local art shows, have a gift shop, and have art classes.  They also have a dance studio upstairs and are the coordinators of the local Alberta Arts Days celebrations.

Demmitt Community Centre – The brand new building is a work of art itself.  It has a gorgeous fire place, a loft, full kitchen with walk-in fridge, bar, kids’ room, and stage with timber frame construction and straw bale insulation.

Douglas J. Cardinal Theatre  (at Grande Prairie Regional College) – In addition to hosting the College’s events, the Theatre hosts concerts, some of the Grande Prairie Live Theatre’s larger productions, a speaker’s series and conferences.

Grande Prairie Live Theatre – This building was once a tire shop. It is home to Grande Prairie’s amateur theatre company and has a regular season.  They also host music concerts and have a short film festival. During Summer they have summer camps for kids.

Grande Prairie Museum – The Museum is home to an albino moose, dinosaur information, and has a ham radio exhibit that works. There is a gift shop and meeting room with a full kitchen. Outside you can go into historical buildings from an old church to a post office.

McNaught Homestead – Located South of Beaverlodge on Highway 722, the Homestead is a wonderful historical site where the famous Euphemia McNaught lived.  An old school house has been transformed into a studio that artists can use to do their work.  Each July there is a great festival where artists, musicians, and locals flock to celebrate the Homestead.

Montrose Cultural Centre – Home of :

Grande Prairie Public Library – One of the nicest places around to go and relax.  Great selection of books, films, and more.  Computers for public use and a sitting area complete with a fire place make the Library an extremely welcoming spot. They have monthly international films and a French language resource centre.

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie – Truly one of the community’s gems, the Gallery has undergone tremendous changes beginning in 2007 with the roof collapse of the original brick building which was once a school. With inspiring community support, the building is currently under restoration and will be incorporated into the new Gallery within the Montrose Cultural Centre.

South Peace Centennial Museum – Located West of Beaverlodge this is the place to go if you are looking for the best homemade cinnamon buns.  They have a great little community hall, many historical buildings and lots of old machinery.

Restaurants

Acropolis Greek Restaurant & Pub

Babylon Tower Restaurant

Esquires Coffee – 4 locations

Golden Star Restaurant

Hong Fah Thai Restaurant

Horn of Africa Restaurant

Jeffrey’s Cafe – 3 locations

Padrino’s Italian Ristorante

Super Rice Bowl

The Taj Grill & Bar

Tito’s Bistro and Cafe

Tokyo Ichiban

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