High Prairie Hotels
Surrounded by verdant fields and big Alberta skies, High Prairie’s a summertime recreational hotspot thanks to its proximity to Lesser Slave Lake’s serene western shores. Here you can spend time basking in the sun on the sandy and shingle beaches, boating across the glassy waters, and fishing at the lakeside. Whether you’re in town for some relaxing downtime under the balmy northern skies, or you’re just passing through on a Big Lakes road trip, High Prairie’s a calming spot to spend a night, or 2, or 3.Things to see
Without doubt one of High Prairie’s biggest draws is Lesser Slave Lake. Renowned for its boating scene, it’s a summertime haunt for locals as well as vacationing families. A 30-minute drive north of High Prairie, Winagami Lake Provincial Park’s a bird watcher’s paradise, as it lies directly under seasonal migratory lines. During spring and fall migrations you can spot among 200 nesting and migratory bird species, including gulls, ducks, sandpipers, and grebes. You might be lucky to glimpse a predatory merlin or northern goshawk, or a bald eagle in fall. Take a hike along the park’s leafy trails to the viewing platform where you can peer through spotting scopes. Back in town, High Prairie Aquatic Center’s a spot to keep kids smiling among colorful water slides, a play area, and swimming pool. History buffs can test their knowledge at High Prairie and District Museum, whose exhibits include the ‘Keay’ sword dating to the 1700s.Hotels in
A handful of lodgings are scattered around High Prairie. All of these are unfussy 2-star inns and motels, though there is a 3-star hotel if you’re looking for a bit of extra comfort. Business travelers may also choose to stay here, since there’s a selection of facilities including a meeting room, on-site fitness suite and free WiFi. Plus if you’re traveling with an RV or truck, the hotel’s on-site parking caters to large vehicles. When you get hungry, most hotels offer an on-site restaurant or are a stone’s throw from many of the town’s eateries.Where to stay
High Prairie’s a small town, so no matter where you stay you won’t have far to drive between your hotel and sightseeing attractions. Most accommodation lies on or near Highway 2, a major thoroughfare on the way to Lesser Slave Lake. If you’re a light sleeper you might need to check High Prairie reviews to make sure you won’t be affected by road noise. If you are, check in to a hotel off the road. If you’re planning on taking a trip to Winagami Lake, you may want to stay near Highway 749, as it heads north out of town towards Winagami.How to get to High Prairie
High Prairie’s around a 4 hour drive from Edmonton, while Grande Prairie’s a 2 hour drive away. Grande Prairie Airport has regular flights to and from Edmonton and Calgary, while Edmonton International Airport has flights to and from major Canadian and US cities, as well as some Mexican and Central American destinations, London, Reykjavik and Amsterdam. To get around in High Prairie it’s best to have a vehicle. You can rent a car from either airport. Car rental is not always available in High Prairie itself.