Grande Prairie Fireworks Photography Location

Where to view fireworks

Grande Prairie Fireworks takes place in Muskoseepi Park—the same location both for Canada Day (June 30, midnight) and New Year’s Eve (Dec 31, 10pm). There are many viewpoints in the park. Many people go to Bear Creek Reservoir by the water to view the fireworks up close with nice reflection of fireworks on the lake. However, if your intention is to photograph the fireworks, then it’s a different story.

Where to photoshoot fireworks

Generally, when I photograph fireworks, I like to incorporate a landmark in the foreground with the fireworks in the background. The foreground can be a silhouette of spectators; however, that won’t tell the reader the location of the fireworks. Or, the foreground can be a landmark unique to the specific city/town/place. Take Grande Prairie for example. The landmarks can be Centre 2000, Millenium Sundial, St. Joseph Church, GPRC, GP Heritage Village Pioneer Museum, etc. You may be surprised there aren’t many crowds in those locations, making them even better spots for photography!!!

Map & Locations for Fireworks Photography in GP Muskoseepi Park - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta | SAMTSAI.COM

Map for Fireworks Photography in Grande Prairie

RED = fireworks barges
PURPLE = points of interest for photography

Spot 1: Centre 2000 / Millenium Sundial

You can either photoshoot Centre 2000 alone, or Millenium Sundial alone, or combination of both. You can choose any spot on the grass field; it’s pretty empty during fireworks! If you want, you can also cross the bypass (116Ave) to the north side of the street and see if you like that view.

Events & Schedule: GP Centre 2000 Happy Canada Day Fireworks Display - Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

Events & Schedule: GP Happy Canada Day Fireworks Display at Centre 2000 Millenium Sundial - City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

Spot 2: St Joseph Roman Catholic Church

Again, it’s pretty empty at the church during fireworks. I was probably the only one there taking photos. Try both west and east sides of 102 Street, and see which side you like better.

Events & Schedule: Happy New Year Fireworks Celebration over St Joseph Roman Catholic Church - Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

Spot 3: Grande Prairie Regional College

There are a few areas around the GPRC I can think of for fireworks shooting. The fireworks effects can be very dramatic when shooting in distance, like the sample below!

Canada Day Fireworks by GPRC, Grande Prairie Regional College, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

Spot 4: GP City Sign by MNP 214 Place

The “Grande Prairie Welcomes You” sign next to the 214 Place (MNP building) is yet another location for fireworks photography.

Canada Day Fireworks in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

Spot 5: Muskoseepi Park Pavillion

Photoshooting by the south side of the little pond next to Muskoseepi Park Pavillion may be difficult due to intense street lighting. Give it a try and see how it turns out.

Canada Day Fireworks in Muskoseepi Park, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

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