Grande Prairie, Alberta : O'Brien Prov. Park
Peace Country, Northern Alberta, Canada
O'Brien Provincial Park is a small day use park resting on the banks of the Wapiti River in a thick grove of trees. The park is located south of the community of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada in the Peace Country region of Northern Alberta
Established on 1954 - the O'Brien Provincial Park is close enough to the community, but still far enough away from city distractions. Often, the park is a get away for a quick lunch or to sneak in some wilderness quiet time on a hectic day.
The O'Brien Provincial Park is best known as a popular picnic retreat, natural wilderness area and easy access point for the fishing the Wapiti River for trout, arctic grayling, pike and walleye.
The park is mostly hidden under a thick canopy of balsam trees providing plenty of shade for picnicking and group gatherings. Near the banks of the river there is a short gravel walking path providing access to the edge of the river.
There are a very high number of picnic tables with fire pits in the park spread out over a large swath of grass lawns. Many of the picnic tables are private and separated from each other giving groups plenty of room to play. In the corner of the park are some pit toilets.
How to Get to O'Brien Provincial Park:
Travel to 100 Street in the community of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. From 100th Street travel south on Highway #40. At the15 kilometre mark look for the O'Brien Provincial Park exit. Take the exit and travel 550 metres to the parking lot.