Another long drive through the wheatfields with not much to be seen other than a few little villages which seem to cater for all needs of the farmers from agricultural equipment to general stores and warehouses supplying their daily needs as well as schools and medical centres.
Above is a glimpse on what to see north of Winnipeg for hundreds of kilometres going north!
The huge areas of wheat farming only gets interrupted by ever appearing lakes who seem to have gathered the molden snow of last winter..
Grande Prairie is a city in northwest Alberta, Canada within the southern portion of an area known as Peace River Country. It is located at the intersection of Highway 43 (part of the CANAMEX Corridor) and Highway 40 (the Bighorn Highway), approximately 456 km (283 mi) northwest of Edmonton. The city is surrounded by the the country of Grand Prairie.
Grande Prairie was named for the large prairie which lies to the north, east, and west of it. In the 18th century, the prairie was occupied by bands of the Dane-zaa (Beaver) peoples, who began trading with the North West Company at Dunvegan in the early 19th century. The earliest recorded reference to the prairie was by trader Samuel Black in 1824. In 1880, a Hudson’s Bay Company post called La Grande Prairie was established by George Kennedy
Team Lipstick experienced how Grand the prairie around Grand Pairie is by driving 100s of kilometers to their next stop – of course this enabled the non driving team member to have a good rest..