The primary economic bases of the small Albertan community include agriculture, forestry, oil, and natural gas industries with approximately 65,000 residents in the trading area. Thriving in this community is a vibrant arts community, as well as a cultural community. The well-equipped facilities include live theatre, museums, art galleries, and libraries.
Close by is Grande Prairie Regional College, and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology ( NAIT). Both these programs offer a wide range of university, vocational, and technical programs. The Aquatic Centre, Coca Cola Centre, Dave Barr Arena combine to offer access to sporting, and entertainment events year long. Service clubs, golf courses, cultural facilities, festivals, theatres, parks, as well as pathways are abound.