The Busy Parents’ Guide to Grande Prairie

“Busy parent” is a bit of a redundant phrase, huh? I’ve yet to meet a parent that isn’t busy. Whether you have one child or ten, finding ways to save time and simplify is a godsend. Sometimes, just the act of running simple errands seems daunting. Add in some long, cold winters, and the dance of buckling and unbuckling car seats 10 times, and it’s enough to make you not even want to leave the house. When you think of “drive thru” or “delivery”, fast food and pizza are usually the first things that come to mind. But, did you know that there are tons of options for delivery and drive thru in GP that aren’t fast food and pizza?! Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of places where you can run errands without leaving your car (or better yet, your house!)

Coffee

For most parents, coffee.is.life. Here’s a list of the places you can grab a cup o’ joe without leaving the comfort of the driver’s seat. Bonus: most places offer a variety of food and snack choices, as well. Most also offer a mobile ordering system, so you can order from your phone, and then pull up in the drive thru to pick up your order.

Starbucks

  • Cobblestone, 104 9910 102nd Street, Grande Prairie
  • Mission Heights, 6815 Kateri Drive, Grande Prairie
  • Resources Road, 8402 Resources Road, Grande Prairie
  • Rio Can Centre, 10948 100th Avenue, Grande Prairie

Tim Hortons

  • 10206 100th Street, Grande Prairie
  • 10432 100th Avenue, Grande Prairie
  • 11740 100th Street, Grande Prairie
  • 9101 92nd Avenue, Grande Prairie
  • 12429 99th Street, Grande Prairie
  • 10736 76th Avenue , Grande Prairie (South 40)
  • 11910 99 Avenue, Grande Prairie

Groceries/Meals

Meal planning, grocery shopping, and supper prep are huge time sucks. These services make it so much faster and easier!

CO-OP: Did you know the New Horizon Co-op Food Store delivers? That’s right, they can do your shopping for you and even deliver it right to your door step. If you wish to have your groceries ready for you to drive up and pick them up after work, they do that too! Monday to Friday, orders must be received by 11am for Same – Day Delivery. Must be within city or town limit. For delivery, please place your order by phone 780-539-6111 ext114, email mailbox@newhorizoncoop.ca, or fax 780-532-5053.

Goodfood: Goodfood is a weekly grocery delivery subscription service. Each week, you’ll receive a box of pre-cut and portioned ingredients and the recipes. Goodfood is designed to help you learn fun new recipes, use ingredients you might not otherwise have access to, and make a waste free meal.

Hello Fresh: Hello Fresh is a meal delivery subscription service. Each week, you receive a box full of fresh, perfectly portioned and pre-cut ingredients and a recipe card. All you have to do is follow the card and put the recipe together. You can customize your box for recipes and number of people, and can suspend your subscription if you’re going away. Plan costs vary from $79.99-129.99, and delivery is free. You can get $30 off of your first order with this code: HF30NOW

Skip the Dishes: Order from a variety of restaurants right from the app on your phone or online, and track your food’s progress from order through delivery. Skip the Dishes lets you order from restaurants that wouldn’t otherwise deliver. Delivery fees vary depending on order and restaurant.

Superstore Click and Collect: Order your groceries online or through the app, choose a pickup day and time, pull up to a designated parking spot on the side of the building, call the phone number on the sign and give them your name and stall number, and wait while the employees bring out your order. Pickup fees vary (usually between $3-$5), and there is a $30 order minimum.

Errands

Crouse’s Cleaners: If you have laundry or dry cleaning, you can drop off or pick up using the drive thru window at Crouse’s Cleaners, at 10007 98 Avenue in Grande Prairie. Crouse’s offers full service for all of your laundry and dry cleaning needs. The Home Depot: Doing some home or yard improvements?

The Home Depot offers a pick up service. Simply order what you need online, and then head over to the store to pick it up. The Home Depot is located at 11222 103rd Avenue in Grande Prairie.

Save On Foods Pharmacy: Save On Foods, located at 10819 106th Avenue in Grande Prairie, offers a drive up pharmacy service. You can pick up or drop off prescriptions and chat with the pharmacist. It’s a lifesaver especially when you have a sick kid in the car!

Walmart: If you’re not in a rush to get your items, or want items that GP’s Walmart doesn’t have in stock, try Walmart’s online ordering service. Order online through the app or website, then check your email to find out when your pickup day and time is. Head to the store and pick up your items for free! You can even include grocery items in your order.

Gas

I don’t know about you, but I hate pumping gas. Here are some full service gas locations in Grande Prairie.

  • CO-OP Gas Downtown, 9831 100th Avenue, Grande Prairie
  • CO-OP Gas Royal Oaks, 10505 117th Avenue, Grande Prairie
  • CO-OP Gas StoneRidge, 10402 67th Avenue, Grande Prairie
  • CO-OP Gas Westgate, 11540 104 Avenue, Grande Prairie
  • Esso Norwood, 12109 100 Street, Grande Prairie

Did we miss your favorite delivery/pick up service? Let us know at info@gpfamily.ca so we can add it to our list.