Did You Know: All About Snow & Ice Control!

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The City of Grande Prairie provides snow removal and ice control services throughout the winter months to ensure our road network is safe and reliable.


List of Services

Daily snow clearing, ice control, and road monitoring occurs daily during the winter months. Depending on road and weather conditions, City crews plow, salt, and sand priority 1 roads on a continuous basis, 24-hours per day.

Priority road snow clearing crews plow and windrow remaining priority 2 and 3 routes after a snowfall event resulting in 10 cm of snow.

Residential road snow clearing crews contracted by the City plow residential areas when initiated by Transportation Services. One round of residential snow removal for the whole City typically takes two weeks to complete.

Sidewalk and trail clearing crews plow, salt, and sand 59 km of sidewalk and trail.


What we heard during the 2018 Budget Engagement

Would you like the City to maintain, increase, or reduce its snow and ice control (including grading) operations? (Percentages based on 330 responses received)



Average Cost of Services Per Month for Average Household

In 2019, the City budgeted $5.9 million of its operating budget to snow and ice control. This equals an average cost of $12 per month, per average household. The graphic below shows how this snow removal and ice control is funded in comparison to other City services. Grant funding is not considered in the net operating budget.

For more information about your tax dollars at work, view the tax brochure in the document library to the right.


The City of Grande Prairie provides snow removal and ice control services throughout the winter months to ensure our road network is safe and reliable.


List of Services

Daily snow clearing, ice control, and road monitoring occurs daily during the winter months. Depending on road and weather conditions, City crews plow, salt, and sand priority 1 roads on a continuous basis, 24-hours per day.

Priority road snow clearing crews plow and windrow remaining priority 2 and 3 routes after a snowfall event resulting in 10 cm of snow.

Residential road snow clearing crews contracted by the City plow residential areas when initiated by Transportation Services. One round of residential snow removal for the whole City typically takes two weeks to complete.

Sidewalk and trail clearing crews plow, salt, and sand 59 km of sidewalk and trail.


What we heard during the 2018 Budget Engagement

Would you like the City to maintain, increase, or reduce its snow and ice control (including grading) operations? (Percentages based on 330 responses received)



Average Cost of Services Per Month for Average Household

In 2019, the City budgeted $5.9 million of its operating budget to snow and ice control. This equals an average cost of $12 per month, per average household. The graphic below shows how this snow removal and ice control is funded in comparison to other City services. Grant funding is not considered in the net operating budget.

For more information about your tax dollars at work, view the tax brochure in the document library to the right.


  • The City of Grande Prairie is currently reviewing Policy 606, the Snow Removal and Ice Control Policy. To ensure we have an understanding of the public opinion on snow and ice control operations, we have created this survey. 

    The survey asks your level of satisfaction regarding services such as priority road and residential road snow clearing/ice control.

    The City of Grande Prairie is currently reviewing Policy 606, the Snow Removal and Ice Control Policy. To ensure we have an understanding of the public opinion on snow and ice control operations, we have created this survey. 

    The survey asks your level of satisfaction regarding services such as priority road and residential road snow clearing/ice control.

    Consultation has concluded