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                         TRAVEL TO GRANDE CACHE
Driving:
Grande Cache is located 142km North of Hinton, and 184km South of Grande Prairie on the Bighorn Highway 40. Grande Cache is nestled on top of a 4,200ft plateau and is surrounded by 6000ft to 7000ft mountains on all sides. The scenery is as impressive as the challenge that lies ahead.

From Edmonton: Take Highway 16 west toward Jasper. After Hinton turn North up Highway 40 to Grande Cache. This takes about 5 hours by car.

From Calgary: (The Scenic Route) Highly recommended, especially if this is your first time to the region. Fly to Calgary, rent a car and drive up the Jasper/Banff Ice Fields Parkway, an absolutely breathtaking trip through the Rockies with spectacular glaciers, waterfalls and rocky mountain towns (including Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper). Trip time about 7 hours.

By Air:
The nearest commercial airport (Domestic): Grande Prairie (YQU) + 2 hours drive
International Airports: Edmonton (YEG) + 5 hours drive, Calgary (YCG) + 8 hours drive. 

Carpooling is encouraged. Check out our Facebook page for Racers coming to train in the weekends leading up to the race.

Start/Finish Line:
Once in Grande Cache, you will find the Race Start/Finish Line at the field behind the Akasaka Recreation Centre, at the corner of Hoppe and Shand. 

                                   ACCOMMODATIONS

All accommodations in Grande Cache are reasonably priced, clean, and                      only a short walk from the start/finish area.                            
                               For more details please visit:
                       http://grandecache.ca/p/where-to-stay

                                                 
       WHY CAMP THERE when you can instead camp at TENT CITY!

NEW THIS YEAR: check in for tent city will take place at the Grande Cache Municipal Campground located past the Ball Diamonds.

Tent City: Plenty of space and a festival atmosphere is created at TENT CITY (and it's not just for tents!). Located on the baseball diamond fields at 104 Avenue and Memorial Drive, on the way to the Grande Cache Municipal Campground & the Gold Course. There will be more than enough room for everyone - no reservation required! This year the town has expanded options for Tent City to make it easier than ever for Racers to find a spot for your tent, camper or RV.  The rate is $60 for a weekend pass.  This rate covers one tent, camper or RV.  Included in the price is the use of showers and washrooms at the Rec Centre which will be open all night on Saturday (10450 Hoppe Ave). There are some washrooms at the ball diamonds and port-a-potties will be at TENT CITY. Cash, debit or credit card will be accepted upon arrival for payment. For more info or if you are traveling with a large group, please contact 780-827-2404.

Check in hours:

  •      Thursday ~ Check in 8:30 AM - 10 PM
  •      Friday ~ Check in 8:30 AM - 10 PM
  •      Saturday  ~ Check in 8:30 AM - 10 PM

-Choice of location is first-come-first-serve 
-There will be more than enough room for everyone! 
-Please practice zero trace camping
-Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times and picked up after.
-Enclosed fires only! You must supply your own wood. 

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You may also find postings of Billeting and B&Bs on Facebook:

  • Canadian Death Race Billeting
  • Canadian Death Race
  • RaceHQ
  • Canadian Death Race - Grande Cache, AB
  • Buy and Sell Grande Cache

                        Hotels & Motels in Grande Cache
                      http://grandecache.ca/p/where-to-stay

Grande Cache Hotel: 780-827-3377 / www.grandecachehotel.com
The Grande Cache Hotel is a proud sponsor of the Death Race and has special offers for racers during the training season. Facilities: 48 units, kitchenettes, color cable TV, telephones, non-smoking rooms, executive suites, licensed food service, pub, cocktail lounge, and banquet facilities. RV/Camping facilities available over Race Weekend.

Grande Mountain Lodge: Reservations Toll-Free: 855-827-2007 / http://grandemountainlodge.com 
A modern and fully renovated motel located on Highway 40. Featuring completely updated rooms with all the comforts and amenities one would expect.  Enjoy the convenience of immediate highway access within walking distance to restaurants and stores. Features: modern kitchenettes (with fridge, induction cooktop, microwave, toaster & coffee maker), leather furniture, desks, table and wardrobe, Queen beds, Flat screen TVs, free wireless internet, hardwood flooring, vehicle plug-ins; complimentary continental breakfast (6am – 9am Continental) and great rates.

Acorn Motel: 780-827-2412 / acornmotel@macroproperties.com / http://www.macroproperties.com/short-term-stays/acorn-motel-grande-cache-hotels
50 guestrooms, 24-hour front desk, mini kitchenette(mini fridge, microwave, stovetop), free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, daily housekeeping, self-serve laundry.

Alpine Lodge Motel: (780) 827-2450
34 guestrooms, restaurant, daily housekeeping, limited hour front desk, free WiFi, select rooms with kitchenette.

Best Western Grande Mountain Hotel: 780-827-3303 (Toll-Free Reservations 1-866-827-2553)
Best Western Grande Mountain Getaways & Hotel Grande Cache provides 3-star accommodation, as well as a Jacuzzi and a sauna. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour reception. The hotel's rooms are comfortable and feature a kitchenette equipped with a refrigerator and a microwave. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, a desk, and TV with movies-on-demand.  is within walking distance of Central Park Spray Park. The hotel's multilingual staff are available to make sure that every traveler has a hassle-free stay.

Big Horn Motor Inn: 780-827-3744 / http://bighorninn.wix.com/bighorninn
37 guestrooms with amenities included and kitchenettes available. They also feature a restaurant, lounge, laundry facilities, free high-speed Internet, and 32-inch flat screen TVs.

Misty Mountain Inn and Suites: 780-827-4268 / mistymountaininn@live.ca / http://www.mistymountain.ab.ca/
One or two bedroom suites with non-smoking suites available. Also featuring fully equipped kitchens, in-room coffee and tea, car plug-ins, onsite laundry, 24-hour camera security.

                           Local Area Campgrounds 

Grande Cache Municipal Campground:
Reservations accepted starting May 1: call 780-827-2404 or email campground@grandecache.ca
This beautiful area offers 77 stalls: 54 full service and 19 partial service. All sites have water & power, 55 also have sewage. Firewood, grated fire pits, picnic tables, flush toilets, showers, laundry facilities, lit roadways, and WI-FI are all available. Treed sites and hiking trails are nearby and the site is a short walk/drive from the start/finish line.
 
Sheep Creek, Sulphur Gates, Smoky River, Pierre Gray Lakes, and Big Berland Provincial Recreation Areas:
Self-Registration. First Come-First Serve
Contact 780-827-4014 or visit AlbertaParks.ca