Grande Prairie, affectionately known as Swan City, is a northwestern Albertan city. It’s northwest of Edmonton and is the seventh largest city in Alberta. Why is Grande Prairie called Swan City? Swans fly over Grande Prairie during their migration route and come back to nest in the summer.
Grande Prairie gets its name from the vast prairies that lay to the city’s north, east and west. Agriculture was the first industry when Grande Prairie was settled. Today the city enjoys a diversified economy, but agriculture still plays a role. Despite Grande Prairie’s northern situation, the climate is warm enough for many crops to grow. Other industries that play into Grande Prairie’s economy are oil and gas, forestry and food services.
Grande Prairie has plenty of cultural offerings. The city hosts summer long music festivals, and the downtown bars take part in the arts scene. The city also has conference centres, sports facilities and an impressive number of golf courses.
About Secure Container
Secure Container is Canada’s premier provider of new, used and refurbished shipping containers. Taking on a major project? Chances are you’ll need a place to store tools, materials, supplies and documents. A shipping container makes it easy to keep all of your items safe while having them easily accessible throughout the job.
We offer container sales, rentals and modifications. Wherever you are in Canada, we ship to you! That’s right: Canada-wide shipping. And we don’t stop at that. Through our brokerage, we also offer international container sales and rentals.
How might a shipping container factor into your next project? Here are just a few ways:
- Store oil rig and mining equipment
- Hold your household items during renovations, staging or moving
- Store hospitality or special events items
- Hold emergency disaster preparedness equipment
- Store farming and agriculture equipment or supplies
- Hosting a pop-up business
- Storing materials on a construction site
We are committed to keeping our operations green. The shipping container industry is highly wasteful, with 56% of the world’s shipping containers lying dormant. It takes a lot of resources to transport these containers to a plant and smelt them down. Better to avoid it entirely; at Secure Container we are diligent about repurposing our containers, prolonging their lifespan. This results in great savings for our customers!