Sleeping in Airports

Grande Prairie Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Grande Prairie Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Was given a ride to the nearest motel, stayed there for 4 hours – paid a 100, sob sob!  – a traveller

YQU Airport Overview

grande prairie airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Grand Prairie Airport.

What to Expect

Grand Prairie Airport (code: YQU) consists of a small terminal with few amenities beyond a restaurant. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

The airport closes after the last departure or arrival of the day, so sleeping in this airport may not be possible. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels within a quick shuttle ride of the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Grande Prairie Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Stanford Hotel Grande Prairie – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available Monday through Friday. » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Grande Prairie Conference Center – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Best Western Grande Prairie Hotel & Suites – (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available from 4:00AM to Midnight. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Grande Prairie Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Grande Prairie Airport. Connect to the “GPA-WiFi-Portal”.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Arcade / Games – Location: Landside, near the baggage claim

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? An ATM is available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Main floor.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge in the arrivals hall.

Customer Appreciation Days – Every Friday between the hours 12:30PM – 4:00PM, the airport offers free popcorn to customers.

Food & Drinks – The Viewpoint Restaurant & Lounge offers runway views and free WiFi. Location: 2nd Floor. Hours: 5:00AM – 6:30PM (Mon-Fri); 5:30AM – 5:30PM (Sat); 5:30AM – 6:30PM (Sun). The cocktail lounge section does not open until 12:00PM daily. Vending machines are also available.

Information Desk – The Grand Prairie Airport Customer Service Desk is open on the main floor from 4:00AM – 11:30PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: Landside. To access, take the elevator near the entrance to the departure gates or behind the WestJet check-in.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The terminal is open 4:00AM – 11:30PM.


Grande Prairie airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • West Jet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Greyhound, Northern Express and City of Grand Prairie Transit all offer bus service to and from YQU airport. Contact your service provider of choice for details.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies have offices in the baggage claim area: Avis • Budget • Enterprise • National.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Best Western Grande Prairie Hotel & Suites   •   Holiday Inn Express Grande Prairie   •   Holiday Inn & Suites Grande Prairie – Conference Centre   •  Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre   •   Ramada Clairmont/Grande Prairie Redwood Inn & Suites   •   Service Plus Inn & Suites Grande Prairie   •   Stanford Hotels & Resort   •   Stonebridge Hotel Grande Prairie   •   Super 8 Grande Prairie.


Taxis are readily available in the airport’s ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.