DAWSON CREEK BC- Events, Hotels, Camping, History, Museum, Art Gallery, Mile 0 Alaska Highway, Peace Country, Northeastern BC.
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Located in Northern BC in the Peace Region.

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Welcome to the City of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, located at Mile O of the Alaska Highway. Dawson Creek is located on the southeast corner of the NAR Park is the Stone Cairn Marker that marks the beginning of the Alaska Highway.


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View from 8th Street.
Dawson Creek's population has increased from 2013 to 2014 by 3%.
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Mile "O" RV Park & Campground. 75 campsites. 1.5 km from Dawson Creek. Electrical/ water hook ups, 15am to 50 amp, pull thrus, power/water sites. Tent sites available. Showers, laundry, RV sani-station, playground. Located next to Walter Pioneer Village. 1901 Alaska Highway. (250) 782-2590.
Mile "O" RV Park website

Northern Lights RV Park. 1.5 km south on Highway 97 south on the way to Prince George.v92 fully serviced 30 and 50 amp sites. Satellite TV, showers, laundry, WiFi. (250) 782-9433.
Northern Lights RV website

Tubby's RV Park & Car Wash. Located adjacent to the Dawson Creek golf Course on the junction of Highway 97 south and Highway 97 North. Full hookups, pull thru sites, laundry, showers, truck and car wash. 1913 96 Avenue. (250) 782-2584.

Central Motel & RV Park. 1301 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek. 350-782-8525

Alahart Apartments and RV Park. 101-1725 Alaska Avenue. (250) 782-4702.

Swan Lake Provincial Park. 3 km north of Highway 2 at Tomslake. (Southeast of Dawson Creek.) 42 sites, water skiing, swimming, fishing, boat launch, camping. Established in 1918 as BC's 3rd provincial lake.
Swan Lake Park

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Walter Wright Pioneer Village features a trapper's cabin, schoolhouse, store and two churches all from the 1940's as well as farm machinery from the past. ld each year in September. Located on the west end of Dawson Creek, the Village was built in 1969 by Walter Write and the South Peace Historical Society. Walter was an Alderman of Dawson Creek plus involved with many organizations. 1901 Alaska Highway. (250) 782-7144.


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Dawson Creek Golf & Country Club has 18 holes, Pro Shop, driving range, rentals, lounge, restaurant, WiFi, big screen TV's. Located just off Highway 97, 1 km north of junction between the Hart and Alaska Highway. (250) 782- 7882.
Dawson Creek Golf & Country Club website.

Farmington Fairways Golf and RV Resort, located at mile 10 of the Alaska Highway. 9 hole golf course. Pro Shop, rentals, driving range, licensed restaurant, 59 campsites: 8 full service, 23 power/water and 28 private treed campsites, 30 amp, sani dump, shower, laundry. (250) 843-7774.
Farmington Fairways website

Hypertension Escape Bowling Alley has 10 lanes with automatic scoring. 1501-102 Avenue. (250) 782-8161

Visit McQueen Slough, a waterfowl refuge located not far from Dawson Creek. Kinuseo Falls is a sight to see located south of Dawson Creek. (some hiking required) The Peace Canyon Dam and the WAC Bennett Dam located 20 minutes west of Hudson's Hope is definitely an attraction you wont want to miss.


The City of Dawson Creek is part of the Peace Country in north eastern BC, located 102 km north of Chetwynd, British Columbia or 256 km north of Prince George. It is also 125 km west Grande Prairie, Alberta. The population is 12,178 (2016 stats) and increase of 5.1% since the 11,583 of 2011. There are 6020 dwellings.

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Wal-Mart, Downtown, Marker Mile "0" Downtown, Highway 2 Sign, Airport, Pioneer Museum photos

The Mile Zero Post located downtown Dawson Creek at 102 Avenue and 10 Street, marks the Mile "0 " on the Alaska Highway (1 block south of the Station Museum). The Mile Post was erected in 1946.

Dawson Creek was named after George Mercer Dawson, a geologist who was mapping the area in 1879 for the CNR. Back in 1942 the population of the village of Dawson Creek was only 600 people. The Alaska Highway starts at Dawson Creek British Columbia "Mile O, and continues on through the Yukon and into Alaska for 1500 miles. It was started in World War II, as a route to transport equipment from Canada and the United States. In a matter of weeks the population exploded to 10,000 with the first trains carrying American troops arrived. The highway took eight months to complete and has been open since 1942. 150 bridges were built and 8,000 colverts were laid.
The Alaska Hotel (10th Street - just a few feet from the Mile Zero Post) was the oldest operating business in the community. In 1930, this hotel was known as the Dew Drop Inn Hotel with 6 rooms, a lobby and cafe. The Dawson Hotel located on the corner of 10th Street and Alaska Avenue was another popular Hotel in the 1940's. In 1943, a fire and explosion did extensive damage and it was rebuilt in the fall of 1943. In September 2012, fire destroyed the Alaska Hotel for good.
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Surveyor Statue, Calvin Kruk Centre, City Hall, Firehall, Curling Rink, Church Directory, Exhibition Grounds
VIDEO Murals Alaska Highway House -10201-10 Street
The Alaska Highway House in Dawson Creek is one of the newest attractions with many displays and films showcasing the history of the Alaska Highway. 30,000 soldiers and civilians built the 2,288km highway in 9 months. There are many murals on the building.

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VIDEO Downtown Dawson Creek
Our trip starts coming in from the east along Highway 2. We head north to the Traffic Circle that either takes you to Highway 49 (east-west). Then we drive down 10th Street to the Downtown area. We end up at the Memorial Arena.


The Dawson Mall located at 11000-8th Street, with over 25 stores and services provides a good selection of products. Plenty of free parking and RV's welcome. Open til 9pm Thursday and Friday. (250) 782-5531.

Dawson Creek has two arenas, the Memorial Arena and the Kin Area for skating, figure skating, and hockey. Also there is an Outdoor Speed Skating Oval. It also has a large hospital. Minor Hockey Association (250) 782-7233.

The Dawson Creek's Airport located almost 2 km southeast of Dawson Creek provides many flights to major destinations. It has a 5000 foot runway and a parallel float plane base.

The Encana Centre opened in the spring of 2008 located on the east side of Dawson Creek, 300 Highway 2. Many events/concerts are held here with seating for 6,500 people. It is part of the South Peace Multiplex that also includes the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre (swimming, diving, sauna) as well the Lakota Agri Centre (equestrian, rodeo and livestock events)
Just west of the Encana Centre is Chances Gaming Entertainment. The 17,000 square foot facility was built in 2006 and features 123 slot machines, electronic blackjack tables, bingo and more.

Events of the Peace Country Events: The largest trade show north of Edmonton is held in Dawson Creek in the spring each year at the Memorial and Kin Arenas. (Kiwanis Trade Fair). July 1st Celebrations held each year. Dawson Creek and District Fall Fair and Stampede held annually in August at the Dawson Creek Fairgrounds. It includes a parade, BBQ, Special Kids Rodeo. Dawson Creek Exhibition Association . Many events are held throughout the year at the Art Gallery. Snowflake Night Light Parade is held in November as well as the Festival of Lights. Many hockey tournaments take place during the winter. Dawson Creek Minor Hockey Association
Mile Zero Cruisers

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Dawson Creek and District Memorial Arena. Home of the Dawson Creek Canucks that play in the North Peace Hockey League. Located at 1107-106 Avenue. The Arena has bleacher seating for 1,547 people plus floor seating for 600 people.
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One of the main industries of Dawson Creek is the Louisiana Pacific OSB plant. Employs a large number of people from the area. Situated on the west part of the city of Dawson Creek. 8243-221 Road. (250) 782-1616
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CJDC TV and CJDC 890 AM Radio. The original building in 1955 was built with the former 1935 "Old-timer's Cabin" left in the centre of the structure. In 1959 H.L. "Hank" Michaud brought CJDC-TV channel 5 to Dawson Creek. 901-102 Avenue.

Other Radio Stations include: 104.1 CHAD FM (Peace FM repeats from Chetwynd), 89.7 CBKO FM (CBC Radio One repeats from Prince George), 93.7 CBUF FM (CBC repeats from Vancouver), 95.1 CHRX FM (Energy 98 repeats from Fort St. John). SunFM Fort St John 98.5 and Dawson Creek 95.1.

Home to the Dawson Creek Canucks, (Senior Hockey team) NPHL, that challenges other teams in the Peace Country. The 2018-2019 NPHL consists of 7 teams. North Peace Hockey League. EAST DIVISION: Falher Pirates, Grimshaw Huskies, High Prairie Regals and Manning Comets. WEST DIVISION: Dawson Creek Canucks, Fort St John Flyers and Grande Prairie Athletics. (Spirit River Rangers, Valleyview Jets, Lakeland Eagles-McLennan and Hythe Mustangs, are not playing this year) NPHL Hockey Schedule-Stats--Scores

Dawson Creek Canucks
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GM speaks along with hockey action
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Dawson Creek Canucks
2016-2017 VIDEO
Team coming onto ice, action and interview.
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Dawson Creek Canucks
2017-2018 VIDEO
Introduction of players (slow motion)
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Dawson Creek Canucks
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Team coming on ice, hockey action.
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Dawson Creek Canucks 2013-2014 VIDEO
Players introduce themselves.
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Dawson Creek and District Hospital, is located on the south end of the city is a large employer of the area. 11100-13 Street, (250) 782-8501.


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The Dawson Creek Station Museum and Visitors' Info Centre. The original Northern Alberta Railway Station was built in 1931. Located at the N.A.R. Park, 900 Alaska Avenue. Many photos and memorabilia of the Alaska Highway plus many displays and gift shop. The Museum is open year round. (250) 782-9595.
Tourism Dawson Creek

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The Blue Goose Caboose, on display in front of the Train Station Museum.
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The Art Gallery is located in a renovated Grain elevator Annex, next to the Museum and Visitor's Info Centre. Local artists as well collections from other galleries are featured. The elevator was built in the early 1940's. 101-816 Alaska Avenue.
Art Gallery Website

The Alaska Highway News, weekly newspaper serving Dawson Creek, Fort St John, Fort Nelson and surrounding communities. Sister newspapers include the Northern Horizon and Dawson Creek Mirror.

Dawson Creek Daily News, established in 1930 as the Peace River Block News. It was sold to Glacier Media in 2006 and changed the papers name to Dawson Creek Daily News. 901-100 Ave, Dawson Creek. 250-782-4888.

North East News served the Dawson Creek area for many years and closed down on February of 2016. The weekly newspaper had reached over 19,000 homes and businesses in northeastern BC. Included areas of Chetwynd, North Nelson, FSJ, Hudson's Hope, Pouce Coupe, Taylor and Tumbler Ridge.

Downhill skiing available only 5 minutes from Dawson Creek. Bear Mountain Ski Hill was built in 1959. Beginner to intermediate, 8 runs and T-Bar. (250) 782-4988
Bear Mountain Ski Hill
Powder King Ski Village, located about 200 km from Dawson Creek. Powder skiing, 18 runs, chairlift, 2 T-bars and platter tow. Slopes to 2,100 feet.
Powder King website

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Schools: Secondary School, 10701-10 Street, (250) 782-5288. Mountain Christian School, 11501-17 Street, (250) 782-9528. Notre Dame School, 925-104 Avenue, (250) 782-4923. Ron Pettigrew Christian School, 1761-110 Avenue, (250) 782-4580. Canalta Elementary School, 1901-110 Avenue, (250) 782-8403. Cresent Park Elementary School, 9300-17 Street, (250) 782-8412. Ecole Frank Ross Elementary School, 1000-92 Avenue, (250) 782-5206. O'Brien Youth Outreach, 10701-10 Street, (250) 782-5825. Parkhill Elementary School, 9700-5 Street, (250) 782-4115. South Peace Senior Secondary School, 10808-15 Street, (250) 782-5585. Tremblay Elementary School 11311-13A Street, (250) 782-8147. Northern Lights College, 11401-8 Street, (250) 782-5251.

For more information on Dawson Creek,
visit the City of Dawson Creekwebsite www.dawsoncreek.ca
Dawson Creek and District Chamber of Commerce
Rotary Club Dawson Creek

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Dawson Creek Library - 1001 McKellar Avenue
Dawson Creek Public Library website.

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