About Our Dawson Creek Local Area
The city of Dawson Creek, located near the Alberta border in Northeastern British Columbia, is perhaps best known at
the “Mile 0” point of the Alaska Highway. As the seat of the Peace River Regional District, it serves as the major
service centre and transportation hub for surrounding Peace River communities.
Dawson Creek’s economy is driven by the area’s rich cache of natural resources, most notably, oil and gas. Tourism and
retail are also significant industries in Dawson Creek, given the high numbers of travellers that pass through the city
to access the Alaska Highway.
The most popular Dawson Creek attractions include:
Northern Alberta Railway Park
Representing the true “Mile 0” point of the Alaska Highway, the four-acre Northern Alberta Railway Park in the centre
of Dawson Creek is the site of the Dawson Creek Station Museum, Dawson Creek Art Gallery, Visitors Centre, souvenir shop
and more. It’s the perfect place to visit if you want to experience the culture and history of our city.
Take a journey into Dawson Creek’s past, to a time when life moved at a slower pace. See historical artefacts and learn about the fascinating history of the region.
It’s all yours to explore at Walter Wight Pioneer Village, located at 1901 Alaska Hwy. Advance tour reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 250-782-7144
In the summertime, Rotary Lake is the place to be for swimming and soaking up the rays in Dawson Creek. When the
warm weather hits, this is the city’s hot spot for beach BBQs, volleyball and outdoor fun. Concession stand and washrooms onsite. For more information, contact 250-782-7144
If you're looking for world class live entertainment, then be sure to check what upcoming events
are headed to the Encana Events Centre. Featuring some of the best music, sporting events, and other festivals in Dawson Creek, you won't want to miss a night at the Encana.
Dawson Creek, BC Points of Interest