Dawson Creek is a city in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. The municipality of 24.37 square kilometres (9.41 sq mi) had a population of 11,583 in 2011. Dawson Creek derives its name from the creek of the same name that runs through the community. The creek was named after George Mercer Dawson by a member of his land survey team when they passed through the area in August 1879. Once a small farming community, Dawson Creek became a regional centre after the western terminus of the Northern Alberta Railways was extended there in 1932. The community grew rapidly in 1942 as the US Army used the rail terminus as a transshipment point during construction of the Alaska Highway. In the 1950s, the city was connected to the interior of British Columbia via a highway and railway through the Rocky Mountains. Since the 1960s, growth has slowed.
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4.5 based on 103 reviews
Came here for a few hours on a day off from work. Walked down through the forest and found a little park/play area before walking further down towards the bridge. It's just stunning and at the time it was just me and a friend there, it was so peaceful! All you could hear was the water rushing by. Def worth a visit if your in the area.
4.5 based on 61 reviews
Not to be confused with the Mile 0 Cairn, the Mile Zero Post is 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.
Standing there is just surreal. You cannot help but think of those who came before. There is lots of parking. A nice local woman came up as we were doing a selfie and offered to take a nice picture. The folks in Dawson Creek are...MoreWe are so happy you enjoyed your experience at the Mile 0 Post. Thanks for the compliment for the locals as well. We may be biased here at the visitor centre but we think Dawson Creek's locals are pretty awesome as well.
4.5 based on 40 reviews
An impressive adaptive reuse of an historic building, this wooden grain elevator was moved to this location next to visitors' center and museum. Displaying local art and crafts for sale and a small permanent collection. The gift shop has local crafts and souvenirs, a nicer selection than most, but still plenty of stuff made in China. When adapting the building to a gallery all original construction detail was covered; I would have liked to see some of the original construction.
4.5 based on 31 reviews
Discover the story behind the monumental Alaska Highway.Stop in and be amazed by the state-of-the-art technological and imaginative displays (including a 1942 U.S. Army Willys Jeep) that relate the incredible Alaska Highway story of yesterday and today. Relax in the film hut for an hour and learn more through the PBS documentary: The Building of the Alaska Highway. In the computer kiosk, send a personal e-postcard greeting from the Mile 0 City to the folks back home.
Displays and a movie make this a great place to learn about the Alaska Highway or refresh your knowledge before heading north.Hi Denny! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Alaska Highway house!
4 based on 31 reviews
Here is the location of one of Dawson Creek's Alaska Hwy Mile 0 markers. One designates the original 1942 starting point, the other marks the current starting point. Great photo op for starting your journey on the Alaska Hwy. Lots of interesting background info and historical photos in the museum.
4.5 based on 18 reviews
This is a great place to learn about the history of Dawson Creek area. Stroll along the wooden boardwalk visiting the different buildings from around the area. There are antiques from people from the area and their lifestyle of the early 1900s. Would have spent more time if it wasn't raining.
5 based on 10 reviews
We are the official Visitor Centre for Dawson Creek. We would love to help you. Maps, directions, brochures, souvenirs, gift shop, accessible washrooms and wifi. Come let our trained and friendly staff help you plan your stay in Dawson Creek and your trip up the Alaska Highway.
This place is a obligatory stop for all wayfarers heading to Alaska. Don't miss the museum especially the free one. Plan to spend a little time in Dawson CreekThank you for your pleasant review. We love letting our visitors know about all the exciting things there are to do and see here in Dawson Creek. Happy Travelling!
4 based on 9 reviews
Great job by local artists to portray local historic events and places, very interesting and colourful. Great to see artwork instead of just boring sides of buildingl
4.5 based on 5 reviews
Enjoy locally grown produce, baking, meats, honey, jams and jellies as well as a great selection of handmade local products such as jewelry, pens, fire-starters, body products, hand tied flies, sewing, knitting, woodwork and so much more!
Upon entering the market you find an amazing variety of different crafts, food products and some retail like Tupperware, etc. The new great location ( right in the centre of town) provides more parking spaces and is just a short walk away to the downtown core. The market provides seasonal plants and vegetables as well. It is well worth the time to check out!
4.5 based on 3 reviews
While not a large lake, one island lake is certainly worth a visit if you enjoy fishing. One Island Lake rates very highly as one of the top ten trout lakes in British Columbia. I have personally seen 10 and 12 pound Rainbow Trout come out of this lake. the most productive method of fishing is to troll a fly during the Spring and Summer, and ice fishing produces nice fish with jigs tipped with some shrimp. Campsites are limited, and the road in is NOT condusive to LARGE trailers and Motorhomes.
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