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Welcome to the City of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, located at Mile O of the Alaska Highway. Located on the southeast corner of the NAR Park is the Stone Cairn Marker that marks the beginning of the Alaska Highway.
Pomeroy Inn and Suites. 540 Highway 2. (250) 782-3700
Best Western. 500 Highway 2. (250) 782-6226
Mile "O" RV Park & Campground. 75 campsites. 2.5 km from Dawson Creek. Hot showers, electrical/ water hook ups, laundry, RV sani-station, playground, pull thrus, power/water sites. Located next to Walter Pioneer Village. 1901 Alaska Highway. (250) 782-2590.
Northern Lights RV Park. 1.5 km south on Highway 97 south on the way to Prince George. 40 full service sites, 15 partial, and 10 dry sites. Satellite TV, showers, laundry. (250) 782-9433.
Tubby's RV Park. 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.
Alahart Apartments and RV Park. 101-1725 Alaska Avenue. (250) 782-4702.
Pine Le Moray Provincial Park, 70 km southwest of Dawson Creek on Highway 97. 12 site. Open all year. Fishing and swimming available.
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.
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. National Aboriginal Day Celebrations are held here in June and July 4th. The Rotary Autumn Fest is held 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.
Dawson Creek Golf & Country Club. 18 holes, Pro Shop, driving range, rentals, lounge, restaurant. 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, located at mile 10 of the Alaska Highway. 9 hole golf course. Pro Shop, rentals, driving range, licensed restaurant, 53 campsites. (250) 843-7774.
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The City of Dawson Creek is part of the Peace Country in northern 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 11,583 people (2011 stats).
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.
Alaska Highway House is Dawson Creeks newest attraction with many displays and films. 10201-10 Street. (250) 782-4714.
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.
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
The 2012-2013 NPHL consists of 11 teams. EAST DIVISION: Falher Pirates, Grimshaw Huskies, High Prairie Regals, Lakeland Eagles (McLennan), Manning Comets, (Manning Comets have joined the league after 5 year absence) Valleyview Jets. WEST DIVISION: Hythe Mustangs, Dawson Creek Canucks, Spirit River Rangers, Grande Prairie Athletics, Fort St John Flyers. (Horse Lake Chiefs have dropped out) 2012-2113 NPHL Schedule-Scores-Stats.
The Dawson Creek Rage have been accepted into the North American Hockey League (NAHL). First season is 2010. Dawson Creek Rage
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).
Hypertension Escape Bowling Alley has 10 lanes with automatic scoring. 1501-102 Avenue. (250) 782-8161
The Dawson Creek Curling Club has many leagues and Bonspiels throughout the winter months. 8 sheets of ice. Curling Rink (250) 782-4080.
Dawson Creek and District Hospital, located on the south end of the city is a large employer of the area. 111013 Street, (250) 782-8501.
Schools: 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. Central Middle School, 10701-10 Street, (250) 782-5288. 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. College Website
Peace River Block News is a daily newspaper of Dawson Creek that comes out Monday thru Friday, with a circulation of about 2170. Was established in 1979. 901-100 Avenue. (250) 782-4888.
The Dawson Creek Mirror is a weekly newspaper that is published on Fridays with a circulation of about 8000. 1316-Alaska Avenue. (250) 782-9424.
Dawson Creek/ Tumbler Ridge Observer is a paper that is circulated on Sundays. 901-100 Avenue.
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