of Dawson Creek's claims to fame is that it marks the start of
the Alaska Highway; the stone cairn denoting the beginning of
the highway is located in the Railway Park.
from around the world have their pictures taken at the famous
Mile "O" Post. Located in downtown Dawson Creek, the Mile Zero
Post symbolizes the beginning of the Alaska Highway.
Walter Wright Pioneer Village transports visitors back to the
1940's when the troops arrived to begin construction of the highway.
travelling north or south visitors can experience the beauty and
excitement of the wilderness and enjoy some of the activities
that can be had. Camping, fishing and hunting are all popular
activities in the area as is hiking, biking, wildlife viewing,
skiing and snowmobiling. The surrounding lakes provide a relaxing
way to spend a summers afternoon swimming, boating or fishing.
Nearby Provincial Parks offer a range of activities from backcountry
hiking and backpacking to camping and cross country skiing.
town itself contains an interesting mix of shops, museums and
galleries, while the sports enthusiast will find an aquatic centre,
ball fields and skating or curling rinks. Something for everyone.
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666 metres (2,185 ft.)
January average: -18'c. • July average: 15'c.
Dawson Creek is 102 km ( 63 mi.) north of Chetwynd on Highway
97 and 412 km (256 mi.) northeast of Prince George. The area is
also serviced by air and bus service.
Attractions: Art Gallery, Historic Station Museum, Mile 0
Post, Mile 0 Cairn - gateway to the Alaska Highway, Pioneer Village,
Northern Alberta Railway Park, summer farmers' markets, Sudenten
April • Figure Skating Carnival June • rodeo July • Big Bike Event August • fall fair
Visitors can choose from a variety of hotel/motel accommodations
or take advantage of the campsites and nearby provincial parks.
900 Alaska Ave., Dawson Creek, B.C. V1G 4T6
Telephone: (250) 782-9595