Dawson Creek is a historical community, a commercial centre and the main transportation hub servicing the communities of Northern B.C., Canada. Downtown Dawson Creek is where the Mile "0" Post is located marking the starting point for many traveling the world famous Alaska Highway.
Dawson Creek is the centre of transportation connecting with 4 highways and all major railway lines. Highway 97, Alaska Highway, Highway 49 and Highway 2 all flow in and out of the Peace River community. The roads and the railway lines provide the transportation routes necessary to service the tourism, forestry, agriculture, oil and gas industries in the region.
Dawson Creek is rich in history. In the community the Walter Wright Pioneer Village tells the story of the early settlers. The farming equipment, buildings and wagons all date back to the early 1930s. Each building is connected by a raised boardwalk. The raised boardwalk provides the route for self guided tours.
Visitors to Dawson Creek , British Columbia, Canada can find many of the amenities necessary for travel in the downtown sector of the community. Gas stations, banks, grocery stores, big box stores, accommodations, restaurants, retail stores, internet cafes, laundromats, coffee houses and much more can be found downtown.
Dawson Creek is a year round recreation destination. In the winter months, after the snow and temperatures have fallen, the trails turn white creating a winter recreation destination for those who enjoy cross country (xc) skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and ice climbing.
In the summer the landscape turns green and the parks come alive attracting many people to the area to enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, bird watching, canoeing, mountain biking, cycling, kayaking, horseback riding, off roading and golfing.
One of the best ways to view the parks in the community is by walking or biking the Dawson Trail. It is a popular route used by locals to get from one end of the community to another. It is also a connector trail to many of the parks in the area like Kin Park, Peace Park, Barbaree Park, Chamberlain Park and Rotary Park.
Peace River Country is home to many species of wildlife like the Black and Grizzly Bear, moose, Bald Eagle, deer, cougar, caribou, coyote, wolf and much more.