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Dawson Creek, British Columbia

Mile Zero, Alaska Highway

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The Basics

  • Agriculture is one of the region's major activities. The Peace River district has over 32% of the total agricultural-reserved land in British Columbia, and among many other crops, produces 86% of the province's wheat, oats and barley.

Population: 11,583 in city; 18,114 in area (2011 figures)


  • Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway
  • Walter Wright Pioneer Village
  • Gardens North - a cooperative of individual gardens, located at the Pioneer Village.
  • Golf at the 18-hole Dawson Creek Golf & Country Club, or the 9-hole Farmington Fairways.
  • Kin Park Walking Path
  • Art Gallery
  • Railway Museum

Neighbouring Communities:

Dawson Creek, BC postmark

Dawson Creek Links

Arts & Crafts
Other Businesses
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South Peace Historical Society
The society was formed in 1952 to collect, preserve and display information related to the history of the Peace River area, and has an excellent history online.

Dawson Creek in 1948
Seven photos of Dawson Creek and area, from a couple's trip home from Alaska in September 1948.

The Dawson Creek Post Office Fire, 1942
The Post office and a warehouse owned by W. O. Harper, storekeeper, were destroyed by fire which broke out at 5:30 a.m. on November 25, 1942.

The Dawson Creek Jail Fire, 1942
Albert Langdon, a prisoner, was burned to death on December 13, 1942, when the B.C. Provincial Police jail was destroyed by fire.

Arts & Crafts

The Grain Elevator / Art Gallery
The story of how a huge industrial building was moved and converted to a unique gallery.

Dawson Creek Art Gallery

Other Businesses

Dawson Creek Mall

More Information

Dawson Creek Scenic Driving Route
This is an all-day trip - 186 km long, covering much of the Dawson Creek region, with a wide variety of natural and historic attractions that could easily make it even more than one day.

South Peace Community Resources Society

City of Dawson Creek

Dawson Creek Tourism

Dawson Creek Public Library

Community Futures
Assistance for business people, from planning and loans to mentoring and counseling.

Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce

Dawson Creek Weather
The current conditions and 5-day forecast from Environment Canada.

School District 59
Schools, special programming and much more.

Dawson Creek, British Columbia
Information from Wikipedia.


Dawson Creek Map
A very detailed city-planning interactive map showing all city streets, property lines and zoning, etc.

Click on the aerial photo from Google Maps below to open an interactive map in a new window.
Map of Dawson Creek, BC