Are you ready to visit beautiful Northern British Columbia? Dawson Creek is a must see, located at the union of Boreal forests and Taiga plains you are bound to experience wonderful views of natural landscapes and plenty of wildlife. Enjoy northern hospitality, easygoing lifestyle, and true pioneer spirit as you discover the many treasures in and around Dawson Creek. Explore museums, galleries, historical sites, hidden works of art, and of course, breathtaking nature. It all begins in Dawson Creek, BC, Mile 0 of the world-famous Alaska Highway.
You will never get bored in this city, recreational facilities include two ice hockey arenas, a curling rink, an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor ice rink, and a speed skating oval. The South Peace Community Multiplex boasts a pool, indoor rodeo grounds and ice rink. You will also be able to enjoy multiple golf courses, fishing, skiing, birdwatching and hiking in and around the city.
Attractions include the Alaska Highway House, Walter Wright Pioneer Village, Kiskatinaw Bridge, Bear Mountain Wind Park, Pouce Coupe Trestle Bridge and make sure to take part in a Historic Walking Tour!
Be sure to check out the Farmer’s Market and pick up the much sought after treat, Dawson Creek honey. Honey is available at the Farmer’s Market, along with a selection of farm produce, on Saturdays from May to September.
You can also catch some amazing concerts at the Encana Events Centre with past bands such as Judas Priest, Foreigner, Megadeth, Toby Keith, Luke Bryan and many more, there is always an amazing show right around the corner!
There are many nearby provincial parks such as Swan Lake Provincial Park, Kiskatinaw Provincial Park, Moberly Lake Provincial Park, One Island Provincial Park and many more! Looking for a picnic? Visit one of Dawson Creek’s many city parks.
Swan Lake Provincial Park: Established in 1918, it has the distinction of being British Columbia’s third oldest park. The park hosts the usual variety of water-related activities – swimming, canoeing, scuba diving, waterskiing and boating. This a great spot to catch walleye, northern pike, yellow perch and burbot.
Kiskatinaw Provincial Park: This park is located right beside the historic wooden curved Kiskatinaw River Bridge, a three-span wooden trestle from which overlooks the river 30 metres below. It was the first curved wooden bridge built in Canada and today, it is the only curved, banked trestle bridge remaining in Western Canada. Jump in the river for a refreshing swim or spend the day fishing. Warm water and slow currents of Kiskatinaw River provides for wading and river tubing and fishing. Wildlife viewing includes moose, deer, squirrels, chipmunks and various songbirds.
Moberly Lake Provincial Park: It is almost impossible not to observe wildlife as you travel through the Northeast, the co-called ‘Serengeti of North America.’ You can learn about the spectacular wildlife fauna, flora and history of the park at the interpretation kiosk. The park hosts the usual variety of water-related activities, swimming, fishing, canoeing, boating, and sailing. While you are there, take time to listen to the loons or look overhead for bald eagles. Head down to the lake for a swim or to test your luck fishing for northern pike, bull trout, lake trout and lake whitefish. Moberly Lake held a special meaning to the Dane-zaa First Nations people, as it was known to them as “the lake you can depend on.” It meant that the people could always return to Moberly Lake since food sources there were always plentiful and reliable.
One Island Lake Provincial Park: Since the park is quite small most of the recreational activities revolve around One Island Lake. The lake has been stocked annually with brook and rainbow trout since 1963. Other sport fish include bull trout, northern pike and wetslope cutthroat trout. The lake also supports other fish species such as brook stickleback, finescale dace and fathead minnow. Other recreational activities include peaceful canoe and kayak trips, bird watching, swimming, waterskiing, windsurfing and just relaxing.
- Unlike the rest of the province Dawson Creek follows Mountain Standard Time because of this, residents of the region never change their clocks!
- As a service centre for the rural areas south of the Peace River, the city is often referred to as the “Capital of the Peace”.
All this just scratches the surface, travel to Dawson Creek to see for yourself!