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Dawson Creek

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Dawson Creek [1] is a small town (11,000 in town, 60,000 in the area) in Northern British Columbia, best known for being mile zero on the Alaska Highway.

Get in

By Bus

  • Greyhound Canada - Station is located at 1201 Alaska Avenue. Daily service to and from Edmonton, Prince George, Fort St. John and Fort Nelson and a seasonal schedule north to Whitehorse.

By Air

By Car

  • Highway 97 - west to Prince George and north to Fort St. John
  • Highway 2 (aka 43) - south to Grande Prairie/Edmonton

Get around

  • BC Transit provides public transportation around town.

See

  • Northern Alberta Railway Park, 900 Alaska Ave. Dawson Creek, B.C. Canada, 250-782-9595 (), [3]. hours varies - see website. (includes a station museum)
  • Dawson Creek Visitor Information Centre, 900 Alaska Ave. Dawson Creek, B.C. Canada (located in the NAR Railway Station Museum), 250-782-9595, [4].
  • Mile Zero Park, (located at mile one of the Alaska Highway, near the junction of Highway 97 South and the Alaska Highway). Included in this park are Walter Wright Pioneer Village, Rotary Lake, and the fabulous horticultural features of "Gardens North".
  • Fort George Park, 17th Avenue & Taylor Drive, [5]. home to a miniature steam train, great playground for the kids and the Fraser Fort George Regional Museum.
  • Walter Wright Pioneer Village, 1901 Alaska Hwy Dawson Creek, BC, [6]. This historic village portrays a theme depicting Dawson Creek before the Alaska Highway construction period

Do

There's nothing much to do in this small town.

Buy

Zellers mall comes with some local stores but offers limited goods. Local tourist office where you can buy souvenirs of Alaska Highway and Dawson Creek is located in downtown Dawson Creek, across the Bank of Montreal.

Eat

Restaurants: Chain restaurants include Tony Roma's, White Spot, Boston Pizza, and Rockwell's.

Fastfood: McDonald's, Dairy Queen, A&W.

Drink

There are a few bars in the city. Note that the drinking age in BC is 19.

Sleep

There are plenty of hotels and lodges in Dawson Creek. Late spring to summer is peak season where many people visit the city as the beginning of their trip to the Alaska Highway.

Get out

Fort St. John and Grande Prairie (AB) are bigger cities around, where travel time to go to each city takes about 90 mins by car. Greyhound Canada in Dawson Creek offers buses bounded both direction.

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