Things to Do in Dawson Creek, BC
If you’re looking for Dawson Creek attractions and things to keep you busy while you’re in the area – we have some excellent suggestions. There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained and busy during your stay with us. In Dawson Creek you can golf, ski, swim, ice fish, birdwatch, snowmobile and more depending on which season it is.
Below you will find some of the best things to do and see in our local area.
Dawson Creek Attractions
Dating back to 1922, Dawson Creek has hosted an annual six-day exhibition and fall fair. Attendees can enjoy headline entertainers, two parades, horse events, agriculture fairs, Western Chuckwagon races, West Coast amusements, firework displays, food vendors and so much more!
Don’t miss out on a visit to the Dawson Creek Art Gallery, which includes some stunning exhibitions, fun events and The Grainery Artisan and Gift Shop. The gallery features artwork from local artists and touring shows throughout the year. They also offer classes for artists of all ages and skill – from beginner to advanced.
Discover the amazing story behind the historic Alaska Highway. See state-of-the-art technological and imaginative displays that display the incredible journey from the beginning of the highway to completion. There is also a film hut to relax in and watch a short PBS documentary that covers the building of this famous highway.
Want to hear something interesting? The George Dawson Inn is part of a Dawson Creek attraction! Dawson Creek is also known as ‘Mile 0 – Alaska Highway’ and is a community of approximately 11,000 people. There is a commemorative Alaska Highway Mile 0 marker placed near the Dawson Creek Visitor Centre. The Alaska Highway spans 1382 miles (2,224 kilometres) across Canada and the United States to Delta Junction, Alaska.
This quaint village is a heritage site that tells the history of the early Dawson Creek pioneers, up to the Alaska Highway development period. When you visit, you may feel like you’ve stepped back in time as the village is set like a small town with churches, a schoolhouse, and a general store. There are guided tours offered and historic farming equipment to check out.
Before you visit, you might want to check out the events happening at the Ovintiv Events Centre – a multi-event, premier entertainment centre for the Alberta Peace Region and British Columbia. Once known as the Encana Events Centre, the Ovintiv Events Centre features 27 VIP Luxury Suites and 4,500 seats.