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Your visit in Dawson Creek would not be
complete without a visit to the Walter
Wright Pioneer Village
, located in the Mile
Zero Park (Mile 1 Alaska Highway). A stroll
along the wooden plank sidewalks with the
free walking tour brochure will transport
you to a time when our community was on
the edge of the frontier.
Throughout Pioneer Village, eleven
spectacular themed gardens (named
Gardens North) and a memorial rose garden
offer exquisite arrays of flowers, trees and
shrubs that will please your senses.
Get some exercise and take a dip in our
brand new aquatic centre which features a
25m 8-lane pool, a hot tub, sauna, steam
room, leisure pool and a 150-foot water
slide. For some fresh air, stroll the
Dawson Walking Trail which winds through
the city on the banks of the creek.
Stroll for an hour and get to know Dawson
Creek with a free self-guided historic
walking tour brochure. Available at the
Visitor Centre or Alaska Highway House,
the publication is full of original photos
and historic lore that narrates Dawson
Creek's unique past.
2009 events at a glance
Downtown Historic Walking Tour
Pick up a free copy of the Downtown
Historic Walking Tour Brochure at the
Visitor Centre, the Art Gallery or Alaska
Highway House & take a walk in
our shoes.
Farmers' Market
Every Saturday morning May - October.
Shop or just browse the many stalls
of local handicrafts, jams, jellies,
vegetables, flowers, home baking
and much more!
CO-OP Parking Lot on 8th St.
Kiwanis Trade Show
April 24 - 26
Attracting thousands of people, a full
weekend of product and handicraft
booths, concessions and prize draws.
Canada Day
July 1
- Downtown Pouce Coupe & Park
Parade, BBQ, music and celebrations.
Mile `0' Summer Cruise
July 10 - 12
300+ vintage, antique & classic cars on
display, show & shine, road rally & BBQ
19th Annual Garden Tour & Tea
July 26
- A unique opportunity to
admire the magnificent private northern
gardens of Dawson Creek & the area.
53rd Annual Dawson Creek Fall Fair,
Exhibition & Pro Rodeo
August 5 - 9
An extravaganza of exhibits, music,
rodeo events, good food & good times!
Get your free copy of the Pioneer Village Walking Tour brochure and
stroll the boardwalks and relive our pioneer past through historic photos
and narrative text.
Alaska Highway House
Dawson Creek's newest attraction!
(located by the Mile `0' Post) Stop in and
be amazed by the state-of-the-art
technological and imaginative displays
(including a 1942 U.S. Army Willy Jeep)
that relate the incredible Alaska Highway
story of yesterday and today. Relax in the
film hut for an hour and learn more
through the PBS documentary: The
Building of the Alaska Highway
. In the
computer kiosk, send a personal
e-postcard greeting from the Mile `O' City
to the folks back home.