WELCOME TO THE CITY OF
Welcome to the frontier between culture and wilderness, city comforts and country life.
Enjoy northern hospitality, easygoing lifestyle, and hardy pioneer spirit as you discover the many treasures in and around Dawson Creek. Take in the full unforgettable Dawson Creek experience! Explore museums, galleries, historical sites, hidden works of art, and of course, breathtaking nature.
The community is nestled in a rich agricultural landscape, surrounded by creeks, rivers, sloughs and small lakes. Dawson Creek offers a full range of locally owned restaurants, boutique shopping and big box stores, a bustling Farmer’s Market, fine quality accommodations and famously friendly locals. They’re proud of their monumental history and love to share it with visitors through historical and cultural experiences that define the Peace River region.
It all begins in Dawson Creek, BC, Mile 0 of the world-famous Alaska Highway.
DAWSON CREEK’S WORLD FAMOUS LANDMARK
MILE ‘0’ CAIRN
Mile “O” Cairn: A World Famous Icon Mile “O” Cairn: A World Famous Icon Getting a photo of yourself at the most recognized and photographed icon in British Columbia is a must-do while you are in Dawson Creek! This historic marker is the true start of the Alaska Highway. Located one block due south of the Station Museum downtown. The post symbolizes our designation as Mile ‘0’ of the Alaska Highway.
DAWSON CREEK ART GALLERY
One of Dawson Creek’s most outstanding buildings is the Art Gallery. Situated in NAR Park, located in a renovated grain elevator annex, the gallery features year-round exhibits by local artists as well as travelling collections from major galleries. Visitors can view an impressive photo exhibit of the history of the Alaska Highway. The Gallery Gift Shop offers a wide variety of products from local artisans and craftsmen.
NORTHERN ALBERTA RAILWAYS PARK (NAR Park)
Start your visit at the Northern Alberta Railways Park. Within this four acre park, you will find the Art Gallery, the Station Museum, the Visitor Centre, the Mile ‘0’ Cairn and two gift shops. Built in 1931, the NAR Station is a remarkable museum with extensive railway memorabilia, pioneer artifacts and wildlife displays that will take you back in time.
Open year round, it is a must-see before you leave Dawson Creek! RVs are most welcome with plenty of parking, public phones, washrooms and wifi.
EMERGENCE – 1942 HIGHWAY TRENCHER
This historic trencher actually worked on the construction of the Alaska Highway in 1942 and sat in a private collection until 2016 when it was donated to the City of Dawson Creek to be made into a work of public art by a group of talented local artists.
Look closely, you will find many treasures that tell the story of the histories of the Indigenous people of the area and the settlers who arrived decades before the highway was built.
ALASKA HIGHWAY HOUSE
Stop in and immerse yourself in the history of the building of the Alaska Highway. High tech and creative displays relate the incredible story of yesterday and today. Watch the hour long documentary in our film hut.
Take a stroll back in time with a visit to the Walter Wright Pioneer Village, located in the Mile Zero Park (Mile 1, Alaska Highway). Walk along the wooden plank sidewalks with the free walking tour brochure and relive a time when our community was on the edge of the frontier.