Dawson City is sure to be buzzing next month, as the city comes together to celebrate its Agricultural Show, Rodeo and Exhibition, which is also known as the ‘Greatest Show in the Peace’ from Wednesday August 9 to Sunday August 13. Here’s are five reasons why you shouldn’t miss it…

 

Reason #1: Because There’ll Be Great Music

You’ll find Dan Davidson playing in the fair’s Waterin’ Hole on August 11 and 12. Alberta’s newest country sensation exploded onto the Canadian country music scene last year with the release of his second single, Found. The single rocketed up the charts and Dan became the #1 charting indie artist in Canada.

 

Reason #2: Because There’ll be Fair Food Galore

Yes, it’ll all be there… Hamburgers, onion ring poutine and corn dogs at the Dawson Creek Canucks concession; snow cones, cotton candy and kettle corn from Teryl’s concession; and burritos grande, deep fried pickles and quesadillas from the Tasty Dish concession. Is your tummy rumbling yet?

 

Reason #3: Because You’re Tough Enough to Wear Pink

Want to help raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer? Then wear pink to the rodeo. The special ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink’ campaign is one way for you to help put this important health issue at the forefront of rodeo season. It’s a whole lot of fun too.

 

Reason #4: Because Who Doesn’t Like Free Pancakes?

The Sunday Pancake Breakfast is completely free with the purchase of your gate admission. Make your way to the food booth area on Sunday August 14 from 7am to 8:30am and eat as many pancakes as your heart desires.

 

Reason #5: Because it’ll all go off with a Bang!

There’ll be fireworks on Thursday August 10, Friday August 11 and Saturday August 12 at 10:30pm. Prepare to be dazzled.

 

All that rodeo fun can tire you out, so book a room at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Dawson Creek for your rodeo getaway. When you’re not living it up at the Greatest Show in Peace, you can take advantage of the 24-hour fitness centre, indoor pool and whirlpool.

 


Brace yourself for some serious hockey action in Dawson Creek and Fort St John this November, because the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge is coming to town!

 

You could well find yourself face-to-face with the superstars of tomorrow at the tournament. As the first step in Hockey Canada's Program of Excellence, the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge includes three Canadian teams and five international entries in a tournament that showcases of the future stars of the game.

 

The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge has long been a starting point for professional careers, with an incredible 1,600 NHL draft picks having played in the prestigious tournament.

 

That number includes 18 players selected first overall: Pierre Turgeon, Mats Sundin, Alexandre Daigle, Bryan Berard, Joe Thornton, Vincent Lecavalier, Ilya Kovalchuk, Rick Nash, Marc-André Fleury, Alexander Ovechkin, Eric Johnson, Patrick Kane, John Tavares, Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Aaron Ekblad, Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews.

 

The pre-tournament schedule will see plenty of action from Canada, Finland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Russia and the United States on November 2 at Fort St John’s North Peace Arena and Dawson Creek’s Encana Events Centre.

 

The tournament itself will then take place at the same locations from November 5 to November 11. Several tournament packages are available and they can be bought here.

 

If you’re going to Dawson Creek to catch the action, check out the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Dawson Creek. When you’re not living it up at the tournament, you can take advantage of the 24-hour fitness centre, indoor pool and whirlpool.

 

Or try the Stonebridge Hotel Dawson Creek, where the rooms are fitted out with premium sleep products like pillow-top mattresses and deluxe linens.

 

Alternatively, if you’re going to stay in Fort St John during the tournament, the Pomeroy Fort St John Hotel is a great option. This ultra-modern gem embraces the concept of urban luxury in spectacular fashion.

 

 

 

 

 


Fort St. John is many things: a place to work, and a place to play; a community, and a staging grounds for further northern adventures; a small town and a northern paradise. Whatever brings you here, you’ll receive a warm welcome to fight the cold outside.

 

CANADIAN JUNIOR LONG TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

Fort St. John plays host to the Canadian Junior Long Track Championships 2018, where the nation’s top speed skaters will compete for the gold! Track skating is one of the most incredible shows of skill and athleticism in the world, and this is your chance to see the best of the best putting it all on the line. With multiple age categories, this is where the next generation of Olympic athletes will prove themselves!

Takes place at the Pomeroy Sports Centre February 2-4. Details here.

Whether you’re an athlete, or just supporting one, a coach or just a fan looking to witness the birth of a new generation of star athletes, we hope you’ll stay at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites. With locations in Grimshaw, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Chetwynd, and Vegreville, we offer outstanding value for incredible comfort for everyone passing through Northern Alberta and BC! Many of our locations have swimming pools, hot tubs, and fitness centres so your training doesn’t have to slip – and neither does your relaxation!

Race day? Carb up with our complimentary big breakfasts, featuring our famous make-your-own Belgian waffle station! Top it with a variety of healthy fruit, or just opt for some delicious yogurt and granola. It’s your stay – enjoy it your way!

And if you ARE racing, you need a good night’s rest. Our rooms come equipped with Hypnos beds, AKA “the most comfortable beds in the world!” Rest, recover, and hit the ice the next day knowing you’re in top form!

Book your stay today!

 

 

June
14

Work hard, play hard in Peace Country!

posted by: Pomeroy Inn & Suites on June 14, 2018 1:23:54 PM

Here in the Peace Country, people work hard. And as we all know, people who work hard PLAY HARD. There are some upcoming events that are going to be crazy fun! Check them out!

 

MILE ZERO MELTDOWN WITH SHINEDOWN!

Dawson Creek’s Encana Events Centre is one of the premier venues of the Peace Country, and it attracts world-class performers for some of the best concerts you’ll ever see. On March 30, 101.5 THE BEAR are bringing SHINEDOWN to Peace Country to disturb The Peace with their hardcore alt-rock sound.

Formed in Jacksonville, Florida, Shinedown have had the third most singles on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts, behind only Van Halen and Three Days Grace – that means they’re among the best of the best. They’ll blow the roof of Encana with hit songs like “Devour,” “I Dare You” and “If You Only Knew.”

Supporting Shinedown will be LA freak metal band In This Moment, who perform in movie monster make-up with sexy back-up dancers showing you how to rock along, as well as Saskatoon rockers One Bad Son and Tennessee alt-rockers 10 Years. Altogether, it’s going to be completely unforgettable. Tickets here.

 

LIDO ROCKS IN FORT ST. JOHN

Fort St. John’s Lido bar is an awesome venue with a storied history. On Friday, April 13 come sees The Johnny McCuaig Band as they rock out… with bagpipes! Playing traditional rock and roll with a distinctly Scottish twist, these celtic rockers always kick off a fantastic time. Opening for Johnny McCuaig will be local rockers Roadworn. It’s going to a great time! Find out more here.

Whether you’re working or playing in Peace Country, you’ll find a hotel you can trust in all these Northern communities:  Grimshaw, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Chetwynd, and Vegreville. If you’re heading to Northern Alberta or British Columbia, Pomeroy is a name you can trust. Book your stay today!


PEACE RIVER HERITAGE RUN

Peace River is one of the most beautiful places in the world to get out on your own two feet and explore. That makes the Peace River Heritage Run one of the most incredible experiences you’re ever going to have! Whether you’re up for the half marathon, the 10K run or 5K run, the team 10K relay or the FREE kids’ race, this is one of the most gorgeous tracks in the world. Put on your sneakers, warm up and get out into nature on Sunday, June 11!

Book your entry into the Peace River Heritage Run here!


FALHER HONEY FESTIVAL AND RODEO

Falher is a small town with big fun in the Peace River region! On the weekend of June 15-17, visit for the Honey Festival, a local tradition of the sweetest kind!

The Honey Festival isn’t just about honey. Check here for a full list of events for the Honey Fest weekend, but if you don’t have a sweet tooth you’ll also be able to watch bull-riding, take part in a slo-pitch tournament, watch live music from TJ Ruckus (among others) and enjoy pancake breakfasts! It’s a packed line-up for what is sure to be one of most exciting weekends in the region.

 

COLOURED IN FUN RUN!

Taking place in Manning on Father’s Day, June 17, the Coloured in Fun Run is a 5K race with a twist! Get pelted with colour bombs and water while running the course! And when that’s all done, you can laugh and PARTY with your fellow participants!

No need to sign up in advance – just show up half an hour before the heat you want to run!

When visiting the Peace River region, you’ll find your best accommodations at a Pomeroy Inn & Suites. With locations throughout the region we provide service and comfort you can rely on!



Ever heard of a Bavarian Rodeo? Probably not, because, until last year, such a thing didn’t exist. That is, until the Oldstoberfest was created as way to meld German and Albertan culture while showcasing the best assets of the city of Olds, including the Olds College Hospitality and Tourism Program, The Olds College Brewery and the National Meat Training Center.

The big attractions at the 3 day event are:

Bier Garden

Raise your glass to great bear in this authentic Bavarian bier hall, complete with long table, traditional german bands and some of Alberta’s best German-style beer.

Concerts

This year’s headliners are country stars Dallas Smith and Kira Isabell, two of the biggest performers to play Olds in recent memory.

Rodeo

This rodeo might have a playful Bavarian theme, but make no mistake: the events are of professional quality. Come on down and watch some of the province’s best rodeo performers give it their all!

An all-access weekend pass to Oldstoberfest can be yours for just $79. Or, you can buy tickets for individual concerts.

The Pomeroy Inn & Suites in Olds, Alberta is a proud sponsor of Oldstoberfest. Book your Oldstoberfest accommodations with us today.

August
12

Things To Do In Dawson Creek This August

posted by: Pomeroy Inn & Suites on August 12, 2015 12:08:42 PM
Visitors to Dawson’s Creek have plenty to explore, and we’ve compiled a little list of a few top attractions here in town just for you. Make sure to stop by our place, the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Dawson Creek, for the best accommodation at the best rates in town. We’ll see you soon!

Travel Back In Time At Walter Wright Pioneer Village

Check out what life was life before iPhones and (gasp!) the Internet! This pioneer village is a blast to the past with old schoolhouses, a fire hall with an ancient fire truck, a telephone exchange, a church, a blacksmith, a café and a few homesteads. The village is named after Walter Wright, a local with a passion for history, and close on August 31, so get in before it shuts down for the fall and winter seasons!
 

Cool Off At Rotary Lake

A man-made oasis of a lake, Rotary Lake has great summer swimming and lots of places to sit for a picnic, play beach ball games and relax with the family. There is a concession food stand and public washrooms onsite, but the swimming area is not watched over by a lifeguard so make sure you keep your eye on your little ones!
 

Catch A Show At EnCana Events Centre

Dawson Creek’s major events centre hosts concerts, shows and exhibitions year-round so there’s a good chance something cool will be happening no matter when you happen to come into town. This August 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., EnCana hosts the Touch A Truck free event and fundraiser, where you will get a chance to hop into emergency vehicles, work trucks, a Zamboni and more! All proceeds from special booths inside the free event go to support a local non-profit dedicated to provided transportation for seniors and those unable to use public transit.
 

Wander The Farmers’ Market

Grab a snack and check out the local artisanal talent at the Farmers’ Market.  Find everything from handmade soap to preserves to furniture made by the people of the Peace. The market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Dawson Creek.


June
30

Rock Out at Grizfest this August

posted by: Pomeroy Inn & Suites on June 30, 2015 6:30:00 PM


An hour’s drive south of Dawson Creek lies Tumbler Ridge. What’s so special about the town? On August 1st and 2nd this year, Tumbler Ridge will be home to the ultimate Northern BC music festival experience: Grizfest. This year’s festival holds two days of great bands, plus a bonus first day. The lineup is fantastic and full of memorable rockers, so be sure to head to the stage and take in this great festival.

Day One – July 31st

The first day of the festival holds something a little different from the usual: a battle of the bands contest! Bands will compete for cash prizes, but that’s not all they’ll get—the winner of the contest will also get to open the Grizfest stage on August 2nd, making this a contest like no other. There’ll also be a contest for vocalists.

Day Two – August 1st

The lineup for day two is diverse and sure to please everyone. From the folksy Andrew Parkhouse & the Magpies to the rocking Aerosmith Rocks tribute band to the world-renowned Bif Naked to headliners The Glorious Suns, the stage will be full of all kinds of music going from 1:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Day Three – August 2nd

Day three is where the festival really gets going. Educational act Safari Jeff takes the stage at 12:30 to show off his collection of reptiles—yes, we’re talking real snakes—even allowing for a hands-on experience. Then, the winner of the Battle of the Bands will play, followed by fantastic acts such as Prism, Puddle of Mudd, and the immensely popular Theory of a Deadman.

Grizfest will be sure to rock your world, so don’t miss. From the music to the setting, the festival is sure to be a smash hit, and it’s just one of the events near all our hotels. We have six locations all over Western Canada, so wherever you’re staying, be sure to choose our value and comfort. Book your room today. We look forward to your visit!




April
29

Upcoming Concerts in Dawson Creek this May

posted by: Pomeroy Inn & Suites on April 29, 2015 12:30:34 PM
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Dawson Creek is home many big concerts, such as the upcoming Kelly Clarkson and Journey, but we’re not going to talk about those here today. Instead, we’d like to showcase more local, talent, inspiring musicians who are truly passionate about their craft and entertaining us with their sounds. So from a bluegrass band to a pair of indie folkers to one of the greatest rockers of all time (impersonated, but just as good!), here are three of the best upcoming local shows.

 

Backwoods Revival – May 9th

In today’s world of pop music and electronic tunes, it’s nice to hear the authentic thing once in a while. That’s why this is the show to see—Backwoods Revival will be full of great original music, with real guitars, as well as plenty of country dancing! So put on your best stompin’ boots and your ten-gallon hat and come on over! This events is 19+. Learn more here.

 

Twin Peaks – May 26th

A seemingly unlikely duo of musicians at first glance, Lindsay Pratt and Naomi Shore make up Twin Peaks. But when they walk onto stage, despite the small size of their instruments, these two have a big sound. Hailing from Fort St. John, they’ve brought their small-town feel with them wherever they go, no matter how big the event (and they’ve opened for the likes of Peter Katz and Hey Ocean). Don’t miss them when they play Dawson Creek! This is a 19+ event. Learn more at their website.

 

Elvis Elite – May 30th

Those who still believe Elvis is out there living on the beach in hiding probably just caught a glimpse of Steve Elliott. This professional Elvis impersonator, known as Elvis Elite, owns the stage just as the great rocker once did. Singing all the hits, Steven—or should I say, Elvis—will be in Dawson Creek near the end of May, so don’t miss him! Check the king himself out here.

 

There are always plenty of great local acts in town and you’ll find them playing anywhere, but when you’re in town, don’t just stay anywhere. For the best accommodations in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, and many more places, be sure to stay with Pomeroy. See all of our locations here. We look forward to your visit!

March
3

March Events in Grande Prairie

posted by: Pomeroy Inn & Suites on March 3, 2015 12:42:46 PM

C’mon and Curl! Pomeroy Inn & Suites Prairie Showdown March 12 - 15



If you’re a curling fan (or perhaps even throw a stone yourself), you will most certainly know the names Jeff Stoughton, Nikolas Edin, Jeff Stoughton, Chelsea Carey and Rachel Homan. And if you know these names, you will most certainly be excited about seeing their famous faces during the 2015 Pomeroy Inn & Suites Prairie Showdown happening March 12 to 15 at the Grande Prairie Curling Centre!

Tickets for the entire event are $25, or $10 per day/$5 per game at the door or check out Grande Prairie Curling Club for more ticket info.

Get those tickets now and book it to Grande Prairie for this Pomeroy-sponsored event! Stay with us while you’re in town and enjoy all of our amenities and features that will make your visit feel like home.

Stop In At The Vinyl Cafe With Stuart McLean: March 6


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The motto for Dave’s humble Vinyl Cafe, “We may not be big, but we’re small,” speaks to heart of many Canadians. What is not so small, however, is the two million people who wait the entire week to tune into the CBC’s Vinyl Cafe radio show hosted by Stuart McLean - and he’s taking his show on the road with a stop in Dawson Creek on March 6.

You can’t have The Vinyl Cafe without Dave and Morley and the entertaining cast of characters who make up this audio wonderland, but the show also highlights new Canadian musical talent. This element comes to life on the tour as well, with live and recorded music by established and up-and-coming musicians of the True North.

Experience this truly Canadian phenomenon at the Unchaga Hall, just around the corner from the Pomeroy. Tickets are $37-$52 plus fees. More info here. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.