Now, we all know that events in Fort St. John can be pretty exciting, but even by those high standards we’re expecting some extra special in March. What’s going on, I hear you ask? Only the 2017 World Speed Skating Championships, which will be taking place from March 10 - 12. Having hosted the Canadian Masters Championship way back in 2012, the city is gearing up to host its first international championship, which will feature the speedy talents of 200 participants.
The Masters’ International Allround Games is a prestigious event. Over the past 26 years, the annual event has been hosted at venues all over the world. And now it’s on its way to Fort St. John. Whether you’re an ice skating fanatic or not, it’s an occasion you won’t want to miss!
It’s going to be three days of fast paced activities during the event. There are a number of event categories being hosted, which are divided into ladies aged 30 and above; men ages 30 - 60; and a competition for men aged 65 and above. The age groups will take part in events that range from 500 metres - 5000 metres. Whichever event you end up watching (or taking part in!), you can expect a fast paced and exciting race as the competitors compete to become the undisputed champion!
Ready to be a part of the action? Book your stay at Pomeroy Inn and Suites Fort St. John and you’ll be supremely located to all the action. The Pomeroy Sport Centre, which is where the event is taking place, is just one kilometre away from our hotel, meaning you’ll be right in the thick of the action. And that’s not all: you’ll also receive accommodations that include a complimentary hot breakfast, a large TV, and your own coffee maker. Everything you need, in short, to unwind after a thrilling day, whether you’re competing in the event or not.
It’s always pleasant to spend some time in Alberta’s Peace River Region, but it’s even nicer when there are events taking place. These give visitors the opportunity to see what Peace River’s community spirit is all about. Take a trip to Pomeroy Inn & Suites during February and you’ll have a trio of activities to take part in. And that’s not all: you’ll also receive amenities that include free Wi-Fi, a complimentary breakfast, and, in some of our hotels, a swimming pool - perfect for relaxing after a long day exploring.
Farmer’s Market, Dawson Creek
You don’t really know a place until you’ve tasted its produce. At the Dawson’s Creek Farmer's Market you’ll be able to buy the best that Dawson Creek has to offer, as well as buying local crafts and arts from the Dawson Creek natives. The event takes place each Saturday, so with a pinch of luck you’ll be in town to pick up a tasty snack or souvenir or two. There are few things better than a handmade present, and we’re sure your friends and family back home will appreciate it!
Winter Fun, Fort St John
Hurray! You don’t have long to catch the 2017 Hudson’s Hope Winter Carnival, which is taking place across Hudson’s Hope until February 4. Take the kids along, because this is sure to be one that appeals to them: there’ll be skiing, snowshoeing, and tobogganing, among many other activities, while adults will enjoy a walk through the ice sculptures.
Pond Hockey Fun
We all love hockey, and if you’re visiting the region then so must you! If you don’t, you can fall in love with the sport at the Alberta Pond Hockey Championships in Grimshaw. It doesn’t matter who knows (but don’t tell the teams): it’s all about enjoying the sport and the day! Takes place March 10 - 12.
It’s shaping up to be a classic Christmas in Dawson Creek this year! Visit during this December and you’ll be able to take advantage of a number of festive treats. We have films, shopping, and all out festive fun taking place throughout the month. Book your stay at Pomeroy Inn and Suites and enjoy all that Dawson Creek has to offer. Our hotel features an indoor pool, fitness centre, and includes a complimentary hot breakfast - Merry Christmas!
Double Feature Christmas Film, Double the Fun
Head down to Kiwanis Performing Art Centre on Dec 10 for a double header of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. First up is the original animation version, followed by the live remake after a short intermission. This double feature promises double the fun, and is perfect for getting your family into the Christmas spirit! Show starts at 12pm and ends at 4pm.
Downtown Vegas Shop Night
Still have some Christmas shopping to take care of? Then Dawson Creek has you covered. On December 15, downtown shops will stay open later than usual, so you have more time to find the perfect gifts and stocking fillers for friends and family. The stores will also be providing snacks and drinks, so it’ll be a true festive atmosphere all around. Don’t forget to have space in your car for all the goodies you’ll buy!
Christmas in Dawson Creek
Christmas In Dawson Creek, which takes place on December 19, really gets the festive atmosphere going. It all begins at 4pm with cookies and hot chocolate at the Alaska Highway House. After that there’ll be a Christmas prize draw, followed by a bus tour of the “String of Lights”. Head on down and soak up the festive spirit at this event, which takes less than a week before Christmas.
It’ll be a month of music and warm Christmas vibes in Dawson’s Creek in November, with three great events taking place. In the first part of the month we’ll have live music before beginning to gear ourselves up for the festive period with two events that celebrate the simple joys of the season. Get yourself in the mood by booking your stay at Pomeroy Inn & Suites
, where you’ll receive a complimentary hot breakfast and access to our indoor swimming pool, as well as spacious, affordable accommodations.
A Night of Music at KPAC
Come Alive, Dawson’s Creek! That’s the wish of Terrance Richmond, who will be performing at Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre, just a short drive from our hotel, on November 5th. A mixture of hip hop, EDM, and pop music, this is the perfect night out for those who like to dance the night away with good music and friends.
Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree
Join the Dawson Creek community for one of the most special nights of the year - the lighting of the Christmas tree. Located in downtown Dawson Creek, this event will feature live music, spiced cider, and hot chocolate before the big event - the tree light up. Fun the whole family, this event takes place Friday, November 18 from 7pm and is the perfect way to get excited for the forthcoming Christmas season!
Shopping for Christmas
After the Christmas tree has been lit up, you may find yourself thinking about Christmas presents. If that’s the case, then head on down to the Farmington Farmerettes Christmas Tea & Craft Sale, which will take place on November 20 from 12:30 - 3:30pm at Parkland Elementary School. There you’ll be able to pick up unique Christmas gifts for friends and family back home, as well as enjoying ribbon sandwiches and sweets. Entry is $4 per person.
Dawson Creek may be a relatively small town, but it’s home to a thriving live music scene all the same—great news for guests of our cozy Dawson Creek hotel!
Without further ado, here are four concerts we recommend checking out around Dawson Creek this fall. Enjoy!
Jay Aymar | September 20
Ok, so this concert technically occurs before fall officially begins on September 22nd, but given the talent of roots/folk musician Jay Aymar, we figured we’d make you aware of it all the same. Hosted by the nearby Dawson Creek Art Gallery as part of the 2016 Home Routes Concert Series, this show costs just $20 to attend. Contact email@example.com to order your tickets in advance and arrange for pickup.
Lauren Mann | October 1
On October 1st, take a quick drive north to The Rolla Pub to enjoy the music of the talented Lauren Mann. With a musical style described as “honest & affectionate, with a little bit of whimsy,” Mann’s show is one you don’t want to miss. Best of all, this show has no cover charge!
Washboard Hank & Sweet Muriel | October 19
One month after Jay Aymar’s show, the next installment of the 2016 Home Routes Concert Series will go down on the art gallery’s stage. This one will feature a performance by Washboard Hank & Sweet Muriel, whose folk/country sound is not to be missed. Once again, tickets cost just $20, and can be acquired by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy the show!
Dwight Yoakam | October 20
On October 20th, country music pioneer Dwight Yoakam is scheduled for a stop in beautiful Dawson Creek. He’ll be taking the stage at the Encana Events Centre, less than 10 minutes’ walk from our Dawson Creek location, with classic tunes like Honky Talk Man, Little Sister and Streets of Bakersfield. Click here to get your tickets, and enjoy!
Yes, there are plenty of talented musicians making their way through Dawson Creek this fall. To enjoy any of these fantastic concerts, and everything else that makes our gorgeous corner of the province so special, simply book a room at our Dawson Creek hotel today. We look forward to making your visit a special one!
There are plenty of ways to celebrate Canada Day in the Peace River Region and, if you’re staying at one of our many hotel locations, you’ll be sure to find an exciting activity or a fireworks display close. Take a look below at some of the happenings around town and don’t forget to book your stay with us here at Pomeroy Inn & Suites. We’re conveniently located, with a wide array of beautiful accommodations, fantastic on-site amenities, and affordable rates. We’re also pet friendly! Make your reservations today.
Fort St. John
Head out to Centennial Park for an all day birthday celebration. The fun begins with a parade, which circles back to North Peace Arena. Then, right next door on 100 Street, the Fort St. John Classic Cruisers annual Show & Shine will feature some eye candy for classic car lovers. The World Fair tops everything off, with multicultural food vendors, clothing, games, and live entertainment.
Dawson Creek-Pouce Coupe
The Royal Canadian Legion will host a pancake breakfast at 8:00 AM, just in time to fuel up for the parade at 11:00 AM. Afterwards, make your way to Pouce Park for a BBQ, games, and live music. The evening ends with a bang with a fireworks display at dusk.
The Cheywynd Canada Day celebrations also begin with a parade, which starts at the new Visitor Centre, then continues in Spirit Park with cake, refreshments, face painting, and activities. The Little Prairie Heritage Museum will host a lunch by donation and there will be a free public swim at the Chetwynd and District Recreation Centre for those who want to cool off. Then, head out to Rotary Park at dusk for a special fireworks presentation.
As summer season is approaching, we’ve gathered fun outdoor things you could do to help you get the most of your trip. Check out all the best local places for hiking, biking and camping while you travel. Spend time outside with your family and friends, catch sunny rays and get back to the Mother Nature.
Camping |Dawson Creek
Explore Dawson Creek’s beautiful nature, as it has at least 4 camping and RV sites. Most of them you will find pretty convenient because they have all the amenities to make you feel almost at home, including water, power, sanitary dumps, toilets and showers. For those, who wish to experience a wilder version of camping, there are campsites in provincial parks available. Check these great places to hike around Dawson Creek: Swan Lake Provincial Park, One Island Lake Provincial Park and of course Kiskatinaw Provincial Park.
Hiking | Chetwynd
Another beautiful area in BC, Chetwynd can boast of amazing hiking trails. Most of the routes are well-developed, so there is no chance you get lost. There is a short trail hike for beginners located at Heart Lake in Pine LeMoray Provincial Park. During your hike you will get a chance to see flowers like Queen's Cup that blooms late spring till early summer.
Biking | Fort St. John
Explore the biking routes around Fort St. John! Check out the Cactus Loop which is just one of the top exciting mountain biking and hiking routes in summer. Being roughly 8 km of single track it usually takes an hour to complete. Maintained by the Blizzard Bike Club, this route is loved by many local hikers as well as tourists.
We hope that you’ve kept your energy level high during your trip! After spending wild nights close to the Mother Nature, come back to your comfortable room at Pomeroy Inn & Suites hotels. Enjoy the best amenities, soak in the pool and snuggle in your comfortable bed. Book your room now in one of the Pomeroy Inn & Suites hotel locations.
Alberta is active during the spring season as never before! See below for a variety of sport events you can attend, challenge yourself or observe an action. Hockey for guys, curling for ladies and a race for each and everybody! Stay healthy and active during this spring season, we can show you how:
Alberta Pond Hockey | Grimshaw | March 4, 5 & 6 |
Don’t miss this massive hockey championship in Grimshaw! See how the teams of four compete on a natural outdoor ice surface. Check the schedule and get your tickets to see this exciting hockey action and unpredictable scores. Stay in Pomeroy Inn and Suites Grimshaw and don’t miss fun events in Grimshaw!
Heather Curling Club Ladies’ Bonspiel | Vegreville | March 12 |
Join this annual curling opportunity for ladies under a theme “Anything Goes”. The day is going to be lots of fun: DJ, music, prizes for the best costume as well as door prizes. Stay for Saturday night banquet to finish off the day! Learn more about the event and book your room at Pomeroy Inn and Suites to stay with comfort in Vegreville!
The Amazing Race | Vermillion | March 19 |
Spring is a perfect time to keep fit and challenge yourself mentally, as well as physically. There is an excellent opportunity to do so in Vermillion this spring! Gather your team of four, invite family and friends to join you or support and participate in annual race organized by The Good Life Institute. We will meet at the Pomeroy Inn and Suites Vermillion for the finale. Learn all the details and see you there!
Choose one of our Pomeroy Inn & Suites Hotels for your spring stay in Alberta. Book your comfortable room directly for the best rate possible!
If you’re visiting Fort St. John over the holidays, you’re in luck — from Christmas markets to craft nights, there is no shortage of festive events happening around town. Book your stay with us at Pomeroy Inn & Suites to make the most of it. We’re pet-friendly and each of our 92 guestrooms and suites come with luxurious features including Hypnos Sleep System beds, premium linens, and Pomeroy Spa collection toiletries. Happy holidays from all of us at the hotel!
Christmas Artisan Market
Find unique gifts and support local artists at the same time at the Christmas Artisan Market. The market, held in Peace Gallery North, runs right through till Christmas Eve and offers a diverse selection of pottery, jewellery, knitwear, paintings, original prints, and more. Great if you’re a little late on your Christmas shopping.
Christmas Craft Night
Need to get some last minute shopping in? Travelling with little ones? Drop them off at the Pomeroy Sports Centre on December 22 for a special Christmas Craft Night where they’ll make their very own holiday-themed arts and crafts to bring home. The fun begins at 6:00pm and all supplies will be provided. Admission is $20.
Open Mic at On The Rocks Pub
Head over to On The Rocks Pub on Wednesday, December 30 for some entertainment in between Christmas and New Year’s. Every Wednesday is Open Mic night — everybody is welcome, so whether you get up on stage yourself or you just want to sit back and enjoy the show, it’s guaranteed to be a good time.
Don’t let the chilly, winter weather fool you—Dawson Creek is home to unforgettable fun, all year round. For evidence to support that claim, look no further than the region’s upcoming calendar of events, which is peppered with exciting activities of all shapes and sizes.
Here are a few of the upcoming highlights!
2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge | October 30- November 7
Hockey is Canada’s game. Up here in the Great White North, the sport is as much a part of most of our lives as our morning coffee. Starting on November 1st, visitors to Dawson Creek have the opportunity to get their hockey fix with the 2015 World Hockey Under-17 Challenge, which will feature some of the finest young players from Russia, the Czech Republic and of course, Canada! Best of all, this fantastic event goes down at Encana Events Centre, which you’ll find less than 10 minutes’ walk from the comfortable rooms of our Dawson Creek hotel. Find all the information you need on tickets and scheduling here!
Home Routes Concerts: Kevin Roy | November 17
More of a music lover than a sports fans? No problem. On November 17, head over to Faking Sanity, one of Dawson Creek’s funkiest establishments, for an excellent night of live music courtesy of Manitoba’s Kevin Roy. Doors open at 6:30, and the live music begins with opening act Ryan Maguire at 7:00. Admission will cost you just $20 at the door. Enjoy the show!
Dawson Creek Christmas Tree Light-Up | November 20
Feeling festive? Well, it’s that time of year! On November 20, visitors to Dawson Creek have an excellent opportunity to get into the spirit of the season with the city’s annual Christmas Tree Light-Up, which is presented in partnership with the South Peace Oilmen’s Association. Head downtown for the tree-lighting, some great live music, and of course, some delicious hot chocolate to keep you warm.
The fun never stops in gorgeous Dawson Creek, and the coming November is perfect proof of that fact! All you need to do to partake in these fantastic, upcoming events is book a room at one of our cozy hotels—and don’t forget to check out our promotions page!