Dawson Creek is known for Mile 0 City & Capital of Peace with many festivals


Known as “Mile 0 City” and the “Capital of the Peace,” Dawson Creek is located at the southern end of the Alaskan Highway and serves as the seat of Northern British Columbia’s Peace River District.

Few people leave Dawson Creek without getting a photo in front of the famous “Mile 0 Post” in the centre of town, but a trip to its historic downtown area will take you through a set of equally essential attractions including the Dawson Creek Art Gallery, which displays the work of local artists and craftsmen. For a glimpse into the city’s rich past, make sure to stop at the Walter Wright Pioneer Village and the one of a kind Kiskatinaw Bridge.

No matter which time of year you choose to visit, you’re bound to run into one of the many festivals and events held annually in Dawson Creek including the Spring Rodeo, the Peace Country Blue Grass Festival, and the spectacular Dawson Creek Fall Fair & Exhibition.

Northern Alberta Railway Park

Representing the true “Mile 0” point of the Alaska Highway, the four-acre Northern Alberta Railway Park in the centre of Dawson Creek is the site of the Dawson Creek Station Museum, Dawson Creek Art Gallery, Visitors Centre, souvenir shop and more. It’s the perfect place to visit if you want to experience the culture and history of our city.

Walter Wight Pioneer Village

Take a journey into Dawson Creek’s past, to a time when life moved at a slower pace. See historical artefacts and learn about the fascinating history of the region. It’s all yours to explore at Walter Wight Pioneer Village, located at 1901 Alaska Hwy. Advance tour reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 250-782-7144.

Rotary Lake

In the summertime, Rotary Lake is the place to be for swimming and soaking up the rays in Dawson Creek. When the warm weather hits, this is the city’s hot spot for beach BBQs, volleyball and outdoor fun. Concession stand and washrooms onsite. For more information, contact 250-782-7144.

Encana Events Centre

If you're looking for world class live entertainment, then be sure to check what upcoming events are headed to the Encana Events Centre. Featuring some of the best music, sporting events, and other festivals in Dawson Creek, you won't want to miss a night at the Encana.