Dawson Creek

An intriguing look at local history

Plan a day trip to the Walter Wright Pioneer Village in Dawson Creek, B.C.

The pioneer village in Dawson Creek, BC
Learn about the lives of Dawson Creek pioneers. — photoGraphics photo

The history of Dawson Creek is fascinating, and you can spend an entire day learning about it at the Walter Wright Pioneer Village.

At this well-maintained heritage site, visitors may find a treasure trove of information about the area's early pioneers, and the hardships they endured. You can peruse a number of artifacts on display, and read the stories behind them - some of the documents and items date back as far as the early 1900s.

The site boasts original buildings along a restored main street, with a boardwalk connecting them. Guests can check out the 1918 Pouce Coup School from McQueens Lake, the 1928 W.O. Harper General Store, a restored home, church and other structures.

In addition, you can take a look at historic farm equipment, carriages and Gardens North - a botanical display with eleven themed gardens.

There is an information building and a coffee shop on site, as well as a public washroom. You may take a self-guided walk on the grounds, or reserve a group tour.

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