Dawson Creek

Dawson Creek will charm you

You've been invited on a northern excursion you won't soon forget.

people dressed up standing in an art gallery
The Dawson Creek Art Gallery has a number of local pieces on display. — Photo courtesy the Dawson Creek Art Gallery

RVing in northern B.C. is simply special - there is nothing quite like it. The people are warm, and everyone seems to know one another and have a story to share. Spend some time in Dawson Creek, and you'll understand why those who visit tend to come back year after year.

The Alaska Highway House

This is a tourist attraction you'll be glad to discover. Hear the story of the Alaska Highway's origins, and take in state-of-the-art displays, which have been skillfully put together with creative flair and new technology. 

There is a movie room where you can view a documentary entitled The Building of the Alaska Highway, and a computer kiosk that allows guests to send e-postcards to their friends from the Mile 0 city.

The Dawson Creek Art Gallery

Hunting for local treasures? The Dawson Creek Art Gallery in Northern Alberta Railway Park should be your next point of interest. It's housed in the annex of a re-purposed prairie granary, so Dawson Creek's heritage is literally a part of the gallery's architecture.

You can find work by local artists, a photo exhibit on the building of the Alaska Highway and travelling collections that came from major provincial and national galleries. More than 100 artists have a membership there, and you can buy their pieces on site at the Northern Treasures Gift Shop.

If you would like to take a group tour, we recommend making a reservation to ensure your spot. 

The gallery is open from the May long weekend to the September long weekend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and between September and May it's open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays (it's closed on Sundays during the winter months).

Seek out geocaching opportunities

If you enjoy geocaching, Dawson Creek is a prime place to do it. There are a few caches hidden in this area, so queue up a list and head out with your GPS to see what is out there.

Even if you don't find a cache, you have already found a gem, by experiencing the rugged outdoor paradise that surrounds Dawson Creek.

 

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