August 12, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Shopping
Dawson Creek, though small, has some wonderful shopping opportunities. In the downtown area there are some spectacular locally owned and run shops that cater to almost every whimsy. One of the local treasures is the Olde Creek Store, located a block down from the Mile “0” Post. I love going into this store, their stock is always rotating and they always have amazing things in: old and new. If antiquing is your thing, then this store is a definite must. They carry an eclectic mix of new and vintage, some of the vintage stock is absolutely breath taking. My personal favourite collection of theirs is the antique books they have in the back. They are marvellous! There is an eccentric mix of books: from old medical journals to Hardy Boys. My mothers favourite part of the store is their jewelry collection. You honestly cannot leave this store without buying at least one trinket. The staff is always friendly and super helpful.
If after Olde Creek Store you’re shopping itch still has not been scratched be sure to check out Simple Pleasures, for another locally owned store with an array of stock: from kitchen items, to hand made soaps, to bags and purses. If you are shopping for little ones, next door to Simple Pleasures is the Northern Toy Box, a store that is sure to satisfy the kid in everyone! And, at last, if you’re a crafter, knitter, crocheter definitely drop by B&T Ceramics for all your hobby’s needs. Shopping in Dawson Creek’s downtown area is perfect for everyone and a great side expedition if you’re taking part in the Historical Downtown Walking Tour. If after all this walking and shopping, you’d like a cup of coffee and something to eat, drop by one of the many locally owned coffee shops and cafes in the area.