February 18, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Arts, Culture & History Tours
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Everyone loves their homes and we are no exception here in Dawson Creek. It's true... our winters are long, but there is so much to balance that out. I thought I would make a short list of the things that we love about our community and our region.1. The change of seasons.
Winter is winter, spring is spring, summer is summer and fall is glorious! As I write this, I am enjoying my winter activities while anticipating the promise of spring and the return of the heat around the corner...2. We are Friendly!
There's something special about Northern People! We have great manners and welcome visitors! You can count on us to say hello, take your picture at the Mile "O" Post or give you directions.3. We are a city of the perfect size!
Tons of amenities while maintaining our unique small town closeness. We share a growing commitment to shopping and eating locally.4. We are clean and green and proud of it!
Everywhere I look I see green energy and innovation in use, from solar powered traffic lights to the magnificent wind park adorning our ridge. We have won awards for our environmental commitments. Green is beautiful!5. We have a choice of lifestyles.
Country homes, city homes, motor homes... there's a place for everyone to hang their hat in Dawson Creek. 6. A relaxed pace by design!
Rush hours are reasonable and you'll see new cars and farm equipment sharing the roads. There isn't much horn honking going on here, unless it's to say hello to a friend.
7. We have a top drawer Events Center!
Big name concerts, equestrian events, walking track, swimming, sports! We hosted the Canadian Women's Olympic Hockey Training Camp! Go Canada Go!
8. We are connected!
You can get anywhere from here... Alaska is right up the road and all points south... well... point south... We have a great airport. You can be in a major city in a very short period of time... from there... the world is yours!9. There is nothing like harvest time in the Peace.
Songs have been written about the gold color of wheat... Have you ever seen a field of big round straw bales glistening in the afternoon sun on a warm September day? Sublime.
10. We have a history to be proud of.
From the welcoming of the American Troops in 1942 for the building of the World Famous Alaska Highway, to the settling of the Sudetan German Immigrants who sought refuge from Hitler's Germany here in 1939 and have contributed so much.
For this Mile O Citizen... there is nothing like the Mighty Peace River Country. Anywhere else is great to visit... but I know where I hang my hat.