June 15, 2007 | Tips from Us >
Dawson Creek, Sightseeing Tours
Last week was Our Community Blooms: Community Planting. Basically anyone who wanted to come out could help plant flowers in the downtown core of the city. There were four huge sidewalk corners to plant but it was so much fun! And now the downtown area looks great! Every time I’m downtown now I look on those planters with pride. And people were so friendly; we even had a visitor from the U.S. ask if she could plant a few flowers and of course we obliged. Everyone that does the downtown walking tour of Dawson Creek can see all the flowers we planted. The walking tour is a lot of fun too. It gives fascinating tidbits about the history of the town. My favourite is the bit about the explosion of 1943. That’s right, explosion. When the U.S. Army was working on the road they stored their dynamite in town and the night of February 13, 1984 60 cases of dynamite caught fire and destroyed an entire block of Dawson Creek! It’s some pretty cool history. The walking tour is full of fun facts like this.
The walking tour also goes past the Alaska Highway House. It is just finishing its renovations and it promises to be amazing. The exhibit will cover many different aspects of the building of the Alaska Highway including a scaled model of the Kiskatinaw Bridge. The staff at the Visitor Center will get a sneak-peak preview of all the cool stuff inside. I’ll have to tell you all about it when it happens.