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Dawson Creek, Historic & Heritage Sites
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Our friends from Cranbrook BC came up for a visit, and for something to do we took them for a tour around Dawson Creek.
The weather was great so we parked at the N.A.R. Park and did a walking tour. I love seeing our city through the eyes of a visitor. There are a lot of great things to see here and Dawson Creek is steeped in history.
We looked at the Mile O Cairn, which is the exact starting point of the Alaska Highway. It's where the original surveyor put his transit tool to begin.
We spent an hour in the Art Gallery. Our friends had never seen a grain elevator up close before. We wound our way up the inside ramp and enjoyed a beautiful tapestry show on display. We bought local honey and a few other crafts in the gift shop.
A short walk to check out all the artifacts and information in the museum that is housed in the original train station then grabbed a walking tour brochure at the Visitors Center and headed out to check out the historical sites and murals around town. Our friends really liked the way our city represents itself though art.
Of course, we all took turns having our photos taken in front of the Mile O Post. The cars were patient with us and someone even offered to take the photo so all of us could get in on it.
We topped off the morning adventure with a visit to the Alaska Highway House right in the center of town. Our friends really enjoyed that! Getting close up to an original Willy Jeep and seeing what life was really like during the building of the Alaska Highway is really interesting.
We have more family coming up later this year and I look forward to sharing the same with them! I'm proud to have so much to share.