Dawson Creek (population: 10,994) is a community that celebrates its history, including the building of the world-famous Alaska Highway.
Best known as the Alaska Highway Mile '0' site, Dawson Creek has many nooks and crannies to explore. There are many opportunities for outdoor recreation here, including skiing, fishing, hiking and much more.
Modern history buff? Visit historic and heritage sites such as the Kiskatinaw Bridge and walk on one of the last remaining original structures of the Alaska Highway. Cross-country skiing along more than 20km/12mi trails provides excellent exercise in a wilderness setting. Downhill skiing and snowboarding at Bear Mountain is great for families and beginner skiers.
There's also bird watching in the summer or hiking and walking past waterfalls, alpine meadows and mountain ridges. Fishing and camping spots can be found at Swan Lake, Kiskatinaw, and One Island Lake provincial parks.
Dawson Creek was named one of the top two GamesTown2010 communities for demonstrating its spirit and passion for sports and healthy living leading up to the 2010 Winter Games.