Historic & Heritage Sites
Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)
Dawson Creek has a number of historical and heritage sites of note and many of these are conveniently located along the Alaska Highway (Alaska Avenue).
The Northern Alberta Railways Park features numerous attractions: the Mile '0' Cairn, the Railway Station Museum and the Dawson Creek Art Gallery. Some other historical sites to see are the Walter Wright Pioneer Village and the Kiskatinaw Bridge. There is also a walking tour of Dawson Creek that combines art and history.
Mile '0' Cairn
The Mile '0' Cairn beside the traffic circle is a stone monument marking the original site where Alaska Highway construction began in 1942. On a plaque near the cairn, the American Society of Civil Engineers dedicated the Alaska Highway as 16th International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in the world. The sculpture at the centre of the circle is of a surveyor scoping out the highway at the center of the traffic circle.