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Northern Alberta Railway Park (N.A.R. Park)
NAR Park is the true “Mile 0” of the Alaska Highway. Within this four acre parcel you will find the Mile 0 Cairn, Dawson Creek Station Museum, Dawson Creek Art Gallery and the Dawson Creek Visitor Centre.  The gift shop in the Visitor Centre carries a variety of souvenirs, postcards, clothing, books and videos relating to Dawson Creek and Mile 0. Public washroom facilities and pay phones are on site. Also, there are plenty of paved parking spots available.

 

South Peace Historical Society Railway Station Museum

Housed in the original 1931 Northern Alberta Railway Station, this historic museum offers a glimpse into the notable past of Dawson Creek. Railway memorabilia, pioneer artefacts and wildlife displays and a video showing entitled The Alaska Highway, 1942 - 1992 are all here! A “must see” in Dawson Creek! . Bus and group tours are very welcome at the Station Museum. Reservations are recommended. For more information please call....250-782-9595  or email info@tourismdawsoncreek.com.

 

Visitor Centre
Knowledgeable counsellors are on site, trained to assist visitors and residents with inquiries about our community, region and province. We will enhance your stay by providing information on opportunities for adventure along the way. The Visitor Centre has information on attractions points of interest, and local events. We also are updated daily on weather forecasts, road conditions, and any other important information. The Dawson Creek Visitor Centre is operated by Tourism Dawson Creek in cooperation with Tourism British Columbia. We are eager to share our friendly and helpful service.  Call 250-782-9595 or toll free: 1-866-645-3022 or email info@tourismdawsoncreek.com    

 

Art Gallery
The Dawson Creek Art Gallery is as unique as they come! Located in the Northern Alberta Railway Park, the gallery is housed in a renovated grain elevator annex. Year round exhibitions feature both local artists as well as traveling collections from major provincial and national galleries. Also in the building is an impressive photo exhibit of the building of the Alaska Highway. The gallery’s “Northern Treasures Gift Shop” offers a wide variety of local products from our artisans and craftsmen. Bus and group tours are very welcome with reservations recommended. Public washrooms are available.Learn more ....

Hours of Operation:

Summer Hours:
May Long Weekend – Sept Long Weekend: 9am - 5pm, Daily

Winter Hours: Sept– May: 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Friday

Saturday Noon -4pm closed Sundays

 

Mile 0 Post
The Mile 0 Post is located one block due south of the Station Museum in downtown Dawson Creek. The post symbolizes our designation as Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway. While downtown, spend some time and explore some of Dawson Creek’s unique stores and restaurants. Your photograph on the Mile 0 Post is a “must do” for a great take home memory!


EnCana Events Centre
EnCana Events Centre

With the addition of the EnCana Events Centre, (link opens in new window) our city now has amazing opportunities to host a wide variety of events. Find out what's coming to town next! (link opens in new window)

 

Lakota Agri-Centre

The Lakota Agri-Centre (link opens in new window), Dawson Creek's state of the art equestrian and agricultural centre is located adjacent to the EnCana Events Centre.


Farmers’ Market

Pure food, pure enjoyment! The Farmers’ Market is a favorite activity and major attraction for visitors and residents alike. Local farmers offer a wide variety of locally grown produce as well as baked goods, preserves and fresh eggs. Enjoy homemade jewelry, soaps and furniture all made by the people of the Peace.

Hours of Operation:

May – October   Saturdays 8:30am – 12 :30pm


Stone Cairn Marker
Located on the Southeast corner of the Northern Alberta Railway Park, this cairn officially marks the beginning of the Alaska Highway. Take your picture standing underneath the “You Are Now Entering the World Famous Alaska Highway” sign and capture the spirit of adventure as you begin your Alaska Highway experience!


Mile 0 Park
Mile 0 Park is located at mile one of the Alaska Highway, near the junction of Highway 97 South and the Alaska Highway. Included in this park are Walter Wright Pioneer Village, Rotary Lake and the fabulous horticultural features of “Gardens North”.


Walter Wright Pioneer Village
This historic village portrays a theme of Dawson Creek before the Alaska Highway construction period. It will transport you to the time when our community was on the edge of the frontier. While at the village, stroll around the fields and view farm machinery from our past. Also on-site is Sudeten Hal. This building is a tribute to the Sudeten people of Germany who came to our area in 1939, fleeing Hitler’s army. Bus and group tours are very welcome at the village. Reservations are recommended. Public washrooms are available.

 

Rotary Lake

This outdoor man-made lake is unique to the entire Peace Region. Used for summer swimming and the annual Polar Bear Swim, this is a perfect place for picnics, beach volleyball, BBQing and other outdoor fun. The lake has NO lifeguard. In the summer there is a food concession stand. Public washrooms and telephones are located at the park entrance building. For more information, call (250) 782-7144

 

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