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About Dawson Creek

Dawson Creek has a population of 12,178 (2021) with a youthful and vibrant community that serves as a major centre for the surrounding areas. The rolling foothills of the Northern Rockies surround Dawson Creek where the sky is always blue and there is something to offer everyone. The quality of life in Dawson Creek is like nothing you have ever experienced before. There is no long commute to work and no one is in a rush. For most people the commute is two or three minutes and they go home at lunchtime. Time saved is time pursuing some of the many indoor/outdoor activities. Check out Dawson Creek for more information.

Dawson Creek is getting a new hospital! The Dawson Creek and District Hospital (DCDH) redevelopment will serve to expand and improve on spaces and services within the facility. This will prepare DCDH for current and future needs of the region. The new building will be approximately 19,400 square metres (209,000 square feet) and will have 70 beds, an increase of 24. The emergency department will also increase in size, with treatment spaces increasing from 10 to 15.

The new facility will continue to provide a range of surgical services as well as chemotherapy, ambulatory care, radiology, clinical support and pharmacy services. There will also be space for a laboratory and diagnostic imaging, and a perinatal unit including labour, delivery, recovery and post-partum rooms and a nursery to support new parents and families. Mental health service delivery will be brought up to modern standards with a new inpatient suite and an increase of beds from 15 to 18.

Some unique features include:

Mile Zero Post is located downtown Dawson Creek at 102 Avenue and 10 Street. It marks Mile "0" on the Alaska Highway (1 block south of the Station Museum).

The Ovintiv Events Centre is a production oriented multi-purpose entertainment venue, managed by Spectra Venue Management and is home to a myriad of events including concerts, rodeos, hockey, circuses, ice skating and family shows.

Bear Mountain Ski Hill is a ski area located on the outskirts of Dawson Creek. It has a T-Bar, a terrain park, 7 cross-country ski trails, and ten runs ranging from beginner to intermediate. It is operated by the Bear Mountain Ski and Recreation Club and it is in the same vicinity as a large cross-country ski trail network operated by the Bear Mountain Nordic Ski Association.

Walter Wright Pioneer Village is a heritage site that explores the history of the early pioneers who settled in the area of Dawson Creek, up to the Alaska Highway construction period. The village is set up like an actual town, complete with a general store, churches and a schoolhouse. Near the church at the far end of the street is a large collection of historic farming equipment and a garden.

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