Dawson Creek Art Gallery
The Dawson Creek Art Gallery is housed in a renovated annex of a prairie elevator.
The Art Gallery was moved into the elevator in 1983 and in 1984 won the Heritage of Canada Foundation Award of Merit. The gallery is owned by the City of Dawson Creek and is operated by the South Peace Art Society. The Art Society has a membership of over 100 practicing artists in Dawson Creek and surrounding area.
The Gallery’s ramp system along the walls of the annex accommodates 200 linear feet of hanging space.
The Art Gallery produces about 10 exhibitions per year. The year round schedule includes provincial, national and international touring shows as well as exhibits featuring local artists.
The top floor above the exhibition area is the Bin Top Studio. It is used for meetings, workshops and art classes. Summer programs for children as well as year round classes for adults and seniors are provided.
Ninety percent of the revenue required to operate the gallery is generated through local fundraising. One of the biggest events is the Annual Art Auction.
101, 816 Alaska Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 4T6
There are several performing groups in Dawson Creek who are active throughout the year.
These local groups perform a variety of plays, skits and dinner theatre.
The theatre class at Dawson Creek Secondary School also presents a musical theatre performance once a year to a sell-out audience for three nights.
Unchagah Hall is a 630-seat performing arts theatre with world-class acoustics. Throughout the year, the auditorium hosts numerous musical, dance, and drama presentations from both local and touring artists.
Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede
With its roots in its agricultural history, every August Dawson Creek hosts the Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede. The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association and World Professional Chuckwagon Association bring their fast-paced action to community. Families can spend hours enjoying the rides and games of the midway when they are not busy enjoying great food, great music, and browsing the many indoor and outdoor exhibits throughout the grounds. Find out more at dawsoncreekfair.ca
Parks & Playgrounds
Barbaree Park – 106a Ave
Crescent Park – 93 Ave & 17 St
Crescentview Park – 89 Ave & 18 St
Elwood Park (Royal Purple) – Elwood Dr
Hillcrest Park – 100B Ave
Harry Morrow Park – 116 Ave
Mile Zero Park – Hart Hwy
Leoppky Park – 17th St & Loran Dr
Frank Ross Park – 92 Ave & 11 St
Rotary Centennial Skateboard Park – 12th St & 105 Ave
Newby Park – 108 Ave & 20 St
Kitchen Park – 108 Ave & 17 St
Tremblay Park – 115 Ave & 15 St
Paul Loiselle Soccer Park – 116 Ave
Kin Park – 110 Ave
Memorial Park – Chamberlain Dr
Parkhill Park – 97A Ave & 3 St
Skating and Curling Arenas
After chiller system failure in 2014, City Council asked staff to complete an assessment of the buildings, their needs, conditions and financial predicaments. Council passed a motion to “commit to the renewal of the Memorial Arena, Kin Arena, and Curling Rink at an estimated cost of $9,071,716 over six years” to extend the life of the infrastructure for all three facilities for the long-term. The Memorial and Kin Arenas officially reopened on October 13th, 2015, and the Curling Rink opened the following week.
The Dawson Creek Memorial Arena, located at 1107 – 106 Avenue, offers winter season sports such as hockey and public skating, as well as a wide variety of year-round events like concerts, trade shows, conferences and more!
The Memorial Arena can be booked for ice times and public events and is used by non profit and for profit groups alike. For more information on arena rental rates and policies, contact Dawson Creek Community Services at (250) 784-3604 or go to DawsonCreek.ca.
The Kin Arena in Dawson Creek is located at 1101 – 106 Avenue. Similar to the Memorial Arena, this arena offers winter season sports as well as special events year-round. In addition to public skating and drop-in hockey offered at the Memorial Arena (located next door), Dawson Creek Community Services also offers classes for children, teens and adults such as Learn to Skate, Intro to Hockey and Power Skating.