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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.

Address:
101, 816 Alaska Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 4T6
dcartgallery.ca

Theatre Community

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.com

Parks & Playgrounds

Barbaree Park – 106a Ave

  • 12 Hole Disc Golf Course

Canalta

  • Playground
  • Picnic tables
  • Slow pitch diamonds
  • Soccer pitch

Crescent Park – 93 Ave & 17 St

  • Playground
  • Picnic tables

Crescentview Park – 89 Ave & 18 St

  • Playground
  • Picnic tables

Elwood Park (Royal Purple) – Elwood Dr

  • Playground
  • Picnic tables

Hillcrest Park – 100B Ave

  • Playground

Harry Morrow Park – 116 Ave

  • 1 baseball diamond
  • 3 slow pitch diamonds

Mile Zero Park – Hart Hwy

  • Playground
  • Picnic tables
  • Man-made lake
  • Changerooms & Toilets
  • Splash park

Leoppky Park – 17th St & Loran Dr

  • Walking Path
  • Pond
  • Community forest

Frank Ross Park – 92 Ave & 11 St

  • Minor ball diamond
  • Soccer pitches
  • Playground

Rotary Centennial Skateboard Park – 12th St & 105 Ave

  • Skateboard Park for youth

Newby Park – 108 Ave & 20 St

  • Minor ball diamond
  • Soccer pitch

Kitchen Park – 108 Ave & 17 St

  • Playground
  • Picnic tables

Tremblay Park – 115 Ave & 15 St

  • Playground
  • Soccer pitch

Paul Loiselle Soccer Park – 116 Ave

  • Soccer pitches of various sizes

Kin Park – 110 Ave

  • Playground
  • Picnic tables
  • 2 Minor ball diamonds
  • Tennis courts
  • Horseshoes
  • Outdoor fitness
  • Dawson Trail Walking Path

Memorial Park – Chamberlain Dr

  • Minor ball diamond

Parkhill Park – 97A Ave & 3 St

  • Playground
  • Soccer pitch

Skating and Curling Arenas

Recent Renovations

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.

Memorial Arena

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.

Kin Arena

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.

To book events or ice time, contact Community Services at (250) 784-3604 or go to DawsonCreek.ca.

Curling Rink

The Dawson Creek Curling Rink is home to the Dawson Creek Curling Club. Located at 1113 – 106 Avenue, the curling rink offers sporting opportunities for all ages: from elementary students to seniors, anyone with a love of curling is welcome to participate. The curling rink is home to weekly league play and hosts a number of bonspiels throughout the season.

The curling rink is also available for Christmas party bookings and has banquet facilities for up to 200 people.

For more information contact (250) 782-4080 or go toDawsonCreek.ca.

Bear Mountain Nordic Ski Association

The Bear Mountain Nordic Ski Association [BMNSA] is a volunteer-driven non-profit recreational association that exists to provide access, facilities and opportunities for all ages to learn and experience the sport of cross country skiing in the South Peace Region of the Peace River Regional District Area. 

The cross-country ski trails are located less than 15 minutes away on the Radar Lake Road. They are also available for all-season use including hiking, cross-country running, wildlife-viewing, mountain biking, horseback riding, orienteering, outdoor environmental studies and similar non-motorized recreational activities.

Bear Mountain Ski Hill

Bear Mountain Ski Hill, a short 5 minute drive from Dawson Creek, offers outdoor fun for the whole family at reasonable rates. The hill operates a T-bar lift, has snow making abilities, offers night skiing and has a restaurant and lounge. There are many different events happening during the ski season and the chalet is available for rent as well.

Opened in 1959, the Bear Mountain Ski Hill has been a mainstay of the Dawson Creek recreational landscape for over five decades.

For more information about the ski hill, go to bearmtnskihill.com

Dawson Creek Golf & Country Club

The Dawson Creek Golf & Country Club is located on the World Famous Alaska Highway, only a few minutes drive from the downtown core. They offer seasonal 18 hole golf to the public, as well as opportunities to attend events, and rent the club house for private parties including weddings, Christmas parties, reunions and more! 

Membership packages, lessons, driving range – it’s all there for your enjoyment!

To learn more or to book your tee time: Dawson Creek Golf & Country Club or phone (250) 782-7882.