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Transportation

Airport

Just minutes from downtown, Dawson Creek’s modern airport facilities keep the city and surrounding area connected to the world. Hawk Air provides direct scheduled service to Vancouver. Charter services are also available through several airlines. 

The comfortable, up-to-date terminal provides secure and easy access for arriving and departing aircraft. It features free Wi-Fi, free parking, no improvement or user fees, and a cafe.

Dawson Creek Regional Airport offers a 5,000 foot runway, flight planning, competitive fuel rates, under wing camping, hangar and a modern fully operational pilots’ lounge without charging General Aviation Fees.

Bailey Helicopters, Medivac Services, Civil Air Search and Rescue Association, freight services, and corporate aircraft also make use of the Dawson Creek Regional Airport. In addition, the Dawson Creek Flying Club offers flight training for the adventurous at heart. 

Highways

Dawson Creek is centrally located in the Peace Region and is served by several highways. 

Highway 49 travels east to Spirit River and Fahler, Alberta. Highway 97 South (John Hart Highway) travels west to Chetwynd and then south to Prince George. Highway 97 North (Alaska Highway) goes north to Fort St John, Fort Nelson, and Watson Lake.  Highway 2 travels southeast to the Alberta border where it connects to Highway 43 to Grande Prairie, AB. The Heritage Highway 52 joins Tumbler Ridge to Highway 97 South, west of Dawson Creek.

Road Transportation

Greyhound Bus Lines operates daily scheduled bus services in all directions.

There are many trucking companies operating in and around the Dawson Creek area.

Long-combination commercial transport vehicles (Super-B) have been allowed to travel into BC from AB as far as Dawson Creek.

The City of Dawson Creek operates a municipal transit service through BC Transit. The “drop-floor” buses provide easy access for seniors and the physically disabled.

There are two taxi companies operating within the city limits.

Two moving companies have offices within Dawson Creek to make moving easy, whether it be into or across town.

Railways

Dawson Creek is connected by CN Rail to Fort Nelson and to the ports of Prince Rupert and Vancouver for freight service. CN Rail has reinstated train operations along its Grande Prairie Subdivision between Hythe, Alberta and Dawson Creek, BC.