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Housing

Dawson Creek has an outstanding selection of housing and is one of the most affordable cities in the province whether buying, renting or building.

Prices for lots and finished homes are low compared with most areas in BC.  Both newer subdivisions and older mature neighbourhoods offer comfortable surroundings close to schools and retail outlets.

New subdivisions include Crescent View, Manor Heights, Harbour Park, Sunset Ridge, Harvest View, Country Hills Estates, and the Woodlands. 

Property Values

While property values in Dawson Creek have been rising consistently over the last several decades, recent years have seen property values in Dawson Creek  relatively plateau due in large part to a world-wide oil and gas industry slow-down. 

In recent years, Dawson Creek has seen stable property values in comparison to other communities in the region, thanks to a diverse and resilient local economy.

Average Sale Price of a Single Family Home

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Chetwynd

 $253,880

 $276,739

 $298,316

$266,073

$236,842

$248,273

$262,840

$277,581

Dawson Creek

$279,445

$283,291

$264,648

$282,679

$279,087

$283,589

$285,386

$305,512

Fort St. John

$418,646

 $425,083

$405,203

$391,003

$366,129

$375,775

$373,081

$396,911

Tumbler Ridge

$218,063

$125,800

$129,998

$98,559

$138,926

$151,298

$147,406

$159,664

 

Apartment Rentals (October 2021)

 

Bachelor

2 Bdrm

3 Bdrm +

Total

Total

Units

66

552

122

1195

1,242

Vacancy

 

8.3%

10%

9.8%

8.5%

Avg Rent

$657

$1000

$1186

$902
 (avg)

$993 (avg.)

Source: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation