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Recreation & Culture

South Peace Community Multiplex 

The South Peace Community Multiplex is home to the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre, the Ovintiv Events Centre, and the Lakota Agriplex. 

The Multiplex also houses:

  • Meeting facilities able to accommodate banquets
  • Concession and food services area to serve
    the entire Multiplex
  • Children’s play space
  • Potential for lease/retail opportunities
  • Climbing wall and boulder
  • Indoor walking track
  • 46′ high climbing wall

Ovintiv Events Centre

The Ovintiv Events Centre is capable of hosting everything from big name entertainment to equestrian events to indoor sports like soccer and motorbike races. It has a seating capacity of 6,500 (4,500 permanent and 2,000 moveable). The Centre has a 110’ x 230’ interior event space. Spectra Venue Management is the operator of this facility.

www.dawsoncreekeventscentre.com

Lakota Agriplex

The Lakota Agriplex provides an opportunity to showcase the region’s agricultural roots with a 100’ x 240’ indoor riding arena, 110 indoor stalls, 76 tack lockers, and a complete wash and grooming area. There are a variety of events hosted at the facility throughout the year. Furthermore, users have the option of stabling their horses in the facility, and utilizing the riding arena as part of an annual pass or on a drop-in basis.

lakota-agriplex.ca

Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre

The Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre features an 8-lane 25m competition pool, a therapeutic leisure pool, tot’s pool and hot tub. Additional amenities include diving boards, a waterslide, sauna, steam room and more. The Aquatic Centre offers public swim, lane swimming, classes (swim lessons, fitness classes), leadership development (Lifeguard, Swim Instructor and First Aid courses) as well as specialty classes. For more information, visit the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre or call 250-782-SWIM (7946). 

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. In 2014, it was the northern winner of the Architecture Foundation of BC’s best building contest. 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.

dcartgallery.ca

Unchagah Hall

Unchagah Hall is a 488-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. Unchagah Hall saw a $500,000 renovation in 2019 to modernize the seating and improve access for students and visitors with mobility issues.

The Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts

The Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts is one of Dawson Creek’s busiest facilities, and is situated in the downtown core near schools and shopping opportunities.

The Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts officially opened in September 2014 after a full renovation of the historic former post office building in downtown Dawson Creek. The 42,000 square foot heritage building was converted into a community and cultural centre, now operated by the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre. The facility features the South Peace Historical Society Archives, Kiwanis Child Care Centre, a multipurpose theatre space, meeting rooms, dance and textile studios and administrative offices.

The old post office building was rejuvenated to utilize state of the art green technology.

Municipal Public Library

A collection of over 60,000 items of popular fiction, newspapers, magazines, children’s titles, and reference books makes the Dawson Creek Public Library a source of pride for the whole community.

The recently renovated library offers programs for all ages, hosts authors and displays timely and seasonal materials.

Popular children’s programs include Preschool Storytimes, Toddler Tales, and Babies and Books for children and their caregivers. An outreach service for patrons who cannot travel to the library is also available.

Computer stations are available to the public with access to the Internet, word processing software, and many children’s multimedia programs. For those who are interested in local history, the Calverley Collection contains a wealth of information on Dawson Creek and northeastern British Columbia.

For more information, visit dawsoncreek.bc.libraries.coop

Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede

The Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2022. The Greatest Show in the Peace returns at full strength with the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association and World Professional Chuckwagon Association bringing their fast-paced action to the 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, capped off with nightly fireworks. Find out more at dawsoncreekex.ca

Memorial & Kin Arenas

The Memorial and Kin Arenas offer winter and spring seasonal sports as well as special events year round. During the ice season, Learn to Skate programs, Public Skating and drop-in hockey is on the schedule (along with skate and helmet rentals when needed), while drop in sports, such as dodgeball, run during the spring.

The arenas provide the perfect space for non-profit events, sport tournaments, conferences, meetings, weddings and reunions, with a variety of on-site amenities available for use (chairs, tables and a stage).

For more information on arena rental rates and policies, contact Dawson Creek Community Services at (250) 784-3604 or go to our arenas page.
www.dawsoncreek.ca/arenas

Curling Rink

An 8-sheet full service curling facility, located at 1113 – 106 Avenue, the Dawson Creek Curling Club offers sporting opportunities for all ages. The curling rink is home to weekly league play and hosts a number of bonspiels and championships throughout the October – April curling season.

The curling club also operates as a community and banquet centre with fully catered food and beverage services.   The lounge, functionally seating 20-200 persons, is available year-round for events such as parties, weddings, fundraisers, meetings and seminars.  For larger weddings, gatherings and community events, from April 1 – September 30, the facility additionally offers full banquet service, with seating capacity to 880, on its 10,000 sq. ft. cement ice pad surface.

For more information contact (250) 782-4080 or go to www.dccurling.ca

Parks & Playgrounds

Dawson Creek boasts many parks, playgrounds, walking trails, soccer pitches and baseball/softball diamonds, most providing picnic tables for the afternoon snack or family lunch at the park. 

Residents and visitors can also take advantage of the skateboard park, a disc golf course, outdoor fitness facilities, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, and the Mile Zero Park splash park. The Dawson Trail paved walking path follows the City’s namesake stream in a park setting from one end of the community to the other.

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
  • Change rooms & 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

Bear Mountain Trail Center

Welcome to your hometown Mountain Bike Adventure right here in Dawson Creek! Bear Mountain Trail Center is an ongoing passion project started in 2018 by a small group of dedicated, local riders who earned the trust of the local ski hill managers and began what would become an ongoing community improvement project. 

The trail system is designed with beginner, intermediate and advanced riders in mind. Trails are intentionally built to aid skill progression. The trail system now features a small skills park, picnic tables at communal locations, flow trails, technical trails, an intermediate jump line and many other features to allow riders of any level to progress their skills. 

More information can be found at their Facebook page, Bear Mountain Riders Collective. 

Bear Mountain Nordic Ski Association

The Bear Mountain Nordic Ski Association 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.  

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. 

For more information, visit nordicski.ca

Bear Mountain Ski Hill

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

The 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.

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, go to www.dawsoncreekgolfclub.ca