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 of 2014, and is housed in 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 and features the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre, the South Peace Historical Society Archives, 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.
10401 – 10 Street
Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 3T8
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 Story Time, 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.
A large collection of large print and audio books is available for loan. The Library also has a varied collection of musical cassettes, CDs and videos.
1001 McKellar Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 4W7
South Peace Community Multiplex
The South Peace Community Multiplex is home to the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre, the Encana Events Centre, and the Lakota Agriplex.
The Multiplex also houses:
- Meeting facility able to accommodate banquets
- Concession and food services
- Children’s play space
- Potential for lease/retail opportunities
- Climbing wall and boulder
300 – Highway 2
Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 0A4
Encana Events Centre
The Encana 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 6500 (4500 permanent and 2000 moveable). The Centre has a 110’ x 230’ interior event space. Spectra Venue Management is the operator of this facility.
Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre
The Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre features an 8 lane 25m competition pool, therapeutic leisure pool, tot’s pool and hot tub. Additionally there are diving boards, a waterslide, sauna and steam room.
The Aquatic Centre offers courses year-round, including; swim lessons, fitness classes (a variety for all fitness abilities from gentle to moderate intensity), leadership development (including Lifeguard, Swim Instructor and First Aid courses) as well as specialty classes.
Located on the third floor of the Encana Events Centre, the walking track is free for the general public to use. To access the walking track, use the entrance via the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre. All walking track participants must sign in at the pool. Lockers are available in the pool lobby and can be used for a small fee.
Located in the Lobby of the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre, this 46′ high climbing wall offers a variety of programs year-round, including learn to climb classes, movement and technique classes, fitness classes, clubs and drop-in climb.
The Lakota Agriplex provides an opportunity to showcase the region’s agricultural roots with a riding arena and stalls. It is a 120′ x 250′ clear span building.
This state of the art equestrian and agricultural centre is located adjacent to the Encana Events Centre. Volunteers from the Dawson Creek & District Stable and Arena Association worked hand in hand with the City of Dawson Creek to help bring the Lakota Agriplex to life.
There are a variety of events hosted here 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.
There are 110 indoor stalls, 76 tack lockers, a complete wash and grooming area, and a 100′ x 240′ riding area.
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 Arts Society. The Arts 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. In 2019, Unchagah Hall is undergoing a $500,000 renovation to modernize the seating and improve access for students and visitors with mobility issues.
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
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 and the Curling Rink officially reopened in October 2015.
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 our arenas page.
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 our arenas page.
The Dawson Creek Curling Rink is home to the Dawson Creek Curling Club. An 8-sheet full service curling facility, located at 1113 – 106 Avenue, the curling club 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 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.
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.
For more information about the nordic ski association, go to nordicski.ca
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.