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Recreation & Culture

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 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.

Address:
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.

Address:
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

Address:
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

Officially opened in 2007, 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).

Address:
#2 300 Highway 2
Dawson Creek, BC

Walking Track

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.

For more information, visit the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre or call 250-782-SWIM (7946).

Walking Track Schedule

Address:
#2 300 Highway 2
Dawson Creek, BC

Photo: Peace Photographics

Climbing Wall

Located in the Lobby of the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre, this 46′ high climbing wall offers a variety of programs year-round, including Orientation to Climbing sessions, Belay classes and drop-in climb.

For more information, visit the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre or call 250-782-SWIM (7946).

Address:
#2 300 Highway 2
Dawson Creek, BC

Lakota Agriplex

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.

https://lakota-agriplex.ca

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.

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 South Peace Players have been putting on a production every year since 1996.

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 nearly 100 years of 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, all capped off with nightly fireworks.  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
  • 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

Skating and Curling Arenas

Memorial & Kin Arenas

The Memorial and Kin Arena, offers winter and spring season 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.

Arenas at a glance

Kin Arena

1101 – 106 Ave.

Memorial Arena

1107 – 106 Ave.

Floor Seating:

600 people max

600 people max

Bleacher Seating:

343 people max

1,547 people max

Meeting Room Capacity:

100 people max

20 people max

Mezzanine Capacity:

N/A

47 people max

Total Building Capacity

1,000 people max

2,147 people*

* During the ice season, restrictions apply to total building capacity

Curling Rink

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.