Just seven minutes from downtown, Dawson Creek’s airport facilities keep the City and surrounding area connected to the world.
WestJet announced on February 7, 2020, that they will provide Dawson Creek with a direct daily non-stop service to Calgary starting sometime in 2021, provided more COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted.
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, Streets & Bridges
Dawson Creek is centrally located in the Peace Region and is served by several highways.
Highway 49 travels east to Spirit River and Falher, 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.
Increasing traffic in the region has led the Provincial Government to make a long term commitment to see Highway 97 twinned to 4 lanes from the Alberta Border to Fort St. John, with many sections now complete.
After a significant rainfall event resulted in floodwaters of Dawson Creek’s namesake stream overtaking and damaging the highway’s 8th street crossing, the Province committed to constructing a new bridge as a replacement for the existing earth-covered culvert system. Work is expected to begin in 2019 and last two years. The City’s 15th street crossing, destroyed during the same rainfall event, was replaced the following year by a new bridge.
City Council also replaced the aging 10th street crossing with a new bridge in recent years. As a result, when the 8th street project is complete, all of Dawson Creek’s main crossings will be have been replaced with modern bridges.
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.
Dawson Creek is connected by CN Rail to Fort Nelson and to the ports of Prince Rupert and Vancouver for freight service.