BCBusiness in partnership with BCEDA and the City of Dawson Creek
Diversifying Dawson Creek
Dawson Creek is more than just Mile ‘0’ on the Alaska Highway. Recently the City of Dawson Creek adopted a Sports and Event Tourism Plan to further diversify tourism in the City. This is the beginning of a dynamic platform that will be an important contributor to the City’s economy.
• In June of 2018, Dawson Creek signed a five-year hosting agreement with Hockey Canada where the partnership will identify diversity in events with approximately one event being hosted at the Encana Events Centre every 18-24 months. Dawson Creek will look to continue its historic success as the host of the World Junior A Hockey Challenge in December 2019. This showcase of Canadian and International Junior A talent gives the fans an opportunity to watch the best Junior A hockey players in the world and the City of Dawson Creek an opportunity to market the Encana Events Centre as an excellent sporting venue.
• The Mile Zero Cruisers are looking to host their 25th Annual Summer Cruise July 12-14, 2019 in downtown Dawson Creek. This event brings more than 2,000 attendees to the City of Dawson Creek to take in the largest Show and Shine in the north showcasing more than 400 collector vehicles.
• Dawson Creek is also home of the “Greatest Show in the Peace,” the Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede held annually in August. More than 14,000 visitors come to take in five full days of events such as the Canadian Pro Tour Rodeo, World Professional Chuckwagon Racing, Agriculture Fair, Midway and much more.
Dawson Creek is more!
City of Dawson Creek