5 Things To Do in Dawson Creek Before Your Journey on the Alaska Highway
January 24th 2020
Dawson Creek is known as Mile 0 on the Gateway to Alaska, and for those departing on an extended adventure to the north, Ace High Storage provides the answer to all of your storage needs.
Dawson Creek’s Ace High Storage opened its door in 2007 and, since then, has been providing friendly, reliable storage solutions in the Peace Region. We know that travellers often need somewhere to leave their extra equipment while they are off pursuing adventures, and we at Ace High have those needs covered. Our mini storage is easily accessible, so when you find your way back to our little piece of northern paradise, retrieving your belongings will be stress-free.
While in Dawson Creek, why not check out the sights this little gem of a town has to offer. Here are our top five, but no need to stop there. If you experience other notable attractions, please let us know.
Alaska Highway House
Discover the history of the Alaska Highway at this quaint, engaging museum overlooking the milepost. Find out how 30,000 soldiers and civilians completed this incredible engineering feat in only nine months and discover how life changed for local communities as a result of the building of the Alaska Highway.
Dawson Creek Art Gallery
Located in the Northern Alberta Railway Park, the Dawson Creek Art Gallery is a one-of-a-kind gallery located in a repurposed annex of a prairie granary. It offers year-round exhibitions featuring both local artists and travelling collections as well as a historical photo exhibit of the building of the Alaska Highway.
Walter Wright Pioneer Village
Travel back in time as you visit this pioneer village, a heritage site that is open annually from May through September. The village explores the history of early settlers and is set up as it was in years gone by – including a general store, schoolhouse and church. There is also a large collection of historic farm equipment and a flower garden. The park is open for self-guided tours as well as group tours. Reservations are recommended for large groups.
Bear Mountain Wind Park
Take a look at British Columbia’s first fully-operational wind park and see exactly what it takes to provide enough clean, renewable electricity to power most of B.C.’s South Peace region. Visible from Dawson Creek, the wind park has helped define the community and the project site is still used for cattle grazing as well as a number of recreational activities, including hiking and cross-country skiing.
Historic Walking Tour
Stretch your legs before your impending journey and experience Dawson Creek’s Historic Walking Tour. Learn firsthand about the town’s unique, rather quirky, past. A complimentary brochure for the historical tour is available at the Visitor Centre, the Art Gallery and several other locations in the downtown core.
Hopefully you are able to take in at least a couple of our local attractions before your departure from Mile 0 or when you get back! In between visits, you can count on Ace High Storage to keep your belongings safe, dry, and secure until you need them.