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Named for George Mercer Dawson of the Geological Survey of Canada, Dawson Creek was settled in 1912. Growth accelerated during World War II, as this was the southern terminus of the Alaska Highway. The highway was then called the Alcan Military Highway, and it served as a supply road to bases in Alaska. The Mile Zero Cairn, which marks the start of the Alaska Highway, and the Zero Milepost are in the center of town. Alpine skiing, camping, hiking and fishing are popular recreational activities.

Dawson Creek Visitor's Centre 900 Alaska Ave. Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4T6. Phone:(250)782-9595 or (866)645-3022
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Days Inn Dawson Creek
640 122nd Ave. Dawson Creek, BC V1G 0A4
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Super 8 Dawson Creek
1440 Alaska Ave. Dawson Creek, BC V1G 1Z5
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