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Dawson Creek

Dawson Creek, BC Best Medium Communities:
Nominee

Dawson Creek is located in the centre of the Peace Region and “Mile Zero of the World Famous Alaska Highway”. The City has a very vibrant agriculture, oil and gas, forestry and tourism economy and prides itself on being “Open for Business”.

In 2015, Council began to explore opportunities to showcase the community and support our local business sector. After engagement with the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce, Love Dawson Creek and stakeholders in the community, Council implemented a new Event Tourism Model in an effort to achieve this goal. Since initiating this model in 2018, the City has transitioned from a traditional highway-based tourism community to a very successful Event Tourism Centre.

Being the first community in Northeast BC to adopt this model, and the first community in Canada to enter into a historical 5-year partnership with Hockey Canada to enhance this strategy, Dawson Creek is focused on creating a strong financially sustainable community for years to come.

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