Posted by: cherylyoung | April 6, 2012

HEY DAD, HOW ABOUT YOU ADD “GOLF ALONG THE ALASKA HIGHWAY TO YOUR FATHERS DAY LIST

The deceptively challenging Dawson Creek Golf &

Country Club is located at Mile 2 ½ of the

 Alaska Highway.

It is a short course at 6316 yards, but it has many

 demanding tee shots and is reputed to have the

 toughest par 3 in the Peace Region.

Farther north, visit the Lone Wolf Golf Club in Taylor.

Nestled in a valley, this beautiful par 72 course is one

 of the area’s hidden gems.

Keep a lookout for wildlife, and beware the 86 sand

 bunkers.

Lakepoint Golf and Country Club is situated along

the picturesque shores of Charlie Lake, 10km/6mi

north of Fort St. John.

Well-manicured fairways and some of the best greens

 in BC make this course a treat to play.

Dawson Creek (population: 10,994) is a community

that celebrates its history, including the building of

 the world-famous Alaska Highway.

Best known as the Alaska Highway Mile ’0′ site,

Dawson Creek has many nooks and crannies to explore.

There are many opportunities for outdoor recreation

 here, including skiing, fishing, hiking and much more.

Learn more  on Field Reporter Simon’s video below.

Modern history buff? Visit Kiskatinaw Bridge and

walk on one of the   last remaining original structures

of the Alaska Highway.

Cross-country skiing along more than 20km/12mi

trails provides excellent exercise in a wilderness

setting.

Downhill skiing and snowboarding at Bear Mountain is

great for families and beginner skiers.

There’s also bird watching in the summer or hiking

 and walkingpast waterfalls, alpine meadows and

mountain ridges. Fishing and camping spots can be

found at Swan Lake, Kiskatinaw, and One Island Lake

Provincial Parks.

Dawson Creek was named one of the top two Games

Town 2010 communities for demonstrating its spirit

and passion for sports and healthy living leading

 up to the 2010 Winter Games.

Location and industry

Today, Dawson Creek is a service-based industry town

 with diverse opportunities in the agricultural, oil

and gas, mining, forestry, tourism and renewable

energy sectors.

This small city is located 412km/252mi north of

 Prince George, BC on highway 97 (Hart Highway),

 591km/354mi northwest of Edmonton, Alberta on

 Highway #2, and 73km/45mi south of Fort St. John, BC

on the Alaska Highway.

What to Do in Dawson Creek

In addition to outdoor pursuits, Dawson Creek has a

range of accommodation and dining opportunities.

Visitors must be prepared with their own equipment

 and transportation for the majority of outdoor activities

in the surrounding area, unless  taking a guided tour.

Golf rentals are available at the courses.

For additional information about activities,

 directions and availability,

contact the Dawson Creek Visitor Centre, which is

 open year round.

The Walter Wright Pioneer Village Visitor Centre is

open from mid-May to September 1.

In addition to historical and heritage attractions,

Dawson Creek has opportunities for outdoor activities,

 indoor sporting events,  and experiencing culture

 and the arts.

Highlights of the City Include:

Northern Alberta Railways Park is one of Dawson

Creek’s historical and heritage hotspots.

Learn about the early years and experience arts and

culture in the Railway Station Museum and Dawson

 Creek Art Gallery.

Stand at the very place where Alaska Highway

construction began in 1942 at the Mile ’0′ Cairn.

The Alaska Highway House is the newest Dawson Creek

downtown attraction.

A must-see, this interpretive centre conveys what life

 was like during the Alaska Highway’s construction.

The downtown walking tour and Mile ’0′ Post merit a

 visit in order to complete the downtown historical

experience.

The Walter Wright Pioneer Village is a great place

to tour old buildings and experience the look and

feel of pioneer days in Dawson Creek.

 In summer months, visitors can also have a quick

 lunch and  check out the gift shop.

Learn more about the historic and heritage sites of

 Dawson Creek and its unique, historical buildings.

Dawson Creek or Dawson’s Creek?

Curious about the town’s name?

Think it sounds familiar?

Contrary to popular belief, the hit, 1990s teen

television series

Dawson’s Creek was not named after or filmed in this

remote town.

In fact, the TV program starring Katie Holmes,

James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams and

BC native Joshua Jackson was set in a fictional

seaside town in Massachusetts, and its namesake BC

 town shares little similarity.

CHERYL YOUNG, REALTOR,

VICTORIA BRITISH COLUMBIA

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY SIDNEY B.C

http://www.cherylyoung.ca

WWW.CHERYLYOUNG

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