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The Dawson Creek Station Museum is situated not more than 100 meters from Mile Zero of the Alaska Highway in scenic Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada.
Our museum is a building that has its own rich history. Built in 1931, its very existance caused the fledgling town of Dawson Creek to move from its origional site.
In 1942, this building witnessed the arrival of thousands of troops and privately contracted individuals headed for the construction camps of the Alaska Highway.
Thanks to good construction the building survived the February, 1943 explosion that decimated a block of the downtown core of the town.
Today the South Peace Historical Society owns, operates, and maintains the building. The society, now in its 45th year, has taken trusteeship of over 10,000 artifacts and archival materials.
The Station Museum has two distinct galleries: the original Northern Alberta Railway offices and the stationmaster's home (preserved circa 1940), and the Natural History gallery.
The Natural History gallery features wildlife displays, and artifacts from the peoples of the region. Pieces in the displays come from as near as Pouce Coupe (our gigantic mammoth tusk) and as far away as the High Arctic, France, and the battlefields of World Wars One and Two. An excellent selection of vintage photos, especially of the Alaska Highway construction, lines almost every available wall!
Visitors to the museum come from all over the world. On site is the Dawson Creek Visitor Information Centre.
Whatever your reason for visting the Dawson Creek Station Museum, be it a look into your own past or to show the next generation "how it was", we do look forward seeing you in this extraordinary community facility. SHARE OUR HISTORY-SHARE OUR PRIDE.
The Dawson Creek Station Museum and the Dawson Creek Visitor Information Centre is located in the NAR Park.
|Hours of Operation|
|Summer||8 am - 7 pm||Daily||May 3 - September 6|
|Fall||9 am - 5 pm||Monday - Saturday, Closed for Lunch||September 7 - October 3|
|Winter||10 am - 5 pm||Tuesday - Saturday, Closed for Lunch||October 4 - April 4|
|Spring||9 am - 6 pm||Monday - Saturday||April 5 - May 2|
Public facilties include washrooms and a payphone.
more information call (250)
782-9595, send us a fax at (250) 782-9538, or
Dawson Creek Station Museum
900 Alaska Ave.
Dawson Creek, B.C.