Dawson Creek is known as the Mile Zero City, as it marks the start of the Alaska Highway, a 2400 km long highway connecting Alaska and the Yukon to Western Canada and the United States. The town has an abundance of park land for the size of the community.
- 12,000 and serves as a major centre for 60,000 people from the surrounding area
- Industries include: agriculture, forestry, mining, oil & gas, renewable energy, tourism
- 11 elementary schools, one middle school and one secondary school
- Northern Lights College