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
Dawson Creek and District Hospital is a full service facility:
- 26 acute-care beds
- 15 regional adult psychiatric beds
- Emergency department
- ICU – high acuity only, stabilize and transfer
- Medical and surgical inpatient care and day surgery
- Respiratory therapy
- Rehabilitation therapy
- General surgery
- Obstetrics and Gynecology Laboratory
- Medical Imaging (including CT)
- Cancer care
- Visiting specialists in urology, dermatology, and pediatrics.
- Orthopedic, and trauma centre for Northeastern BC
Other health care facilities in the city:
- Dawson Creek Health Unit
- Northview Assisted Living Community
- Rotary Manor
- General Family Practice Offices
- Mile Zero Walk-in Clinic
- Methadone/Suboxone clinic