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Dawson, who was a geologist and naturalist. It’s located
approximately 200 miles north of Prince George BC, and
its main industries are renewable and nonrenewable
energy products, mining, agriculture, forestry and tourism.
According tothe HelloBC website, this little town started as
a pioneer settlement, and quickly built into an agricultural
hub.
By 1930, five grain towers were built in Dawson Creek.
This small town was instrumental during World War II.
After the Pearl Harbor Bombing in 1941, the population
skyrocketed from 600 residents to 10,000 as people
moved in to help build the Alaska Highway.
Over the last few decades, little has changed in Dawson
Creek. The Community Profile page lists this town as
having a population of 11,583. Home values average
$259,000, while 2-bedroom apartments can be rented for
$1,085. Like many small towns in Canada, real estate
prices are rising.
Dawson Creek saw a 6.6% increase on home prices
between 2013 and 2014, and similar growth in previous
years. With this trend, real estate in Dawson Creek is a
sound investment.
The Tourism Dawson Creek website details some of the
many attractions for visitors and residents of Dawson
Creek. One such attraction is the Northern Alberta Railway
Park, where you can stand at “Mile 0” of the great Alaskan
Highway.
Visitors interested in the history of the Alaska Highway
might enjoy walking over Kiskatinaw Bridge, one of the
last original structures of the famed wilderness highway.
At this park, you can also visit the Dawson Creek Station