• Day15

    Mile “0” !

    June 1, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Mile “0” of the Alaska Highway! Got a picture of each of the markers because well we are tourists and Kyle is a surveyor, I didn’t want to make the mistake of not getting the correct marker! Dawson Creek is a busy little place. Fun fact, when the railway was being built, it actually bypassed Dawson Creek by 2 miles. The townspeople at the time had no intention of missing out and realized they needed to somehow get their town closer to the railway station. So they literally picked up all the buildings, and using teams of horses and rollers pulled the town to its present location. In November 1982 the Grain Elevator was the latest building to move onto its present site. The Elevator and annex together weigh about 780,000 pounds and were moved separately. They are now the site of the Dawson Creek Art Gallery and were declared a National Heritage Site in 1984. Murals depicting the history and people of Dawson Creek pop up everywhere, along with plaques and pictures on some buildings to give you a good sense of what the town was like as it grew.Read more