Dawson Creek

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City of Dawson Creek
Downtown Dawson Creek, with the Mile "0" post
Downtown Dawson Creek, with the Mile "0" post
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
RegionPeace River
IncorporatedMay 26, 1936 (village)
ReincorporatedJanuary 6, 1958 (city)
Government
 • MPBob Zimmer
 • MLAMike Bernier
Area
 • City24.37 km2 (9.41 sq mi)
Elevation665 m (2,182 ft)
Population (2011)
 • City11,583
 • Density475.4/km2 (1,231/sq mi)
 • Urban11,583
 • Urban density475.4/km2 (1,231/sq mi)
 • Metro11,583
 • Metro density475.4/km2 (20.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7
Postal Code FSAV1G
Area code(s)250 and 778
WebsiteCity of Dawson Creek Website

Dawson Creek is a city in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Dawson Creek is in the northeastern part of British Columbia.

The population of Dawson Creek was 11,583 in 2011.[1] The city is named after a creek that runs through. The creek itself is named after George Mercer Dawson by his land survey team when they passed through the area in August 1879.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Census agglomeration of Dawson Creek, British Columbia". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  2. "First Traveler Through Dawson, 1879". The News, Progress Edition. Retrieved 2014-01-05.

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