|City of Dawson Creek|
Downtown Dawson Creek, with the Mile "0" post
|Incorporated||May 26, 1936 (village)|
|Reincorporated||January 6, 1958 (city)|
|• MP||Bob Zimmer|
|• MLA||Mike Bernier|
|• City||24.37 km2 (9.41 sq mi)|
|Elevation||665 m (2,182 ft)|
|• Density||475.4/km2 (1,231/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||475.4/km2 (1,231/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||475.4/km2 (20.8/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Mountain Time Zone (UTC-7)|
|Postal Code FSA||V1G|
|Area code(s)||250 and 778|
|Website||City of Dawson Creek Website|
The population of Dawson Creek was 11,583 in 2011. 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.
References[change | change source]
- "Census agglomeration of Dawson Creek, British Columbia". Statistics Canada. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/as-sa/fogs-spg/Facts-cma-eng.cfm?LANG=Eng&GK=CMA&GC=975. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
- "First Traveler Through Dawson, 1879". The News, Progress Edition. http://www.calverley.ca/Part05-Dawson%20Creek/5-007.html. Retrieved 2014-01-05.