Dawson Creek BC Kin Park Tennis
The Beginning of The Alaska Highway
Dawson Creek BC Kin Park Tennis Courts are a great place to stop off for a game before heading on to the Alaska Highway. There are four courts open for public play in Kin Park which in the centre of town. There is also a walking trail nearby. Dawson Creek is at mile zero of the Alaska Highway and is a popular starting point for the trek to the USA’s most northern state.
Kin Park Tennis Courts Dawson Creek, BC Canada
What To Do After Playing Tennis in Dawson Creek BC, Visit the Alaska Highway Mile Zero Marker
Northern Alberta Railway Park NAR Park is the true “Mile 0” of the Alaska Highway. Within this four acre area you will find the Mile 0 Cairn, Dawson Creek Station Museum, Dawson Creek Art Gallery and the Dawson Creek Visitor Centre.
One block south of the Station Museum is The Mile Zero Post. It is located in downtown Dawson Creek at 102 Avenue and 10 Street. It signifies Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway. The marker was erected in 1946.
The Alaska Highway continues from Dawson Creek, BC through the Yukon and into the state of Alaska for 1700 miles. The road was built in World War II, as a route to transport equipment from Canada and the United States.
Dawson Creek only had a population of a few hundred before the highway was built in the 40s. When the first trains carrying American troops arrived, the population multiplied very quickly to 10,000 within a few weeks. Eight months later, the highway was complete and it has been open since 1942.
The city was named after George Mercer Dawson, a who led a survey team that mapped the area in 1879 for the Canadian National Railway.
Where To Stay When Playing Tennis in Dawson Creek-George Dawson Inn
George Dawson Inn offers a historic walk showcasing the history of the Alaska Mile “0”. All guests get access to a full health club next to the hotel and a Ken Borek pool passes for free.