Invest in the City of Dawson Creek

British Columbia, Canada

Economic Development Contact

Dale Bumstead  |  Mayor/Economic Development Officer
250-784-3616  |  

Situated in northeastern British Columbia, the City of Dawson Creek is amid a unique geographical blend of Rocky Mountain foothills and interior plains. Just over an hour drive from Grande Prairie, Alberta, Dawson Creek is a true hub community in the South Peace region-with four major highways, a thriving economy and tons of leisure activities. With an average age of 31, young people are continually relocating here for better opportunities. With the City of Dawson Creek centering it’s social and environmental planning on sustainability, it will be a significant community for generations.

Dawson Creek features expanding economy and major economic pillars that include agriculture, forestry, miningtourism and oil and gas, there is a wealth of work, investment and business opportunity. The abundance of natural gas resources indicates long-term growth in the local economy. Dawson Creek’s proximity to oil and gas resources and coal mines to the south make it an ideal service and residential centre for the South Peace area.

There are approximately 10 major multinational oil, gas and energy companies investing and spending in the hundreds of millions in the region, the economy is very strong. The business from these companies creates a strong, positive effect on other sectors and businesses in the area. The region also has an agricultural history that dates back over 100 years. Presently, there are over 585 farms operating in the region creating over $460 million in capital annually. A prominent new feature of the Dawson Creek landscape is the first wind farm in BC including over 30 turbines situated to the southwest of the town, providing BC Hydro with over 100 megawatts of power. Louisiana Pacific Strand Board Plant, Northern Lights College and Greensmart Manufacturing are all large workforce contributors to the municipality.

The South Peace Multiplex gives ‘leisure’ a whole new meaning. The Multiplex houses the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre, the EnCana Events Centre and the Lakota Agri Centre. With a capacity of 6,500, the centre has held big name entertainment; ranging from concerts to sporting events. There are many lakes, parks and campgrounds in the region that support fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, walking, bird watching and recreational vehicle access. There are also a number of recreational facilities for all age groups and physical levels.

Dawson Creek is a hub for transportation with highways that connect communities in northeast British Columbia with Alaska and Alberta and the Dawson Creek airport has direct flights to Fort Nelson and Vancouver, as well as indirect flights to other major international destinations.

Local Investment Opportunities

Local Infrastructure Projects

Community Economic Development Contact

Dale Bumstead
Mayor/Economic Development Officer
City of Dawson Creek

Community Contacts


Dale Bumstead
Dawson Creek Community Profile

Community Contact

Jim Chute
Chief Administrative Officer
City of Dawson Creek


Chamber of Commerce Contact

Dawson Creek and District Chamber of Commerce

Community Futures Contact

Community Futures Peace Liard