Mile 0 Park, Dawson's Creek, British Columbia

Dawson's Creek is the southeastern starting point of the Alaskan Highway, which leads you all the way up into Alaska. The highway's construction was a major feat, and the history of its construction can be found at a small museum in Dawson's Creek, along with several other places along your journey. A couple of RV parks spot this town, and we were happy we had a reservation at Mile 0 Park, as this is a major resting point for travelers. As you travel the highway, you will notice that between cities there isn't much, so these parks fill up by evening each day with weary travelers. The park is nicely landscaped and clean, has gravel roads and pads, and grassy space between sites. Laundry is available. Some sites are more level than others. Our site was fairly unlevel, but we made do with blocks. Larger rigs can be accommodated here, and a handful of sites right at the
entrance of the park were paved, level and pull-thru; perfect for big rigs with a toad. Plan on at least an afternoon at this park. The park has a historic Pioneer Village attached to it (free entry), where you can walk around and view exhibits. Some of the structures can be entered, and you can see how people lived during these simpler times. We enjoyed walking the boardwalk through the village, peeking into various structures, and just imagining what life would be like back then. There are no food services or "living history" exhibits like some historic gold towns have, but to us, it was the perfect activity to fill an evening. A large stage is also in the village, where some evenings bands play music. During our stay, we could see that either a set-up or tear-down of an event was in progress. The park also has geocaching on site, and its website boasts it has a pool, splash park, and playground, none of which we saw since we experienced almost constant rains during our one night stay. When the rain paused, we hit the Pioneer Village, dodging raindrops on our way back to our campsite. This stop is perfect as you begin or end your journey along the Alaskan Highway.

Best Sites: 1-5, 30-39
Poor Sites: 40-46, 62, 78
Hookups: Electric, Water & Sewer
Potable Water: Yes
Dump within Facility: Yes