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Here at Ferguson Moving & Storage, we totally get that moving is overwhelming. As Dawson Creek Movers have the solutions you need.

For more than 97 years, we have been asked to come into homes like yours for the purpose of moving peoples treasured furniture and other belongings. We think you deserve the highest level of moving service to the Dawson Creek area. That is why we act like a concierge for your move. We assign every move with a single point of contact from beginning to end. Our personalized service in moving means you won’t have to meet our entire office staff, just one single caring manager that will look after your moving needs. Our mission is to make sure you are looked after before during and after moving day.

We really do want to make sure you are moved with the uttermost care. That’s why we offer the highest quality movers, packing materials and customer care. We blanket wrap your furniture in your home before it moves. So you can see us caring.

We’ll pack up & move your finest electronics

Need audio/video disconnection service? Perhaps you need you your Plasma TV packed because you didn’t keep the original TV Box. We offer customized packing and watch out for even the finer details.

We know your neighbourhood.

We’ve been moving BC residents for nearly 100 years. So we won’t have any trouble navigating to your old home or your new one. Not ready to move in yet? Ask us about our storage container options!

Buildings managers love us and so will your new Dawson Creek neighbours.

We’ll take care to protect your building’s entrance floors and work with your building managers to make sure elevators are padded and locked before the movers even arrive.

We know how to work fast and move your items carefully.

We have the only training facility for moving companies that shows our crews how to disassemble and reassemble furniture that doesn’t fit out the doors. Plus, we have access to specialty companies to service universal gyms, pool tables and more.

This is all part of your guaranteed flat moving quote.

All the above services are genuinely included in your flat rate moving price. Your professional move manager will access everything before quoting your move. We never have hidden fees and you can count on it.

 

Below are more services we offer at Ferguson Moving & Storage:

• Packing and Unpacking Moving Tips- We’re probably the only people you now know in Dawson Creekwho actually enjoy packing and unpacking services.

Ferguson Moving & Storage in Vancouver has partnered with FROGBOX to make your move less stressful on you and the planet. Book your move with Ferguson today and we’ll include 20 FREE FROGBOX moving boxes at no charge.

Moving Cleaning Service- Ferguson Movers help take the moving strains and stress off you by providing you with their professional cleaning service. Ferguson Movers will leave your house smelling fresh and clean for the new residents, ultimately leaving you with more time and energy to unpack and settle in your new home.
We have made a handy moving cleaning checklist that you can print off if you want to clean yourself after the movers are gone or we offer a flat rate cleaning serviceto clean your home or just a few rooms using the same cleaning checklist.

Click here for additional FAQ’s and information about our Dawson Creek moving services.

 

A BRIEF HISTORY AND HELPFUL CONTACT INFORMATION FOR DAWSON CREEK, BRITISH COLUMBIA

The City of Dawson Creek is situated 362 km northeast of the geographical centre of the province of
British Columbia, in the Peace River Country. Dawson Creek is called the “Crossroads of the North”
because it is located at the junction of four major Highways, Highway #97S, 97N, 49 and 2. It is also at
mile zero of the world famous Alaska Highway #97, which runs northwest to Whitehorse, Yukon (1480
km) and Fairbanks, Alaska (2450 km).
The Peace River Country has a climate that is different from other sections of British Columbia due to
the fact it lies east of the Rocky Mountains. The winters and the summers are comparable to other parts
of the central interior of the Province, but winter temperatures are influenced by Chinook winds, which
occur frequently throughout the entire season. The average summer temperature is 15.2° C with an
average rainfall of 83.5 mm. The average January temperature is –18.7° C with an average snowfall of
170.7 cm.
The population of Dawson Creek numbers approximately 11,615.

HISTORY
Dawson Creek was named after George M. Dawson, a Canadian geologist who mapped the Caribou and
Northwest Country to find the best route to the west coast for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Nearly a
century earlier in 1791, Sir Alexander Mackenzie sailed up the Peace River seeking the Northwest
Passage. In 1860, gold was first discovered in the area and the “Gold Rush Trail” of 1898 passed within
3 km of the present city site.
The city is situated in one of the richest grain and cattle producing districts of the province. Farming in
the area began before World War I, but it was not until after the war that steady progress took place, due
to increased settlement in the area. In 1930, the town experienced a major upheaval. The end of the
Northern Alberta Railway was to be built a short distance from the town, where the grades were more
suitable, so the town itself was moved to the railway. By January 15, 1931 every building was moved on
time for the first scheduled passenger train.
Dawson Creek has experienced very rapid growth since 1941. The building of the Alaska Highway
opened up a road to the north, providing the first real transportation artery in the region. During the
construction of the highway, a dynamite explosion destroyed the centre of the town. However, as a result
of the destruction, a modern business section was built. Upon completion of the highway, many
construction workers stayed to become permanent residents in the area. In 1958, the Pacific Great
Eastern Railway reached Dawson Creek, giving products from the area access to ports and therefore to
markets. Agriculture is still the backbone of the city’s economy and Dawson Creek is known as the
largest grain-shipping point in the British Commonwealth. In the same year, Dawson Creek incorporated
and became British Columbia’s Centennial City.
(05/11)
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DAWSON CREEK, BRITISH COLUMBIA
TODAY
Today, the economy of Dawson is Creek is still based on the agricultural industry, with the city being a
service and support centre for the surrounding agricultural community. The economy is also supported
by the oil, gas, forestry and tourism industries.

ATTRACTIONS
Station Museum and Walter Wright Pioneer Village – Housed in a Northern Alberta Railway Station
built in 1931, the museum traces the history of Dawson Creek
Farmer’s Market – Open May to October on Saturdays from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, the market offers fresh
produce, baked goods, fresh eggs and crafts.
Dawson Creek Art Gallery – Located in a renovated grain elevator annex. Exhibits include local and
traveling collections from provincial and national artist.
Annual Events – Dawson Creek is host to numerous annual festivities including the Dandelion Daze
Festival in June, the Bluegrass Festival in July, the Fall Fair and Exhibition in August and the Dawson
Creek Tree Light Up in November.
Kin Park Walking Path – A 4.5 km trail that winds through the park.
Mile Zero Park – Located at Mile Zero of the Alaska Highway, the park includes the Walter Wright
Pioneer Village and Rotary Lake.

MEDIA
One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper. Many
publishers will mail their newspaper to you, even before you move. For more information, please
contact:
“Dawson Creek Daily News” & “Dawson Creek Mirror”
901 – 100th Ave.
Dawson Creek, BC
V1G 1W2
(250) 782-4888
www.dawsoncreekdailynews.ca

TRANSPORTATION
Driver and Vehicle Department (ICBC) …………. 1-800-950-1498
Dawson Creek Transit System ………………………. (250) 782-4636
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DAWSON CREEK, BRITISH COLUMBIA
MEDICAL SERVICES
A list of names and addresses of physicians currently accepting new patients is available from:
Dawson Creek & District Hospital
11100 – 13th St.
Dawson Creek, BC
V1G 3W8
(250) 782-8501

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
*Please confirm these emergency numbers when you arrive in your new community.
AMBULANCE …………………………………………… 911
FIRE ………………………………………………………….. 911
POLICE …………………………………………………….. 911

EDUCATION
For information regarding curriculum and enrollment procedures, please contact:
School District #59 (Peace River South)
11600 7th St.
Dawson Creek, BC
V1G 4R8
(250) 782-8571
www.sd59.bc.ca
Additional educational institutes:
Northern Lights College
Dawson Creek Campus
11401 – 8th St.
Dawson Creek, BC
V1G 4G2
(250) 782-5251
www.nlc.bc.ca

RECREATION
For information about facilities, clubs, sports leagues and libraries in your new community, contact:
Parks & Recreation ……………………………………… (250) 784-3604
Dawson Creek Municipal Public Library ……….. (250) 782-4661
Ken Borek Aquatic Centre ……………………………. (250) 782-7946
Memorial Arena ………………………………………….. (250) 782-2229
Kin Arena …………………………………………………… (250) 782-6441
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DAWSON CREEK, BRITISH COLUMBIA
PUBLIC SERVICES
Cable TV: Shaw Cable …………………………………………………………… (250) 782-6669
Website ……………………………………………………………………. www.shaw.ca
Hydro: B.C. Hydro ……………………………………………………………. 1-800-224-9376
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.bchydro.com
Gas: Pacific Northern Gas ……………………………………………… 1-800-667-2297
Website ……………………………………………………………………… www.png.ca
Water: Water Inquiries ………………………………………………………. (250) 782-3610
Garbage: Public Works Department ……………………………………….. (250) 784-3623
Landfill …………………………………………………………………. (250) 782-1099
Recycling: DC Recycling ………………………………………………………… (250) 782-2020
Telephone: Telus (outside BC) …………………………………………………. 1-888-811-2323
Telus (within BC) ……………………………………………………………. 310-2255
Website …………………………………………………………………. www.telus.com
The telephone area code for Dawson Creek is 250.

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
The Chamber of Commerce is the best source of information about your new community. Many of these
groups have brochures and booklets full of local facts. Please contact:
Dawson Creek & District Chamber of Commerce
10201 – 10th St.
Dawson Creek, BC
V1G 2B9
(250) 782-4868
www.dawsoncreekchamber.ca
For other information about your new community, including area maps and brochures, please contact:
City Clerk
10105 – 12A St.
PO Box 150
Dawson Creek, BC
V1G 4G4
(250) 784-3600
For more information about Dawson Creek, visit their website at www.dawsoncreek.ca.

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