Each week throughout the summer we’ll feature a Mile Zero milestone for locals to rediscover and tourists to check out for the very first time!
N.A.R. Park is short for Northern Alberta Railway Park. It is a cultural and historical park destination located in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada. When in Dawson Creek the park is easily identified by the metal statue pointing skyward, a towering grain elevator and the famous sign marking “Mile O” of the Alaska Highway.
It is said N.A.R. Park is the true “Mile 0” of the Alaska Highway dating back to 1942. Today, the Mile “O” Post is located just south of the park in the downtown section of the community. It is this post marker, located in the middle of an intersection, that is the most photographed item in Dawson Creek.
The park is home to many attractions and exhibits too. There is plenty to see outside and inside. Outside there is a monument, a statue, a railway car and some real unique structures like the Dawson Creek Station Museum and Art Gallery buildings. The buildings circle a large RV friendly parking lot.