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Spectra Venue Management

Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com



The City took centre stage when the Encana Events Centre opened in Spring 2008. In 2021, the Encana Events Centre became the Ovintiv Events Centre (see news release here)

The Ovintiv Events Centre is a state-of-the-art, multi-events centre with 4,500 permanent seats, and 27 VIP Luxury Suites, that is the premier entertainment facility for the entire British Columbia and Alberta Peace Region.


Dawson Creek is easily accessible from every direction during summer and winter due to its location at the crossroads of several major highway systems including Highway 97 South to Prince George and Vancouver (The Hart Highway); Highway 97 North to the Yukon and Alaska (The Alaska Highway); Highway 49 East to the Alberta Peace; and Highway 2 South to Grande Prairie and Edmonton.

Air Access (Major Carriers):

  • Fort St. John, British Columbia – Air Canada (aircanada.ca) or WestJet (westjet.com)
  • Grande Prairie, Alberta – Air Canada (aircanada.ca) or Westjet (westjet.com)

Population Estimates*:

  • 150 km radius: 133,295
  • 200 km radius: 7,010
  • 300-400 km radius: 81,160
  • Total: 221,465

Major Communities by Radius**

  • 150 km radius
    Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd, Pouce Coupe, Taylor, Grande Prairie, Spirit River, Rycroft, Wembley, Sexsmith (included are potions of Counties, Municipal Districts, and Regional Districts)
  • 200 km radius
    Hudson’s Hope, Mackenzie, Grimshaw, Valleyview (included are potions of Counties, Municipal Districts, and Regional Districts)
  • 300-400 km radius
    Fort Nelson, Peace River, Fox Creek

Time Zone

Dawson Creek does not respect day light savings time

  • Spring and Summer are Pacific Standard Time
  • Fall and Winter are Mountain Standard Time

Promoters Guide

For a copy of our Promoter Guide / Venue Technical Specifications, please go to the Book An Event page under Connect with us or contact our Director of Events at 250-795-3337 


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