The institution has seven campuses: Atlin, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Hudson's Hope Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, Tumbler Ridge, and Dease Lake. On-campus residences are available at Dawson Creek and Fort St. John. Residences in Dawson Creek can accommodate up to 196 students. It has indoor and outdoor activity areas, one bedroom units for partners, assisted living units, separate study areas, and Residence Management and Security. Amenities include a computer desk and internet access. Each suite includes a kitchen with table and chairs, microwave, fridge, and a stove. The suite also has a large picture window, smaller windows that open, and a comfortable chair and couch. St. John Residence can accommodate 102 students. It also has indoor and outdoor activities, separate study areas, and Residence Management and Security. Each bedroom has an extra long single bed, with dressers, chairs, and Internet access. The suite also has a kitchen with table and chairs, microwave, fridge, and stove.
The College offers the following student services: Aboriginal Services, Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT), Dual Credit Assessment, Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), Writing Assessment, Bookstore, Conflict Resolution, Daycare Disabilities / Special Needs Access, Discrimination / Sexual Harassment, Financial Assistance (Awards, NLC Foundation), Freedom of Information / Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP), Library Services, Ombudsman, Registration, Rights & Responsibilities and College Publications.
NIC provides deserving students scholarships, bursaries, and financial aid. Some of them include: Aboriginal Student Multi-Purpose Fund, Alaska Highway News Award, BC Hydro Scholarship, CA Education Foundation Award, CanWest Global Communications Bursary, CanWest Global Communications Scholarship, CGA Academic Excellence Scholarship, CGA Continuing Education Scholarship, Chetwynd Masonic Lodge #187 Entrance Award, David Bradley Science Award, Finning Canada Award, Fort Nelson First Nations Award, Fort St. John Community Arts Council Art Award, Fort St. John Community Arts Council Creative Writing Award, and Harley Lindley Memorial Scholarship.
The City of Dawson Creek is a small city in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. At the foot of Bear Mountain ridge, the city developed around Dawson Creek watercourse which flows eastward into the Pouce Coupe River. The city is located on the Pouce Coupe Prairie in the southwestern part of the Peace River Country.
The economy of Dawson Creek is based around four major industries: agriculture, retail, tourism, and oil and gas. Agriculture has historically been the most important industry to Dawson Creek, as the city is the regional transshipment point for agricultural commodities. The city is surrounded by the Agricultural Land Reserve, where the soil can support livestock and produces consistently good yields of quality grain and grass crops, such as canola, hay, oats, alfalfa, wheat, and sweet clover.
The culture of Dawson Creek is centered around its designation as Mile '0' of the Alaska Highway. The Mile '0' post, as depicted in the flag, is located in the historic downtown area, one block south of the Northern Alberta Railways Park. This four acre, mostly paved, park is the gathering point for travellers and the official beginning of the Alaska highway. The park also includes the Dawson Creek Art Gallery which exhibits works from local artists and craftsmen.