Chetwynd Annual International Chainsaw Carving Championship

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Event Category: BC’s Best Festivals & Events

  • The Annual Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Championship has visually shaped The District of Chetwynd into a one-of-a-kind locale. Artists from all over the world compete in this unique competition. The District of Chetwynd keeps each intricately carved piece from the championship and places them throughout town.

    • Spectators can watch the artists create their works of art over the four days from start to finish
    • Don’t miss the quick carve competition held on Sunday and your chance to bid on a piece at the auction!
    • Take a self-guided walking tour
    • Over 150 carvings and more added each year – a must-see

    The District of Chetwynd is located in the foothills of the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. It is British Columbia’s entrance to the mighty Peace River Country. Located at the junction of Highways 97 and 29 and the CN Rail mainline. The District of Chetwynd is the natural transportation hub of the Peace River area.

    The District of Chetwynd has a population of about 3,100 with a trading area of about 7,000 people. When not hard at work, the people of Chetwynd enjoy an excellent recreation complex with a wave pool, team-sized hot tub, sauna, six-sheet curling rink, ice arena and library. The four seasons combined with virgin forests, rolling hills, snow-capped mountains, undulating fields and crystal clear lakes and rivers make Chetwynd a four-season playground for the nature lover and outdoor enthusiast.

    Visit The District of Chetwynd and enjoy our hospitality!

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