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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.
Celebrating 55 years of incorporation in 2017, the District of Chetwynd has a rich and interesting history. Visit the Little Prairie Heritage Museum! Their artifacts and collections reflect the local heritage of the community and surrounding area, particularly in regards to family life, farming, railways, trapping, logging and forestry. Much of the farm machinery and other artifacts date from the early 1900’s.
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!