in the picturesque foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Chetwynd
is the all-season recreation destination point for all types of
beauty of the Little Prairie valley captures the hearts of residents
and visitors alike. This is a land of fertile valleys, great lakes
and rivers, jagged mountain ranges and snowcapped peaks. Of course,
each of these areas has something to offer the outdoor enthusiast
- from hiking, biking and fishing to skiing and snowmobiling.
Old Baldy Hiking Trail offers a splendid view of the valley while
the Chetwynd Community Forest has walking, hiking, interpretive
and cross country trails. There are a number of nearby lakes that
can offer excellent fishing, boating and camping. Nearby Powder
King can supply downhill skiers with great runs and lots of snow.
community itself has some unique features including fantastic
chain saw sculptures of indigenous wildlife, major rodeos, aquatic
centre with a wave pool and sports fields.
the tourist wishes to access the spectacular valleys, mountains
and lakes surrounding the town or merely take advantage of the
many facilities in the town itself, Chetwynd has much to offer.
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615 metres (2,018 ft)
Chetwynd is 310 km (192 mi.) north of Prince George, on Highway
97, 102 km (63 mi.) west of Dawson Creek, 65 km (40 mi.) south
of Hudson's Hope and 95 km (59 mi.) north of Tumbler Ridge. The
area is also serviced by bus.
Facilities: golf courses, wave pool, hiking trails, baseball
fields, curling & skating rinks, downhill and cross country skiing,
Attractions: Authentic Trappers Cabin, Chainsaw Carvings,
Community Forest, Fossil Rock, Little Prairie Heritage Museum,
Old Baldy Hiking Trails, Sawmill tours, Sukunka Falls, Moberly
Lake Provincial Campground April • Trade Show May • Fishing Derby July • Canada Day Celebrations August • Bathtub Races September • Fall Fair
There are a number of motels for the visitor to choose from
as well as numerous private and provincial campsites.