Open for Business Award - 2018 Winner
The District of Chetwynd is proud to have received the 2018 Open for Business Award!

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Mayor’s Column – May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018

The North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA), an association of all local governments from 100 Mile north and from the Pacific to the Alberta border, just completed its annual convention in the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, Fort Nelson (FN), the farthest north local government in the NCLGA. It’s a lovely drive to FN up the historic Alaska Highway with its magnificent, wide-withdrawing vistas, and with the Northern Rockies standing boldly in the close background for much of the trip. At six hours from Chetwynd, the cruise is well worth your time if you have the time to spend. And FN, hard hit by the downturn in natural gas and the loss of its sawmill and plywood mill is still a beautiful and welcoming community with a stunning civic centre. Read more...

Notice of Public Hearing

  District of Chetwynd Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No.  1065, 2018 District of Chetwynd Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1066, 2018

Closure of the Crown Trail and the Centurion Trail

Chetwynd - May 6, 2018 The fire between the Crown Subdivision and BC Rail in Chetwynd has resulted in the closure of the Crown Trail and the Centurion Trail by the District of Chetwynd. Residents are asked to stay clear of the burn area.
The fire which is now measured to be over 15 hectares is fully contained but the area will be cleared by Northern Fire Attack Teams over the next three days as a complete mop up is necessary. The crews will fall danger trees and ensure ground fires are out, The fire was originally reported at 11:30 am and crews from the Chetwynd Fire Department attended along with the Northern Fire Attack Crew with a bulldozer and helicopter worked the fire until early evening. Map shows the trail system. District of Chetwynd 250-401-4100

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About Chetwynd

Community Carved By Success.

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. Chetwynd is the natural transportation hub of the Peace River area.

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 playground for the nature lover and outdoor enthusiast. Good schools, playgrounds and fields make Chetwynd a terrific place to live and raise your family.

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Vision Statement

Chetwynd exists in order that the area residents have sustainable opportunities for Security, Health, Safety and Prosperity in surroundings that display the best of our natural environment.

Chetwynd on Google Street View

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