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All evacuation orders and alerts have been rescinded. An area restriction is now in place for the forested area around the Mt. McAllister fire.

During the Order of Restricted Access, a person must not remain in or enter the area designated as a restricted area by the order, unless the person:

1. First receives written authorization from a Wildfire Management Branch official.

2. Enters the area only in the course of travelling to and from his or her residence.

This restriction applies from the 18.5-kilometre mark on the Johnson Forest Service Road north to Dinosaur Lake, west 24 kilometres, south 24 kilometres, east 24 kilometres, and north back to 18.5 kilometres on the Johnson Forest Service Road. A map of the affected area is available online at:


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.

Visit Chetwynd and enjoy our hospitality!

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

You can now view Chetwynd on Google Street View!

View the Chetwynd Community Calendar here