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

Economic Development

Chetwynd is located in the foothills of the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains and is British Columbia’s entrance to, and exit from, the energetic Peace River country. Situated at the junction of Highways 97 and 29 and the BC Rail mainline; Chetwynd is the natural transportation hub of the Peace River area.

Chetwynd is a great place to live.The community has homes for all ages and income levels, a variety of neighbourhoods, and attractive parks throughout the city. The best news about living here: it’s very affordable.

Demand for new residential lots is at the highest it has been in many years. Local developers and builders are actively working at satisfying the demand for new lots, with development of several new subdivisions in the works.

The area is well known for its breathtaking scenery and countryside. The surrounding area contains mountains for hiking and skiing, lakes and rivers for swimming, canoeing and fishing, and a countryside and park system that produces some of the best camping, snowmobiling, hunting, and wildlife spotting in Canada. The region contains a diverse history, a history ranging from 90 million year old dinosaur tracks to the world famous, World War II era, Alaska Highway. The area contains hundreds of years of First Nations history and a century of European homestead history.

The Economic Development Department works with the CAO, Economic Development Commission, Council, Electoral Area “E” Director, Chamber of Commerce, industry and district staff to identify and promote development and economic opportunities for Chetwynd and area.

This department prepares reports on a regular basis to the Commission, communicates with relevant local, regional, provincial and federal agencies, communicates with clients, seeks alternative sources of funding for projects, prepares necessary reports and studies, generally implements the strategic plan and the recommendations of the Impact Assessment Study, prepares the annual operating plans and recommends expenditures for the approved budget.

Our Future – Economic Development Strategy

The following Chetwynd Economic Development documents are available for download:

Additional Documents:

Disposition of District Owned Lands

Economic Development Officer

Ellen McAvany