Chetwynd is nestled within the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It is a perfect getaway in the northern parts of British Columbia and its beautiful Peace River region. Highway 29 and 97 intersect in the town, while the train line branches off in three directions, connecting Fort St. John to the north, Dawson Creek to the east, and the Rockies and Prince George to the west. This makes Chetwynd a natural transit route and transportation hub of the Peace River area.
This cozy community was once known as Little Prairie but adopted its current name in honor of provincial politician, Ralph Chetwynd. The municipality consists of the town, four exclave properties and one of the most beautiful forests in the region. Chetwynd is also known as the “Chainsaw Sculpture Capital of the World” because of its famous chainsaw carved wooden sculptures. Over 60 uniquely carved sculptures populate the town’s quaint streets and plentiful parks.