WELCOME TO THE
District of Chetwynd
COMMUNITY CARVED BY SUCCESS
Located in the eastern foothills of the Northern Rocky Mountains, Chetwynd offers a unique balance of prairies, mountains, wilderness and a full service community. The area is well known for it’s breathtaking scenery and countryside.
The four seasons combined with virgin forests, rolling hills, snowcapped mountains, undulating fields and crystal clear lakes and rivers make Chetwynd a playground for the nature lover and outdoor enthusiast. Explore the great outdoors on land and water. Chetwynd has a great hiking and biking trail system as well as several lakes and rivers.
CHETWYND’S ULTIMATE EVENT
15TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL
CHAINSAW CARVING CHAMPIONSHIP
JUNE 11-14, 2020
Due to the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic the 2020 event has been cancelled.
However, you can still view the chainsaw carvings with the Chetwynd Guided Chainsaw Walking Tour! Visit the Chetwynd Visitors Centre to learn more.
CHETWYND RECREATION CENTER
There’s never a shortage of things to do in Chetwynd. The Recreation Centre hosts a large range of different programs suited for all ages and all members of the community. The newly expanded Recreation Center features: Curling rink, Skating oval, Ice arena, Sports field, Fitness centre, Track, Weight room, Racquet courts and Climbing wall.
CHETWYND LEISURE POOL
The leisure pool has many special features including 0” to 8’ depths; beach area; umbrella fountain; wave machine and 25 metre, 4 lane lap pool. As well there is a large whirlpool ranging in depths from 0” to 3’; sauna and viewing deck complete with patio chairs and tables.
The changerooms are spacious with everything that one would need are in them. There is a separate male and female changeroom as well as a third changeroom for families. The temperature of the whirlpool is maintained at 104 F; the main pool at 86 F and the sauna at 110 F.
In the fall of 2010, a 3 story waterslide was added to the facility. Ideal for swimmers and non-swimmers as the landing comes down into its own “flume” or channel, thus not dropping into the pool itself!
CHETWYND BMX & SKATE PARK
This 10,000 square foot park features elements such as pyramid, stairs, and rails with loads of concrete ideal for BMX riders and skateboarders.
CHETWYND OUTDOOR ADVENTURE
Outdoor enthusiasts will find several options in the great outdoors: hit the hiking and biking trails, or explore a local lake or river. Riverboat tours and boat rentals are available on Moberly Lake. The fishing is great – try Moberly, Gwillim, and Sundance lakes, and the Pine, Murray and Sukunka rivers to get you started.
Chetwynd’s trail systems lie within the town’s greenspace as well as in the backcountry. From rustic to steep and rugged, there is a trail to suit all levels of hiers and bikers.
LET IT SNOW! Excellent snowmobiling can be found just a short drive from town. Cross-country skiers can ake in the trails in the Chetwynd community forest, and downhill skiers and snowboarders can head out to nearby Powder King Ski Aream famous for recieving up to 40 feet of dry powder per year!