Locations in British Columbia
Chetwynd | British Columbia
Chetwynd, formerly known as “Little Prairie” was renamed to honor the late Ralph Chetwynd, a British Columbia Minister of Railways. It has a population of about 3,100 with a trading area of 7,000. Chetwynd’s main industries are forestry, mining, natural gas processing and ranching. It is in the foothills of the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains at the junction of Highways 97 and 29 and the BC Rail Mainline. Four distinct seasons combined with rolling hills, snow-capped mountains, and crystal clear lakes and rivers make Chetwynd a playground for the outdoor enthusiast.
There is plenty of sport fishing in the region. Hiking and biking is popular. During the winter months there is speed skating at the Rotary Park, snowmobiling in the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains plus ice fishing and hunting. Cross country skiing or down hill skiing is available at Powder King.