Chetwynd, British Columbia

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The district of Chetwynd, once known as the Little Prairie, is conveniently located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Its crystal clear rivers, and snow-capped mountains throughout the seasons make Chetwynd a playground for families and outdoor enthusiasts. Given its convenient geography, activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing and snowmobiling are popular recreational activities amongst the residents. By relocating to Chetwynd, you will also be able to enjoy leisure fishing, golfing, canoeing, kayaking, provincial park camping, and boating on days off work. There are also mountain trails designed for hiking during the spring and summer time. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, hockey, and curling. Chetwynd experiences cold winter temperatures with an abundance of snow in the mountains, and warm summers. Transportation services include trains, Little Prairie Cabs, and the Greyhound. Rental vehicles are also available in several neighbouring communities.

Population: 2,635

135 kilometres southwest of Fort St. John

102 kilometres east of Dawson Creek, B.C.

January Average Temperature: -10.2° Celsius

July Average Temperature: 22.2° Celsius

Education: 3 Primary Schools, 1 Secondary School, and 1 College

Top Industries: Forestry, Fossil Fuel Extraction, and Transportation

Major Local Events: International Chainsaw Carving Championship, Ghoulish Affair Halloween Event, Chetwynd Half Marathon, Project North Pole Parade of Lights, and Santa Night

Closest Airport: Chetwynd Municipal Airport

Cost of Living: Low, Affordable


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