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CHETWYND

District of Chetwynd    Community Fact Sheet    School District No. 59    InvestBC Community Profile
StatsCan Community Profile 2006
Peace River Regional District    PRRD Community Fact Sheet    PRRD Socio-Economic Profile


The District of Chetwynd is located at the juncture of two highways: Highway 97 – John Hart Highway and Highway 29.  The Hart Highway runs south to Prince George and east to Dawson Creek.  Highway 29 runs north to Hudson’s Hope and south to Tumbler Ridge.

POPULATION

Chetwynd has a population of 2,635 (2011 Census). According to BC Stats, the population was estimated at 2,764 (in 2012).

MAJOR EMPLOYMENT AREAS

The Chetwynd area is rich in oil, gas, coal and timber. Local resources and manufacturing industries reflect these assets.

Recent natural gas finds to the south, west and northeast of Chetwynd and Chetwynd’s proximity to developed and undeveloped coal resources have significantly stimulated the local economy.  New developments include the Pine Valley Mining project at Willow Creek.

According to Statistics Canada’s Census, the industries employing the majority of people in the Chetwynd area are manufacturing, accommodation & food services and retail trade.

For more information about the District of Chetwynd, please contact the District office at:

District of Chetwynd
5400 N Access Road
Chetwynd, BC  V0C 1J0
Phone:  250-401-4100
Fax:  250-401-4101
Email:  d-chet@gochetwynd.com