Nestled in an ancient floodplain in the picturesque northern foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Chetwynd was known as Little Prairie when the first European settlers arrived in the area in 1912.
After the establishment of the Pacific Great East Railway, the town name was changed to Chetwynd in honour of the late Ralph Chetwynd, a provincial Highways Minister and one of the town’s founding fathers.
Chetwynd was incorporated in 1962 and is a member municipality of the Peace River Regional District. Chetwynd has a cool continental climate, including cold winters and warm summers, experiencing long daylight hours in summer and short daylight hours in winter.
The beauty of The Little Prairie Valley captures the hearts of residents and visitors alike. This is a land of fertile valleys, great lakes and rivers, jagged mountain ranges and snow-capped peaks.
This busy, friendly little town is a centre for forestry, farming, oil and gas, and tourism. Chetwynd is the commercial centre for the rural communities of Moberly Lake, Jackfish Lake, Lone Prairie, and the Pine River Valley.
Location: Chetwynd is located on Highway 97 at the junction of Highway 29 that runs north from Tumbler Ridge via Hudson’s Hope to Alaska. Chetwynd is 100 km (65 miles) west of Dawson Creek and 310 km (193 miles) north of Prince George.
Queensway Autoworld and Chetwynd
Based in Prince George, BC, Queensway Autoworld offers residents in Chetwynd and the surrounding region a large online inventory for shopping and research. Our online database allows prospective used vehicle purchasers the opportunity to see what is available before they leave home.
Queensway Auto World sells good quality used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs throughout north central BC. All of our used vehicles are backed by the Lubrico Warranty. We also offer onsite financing and you can get pre-approved using our secure online application form.
Our New Motorsports Division is a hit in Prince George and the surrounding regions in North Central BC. We are an authorized dealer for Argo ATVs and Amphibious UTV vehicles and Quads, motorcycles, scooters all available.