August 10, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Chetwynd, Arts, Culture & History Tours
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On a beautiful Saturday afternoon I ventured from Dawson Creek to Chetwynd, which is about 100 kilometers west on highway 97 South. The destination was to find out what Chetwynd had to offer. Right when we hit the Chetwynd town limits we realized there was something to see. Chetwynd is filled with wooden statues we didn’t realize the story and experience behind it! I went to the Visitor Centre to find out more. Once inside the Visitor Centre staff let me know that these intricate wooden statues/pieces of art were made by chainsaw! The Visitor Centre staff then truly made this destination a great experience – they walk groups of visitors around the town to share the story of each chainsaw carving. So I thought I would indulge – the staff member brought me around to the newest carvings from the latest competition and talked about the inspiration of the carving, the artist and answered any questions I had about HOW you carve a statue from a tree trunk! These chainsaw carvings are a must see for anyone!