August 30, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Chetwynd, Sightseeing Tours
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The Chetwynd Visitor Centre offers FREE tours of some of the many chainsaw carvings in town. The walking tour is offered daily at 1:00 pm but earlier times can be arranged if necessary; they are always happy to accommodate bus tours or large groups. Call ahead or stop in to make arrangements to have your own personal tour guide while exploring Chetwynd's magnificent chainsaw carvings!
July 11, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Car / Truck / Motorcycle
On Wednesday, July 8, 2009 my children and I decided to visit the "Walter Wright Pioneer Village" in Dawson Creek, BC. It was an amazing trip and we saw many wonderful exhibits. My children especially liked the old school house - they thought writing with old-fashioned ink pens was so cool! They had each exhibit very well displayed with many historic items to see and marvel over. The absolute best part of the trip though was the vintage style photo studio.
My girls and I went in and she had the coolest pictures and props in there. We decided to get our picture taken dressed in the 'pioneer style' and she gave us the coolest costumes to put on. After she had taken our picture, she asked if we would like to go outside and do a couple poses out there. We thought that was great! She set it up so that it looked like we were having a 'pioneer picnic'. They turned out so nice!
I was was really impressed with the service there and I thought the prices were reasonable. I'd definately recommend stopping by there to check it out!
July 07, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Chetwynd, Festivals & Events
I had the priviledge of attending many events in Chetwynd, Northern BC, during the month of June. They sure had a busy month! The main event, and a very impressive one I must say, was their International Chainsaw Carving Championship that was held on June 11-14. They had carvers from all over - even as far away as Japan and Wales! It was very interesting to watch these talented gentlemen take a log and in only four days turn it into an amazing work of art. They awarded first, second, third, and fourth place prizes but also allowed the public to vote on their favourite one. They call it the 'People's Choice Award' and it sure wasn't easy picking one favourite! On Sunday the 14th, they then gave their carvers a smaller piece of wood and asked them to create a smaller carving in only one hour. These were then auctioned off to the public so we had an opportunity to take a fabulous carving home with us.
The local Visitor Centre also had some great events to help celebrate "Be a Tourist in Your Own Town" month. They started off by giving their local seniors a bus tour of all the local chainsaw carvings in town. Then they had an event called "Kids Fishing Fun" that gave the kids in town a chance to play some fishing games and learn about the best places to fish in the Chetwynd area. They then had a guided tour of one of their hiking trails and topped off the month with a yummy community BBQ!
Hats off to the community of Chetwynd!!