Dancers performing at Aboriginal Activity Day
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Festivals & Events

Crowd at event (Kevin Arnold photo)

Crowd at event (Kevin Arnold photo)

Chetwynd hosts a number of exciting annual events ranging from an unusual chainsaw carving competition to celebrations of traditional seasonal holidays.

International Chainsaw Carving Championship

Since 2005, the Annual Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Championship has visually shaped Chetwynd into a one-of-a-kind locale. Artists from all over the world compete in this unique competition.

The District of Chetwynd keeps each intricately carved piece from the championship, and places them along pathways, in parks, and around gardens throughout town. There are 88 carvings currently in town. The most recent additions are a set of three Spirit Carving Nature Poles featuring different animals. Pick up a brochure at the Visitor Centre and take a self-guided tour of the carvings.

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