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Hinton is a town in the Alberta Rockies region of Alberta, Canada.

Get in[edit]

By Air - Jasper Hinton Airport is only a few kilometers west of Hinton and 64 km east of the Jasper townsite.

Air Jasper has sightseeing air tours of Maligne Lake, Columbia Icefields, Mt. Robson and Amethyst Lake. Their Custom Airplane Tours in the Canadian Rockies to Jasper National Park, Banff National Park, Glacier National Park or any Destination. They have Charter Flights operating from Jasper - Hinton Airport to Anywhere in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia. Freight Service and Hotshots operating from the Jasper - Hinton Airport.

Highland Helocopters also has helicopters working out of the area. Contact Steve Wotton at 780-865-7081.

By car - The Yellowhead (Highway 16) runs through town. Highway 40 South and North turnoffs are not too far west of Hinton.

By bus - Greyhound Canada has a depot at 128 North St, 780-865-2367 Hinton AB, T7V 1S8

By train - VIA Rail makes regular stops each week.

Get around[edit]

Hinton Transit System and numerous Taxi companies supply transport for the area.

See[edit][add listing]

Alberta Forest Service Museum - This Museum preserves and displays the history of Alberta’s forestry industry. The museum is open year round and is free of charge and is at 1176 Switzer Dr.780-865-8200

Brule Sand Dunes - The Brule Sand Dunes is a recreation area with an extensive network or trails that are popular among ATVers, equestrians, hikers and bikers. While in the area, watch out for old telegraph poles and the Grand Trunk Pacific Station, which is said to be buried in the sands.

William A. Switzer Provincial Park - This provincial park protects Alberta's upper foothills region. It has activities such as camping, orienteering, camping, fly fishing, kayaking, swimming and wall climbing. The park is 22 km north of Hinton, off Hwy 40. 780 865-5600

Miette Hot Springs - Visitors won’t soon forget a drive up the wild Fiddle Valley to the hottest mineral springs in the Rockies. Flowing from the mountain at 54ºC, the water is cooled to a comfortable 40ºC as it enters the pools. Two hot pools and two cool pools within a newly renovated facility. Peaceful surroundings with a café, a gift shop, hiking, a picnic ground, interpretive exhibits and plenty of camping and accommodation nearby. Suits, towels and lockers for rent. Open May to mid-October. Located between Jasper and Hinton. Miette Road, Jasper National Park, Jasper, Alberta. 780 866-3939

Cadomin Caves - These Caves are a multi-chamber cave system that stretches 2,791 m (9,150 ft) in length. It is in Whitehorse Wildlands Provincial Park, about 75 minutes from the small town of Edson. While exploration and caving is allowed with permission from the Alberta Speleological Society, the cave remains wild and proper equipment and experience is necessary. The caves are a bat habitat and are thus closed from September to April. Within Whitehorse Wildlands Provincial Park

Orge Canyon - Come see the towering cliffs, meadering streams and sunken sinkholes of this impressive canyon, located west of Hinton near Brule.

Yellowhead Raceway - Enjoy the thrill and excitment of car racing at this track, located just southwest of Hinton on Highway 40 South. Stock races, demolition derbies and more begin in May and run all summer long.

Peregrine Helicopters - A charter helicopter service operating out of Hinton. Also serving forestry and wildlife management teams. Helicopter tours include sightseeing and heli-hiking. 780 865-3353

Do[edit][add listing]

Mary Reimer Memorial Rodeo -One of the biggest community events of the year in Hinton, the Mary Reimer Memorial Rodeo features events and activities for the entire family. All rodeo events take place on Saturday and Sunday while Family Fun Night, which features an open air family dance, occurs on Friday. Free camping is available throughout the weekend. Located at Mary Reimer Park in the Valley.

Horseback Adventures Ltd. is a family-owned-and-operated business that has offered guided horseback vacations to Jasper and Solomon Creek Wildland Provincial Parks since 1979. Ride the high country for 2 - 6 days at West Range Cabins. Private sleeping cabins, shower house, hot and cold running water and solar lights all make this backcountry horse experience more enjoyable. Cabin-tent combo rides to the Moosehorn Valley are also available for up to 8 days in length. These are all inclusive packages. Please contact Tom and Shawn Vinson for further information in Brule. 780 865-4777

Foothills Booking Service - Wilderness and adventure tours including lodging, pack trips, artist tours, canoeing, dog sledding, four wheeling, skiing, snowmobiling, and more. From half-day trips to multiple weeks. Custom tours and packages. Transfers from Edmonton or Calgary airports. 780 865-7429 \

Wolflandtours - Outdoor Adventures, Guided hiking and backpacking 2 hours to several days, canoe tours 1-5 days and heli-hiking on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains on the border of Jasper National Park. Experienced wilderness guides speak English, German and French. 780 817-2562

R.D. Zuger Outfitting & Trailrides - Hunting trips and trail rides in the Canadian Rockies (Hinton/Jasper area). Experienced guide/outfitter (Ralph) is born and raised in the local area and is able to offer locations based on the rider's/hunter's needs. Individuals and groups welcome. English and German spoken. 780 865-4711

Old Entrance Trailrides - Guided trail rides for up to 4 riders along the scenic Athabasca River valley and eastern slopes of the Rockies. Old Entrance, Highway 40 North. 780 865-4760

Hunting, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Geocaching, Snowmobiling, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Rafting are only a few of the things you can do in Hinton.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Colorful Creations has everything you need to plan your special day. Silk bridal bouquets, archways, cake tops, wine glasses, servers, garters, flower girl baskets, jewelry, headpieces, and so much more. 578 A Switzer Drive. 780 865-2775

Happy Creek Pottery - Functional hand made pottery. In soft shades, with a distinctive brush stroke pattern. Reasonable prices. Custom orders. 103 Collinge Road. 780 865-4328

Blossoms Flower & Gift Shop- Specializes in flowers and flower arrangements for all occasions including weddings & proms. Blossoms also has collectibles and a wide range of gift ideas. 216 Pembina Avenue. 780 865-6111

I'm Your Canuck Gifts - The best of Canadian Made Gifts. I'm Your Canuck Gifts is in the Gateway to the Canadian Rockies, Hinton, Alberta. Conveniently situated next to Highway 16 on the west side of Hinton.

858 B Carmichael Lane. 780 865-5538 

Parks West Mall - 900 Carmichael Lane. 780-865-1500

The Old Grind- Located in the Hill Shopping Center offers some really nice gifts.

Balloons n Stuff - Located in the Hill Shopping Center offers everything for your party needs

  • Inroads Mountain Sports (1180), Box 6700 Hinton AB T7V 2G2, 780 865-4794, [1]. Inroads Mountain Sports Ltd. organise outdoor activities suitable for all levels of enthusiasts from the complete beginner to the experienced outdoorsman: canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, adventure races...  edit
  • Wild Mountain Music Festival, Entrance Ranch (7km north on Hwy 40), 780-865-0849, [2]. A three day music festival held the third weekend of July, featuring an eclectic range of performers from the local music scene and across Canada.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

The Old Grind- Located in the Hill Shopping Center offers a nice lunch.

Royal Garden Restaurant - offers authentic Chinese cuisine, western cuisine, and an all-u-can eat luncheon smorgasbord. 296 Smith Street (Hwy # 16) 780 865-1111

Happy Valley - Chinese and Western Food. Located in the Valley beside the Roxy Theatre. 780 865-2989

Oma's Hideaway Cafe - Traditional German cuisine and North American favourites at a scenic mountain loaction in the Village of Brule. The restaurant seats 32 inside and another 38 outside on the open air deck, weather permitting. You can book the whole restaurant for your special occasions. Fully licenced. 780 865-5108

Overlander Lodge - The Stone Peak Restaurant offers a warm, log decor and inspired gourmet cuisine. Seasonal specialties, plus mains like salmon with brandy cream and lobster; Oka cheese and sun-dried tomato stuffed chicken; AAA Angus steak; and bison tenderloin with Cabernet sauce, truffles and foie gras are offered. Breakfast, lunch (Jul-Sep) and dinner. 15 minutes west og Hinton on Highway 16. 1 877 866-2330

Husky House Restaurant - 511 Gregg Avenue. 780 865-2833

For Pete's Steak and Grill - Enjoy such dishes as New York steak, steak Neptune and chicken cordon Swiss. Open from 6AM to 11PM daily. The lounge is open until midnight Monday to Saturday. Crestwood Hotel, 678 Carmichael Lane. 780 865-4001

Joey's Only -Specializes in fish among other great dishes. 780 865-5043

George's Steak and Pizza - 201 Pembina Ave. 780 865-1137

Gus' Pizza Place- 346 Hardisty Ave. 780 865-4232

L & W Pizza & Spaghetti House - 414 Carmichael Lane Hwy 16. 780 865-4892

Toyko Sushi - 571 Gregg Ave. 780 865-2120

Rancher’s Family Reataurant, Esso Travel Center

Drink[edit][add listing]

Cheers Lounge, Athabasca Valley Inn & Suites, Valley Shopping Center

Final Shot Sports Bar, Lakeview Inn & Suites, 500 Smith St.

Timberland Bar, Hill Shopping Center

Sleep[edit][add listing]

McCracken Country Inn, 146 Brookhart St, 780-865-5662

Super 8, 284 Smith St. 817-2228

Days Inn, 358 Smith St, 817-1960

Lakeview inn & Suites, 500 Smith St, 865-2575

Crestwood Hotel, 678 Carmichael Lane, 865-4001

Best Western, 828 Carmichael Lane, 865-7777

Best Canadian, 386 Smith St, 865-5099

Holiday Inn, 393 Gregg Ave, 865-3321

Athabasca Inn & Suites, Valley Shopping Center, 865-2241

The are other hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, chalets, cabins, guest houses, and camp grounds within the community.

Blue Lake Centre, 52 125 Highway 40 North Hinton AB T7V 2G2. www.bluelakealberta.ca - Tel: 780-865-4789

Get out[edit]

Routes through Hinton
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