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Hinton & The Alberta Northern Rockies

2015 Visitor Guide


What will you Remember

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Welcome

TO HINTON AND THE ALBERTA NORTHERN ROCKIES

Inside This Guide A WARM WELCOME

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FUN FACTS ABOUT HINTON

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From our pristine waterways and untapped wilderness to a diverse network of parks, trails, services and amenities, we welcome you to our playground in Hinton and the Alberta Northern Rockies.

GATEWAY TO THE ROCKIES

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ATTRACTIONS & AMENITIES

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Hinton is the gateway to a treasure trove of outdoor adventure, whether it be in Jasper National Park, the Provincial Parks paradise known as the Alberta Northern Rockies, or out and about on the vast stretches of nearby crown land.

GOLFING IN HINTON

Our backyard is a mecca for hikers, bikers, skiers, hunters, fishers and quadders – not to mention the rock climbers, white water rafters, canoers and kayakers.

Come for the adventure. Stay for the hospitality. FREE WI-FI* Available at the Green Square and Visitor Information Centre. *Sponsored by West Central Communications and the Hinton & District Chamber of Commerce.

MOUNTAIN BIKE MECCA

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BEAVER BOARDWALK

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HINTON NORDIC CENTRE

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DON’T MISS THIS

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THE FESTIVAL SCENE

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MARY REIMER RODEO

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HINTON’S HISTORY

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9 REASONS TO STAY ANOTHER DAY

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TOWN OF HINTON MAP

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THE ALBERTA NORTHERN ROCKIES & YELLOWHEAD COUNTY

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SUNDANCE PROVINCIAL PARK 27 WILLMORE WILDERNESS PARK 29

Published by: The Hinton & District Chamber of Commerce Cover Photography: John Novotny, Scott Sunderwald, & The Hinton Voice Designed by: Robin Garreck/The Hinton Voice The 2015 Hinton & The Alberta Northern Rockies Visitor Guide is a publication of the Hinton & District Chamber of Commerce. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written consent of the publisher. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the listings and information shown, and we regret any errors or omissions. The publisher assumes no responsibility for inaccuracies of the information.

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PIERRE GREY’S LAKES

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ROCK LAKE - SOLOMON CREEK 31 BRULE/SAND DUNES

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WILDHORSE & KINKY LAKES

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THE BIGHORN TRAIL

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OFF ROAD ADVENTURES

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WILLIAM A. SWITZER PROVINCIAL PARK

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WHITEHORSE WILDLAND PROVINCIAL PARK

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JASPER

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ACCOMMODATIONS

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DINING/RETAIL

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TOUR OPERATORS

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A WARM WELCOME

A Warm Welcome A Message from the Town of Hinton and the Hinton & District Chamber of Commerce. Many people have come to our community for the job opportunities, but have stayed for the lifestyle: a lifestyle resulting from the mountain community charm and the multitude of outdoor pursuits available in the area. Whether you are a mountain biker, hunter, skier, swimmer, runner or quadder, or whether you are looking to go for a horseback ride or a hike, there is something for you in and around Hinton. Hinton is an active community, central to all of the places, activities and services that you are looking for. Located 15 minutes from the Jasper National Park gate or William A. Switzer Park, as well as numerous lakes, trails, and other stunning recreation spots, Hinton is a home-base that allows you to explore the Alberta foothills and Rocky Mountains, with all the amenities of a vibrant community. Vacations and day trips to our region will give you an opportunity to experience ďŹ rst-hand the friendly, hospitable people that run our hotels, restaurants, retail shops and service companies. These folks know the area, and for the same reasons you’ve chosen to visit, they have decided to make Hinton their home. Our community is one that welcomes newcomers and visitors. We are warm, active people who are proud of our town’s heritage and accomplishments. On behalf of the Hinton & District Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Hinton, we invite you to visit and discover all the things that Hinton has to offer.

President Brian LaBerge

309 Gregg Avenue Hinton, Alberta T7V 2A7 Toll Free 1-877-446-8666 Phone 780-865-2777 www.hintonchamber.com

President Brian LaBerge

Mayor Rob Mackin

Mayor Rob Mackin

2nd Floor 131 Civic Centre Road Hinton, Alberta T7V 2E5 Phone 780-865-6000 www.hinton.ca

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FUN FACTS ABOUT HINTON

Fun Facts ABOUT HINTON

We’re glad you came to our four-season playground where the weather and climate help fuel the fun. If you are here in the summer you’re likely taking advantage of our long hours of sunshine – we average around 2,100 hours of sunshine a year! Visitors love to take advantage of these long days, whether by booking a 6 am tee off, or watching the sun go down over the mountains in a radiant display of reds, pinks and oranges as late as 11 pm at the height of the season. Thanks to our location in the foothills at the edge of the Rocky Mountains, we also enjoy the fringe of the Chinook winds. Besides meaning cooler summers, it also means slightly warmer temperatures for our winter guests! If you are here in the winter you might enjoy ice fishing, natural luge and world-class cross country skiing – not to mention the abundant snowmobiling opportunities. All these activities are helped along by our ample snow base, with an average annual snowfall of 119 cm (46.85 inches). No matter when you’re here, or for what reason, Mother Nature is generally a willing partner in making your visit a memorable one.

How Far is Hinton? From Banff, AB ............................................... 366 km From Calgary, AB ............................................ 581 km From Grande Prairie, AB ............................... 333 km From Grande Cache, AB .................................149 km From Edmonton, AB ...................................... 288 km From Jasper, AB ................................................77 km From Edson, AB .................................................87 km From Lethbridge, AB ......................................710 km From Medicine Hat, AB .................................. 865 km From Fort McMurray, AB ............................... 725 km From Valemount, BC ...................................... 202 km From McBride, BC........................................... 245 km From Kamloops, BC ....................................... 523 km From Clearwater, BC ...................................... 396 km

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Hinton

GATEWAY TO THE ROCKIES

HINTON - GATEWAY TO THE ROCKIES

Hinton is a regional hub of recreation, health care and retail in the West Yellowhead region, also serving neighbouring Grande Cache, Jasper and Edson. It has a population of around 10,000 and is 270 km west of Edmonton and 80 km east of Jasper along the twin-lane Yellowhead Highway (Hwy. 16). It is a short 15-minute drive to the Jasper National Park boundary and about 3 hours from the world famous West Edmonton Mall. The Town has developed in two separate areas, about 5 km apart, known to residents as the Hill and the Valley – separated by Highway 16. This geographical dispersion is accounted for by the fact that Hinton actually started out as two communities – Drinnan and Hinton. There are shopping and service nodes in both areas, as well as at Parks West Mall on the west end of town. The town boasts a number of outdoor recreational facilities and attractions, including the Beaver Boardwalk, Canada’s longest freshwater boardwalk, a free-access mountain bike park, skateboard park, numerous paved and maintained gravel trails, tennis

courts, a campground, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, rodeo grounds and a challenging 18-hole golf course. Indoor recreational facilities are excellent, with a 25 meter indoor pool, a toddler pool, hot tub and sauna, racquetball and squash courts, two arenas, a daycare facility, a youth centre and a curling rink. Venues just outside town include a gun and archery range. The Hinton Nordic Centre is a world-class venue for cross-country skiing, mountain biking, biathlon and even natural luge, and is located on Highway 40 North. With the mountains next door the opportunities for camping, hiking, downhill skiing, quadding, snowmobiling, fishing, and hunting are abundant. Accommodations offered in the local area run from teepees with bed and breakfast service, to full-featured hotels with indoor swimming pools and restaurants. Some facilities also have night clubs and lounges, for partygoers who enjoy after dark activities.

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Skateboard Park Located at Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre, one of the top skate parks in Canada. One third of the park is a street section with ledges, rails, flat banks and pyramids. One third is bowls with 8-ft extensions and one third is a 5-ft deep snake pit. There is a pipe-vertical wall with 3-ft vertical with pool coping and tiles. Lit for night riding. Rotary Play & Spray Park Located adjacent to the Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre, this inclusive playground and splash park is available in the warmer months. Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre 805 Switzer Drive 780-865-6066 or 780-865-4412 www.hinton.ca 25m lane swimming pool, wading pool, hot tub, steam room. 2 arenas, climbing wall and 3 indoor courts for squash, racquetball, wallyball & basketball. Playgrounds Lions Park is located on Mountain Street. This park & playground is connected to the Town trail system and has a large parking lot. Kinsmen Park is located on Hardisty Avenue. This park & playground is situated alongside the scenic Hardisty Creek. Mary Reimer Regional Park Located on East River Road, this park features rodeo grounds, ball diamonds, soccer fields and a playground. Outdoor Tennis Courts Gerard Redmond Community Catholic School, 174 Maligne Drive Harry Collinge High School, 158 Sunwapta Drive Natural Resources Interpretive Trail North side of Highway 16, behind McDonalds. Self-guided interpretive trails, a fire lookout tower, giant mine truck, playground and picnic area. Forestry Service Museum 1176 Switzer Drive (located at the Hinton Training Centre) 780-865-8200 Hinton Museum of Culture and Heritage Located at 225 Gregg Avenue. Be aware that the site is still under construction and renovations, while still open to the public! Contact 780-740-1008 or drystone@telus.net for museum information and hours. Hinton Municipal Library & Hinton Archive Centre 803 Switzer Drive (located in the Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre) 780-865-2363, www.hintonlibrary.org

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ATTRACTIONS & AMENITIES

Attractions and Amenities


MOUNTAIN BIKE

Mecca

MOUNTAIN BIKE MECCA

The Hinton Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) was formed by a few buddies that saw a need to improve mountain biking in Hinton and has since established the community as one of the foremost mountain bike destinations in Western Canada. The momentum has been built, in part, through the promotion of some signature annual events like the Beaver Bike Fest, which attracts riders of all ages and skill levels, and the Dirt Jam Under The Lights. The Hinton Bike Park, located on Robb Road, has also played host to an AFD Gravity Cup downhill racing event the past two years. Hinton also hosts the MS Bike Tour which was the first offroad version of the annual fundraiser in Canada. Dates and details for local mountain bike events and Club Rides can be found at www.bikehinton.com.

Photos provided by Hinton Mountain Bike Association and The Hinton Voice

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MOUNTAIN BIKE MECCA Hinton is gaining speed with its reputation as a mountain biking hotspot in Western Canada. The biking trail network is constantly changing, and those who venture out can experience woodland beauty, wetlands or breathtaking vistas with an interesting mix of roots, side hills, climbs and technical features. The two free-access mountain bike skills parks within the Town limits, including a new pump track added this year, are a safe haven for skills development for all abilities and ages. Both parks connect with an extensive system of Town and independent trails that have been marked and mapped over the past couple years thanks to the Hinton Mountain Bike Association.

Photo provided by Hinton Mountain Bike Association

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The remarkable and diverse mountain biking experience within Hinton serves as a hub for nearby mountain bike adventures, whether they be trails and trail systems by the Overlander Mountain Lodge, around Brule or into Jasper National Park.

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Golf in Hinton GOLF IN HINTON

Nicknamed by many golfers as “The Enchanted Forest“, the Hinton Golf Club has seen changes in recent years to a number of holes and boasts a new driving range & practice facility. A new fleet of electric carts are available to help golfers enjoy the tree lined fairways and great mountain views. The modest length of the forward tees at 5,082 yards accommodates the recreational player while stretching up to 6,500 yards at the back tees provides even the best players with a challenging, scenic round of golf.

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Regular Mall Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm Thurs-Fri 10am-9pm Saturday 10am-6pm Sun & Holidays 12pm-5pm

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Canada’s longest freshwater boardwalk is a great family outing that showcases the local wetland system around Maxwell Lake.

wildlife, call this wetland area home. Visitors should take in the boardwalk in the early morning or evening for the best chance to see these busy beavers in action.

Built over a number of years through volunteer effort with corporate support, the attraction features more than three kilometres of boardwalk, seating areas, interpretive signs and two observation towers.

The boardwalk also attracts avid birdwatchers looking to check some important species off their to-watch list.

More than a dozen beavers, as well as countless other

Beyond animals and birds, it’s not altogether uncommon to see local musicians and singers congregating for the occasional evening serenade.

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BEAVER BOARDWALK

Beaver Boardwalk


Hinton Nordic Centre HINTON NORDIC CENTRE

Work has begun to prepare the Hinton Nordic Centre as it will play host to the North American Biathlon Championships. This exciting event will be held March 9 - 15, 2015, and will include elite athletes from around the world. This world-class facility has previously hosted a World Cup event in 1994 and the Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships in 1984. Try your hand at natural luge, cross country skiing, and biathlon. Don’t miss the action and a chance to check out an outdoor recreation venue that is one of Alberta’s hidden gems.

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26th Annual Winter Magic Festival February 11 - 23 Free Fishing Derby February 14 Arts on Fire February 21

MARCH North American Biathlon Championships March 9-15

APRIL

Don’t miss this IN 2015

Yellowhead Regional Arts Festival April 25 - May 3 www.yraf.com

MAY Brule Ruff-Out Rodeo Yellowhead Regional Arts Festival Grande Concert May 7 www.yraf.com

Medicine Lodge Rodeo May 8 - 10

www.medicinelodgerodeo.com

JUNE Mountain View Triathlon www.mountainviewtri.com

Jules Oilfield Dirt Jam www.bikehinton.com

3D Eastern Slopes Archery Championship June 20 & 21

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JULY *Event dates are subject to change without notice.

Föhn Festival July 1

www.fohnfest.com

JULY (CONTINUED) Free Fishing Weekend July 11 & 12 Wild Mountain Music Festival July 17-19

www.wildmountainmusicfest.ca

Alberta Parks Day July 18 Mary Reimer Memorial Rodeo July 24-26 www.rvrahinton.com

AUGUST Run in the Rockies August 15

www.hintonrunintherockies.com

SEPTEMBER Oil Country Barrel Challenge www.rvrahinton.com

MS Mountain Bike Tour September 12 & 13 www.msbiketours.ca

4th Annual Jules Oilfield Dirt Jam Under the Lights www.bikehinton.com

Terry Fox Run September 20 www.terryfox.org

Alberta Culture Days September 26-28 www.yraf.com

OCTOBER Business Awards Gala October 24 www.hintonchamber.com

NOVEMBER Snowflake Parade November 27

www.hintonchamber.com

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DON’T MISS THIS IN 2014

FEBRUARY


THE FESTIVAL

Scene

THE FESTIVAL SCENE The Hinton area is emerging as a festival hotbed and we’re worth a look if you’re in the neighbourhood. Whether it’s the rocking vibe of marquee names like The Sam Roberts Band and Blue Rodeo at the Wild Mountain Music Festival or the multicultural extravaganza of food, music and dance at the Föhn Festival ... it’s worth checking out what draws several thousand people to these events each year!

WILD MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL JULY 2015 LOCATED AT ENTRANCE RANCH WILDMOUNTAINMUSICFEST.CA

HINTON FÖHN FESTIVAL JULY 1, 2015 LOCATED AT GREEN SQUARE WWW.FOHNFEST.COM

FOOD • MUSIC • DANCE • GAMES • MORE

JULY 1 2015 GREEN SQUARE, HINTON

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THE 8TH ANNUAL

JULY 17 - 19 2015

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At Barrow Safety Services, we offer a variety of services and can tailor our training to fit with your needs. We are a versatile company with a lot of energy! We will always take the time to safely go through every task, ensuring your understanding and confidence.

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Mary Reimer Memorial Rodeo Hinton’s initial rodeos started in the early 1930s and, after a few decades of hiatus, returned to prominence again in the 1990s. The Mary Reimer Memorial Rodeo returns July 24 - 26, 2015 with a full slate of events from bronc riding to barrel racing in celebration of a local horse culture that dates back to early pack trains carrying supplies through the Athabasca Valley.

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SERVICE Mon-Fri 7:30 AM-5:30 PM Sat 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Sun Closed

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MARY REIMER MEMORIAL RODEO

JULY 24,25,26 2015


Hinton’s History HINTON’S HISTORY

Photo Courtesy Glenbow Archives NA-379-2 Hinton in 2014 is a thriving, growing community that House along the Grand Trunk Pacific Rail line. During the first few years the population of Hinton offers residents and visitors up-to-the-minute, 21st century lifestyles and technology. Imagine life in earlier was 500 and after 1912 the population declined 92 in days and the landscape of Hinton when it began as a 1921. Hinton saw little growth until the opening of local community in 1911 and even before that time when the coal mines in the late 1920s. Those mines were part of a vast network of regional mines that became known first “travelers” passed through the area. Close your eyes and imagine the river valleys and as the Coal Branch. Hinton maintained this activity foothills, home for many centuries to First Nations through to the 1950s when the sound of steam engines people, landscape very like what you see today. The travelling the rail lines were no longer heard. The pages of life in Hinton began a new chapter in early 19th century was the beginning of the arrival and influence of European explorers. These new travellers the mid 1950s when the construction of a pulp mill was announced. Effective Nov. 1, 1956, the to the river valleys and foothills were New Town of Hinton was incorporated blazing trails through the new world As modern day and Hinton was no longer a hamlet. The and were often guided by First Nations and Métis people. residents and visitors, village of Drinnan was incorporated Jan. 1, Leaders in both Hinton and Drinnan In December 1810 explorer/map we are still influenced 1957. worked together for amalgamation, maker David Thompson arrived in the by the route mapped which took place effective April 1, 1957 area on his way to map a route through and Hinton reverted to town status on the Athabasca Pass. Thompson and by Thompson. Dec. 29, 1958. his party travelled west along the The stories of our community tell Athabasca River going south from the frozen river in the area that is currently Mary Reimer of a vibrant history that has been and still remains Regional Park in Hinton. The explorer travelled farther reliant upon economic boom and bust industries. The residents of Hinton, those who have stayed west and camped for 25 days in the Brule area. The route mapped by Thompson continues to be and those who have not, have all seen the many ups a main travel and trade corridor from the prairies to and downs brought on by economic factors. It is the the Rocky Mountains and on to the western coast of people, calling Hinton home, who have ensured the continued settlement and continuing development of Canada. Imagine the sounds and the smells as the old steam Hinton. Today, Hinton attracts residents who enjoy the engine rolls into Hinton in August 1911, the first passenger wilderness surroundings, the community spirit, and the train to arrive at the newly constructed Railway Station employment opportunities of the region.

Scenic horseback trail rides & riverside camping Ten minutes northwest of Hinton along the Athabasca River Please phone or e-mail for reservations Phone 780-865-4760 e-mail: oldentrance@yahoo.com website: www.oldentrance.ab.ca HWY 40 North, 26118 Old Entrance Road

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Reasons 9

TO STAY ANOTHER DAY

9 REASONS TO STAY ANOTHER DAY

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Discover 150 species of birds and watch busy beavers at Canada’s longest freshwater boardwalk.

Test your skills at the Hinton Bike Park, which links to Hinton’s many multi-purpose trails.

Enjoy a picnic on the sandy beach of Jarvis Lake or give water skiing or wake boarding a try.

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Canoe up to 13 km through Jarvis Creek throughout Switzer Park.

Try your luck at Wildhorse Lake or Pierre Grey’s Lakes for some unforgettable rainbow trout fishing. Enjoy a soak at Miette Hot Springs just 45 minutes away. With a short hike from the pool you can see and touch the source of the natural hot springs.

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Take a couple of hours to explore the spectacular Cardinal Divide, just an hour’s drive from Hinton along Highway 40 South, where wildlife viewing opportunities abound. A steep hike through Ogre Canyon gives a spectacular view of the Athabasca River and the Rocky Mountains. Watch for small halls in the rock, leading to cave systems. Backpack for days in the Willmore Wilderness Park – this untouched rugged wilderness is an explorer’s dream – not for the inexperienced, this back country has no road access.

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Deliver your peak performance

Find your footing

Commute with other trailblazers

For business in Hinton the sky’s the limit!

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HAPPY CREEK TRAIL SYSTEM

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City/town/hamlet Park or Campground Unique Sight Camping

FOR CAMPGROUND INFORMATION, GO TO PAGE 38 AND MATCH THE CAMPING LOCATIONS NUMBERED ON THIS MAP

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Hinton is blessed with a beautiful backyard that encompasses neighbouring parts of Yellowhead County and the Alberta Northern Rockies. The Alberta Northern Rockies encompass the massive system of provincial parks that neighbour Hinton to the south and north, as well as Jasper National Park to the west. Highlighted by an endless supply of trails, alpine terrain, forests and waterways – the Alberta Northern Rockies also boast a vast swath of untapped, pristine wilderness. Nearby communities of Cadomin, Brule, Robb and Obed fall within Yellowhead County boundaries. These communities are rich in history, blessed with natural beauty, and act as gateways to the hiking, biking, camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and quadding adventures that lay beyond.

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THE ALBERTA NORTHERN ROCKIES & YELLOWHEAD COUNTY

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Alberta Northern Rockies AND YELLOWHEAD COUNTY

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Sundance Provincial Park

EMERSON LAKES

THE HOODOOS

EMERSON LAKES

Visitors can take the Wild Sculpture Trail past the hoodoos – formations of sandstone that have been naturally sculpted by wind through the ages.

This collection of five clear blue lakes is another gem found in Sundance Provincial Park. The trail system, recommended for people with moderate hiking ability, incorporates three loops that total eight kilometres in length around four of the lakes.

The trail is around 9 kilometres in length one way and can easily be hiked in a day, although there are designated camping spots for those wishing to stay overnight in this healthy forest with abundant wildlife and waterfowl. Those taking the trek will also enjoy spectacular skyline views of the Sundance Valley in the Sundance Provincial Park. Item C on Page 26 map. For more information, see www.albertaparks.ca.

Suitable for day hikes, visitors to the trails will be witness to these pristine lakes left by glacial melting, as well as the high sediment deposits – called eskers – that separate the bodies of water. Item B on Page 26 map.

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SUNDANCE PROVINCIAL PARK

HOODOOS


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Willmore Wilderness Park The largest wilderness area in Alberta, and the second largest provincially protected area, Willmore offers a unique back country experience in some of the last undisturbed range of many wildlife species in Alberta. It’s 4,597 km2 of rugged outdoor splendour. • 750 km of trails created by the hard-working trappers, outfitters, surveyors and Native peoples who used the area. • Grave sites and cabin ruins can be seen throughout the park. Visitors to Willmore should be experienced and well-equipped for a rugged back country trip. There is no vehicle access. • The high slopes and sheer cliffs of the alpine provide critical habitat for mountain goats and bighorn sheep.

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Pierre Grey’s Lakes

PIERRE GREY’S LAKES

Beaver, marten, mink, otter and wolf – the furs of these animals were the first resource to attract economic growth in Alberta’s Northern Rockies. Pierre Gris (or Grey) was a Métis who ran a successful independent trading post near Grande Cache in the 1880s and 1890s. In the winters, Pierre would trade with trappers and hunters bringing in furs from the eastern slopes of the mountains. When spring came he would travel with pack horses to Lac Ste. Anne and Edmonton to sell the furs and purchase supplies. Pierre and his wife Anne both died during the flu epidemic of 1918. See Item I on Page 26 map. You can still see the remains of his trading post nestled among this beautiful group of five small lakes. Pierre Grey’s Lakes Provincial Park is 120 km north of Hinton on Highway 40, near the scenic town of Grande Cache. The lakes have excellent fishing for rainbow trout and brook trout.

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ROCK LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK Nestled between the Willmore Wilderness Park and the Rock Lake-Solomon Creek Wildland Park, the Rock Lake Provincial Park offers camping, boating and picnicking facilities and is a popular staging area for trips into the undeveloped wilderness of its neighbouring parks.

The hillsides and valleys that surround the lake provide excellent wildlife viewing opportunities for species such as elk, deer and bighorn sheep. The lake itself is a great place to fish for mountain whitefish and lake trout.

ROCK LAKE – SOLOMON CREEK WILDLAND One of the key features of Rock Lake-Solomon Creek Wildland (Item H on Page 26 map) can be seen from the Athabasca Lookout in Switzer Park: the dramatic elevation gain of 4,500 feet between Solomon Creek on the valley floor, and Boule Roche in the heights of the Rocky Mountains. The change in elevation creates a diversity of habitats ranging from grassy meadows and shrub lands, to dense coniferous forests and mixed woods which

rise up to meet the sub-alpine and alpine habitats found on the slopes and ridges at higher elevations. The low valley at Rock Lake Provincial Park is a critical wildlife corridor into Willmore Wilderness and Jasper National Park. Elk, deer and bighorn sheep rely on the area’s open grassy slopes for their winter range. The southern tip of the park has some interesting geological formations, including a waterfall at Ogre Canyon.

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Wildhorse Lakes and Kinky Lake

WILDHORSE LAKES & KINKY LAKE

Located just 20 km west of town, the stocked Wildhorse and Kinky Lakes are popular fishing holes for rod and reel enthusiasts. Wildhorse Lake is great for rainbow trout fishing, and Kinky Lake contains an abundance of brook trout. Located in the Wildhorse Provincial Recreation Area, the lakes are also an excellent camping spot that feature a few trail systems as well.

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The Bighorn Trail

BIGHORN TRAIL

North Trail Head • Turn south on Switzer Drive (first set of traffic lights in the Hill Area). • Proceed until the next set of lights at Robb Road and turn south. • Go 3.5 kilometres, and then branch off the Robb Road onto the Cold Creek Road • Go the remaining 500 metres to the trail head turnoff, on the left.

The Bighorn Trail offers a rugged hike, mountain bike, or horseback ride through spectacularly beautiful Rocky Mountain scenery. Built in the early 1900s by the Dominion of Canada Forestry Service as a pack trail, it features more than 500 metres of elevation change in the first six kilometres. Gregg Cabin at the south trail head also makes a good starting or ending point for hiking the Bighorn Trail. The picnic shelter has a wood stove good for heating up food or just warming up. There are also five picnic tables on this site for day use.

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South Trail Head • Turn south onto Hwy 40 and travel south for 20.5 km. • Turn left onto the Gregg River Road and follow it for 7.5 km, where, on the right side of the road will be the Gregg Cabin Day Use Area, • Go 2.5 km further along the Gregg River Road from the Gregg Cabin Recreation Area to reach the south trail head.

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Off Road Adventures Every year, more Albertans are buying off-highway vehicles (OHVs) as a way to tour the hidden gems that are tucked away in many areas of the province. It’s important to remind riders that their presence can have an impact on the natural landscape, vegetation, wildlife and waterways. OHV users can minimize their impact by being aware of the effect they have on the land, so before you head out, please remember to ride responsibly: • Stay on trail and share it with other users. • Yield to non-motorized trail users. • Travel only where permitted.

• Wash your machines in a proper facility, not a creek, river or lake. • Choose routes with a hard and durable surface. • Avoid spinning your tires or skidding. • Ride on dry trails and avoid riding after heavy rainfall or in wet areas. • Use designated bridges and water crossings. • All OHVs on public land require: headlights and tail lights; valid insurance, registration and a visible licence plate; and a functional muffler and spark arrestor to help prevent wildfires. For more information about using OHVs on public land, and information on other recreation in Alberta visit http://srd.alberta.ca/RecreationPublicUse/Default.aspx.

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William A. Switzer

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WILLIAM A. SWITZER PROVINCIAL PARK

Located just 15 minutes away from Hinton on Hwy. 40 north, William A. Switzer Provincial Park is an uncrowded gem nestled in the Canadian foothills. (Item A on Page 26). The park offers these summer adventures: • camping and nature appreciation with vivid views of Canada’s spectacular Rocky Mountains, • an interpretive canoe route along one of the most intact river valleys in Alberta’s foothills, • numerous forest trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing, • excellent wildlife watching opportunities from easily-accessible viewing platforms and selfguided interpretive trails. • a myriad of fun and informative weekend sessions that bring visitors in touch with the wildlife and plants around them, and provides some fun survival tips as well!

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Provincial Park

FOUR SEASON FUN

The fun at Switzer Park doesn’t stop once the snow comes as Switzer is home to a number or unique and inviting venues for winter recreation.

HINTON NORDIC CENTRE

WILLIAM A. SWITZER PROVINCIAL PARK

• a world-class cross-country skiing venue that features 35 km of expertly groomed trails for skating and classic skiing, a large rustic day lodge and a biathlon range. • day ski passes can be purchased at the self registration kiosk in the main lodge. Memberships can also be purchased online at www.hintonnordic.ca. • Ski rentals and memberships are available at Vicious Cycle in Hinton.

THE HINTON LUGE CLUB

• just up the road from the Hinton Nordic Centre, it’s home to one of Alberta’s only natural luge runs. • visit https://www.facebook.com/ hintonluge for more information or to make contact with the club.

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winter wonderland in a more laid back fashion, the park is also home to ice fishing, including an annual derby on Gregg Lake as part of the Winter Magic Festival in February.

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Whitehorse Wildland Park AND THE CADOMIN AREA

Whitehorse Wildland Park is located in the front ranges of the Rocky Mountain Natural Region. The majority of the park is located above the tree-line where extensive alpine meadows and sub-alpine slopes host extremely fragile soils and plants. More than 277 species of plants, of which 37 are considered to be provincially rare or unusual for the area, have been documented in the park. Following protection in 1998, park stewards began work to restore the damage caused to alpine soil and plants, by off-highway vehicles. At lower elevations the Whitehorse creek valley provides important habitat for sensitive species like grizzly bears and harlequin ducks. Elk, moose, mule deer, bighorn sheep, black bears, wolves, cougars, marmots, pika and more than 128 bird species can also be found in t he park. The Cadomin Cave (Item F on Page 26 map) is essential to the little brown bat as it is one of only four known bat hibernacula (overwintering residences) in Alberta. The Caves are closed to cavers to help conserve the little brown bat population.

CADOMIN & WHITEHORSE WILDLAND PARK

The fragile Cardinal Divide (Item G on Page 26) ridge area is accessible on foot only, but even the parking lot offers fantastic views.  nd Back country hiking and camping are popular activities. Be bear aware a leave no trace!

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Jasper JASPER

Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a rich history, has its park gates only 15 minutes west of Hinton and the Municipality of Jasper a mere 75 km away. The scenic drive from Hinton usually features a wide variety of wildlife viewing opportunities, with big horn sheep dotting the roadside, or sometimes even a mama bear and her cubs. There are a number of historical and interpretive sites, as well hiking expeditions that range from one hour to multiple days. Check out the worldfamous Maligne Lake and take a boat tour, or rent a kayak or canoe and cruise this beautiful waterway at your own speed!

JASPER EAST CABINS Nestled in the forest at the edge of Jasper National Park, this property is tucked in the rolling hills and is trumped by the beautiful Roche Ă  Perdrix Mountain. Escape the crowds of the Jasper town site and retreat to your own mountain suite to relax and enjoy the true Rocky Mountain experience. From single to three bedroom cabins, we have something available for every traveler. All suites are equipped with Queen-sized beds and luxurious duvets. Dark espresso wood finish and granite countertop kitchenettes include a 2 burner stove, mini fridge and microwave.

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ACCOMMODATIONS HOTELS & INNS

HOTELS & INNS

CABINS & OTHER

BLACK CAT GUEST RANCH 780-865-3084 • Hwy 40N to Brule www.blackcatguestranch.ca COUGAR CREEK CABINS & CAMPGROUND 780-865-4481 • 11km E of Hinton www.cougarcreekcabinsandrv.ca ENTRANCE RANCH 780-865-7549 • Hwy 40N www.entranceranch.com JASPER EAST CABINS 780-866-2330 • Hwy 16 W www.overlandermountainlodge.com/jasperpark-cabins JASPER GATES 780-866-3737• 10 Km West of Hinton www.jaspergates.ca OLD ENTRANCE B’N B CABINS 780-865-4760 • 26118 Old Entrance Road www.oldentrance.ab.ca OVERLANDER MOUNTAIN LODGE 780-866-2330 • 15km west of Hinton www.overlandermountainlodge.com ROCKY MOUNTAIN ESCAPE 780-865-0124 • 40km N of Hinton on Hwy 40, then 29.5km W on Rock Lake Road www.ecolodge.com

BLUE DIAMOND MOUNTAIN B&B 780-865-4895 • 4701 Mountain Road, Brule www.bluediamondbb.com BRULE B&B 780-865-4417 • 4901 Centre Street, Brule FLYING DOG B&B 780-865-4148 • 240 Woodley Drive www.flyingdogbb.com MAXWELL LAKE B&B 780-865-7133 • 354 Collinge Road www.jasper.ca/maxwellbnb/ MCCRACKEN COUNTRY INN 1-888-865-5662 • 146 Brookhart Street www.mccrackencountryinn.com MOUNTAIN VISTA B&B 780-865-2470 • #1217 Mountain View Estates www.bbcanada.com/9211.html SUITE DREAMS B&B 780-865-8855 • Lot#2 Maskuta Estates www.suitedream.com WOLFDEN SUITE 780-817-2562 • 108 Moberly Drive www.wolfdensuite.com WYNDSWEPT B&B 780-866-3950 • #12 Folding Mountain Village www.wyndswept.com

CAMPGROUNDS

CAMPGROUNDS

CAMPGROUNDS

CAMPGROUNDS

ATHABASCA VALLEY INN & SUITES 780-865-2241 • 124 Athabasca Ave. www.athabascavalleyinnandsuites.com BCMINNS AND RV PARK 780-865-5099 • 386 Smith Street www.bestcdn.com BEST WESTERN WHITE WOLF INN 780-865-7777 • 828 Carmichael Lane www.bestwestern.com BIG HORN MOTEL 780-865-1555 • 485 Gregg Avenue DAYS INN HINTON 780-817-1960 • 358 Smith Street www.daysinnhinton.ca ECONOLODGE INN & SUITES 780-817-2000 • 571 Gregg Avenue www.econolodgehinton.com HINTON LODGE 1-888-544-6866 • 752 Carmichael Lane www.hintonlodge.ca HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES HINTON 780-865-2048 • 462 Smith Street www.hiexpress.com HOLIDAY INN HINTON 780-865-3321 • 393 Gregg Avenue www.holidayinn.com

ACCOMMODATIONS

BCMINNS AND RV PARK • 780-865-5099 386 Smith Street • www.bestcdn.com BIG BERLAND • 780-827-7393/780-865-8395 70km NW of Hinton on Hwy40 • www.albertaparks.ca CACHE LAKE • 780-865-5600/ 780-865-8395 William A. Switzer Prov. Park - 30km NW of Hinton on Hwy40 • www.albertaparks.ca COUGAR CREEK CABINS & CAMPGROUND 780-865-4481 • 11km E of Hinton www.cougarcreekcabinsandrv.ca EMERSON LAKES • 780-865-2154 Sundance Prov. Park - 9km N of Hinton on Willowcreek Road, then 44km NE on Emerson Creek Road • www.westfraser.com/responsibility/ recreation/frma/campgrounds FAIRFAX LAKE • 780-865-2154 113km S of Hinton on Hwy40 www.westfraser.com/responsibility/recreation/ frma/campgrounds GATEWAY RV PARK • 780-865-1873 685 Gregg Avenue GRAVEYARD/HALFWAY • 780-865-5600 William A. Switzer Provincial Park, 30km NW of Hinton on Hwy40 • www.albertaparks.ca GREGG CABIN • 780-865-2154 20km S of Hinton on Hwy40, then 7.4km SE on Gregg River Road (OHV – Quadding) www.westfraser.com/responsibility/recreation/ frma/campgrounds

CRESTWOOD HOTEL 780-865-4001 • 678 Carmichael Lane www.crestwoodhotel.com LAKEVIEW INN & SUITES 780-865-2575 • 500 Smith Street www.lakeviewhotels.com NOVA INN 780-865-5255 • 782 Carmichael Lane www.novahotels.ca NOVA LODGE 780-865-4755 • 149 Woodley Drive www.novahotels.ca PINES MOTEL 780-865-2624 • 709 Gregg Avenue www.pines-motel.com SUPER 8 MOTEL – HINTON 780-817-2228 • 284 Smith Street www.super8hinton.com TARA VISTA INN 780-865-3391 • 425 Gregg Avenue TIMBERLAND HOTEL 780-865-2231 • 114 Park Street TWIN PINE INN & SUITES 780-865-2281 • 595 Gregg Avenue www.twinpinemotorinn.com

GREGG LAKE • 780-865-5600/780-865-5152 William A. Switzer Prov. Park - 30km NW of Hinton on Hwy40 • www.albertaparks.ca HINTON CENTRE • 780-865-0876 Switzer Drive HINTON/JASPER KOA • 888-562-4714 4km W of Hinton on Hwy16 • www.koa.com JARVIS LAKE • 780-865-5600 William A. Switzer Prov. Park - 20km NW of Hinton on Hwy40 • www.albertaparks.ca KINKY LAKE • 780-866-2154 25km W of Hinton off Hwy16 LITTLE SUNDANCE • 780-865-2154 9km N of Hinton on Willowcreek Road, then 59km NE on Emerson Creek Road, Turn right to Sundance Road for 12km www.westfraser.com/responsibility/recreation/ frma/campgrounds LOVETT RIVER • 780-865-2154 96km S of Hinton on Hwy40 www.westfraser.com/responsibility/recreation/ frma/campgrounds MASKUTA CREEK • 780-865-0876 16km W of Hinton on Hwy 16 MCLEOD RIVER • 780-865-2154 28km SE of Hinton on Robb Road www.westfraser.com/responsibility/recreation/ frma/campgrounds

OBED LAKE • 780-865-2154 35km E of Hinton on Hwy16 www.westfraser.com/responsibility/recreation/ frma/campgrounds OLD ENTRANCE • 780-865-4760 15km NE of Hinton on Hwy40 www.oldentrance.ab.ca PEMBINA FORKS • 780-865-2154 118km S of Hinton on Hwy40 www.westfraser.com/responsibility/recreation/ frma/campgrounds PETITE LAKE • 780-865-2154 30km NW of Hinton on Hwy40, then 16km E on Hay River road (OHV – Quadding) www.westfraser.com/responsibility/recreation/ frma/campgrounds PIERRE GREY’S • 780-827-7393/780-865-8395 120km N of Hinton on Hwy40, then 3km E on access road • www.albertaparks.ca ROCK LAKE • 780-865-2154 45km NW of Hinton on Hwy 40, then 32km W on Rock Lake Road www.westfraser.com/responsibility/recreation/ frma/campgrounds WATSON CREEK • 780-865-2154 58km S of Hinton on Hwy40 www.westfraser.com/responsibility/recreation/ frma/campgrounds

BED & BREAKFASTS

WHITEHORSE CREEK • 780-865-2154 50km S of Hinton on Hwy40, then turn right, past Cadomin for 5km • www.westfraser.com/ responsibility/recreation/frma/campgrounds WILDHAY GROUP • 780-865-2154 45km NW of Hinton on Hwy 40, then 8km W on Rock Lake Road www.westfraser.com/responsibility/recreation/ frma/campgrounds WILDHORSE LAKE • 780-866-2154 25km W of Hinton off Hwy16 www.westfraser.com/responsibility/recreation/ frma/campgrounds

DUMPING STATIONS

CANADIAN TIRE • 780-865-6157 868 Carmichael Lane ESSO TRAVEL CENTRE • 780-817-3776 438 Smith Street HUSKY CAR & TRUCK STOP 780-865-2881 Hwy 16 HINTON CENTRE CAMPGROUND 780-865-0876 965 Switzer Drive

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BAKERIES

FINE DINING

COFFEE SHOPS

FAST FOOD

PEARL’S BAKE SHOP 780-865-0661 • 148B Athabasca Avenue

STONE PEAK RESTAURANT 780-866-2330 • Overlander Mountain Lodge, 15km west of Hinton on Hwy 16

STARBUCKS 780-865-5982 • Safeway, Parks West Mall THE OLD GRIND 780-865-1934 • 175 Pembina Avenue TIM HORTONS 780-865-4420 • 520 Carmichael Lane

A&W 780-865-3034 • 333 Gregg Avenue DAIRY QUEEN 780-865-8832 • 804 Carmichael Lane DOMINO’S PIZZA 780-740-0099 • #1-554 Carmichael Lane DONAIR ZONE & SMOOTHIES 780-865-5559 • #1-114 Park Street KFC 780-865-3615 • 538 Carmichael Lane MCDONALDS 780-865-5227 • 840 Carmichael Lane SUBWAY 780-865-4525 • #103-506 Carmichael Lane

ETHNIC FOOD

FORTUNE HOUSE CHINESE RESTAURANT 780-865-2999 • 150 Athabasca Avenue K&L SUSHI (JAPANESE) 780-865-1819 • 201 Pembina Avenue OLYMPIA RESTAURANT (GREEK) 780-865-7764 • 129 Jasper Street ROYAL GARDEN (CHINESE) 780-865-1111 • 296 Smith Street

LOUNGES

CHEERS LOUNGE 780-865-2241 • Athabasca Valley Inn & Suites, 124 Athabasca Avenue

RETAIL BANKING

APPAREL

ATB FINANCIAL 780-865-2294 • 207 Pembina Avenue RBC ROYAL BANK 780-865-3344 • 874 Carmichael Lane SCOTIABANK 780-865-3377 • 432 Carmichael Lane SERVUS CREDIT UNION 780-865-4000 • 1-108 Athabasca Avenue

CAR WASH

VICIOUS CYCLE 780-865-7787 • 106 Park Street WAREHOUSE ONE 780-865-1492 • Parks West Mall

DEPARTMENT STORES

HINTON-JASPER TRAVEL CENTRE/ESSO 780-817-3776 • 438 Smith Street HINTON TEMPO 780-865-4046 • 106 Market Street HINTON TRUCK & RV WASH 780-865-5553 • 116 Steele Crescent KWICK ‘N’ KLEEN 780-865-3203 • 122 MacLeod Avenue OUTBACK EXPRESS LUBE & WASH Lube: 780-817-2252 • Wash: 780-817-2253 B-102 Joblin Street

APPAREL

ARDENE’S 1-877-606-4233 • Parks West Mall BOOTLEGGER 780-865-4826 • Parks West Mall CHRISTINE’S CLOTHES CLOSET 780-865-5095 • 161 Athabasca Avenue ESCAPE CLOTHING COMPANY 780-817-2008 • 858C Carmichael Lane INTERSPORT 780-865-3085 • Parks West Mall MARK’S WORK WEARHOUSE 780-865-1544 • Parks West Mall MAXIMUM WORK GEAR 780-865-7679 • 116 Market Street

CANADIAN TIRE 780-865-6157 • 868 Carmichael Lane DOLLARAMA 780-865-2235 • Parks West Mall HINTON HOME HARDWARE BUILDING CENTRE 780-865-3371 • 582 Carmichael Lane WAL-MART 780-865-1421 • Parks West Mall SEARS CANADA 780-865-3301 • 116 Market Street

GIFT SHOP/JEWELLERY GOLD BRICK JEWELLER 780-865-2775 • Parks West Mall HINTON FLORISTS & GIFTS 780-865-3183 • 144 Athabasca Avenue HUCKLEBERRY GIFT SHOP 780-865-3079 • 189 Pembina Avenue KING DRUG & HOME HEALTH CARE 780-865-2645 • 145 Athabasca Avenue THE OLD GRIND 780-865-1934 • 175 Pembina Ave SHOPPERS DRUG MART 780-865-5132 • 632 Carmichael Lane

GROCERIES

CANADA SAFEWAY 780-865-5982 • Parks West Mall HAPPY CREEK HUSKY 780-865-3511 • Hwy 16 West HILLCREST CONVENIENCE 780-865-4403 • 103 Seabolt Drive

LOUNGES

FIRESIDE LOUNGE 780-865-3321 • Holiday Inn, 393 Gregg Avenue SWEET LOU’S 780-865-2655 • 137 Athabasca Avenue OLYMPIA LOUNGE 780-865-7700 • Downstairs, 129 Jasper Street RANCHERS SPORTS BAR & GRILL 780-865-9785 • 438 Smith Street WOODCUTTER LOUNGE 780-865-2281 • Twin Pine Inn, 595 Gregg Avenue

FAMILY RESTAURANTS ATHABASCA VALLEY INN 780-865-2241 • 124 Athabasca Avenue BOSTON PIZZA 780-817-2400 • #100 - 506 Carmichael Lane CASA JAE 780-223-7778 • Parks West Mall GUS’ PIZZA 780-865-4232 • 346 Hardisty Avenue GREENTREE RESTAURANT 780-865-3321 • Holiday Inn, 393 Gregg Avenue

GROCERIES

FAMILY RESTAURANTS HUSKY HOUSE RESTAURANT 780-865-2881 • 511 Gregg Avenue, Husky Car/ Truck Stop JACOBY’S GENERAL STORE 780-692-3939 • Cadomin JOEY’S ONLY SEAFOOD 780-865-4930 • 343 Gregg Avenue L&W PIZZA AND SPAGHETTI HOUSE 780-865-4892 • 414 Carmichael Lane MILO’S GRILL 780-865-8844 • 120 Felaber Road OUR PLACE 780-865-1166 • 163 Athabasca Avenue PETE’S STEAKHOUSE 780-865-4001 • Crestwood Hotel, 678 Carmichael Lane RANCHERS SPORTS BAR & GRILL 780-865-9785 • 438 Smith Street SMITTY’S RESTAURANT 780-865-6151 • 445 Gregg Avenue TWIN PINE INN 780-865-2281 • 595 Gregg Avenue VIL’S DELI CAFE 780-865-3852 • 389 Drinnan Way

MUSIC

FRESON BROTHERS HILL 780-865-3061 • 632 Carmichael Lane FRESON BROTHERS VALLEY 780-865-4801 • 108 Athabasca Avenue JELES GROCERY 780-865-7901 • 356 Switzer Drive LANDMARK HEALTH FOOD 780-865-2564 • 197 Pembina Avenue M&M MEATS 780-865-1406 • 185 Pembina Avenue WEST END GROCERY 780-865-2844 • 157 Mountain Street

FREEZEN HOT MUSIC 780-865-9768 • #104 – 1336 Switzer Drive

PHARMACY

FRESON BROTHERS HILL PHARMACY 780-865-7455 • #10-632 Carmichael Lane KING DRUG & HOME HEALTH CARE 780-865-2645 • 145 Athabasca Avenue REXALL DRUG STORE (HILL) 780-865-2473 • 177 Pembina Avenue SHOPPERS DRUG MART 780-865-5132 • 632 Carmichael Lane WAL-MART PHARMACY 780-865-1575 • Parks West Mall

LAUNDROMAT

SCRUBBIES 780-865-2241 • 124 Athabasca Avenue WEST ROCK CLEANERS 780-865-7330 • 220 Pembina Avenue

SPORTING GOODS/ HUNTING & FISHING

LIQUOR

HINTON LIQUOR STORE 780-865-2616 • 125 Jasper Street IMPERIAL LIQUOR 780-865-3633 • 105 Athabasca Avenue PARKS WEST LIQUOR TOWN 780-865-1900 • Parks West Mall RANCHERS SPIRITS 780-817-2356 • 438 Smith Street TIMBERLAND LIQUOR STORE 780-865-2231 • 114 Park Street VALLEY LIQUOR OUTLET 780-865-2205 • 114 Athabasca Avenue THE WILD ORCHID 780-865-3228 • #100 - 1336 Switzer Drive

MALL

PARKS WEST MALL 780-865-1999 • 900 Carmichael Lane

HIGH CALIBRE SPORTS 780-865-3678 • 858B Carmichael Lane HINTON HOME HARDWARE BUILDING CENTRE 780-865-3371 • 582 Carmichael Lane JELES GROCERY AND GAS 780-865-7901 • 356 Drinnan Way VICIOUS CYCLE 780-865-7787 • 106 Park Street

OTHER

BENTLEY Parks West Mall THE BRICK 780-817-2122 • 1-800-972-7425 • 566 Switzer Dr. THE PAWN SHOP 780-289-1896 • 181 Pembina Ave THE SOURCE 780-865-3360 • Parks West Mall TRAIL FURNITURE 780-865-2012 • 117 Athabasca Ave

RENTALS SALES | SERVICE | PARTS

griffithsford@shaw.ca

HWY 16 Hinton

www.griffithsford.com

780-865-3354

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RESTAURANTS & RETAIL

RESTAURANTS


TOUR OPERATORS ALTERNATIVE ADVENTURES www.alternativeadvertures.ca • 780-817-9696 Zip-lining. DANNY BERRY 780-865-7606 Guide, resident cougar hunts & Trapline tours. ENTRANCE RANCH entranceranch@gmail.com • 780-865-7549 Horseback trail riding. HIGH COUNTRY HELICOPTER TOURS berglake@telusplanet.net • 780-852-0125 Air tours, heli-hiking.

MOUNTAIN COUNTRY OUTFITTERS articcat@telusplanet.net • 1-866-610-5663 780-865-5255 OLD ENTRANCE TRAIL RIDES oldentrance@yahoo.com • 780-865-4760 Scenic horseback trail rides. PEREGRINE HELICOPTERS peregrinehelicopters@gmail.com • 780-865-3353 Scenic Heli Tours, Heli Weddings, Heli Fishing, Heli Hiking, etc. 50424 - Highway 16 West

HINTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY drystone@telus.net • 780-740-1008 Historical walks & talks.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FISHING ADVENTURES fishingguides@hotmail.com • 780-865-5608 Guided fishing. Full or half day, overnight adventures.

HINTON LUGE ASSOCIATION kato@shaw.ca • 780-865-2922 Luge lessons and sled rentals. Ask about summer activities.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ESCAPE ecolodge@xplornet.com • 780-865-0124 Hiking, skiing, cross-country skiing.

HINTON NORDIC SKIERS hintonnordic.ca • hintonnordicskiers@gmail.com Cross-country skiing.

TIMBERWOLF TOURS info@timerwolftours.com • 780-470-4966 Guided canoe trips on Athabasca River in the summer.

HORSEBACK ADVENTURES LTD. info@horsebackadventuresltd.com • 780-865-4777 Trail rides, pack trips, back country cabin accommodations, back country tent trips. • www.horseback-adventures.com LARRY’S RIDING STABLES 780-865-9223 Outfitting, guide, horseback trail riding, pack trips, winter hay rides.

WILLIAM A. SWITZER PROVINCIAL PARK scott.sunderwald@gov.ab.ca • 780-865-5600 Guided hikes & nature interpretation programs. WOLFLAND TOURS info@wolflandtours.com • 780-817-2562 Guided heli-hiking & canoeing.

TOUR OPERATORS You’re invited to the Holiday Inn Hinton located near Jasper National Park. Our hotel in Hinton, which is considered the gateway to Alberta’s Rockies, is located near many great attractions.

BUILDING COMMUNITY TOGETHER. 309 Gregg Avenue, Hinton www.hintonchamber.com 1-877-446-8666 (toll free) 780-865-2777 (local) www.facebook.com/hintonchamber @hintonchamber

Surrounded by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites of Hinton, Alberta treats guests to top-quality amenities and service.

393 Gregg Avenue Hinton, Alberta T7V 1N1

462 Smith Street Hinton, Alberta T7V 2A1

780-865-3321

780-865-2048

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CAMPING AND EXPLORING IN THE FOOTHILLS…

SHARING A COMMON GOAL:

Fairfax Lake

Campgrounds managed by FRMA:          

Brown Creek Emerson Lakes Gregg Cabin Lovett River Pembina Forks McLeod Group McLeod River (South) Watson Creek Whitehorse Creek Wildhorse Lake

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Brazeau River Elk River Fairfax Lake Little Sundance Group Obed Lake Petite Lake McLeod River (North) Rock Lake Wildhay Group Kinky Lake

Trails managed by FRMA:     

The Foothills Recreation Management Association is a group of companies and organizations committed to providing, safe, affordable, and enjoyable recreational opportunities. Together, we manage 20 campgrounds and eight trail systems in the Foothills area of Alberta. Our campgrounds are inexpensive and we provide free firewood. For reservations or to inquire about camping and other recreational opportunities, please contact Fox Creek Development Association at (780) 865-2154. Fox Creek, a non-profit Aboriginal owned and operated organization, has maintained our campgrounds and trails for over 15 years.

Bighorn Trail  Canyon Creek Trail Emerson Lakes Trail  Happy Creek Trail Pine Management Trail  Wild Sculpture Trail Spruce Management Cross-Country Ski Trails McLeod Silviculture Interpretive Trail

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Rock Lake


THE NORTHERN ROCKIES ARE CALLING www.northernrockiesarecalling.ca


2015 Visitor Guide