Hinton

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Hinton which includes tranquil scenes, mountains and snow

Bikers, hikers, nature enthusiasts and skiers flock to this northern center for outdoor pursuits set in the eastern foothills of the Canadian Rockies.

Hinton is a gateway to Alberta’s Northern Rockies. Its countryside trails, meandering waterways and wild landscapes feature exciting activities amid crisp mountain air. Explore the town’s natural wonders on biking, horseback riding, hiking, rafting and skiing excursions. An easygoing ambiance and low-key commercial tourism make Hinton an ideal location for a family-friendly adventure vacation.

Pick up maps and get an in-depth introduction to the area at the Travel Alberta Hinton Visitor Information Centre. Learn about the town’s history at the Northern Rockies Museum of Culture and Heritage. Browse displays about early rangers and forestry work at the Alberta Forest Service Museum.

Find a number of recreational options close to the downtown district. The Beaver Boardwalk is a 2-mile-long (3-kilometer) path that winds through wetlands and around a beaver-inhabited pond. Challenge the woodland jumps, obstacles and trails suitable for all riding abilities at Hinton Bike Park. Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre is home to picnic areas, pools, a skateboard park, sports fields and a walking track.

A short drive south of the town center is Hinton Golf Club, where golfers can play on a scenic 18-hole course, driving range and putting green. Fish for pike and walleye on the Athabasca River. Marvel at the views of snow-capped peaks while riding along the river on horseback at Old Entrance Trail Rides.

Travel into the heart of Alberta’s Northern Rockies at nearby parks and protected areas. Go boating, camping, hiking and fishing in William A. Switzer Provincial Park. Discover cross-country skiing trails, a biathlon course and a toboggan hill at Hinton Nordic Centre. Spot bears, deer, elk and moose in the Wildhay Glacial Cascades Natural Area.

Reach Hinton by flying to Jasper-Hinton Airport, a 20-minute drive west of town. Hinton is a 3-hour drive from Edmonton and about a 5-hour journey by car from Calgary. Drive through the Rocky Mountains west of Hinton in Jasper National Park, a jaw-dropping area of forests, glaciers, lakes, mountains and wildlife.

Ramada by Wyndham Hinton
Ramada by Wyndham Hinton
3.5 out of 5
149 Woodley Drive, Hinton, AB
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Hinton Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Hinton Visitor Information Center and Hinton General ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,080 reviews)
"We have stayed there multiple times. Its close to the highway and the stores. Makes for a great cheaper alternative when skiing marmot"

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2021

Ramada by Wyndham Hinton
Hinton Lodge
Hinton Lodge
2 out of 5
752 Carmichael Lane, Hinton, AB
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hinton Golf Club, Hinton Visitor Information Center, and Hinton General Hospital. Alberta Forestry ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,099 reviews)
"Everything was excellent."

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2021

Hinton Lodge
BCMI Inn Hinton
BCMI Inn Hinton
3.5 out of 5
386 Smith Street, Hinton, AB
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hinton and District Chamber of Commerce, Hinton Bike Park, and Hinton Visitor Information Center. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (985 reviews)
"Very friendly staff"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2021

BCMI Inn Hinton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Pocahontas Cabins
Pocahontas Cabins
2.5 out of 5
Highway 16 East, Pocahontas, AB
The price is CA $119 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
This family-friendly Pocahontas cabin is located in a national park, 4.3 mi (7 km) from Jasper National Park East Gate, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Jasper National ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (971 reviews)
"The property was impeccably clean, beautifully updated, and so comfortable! We really enjoyed being able to book a time slot for the hot tub, and our only complaint was our noisey neighbours. We were staying in the lodge, and I think the noise issue would have been a non-issue in one of the cabins ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 13, 2021

Pocahontas Cabins
Folding Mountain Chalet - Jasper East
Folding Mountain Chalet - Jasper East
Hinton, AB
Situated in Hinton, this chalet is within a 5-minute walk of Hinton Visitor Information Center and Hinton General Hospital. Alberta Forestry Service Museum and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Excellent property
"We stayed here for a weekend. Excellent property, in fact much better than what’s shown in pictures. Great fire pit area and deck in the backyard. Well stocked kitchen. The host is very helpful and responsive. Property is surrounded by trees which provides good privacy. It’s about 15 minutes from ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2021

Folding Mountain Chalet - Jasper East
Beautiful home 45 mins from Jasper, great for families or groups
Beautiful home 45 mins from Jasper, great for families or groups
Hinton, AB
Situated in Hinton, this vacation home is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Alberta Forestry Service Museum ...
Beautiful home 45 mins from Jasper, great for families or groups
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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