Local Area Attractions
Explore Athabasca Glacier
Located along the Icefield Parkway / Highway 93.
The Athabasca Glacier - a tongue of ice 6 kilometres long and one kilometre wide descending almost to road level. Take time to explore the Glacier while experienced driver/guides explain how glaciers are formed and point out interesting geological features. At the icefall below the glacier headwall, you have the option of stepping out onto ice formed from snow falling as long as 400 years ago.
Caving at Cadomin Cave
A short drive on Highway 40 South Cadomin Cave is not a commercial or developed "Tourist Cave". The 1.5 hour hike to the entrance ascends 300 metres over steep terrain that can be muddy and slippery. You must be physically fit, have proper footwear and clothing, and have taken proper safety precautions. At this time the cave is closed to protect our bat colony from White Nose Syndrome which is a fungal infection thought to be spread by humans entering the cave.
For an unforgettable view
Jasper Tramway is the longest and highest guided aerial tramway in Canada and the only guided aerial ropeway in the Canadian Rockies. Providing visitors with unprecedented views of six mountain ranges, glacial fed lakes, the Athabasca river (Alberta's longest) and the scenic mountain town-site of Jasper.
Miette Hot Springs
Soak in Miette Hot Pools while taking in the amazing scenery.
You won't soon forget the drive up the wild Fiddle valley to the hottest mineral springs in the Rockies. Flowing from the mountain at 54°C, the water is cooled to a comfortable temperature of 40°C as it enters the pools. The Hot Springs are just right for soaking and relaxing.
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Free Fishing July 12-13 2014
Fish Alberta lakes, rivers and stream this weekend. No fishing licence is required for this special weekend. Drop by the office for a list of areas and local fish.
Mary Reimer Memorial Rodeo July 25-27, 2014
Hinton`s Rodeo held at the Mary Reimer Park. Rodeo events, midway and family dance.
Rona MS Bike Tour Sept.6-7, 2014
www.msbiketours.ca This is a MS Society fundraiser bike tour that begins and ends in Hinton. Special Camping rates at Hinton/Jasper KOA for all participants of the tour. Please call the campground for rates and reservations.www.msbiketours.ca This is a MS Society fundraiser bike tour that begins and ends in Hinton. Special Camping rates at Hinton/Jasper KOA for all participants of the tour. Please call the campground for rates and reservations.
Terry Fox Run Sunday, Sept.14, 2014
The Terry Fox Run is the largest one day charity event held around the world in memory of Canada's Terry Fox. Join Hinton`s Run Sunday Sept. 14 and help raise money for Cancer Research. www.teryfox.org