Hinton, Alberta, Canada is an adventure and activity destination located on the banks of the Athabasca River in the Central Alberta region of Canada. Many refer to the community of Hinton as the "Gateway to the Rockies" because it is situated on the doorstep of Jasper National Park.
The community of Hinton, Alberta enjoys a year-round adventure season. There are over 18+ recreation trails in the community, a Nordic Centre, the Thompson and Maxwell Lakes and 3 major parks nearby for year round activities. Some activities are self guided and some are better enjoyed on guided tours.
Some of the activities and adventures enjoyed during the summer months in the Hinton area include hiking, camping, caving, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, boating, birdwatching, golfing, fishing, horseback riding, off roading, cycling, swimming and picnicking.
The winter adventure season begins after the snow has fallen covering local hills, trails and gravel roads... and after the temperatures have dropped freezing lakes and rivers. Some of the winter activities enjoyed in the area include cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating and ice fishing.