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As one of the closest towns to Jasper National Park, Hinton is a popular spot for anyone seeking an outdoorsy vacation in some of Canada’s most beautiful landscapes. The town itself is small and friendly, with plenty of independent shops and restaurants where you’ll be welcomed with a big smile.

Things to see

Jasper National Park offers vast breathtaking mountain scenery and calm blue lakes. One of the largest national parks in Canada, it has over 600 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding to suit different abilities, whether you prefer to enjoy an easy stroll or a challenging climb. The Alberta Forestry Service Museum is also close by with exhibitions of vintage items that have been used by national park workers over the years, from the early 20th century to present days. Miette Hot Springs are high in the mountains of the park, and the pool that’s fed by the hot springs filters and cleans the water, ensuring it’s clean and warm, with temperatures recorded of up to 127 Fahrenheit. The Hinton and District Chamber of Commerce represent all the businesses in the local area, encouraging people to shop and use the services around them. They also produce a yearly visitor’s guide which gives details of what’s on in the area and can help you plan your trip. A visit to the Hinton Visitor Information Center is also essential for first time visitors, and in this unassuming log building you’ll find knowledgeable staff with plenty of advice and pamphlets to help you make the most of your time in Hinton.

Hotels in Hinton

The area has several 2 and 3 star hotels making it easy to get Hinton hotel deals. You’ll find hotel features such as 24 hour business centers, complimentary breakfasts, free WiFi, indoor pools, spa tubs, barbeque grills, picnic areas, and even laundry facilities. After a long day of sightseeing, you’ll want to take full advantage of the amenities in your room which could include coffee makers, hair dryers, flat-screen televisions, microwaves, and refrigerators. Those traveling with children will often be able to request rollaway beds, and many hotels offer daily housekeeping.

Where to stay

Hinton is nestled in among the mountains, and has a charming small town feel with independent stores and boutiques lining the streets. Along the Trans-Canada Highway that runs through the town, you’ll also find larger stores and strip malls, all surrounded by the rolling mountain landscape. The Athabasca River runs north of the town, and along the banks you’ll find family homes, as well as isolated areas that are popular with campers and hikers seeking a challenge.

How to get to Hinton

Hinton Station is on the Canadian Via Rail service, with trains stopping here in-between Vancouver and Toronto. The local Jasper-Hinton Airport is situated between Jasper National Park and Hinton, and it’s about a 40 minute drive from the center of Hinton. Edmonton International Airport is the closest major hub, and from here you can either take a shuttle into Downtown Edmonton, giving you the option of taking the Greyhound, or pick up a rental car and enjoy the scenic 3 hour drive. There’s also a regular train service between Edmonton and Hinton, and the 4 hour journey allows you to see some spectacular areas of the country.