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Explore Hinton AB: Finding the Best Adventure Spots

Explore Hinton AB: Finding the Best Adventure Spots

Canada is filled with countless scenic, adventurous destinations. One of Alberta’s hidden gems is Hinton, the ‘Gateway to the Rockies’. This welcoming town has countless adventure spots that visitors from all over the world come to see. For the outdoors person ready to explore the Great Canadian outdoors, Hinton is a paradise!

Keep reading to learn more about how to find the best adventure spots and how to find the best Hinton hotel deals in this quaint town.  

Quaint Adventure Spots in Hinton AB 

If you’re looking for a relaxing outdoor stroll through the great outdoors, we recommend checking out The Beaver Boardwalk. A quick 5-minute drive from BCMI Hinton, this quaint trail is the world’s longest freshwater boardwalk. At three kilometers long, the trail brings visitors close to active beaver dams and lodges. In addition to seeing the beavers’ habitats, you’ll encounter birds, butterflies, deer, and all kinds of wildlife making it a great activity for families of all ages.

In addition to The Beaver Boardwalk, we recommend checking out the William A. Switzer Provincial Park. A 25-minute drive from the BCMI Hinton hotel, this breathtaking park has a range of trails for all skill levels. Depending on what time of the year you’re visiting Hinton, you can hike, snowshoe, mountain bike, fat bike or even cross-country ski these trails. We recommend taking your time to explore the park. From quiet lake views surrounded by trees, to expansive views of the Rocky Mountains, you’ll be awe-struck at the beauty that surrounds the town of Hinton AB.   

Lastly, if you’re looking for a relaxing stop in the area to enjoy a picnic lunch, we recommend making a stop at the Athabasca Riverfront Park. This park may not be an all-day adventure, but it’s worth a stop. At a quick 12-minute drive from the BCMI Hinton Hotel, the river is surrounded by an expanse of woodland forests and shorter hiking trails.  

Did you know our recommended Alberta road trip route starts in Hinton AB? Check out our previous blog here: Alberta Road Trip: Routes, Attractions & Accommodations

A Beaver Spotted on the Hinton Beaver Boardwalk | Hinton BCMI

Adventure Spots in Hinton AB for the Thrill Seeker 

If you’re looking for an added element of adventure in your trip to Hinton Alberta, we recommend booking a horse tour, renting bikes or exploring trails by snowshoe or ski if you’re visiting in the winter.  

Enjoy a horseback ride in Hinton AB while enjoying the natural beauty of the area. Hinton has a great selection of riding operators offering a variety of rides, trails, and experiences. You can book an afternoon trip and experience a guided tour of the area. Many of our guests express how much they enjoy the scenic views of snow-capped mountains, the flowing Athabasca River, and much more.

If you’re interested in exploring mountain biking trails, Hinton boasts world-class biking systems including two skill parks inside the town that connects to an expansive network of trails through and outside the town. The parks and trails offer something for riders of all skill levels.  

Did you know our Hinton hotel is among our pet-friendly locations? Read more on our previous blog: Pet-Friendly Hotels in Alberta: Making the Most of Your Road Trip

Finding Hinton Hotel Deals  

If you’re looking for a place to kick off your hiking boots and relax after a long day of exploring the great Canadian outdoors, we recommend booking your stay with us at our BCMI Hinton hotel. If you’re looking for Hinton hotels with a pool, hot tub, and a range of other amenities, you’ll feel right at home at our BCMI Hinton hotel 

Start your day with a fresh, hot continental breakfast before embarking on an adventure in Hinton. We offer a variety of rooms to suit your travel style. If you’re traveling with a family, we offer kitchenettes and even pet-friendly rooms to accommodate all family members! If you’d like to know more about finding adventure spots in Hinton or finding hotel deals in Hinton AB, get in touch with us today!   

Call BCMI Hinton to check rates and availability for your next stay!