Gregg River Falls

Just south of Hinton, Alberta lies a treasure trove of pristine natural attractions to explore and discover. These gems are some of the area’s best kept secrets due to their secluded nature and quiet beauty. Ask a local where the best swimming hole around is, and they will likely point you towards Gregg River Falls.

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Located 30 kilometres south of Hinton along Highway 40, Gregg River Falls offers a sparkling pool of cool, clear water amidst ancient rock formations in a quiet setting that makes for a fun and relaxing day trip. At this local favourite, the Gregg River takes a short drop, and you’ll find places deep enough to swim, as well as a shallow shoreline that’s perfect for just getting your feet wet! 

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Follow Highway 40 towards Cadomin, and keep an eye out for local wildlife – big horned sheep, grizzly bears and moose can be seen along this route. At 30 kilometres, watch for parking on the left side of the highway. Follow a short, rocky path to the edge of the river, and get set up for a few hours of fun! 

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The wide, flat rocks along the shore of the Gregg River are great spots for a picnic lunch – just be sure to load up on sunscreen, as you will catch lots of rays here! For an option with more shade, walk to the far end of the site where you’ll find some protection under the trees.

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Feeling adventurous? It’s time to make some memories! There’s nothing like leaping off the rocks near the falls into that cold mountain water on a hot summer day. Splash around and spend some time relaxing under a real life waterfall! If you’re not up for a full soak, wade up to your knees along the shore. With a blanket, a good book, and – of course – snacks, it’s easy to enjoy a full day here under the sunshine from spring through fall. 

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Gregg River Falls is a great spot to bring the family, and four-legged family members are welcome here, too! There are no lifeguards on duty, so strong swimming skills are a must and PFDs are recommended for children. 

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There are no facilities at this spot – part of the charm of spending time in the backcountry – so come prepared to pack out everything you bring in, including your garbage. Garbage left behind is hazardous to the local wildlife, soil and water. Respect the area, take care, and have fun! 

How to spend an amazing summer day in Hinton

Summer at the foot of the Canadian Rockies is as sweet as it is fleeting. One day it’s here, the next you’re watching as the leaves change and snow is in the long range forecast. We want to help you make the most of the rest of this summer, so we’re sharing a few of our favourite tips for having an amazing summer day in Hinton.

First: coffee. In case you haven’t heard, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Hinton has some incredible restaurants for you to fuel up at before you head into the sunshine for a day of adventures. From table service to grab-and-go options, there’s something for early risers and sleepyheads alike.

Did you remember your to-go mug? A morning walk along the Beaver Boardwalk is doubly enjoyable with a second cup of joe. This freshwater boardwalk is one of Hinton’s greatest treasures, and while it’s a wonderful place for a stroll any time of day, mornings are extra special. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and if you’re lucky, you’ll have a front row seat to some beavers at work. 

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Next, head to Jasper East. This charming resort cabin village is nestled just outside the east gate of Jasper National Park. Drop in to the General Store and browse their selection of locally made artwork, pottery, jewelry and more. Visit with the roving artist, and stay for lunch at Folding Mountain Brewery – the food is great, the beer is cold, and the patio has the best view around. 

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Back in town, swing by the disc golf course with a stop by the Tourist Information Centre to pick up a set of discs. Whether you’re a seasoned disc golf pro or completely new to the game, you’re in for a treat. Our disc golf course is located across from the HMBA golf course and features 18 baskets. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear as the course winds through some of Hinton’s beautiful forest.

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Summer brings with it the best fruits and vegetables of the year! Fill your basket at the Hinton Farmer’s Market with fresh, delicious and locally grown produce. You might be surprised at the abundant varieties we can grow here!

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As the afternoon winds down and you start thinking about what’s for supper, you have some tough decisions to make! Will you take some of that fresh farmer’s market haul home and get to work in the kitchen, maybe picking up a fresh cut of meat from the butcher and a bottle of wine from one of our local liquor stores along the way? Or will you let someone else do the cooking? Hinton is home to restaurants serving up a wide variety of cuisines. There’s something for everyone, and you might have to come back to try them all. 

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If you’re lucky to be in town on a clear night, cap off your day with a trip to Athabasca Riverfront Park after the sun goes down for an incredible view of the night sky. Watch for shooting stars, and maybe even catch a glimpse of the northern lights! 

Joachim Valley Trail to Hanington Hut

With a backyard fit for adventure, Hinton boasts beautiful trails for hikers of every level, and the perfect path for any occasion. For those days when you just want to get outside for a low-key, rewarding romp in the woods, whatever the season, the Joachim Valley Trail delivers. 

Located about 30 minutes from Hinton in William A. Switzer Provincial Park, this wide, well-used, 8 kilometre out-and-back trail will take you to the site of an abandoned airplane and a log cabin that makes for one of the most beautiful picnic spots in the area, guaranteed. 

The Joachim Valley Trail begins at the Jarvis Lake Campground and features little elevation change, making it a great option for families with young kids or those looking for a more relaxed adventure. Make your way on foot or by bike (even a cruiser can tackle this trail!) through meadows bursting with wildflowers in the spring and summer, and forests with golden leaves in the fall. This trail is equally charming in the winter when it becomes a popular cross-country ski route with views of the snow-capped peaks surrounding the valley.

On the trail, you will pass a historical Métis gravesite. These burial grounds include wooden A-frame structures often referred to as “spirit houses,” which were meant to protect the remains of loved ones and items that they might require after they passed on. 

After hiking for about 3.5 kilometres, take a short detour off the trail to find the remnants of an old plane. Take a peek inside, snap a few photos and check out the signatures engraved in the side before heading back to the trail and walking a few hundred meters to your final destination: Hanington Hut.

Hanington Hut is a four-season log cabin style shelter open year-round for public use, and you’ll have your choice of places to put your pack down and have a rest. Build a campfire in the fire pit outside the cabin, or head inside to find a wood stove to keep you cozy, and a table and benches that beg for a meal and great conversation with friends. Pack in a lunch from your favourite Hinton restaurant, brown bag it, or, if you’re feeling extra adventurous, pick up a stove and a backcountry meal from one of the outdoor outfitters in town.

Could the view from Hanington Hut be any more stunning? As you fuel up, take in the sights of the valley stretching out in front of you and the mountain vistas in the distance. We don’t blame you if you don’t want to leave. Spend the afternoon watching for wildlife, catching up with friends or enjoying some peace and quiet before heading back the way you came.

Before you go:

  • This hike takes place within William A. Switzer Provincial Park. Be sure to follow the rules of the park
  • Always tell someone where you are headed, how long you will be gone and what time you will return
  • Be bear aware: carry bear spray and make lots of noise. You are in bear country!
  • Practice Leave No Trace: pack out what you pack in, and leave nothing behind

Hike and bike your way around Hinton this summer

From beginner to advanced, learn all about how you can explore Hinton’s many trails and outdoor adventures this season.

Biking on Hinton’s town trails

When visitors pass through on their way to Jasper National Park, many aren’t aware of the fact that Hinton is a hub for recreation and adventure—from beginner-friendly to advanced adventuring opportunities.

This accessible lifestyle is what draws many visitors to explore the area year after year, and has even encouraged many to make Hinton their long-term home. 

“After work, you’ll almost always find me on the trails,” said Meagan Hayashi, a local pharmacist who became active in the trail running and biking community after moving to Hinton. “I didn’t bike or run really at all before I came out here, and now I’ve completed ultramarathons and often take my mountain bike with me on vacation.” 

Meagan running the Overlander Trail in Jasper National Park

The key to getting involved is just getting started. 

It’s easy to get overwhelmed about where to begin, however, a good place to start is simply exploring Hinton’s Beaver Boardwalk, the connecting Happy Creek Trail System, or checking out the bike park to improve your skills. All of these spaces are right in town, close to amenities, and frequently used by others who are very familiar with the trails. 

Happy Creek Trail System

What separates Hinton from other places in Alberta with opportunities for outdoor adventure is the variety of different things you can do, the suitability for different skill levels, and how close everything is from Hinton’s Green Square—a very central location in town where you’ll find our Explore Hinton Visitor Information Centre

  • For example, it only takes five minutes to drive to Beaver Boardwalk, where you can go for a short, easy stroll. Create your own longer adventure from the boardwalk by connecting onto the Happy Creek Trail system, or visiting Hinton’s bike park.
  • For a more ambitious adventure, hike up Mount Solomon or Folding Mountain just outside of town—both trailheads are located within 20 minutes of the Explore Hinton Visitor Information Centre in Green Square. 
  • In William A. Switzer Provincial Park, you’ll find a variety of trails varying from short adventures to longer treks. We recommend the Athabasca Lookout and Joachim Valley Trail as two excursions you won’t want to miss.
The Athabasca Lookout in William A. Switzer Provincial Park, photo courtesy of Scott Sunderwald

This summer, consider hiking and biking your way around Hinton. To learn more about mountain biking in and near Hinton, connect with @BikeHinton on Instagram or at bikehinton.com.

Share your adventures with us #ExploreHinton!

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How to plan your Hinton overnight visit or long weekend getaway this summer

With Alberta’s safe opening on the horizon, it’s time to plan how you’ll explore Hinton this summer. Here are some easy itineraries to help you make the most of your overnight visit or long weekend getaway in Alberta’s scenic Northern Rockies. 

Where is Hinton and why should I visit?

Hinton is located minutes east of the Jasper National Park gates in Alberta—centrally located close to many incredible places and experiences you won’t want to miss out on this summer. Hinton and its surrounding area, which includes numerous provincial parks and Jasper National Park, has become increasingly known as a hidden gem to explore in western Canada.

Where should you stay?

In Hinton, you have the option to stay in accommodations that range from incredibly scenic campsites, cabins, and traditional hotel accommodations both in town and at the doorstep of Alberta’s Northern Rockies. Learn more about Hinton’s accommodations.

Eager to get planning your next Alberta getaway? Read on to see what should be on your to-do list!

You have: an overnight trip

Day 1: explore the town

Trails, local charm, local food. Check out some of Hinton’s local municipal parks like the Beaver Boardwalk, the Athabasca Riverfront Park, Mary Reimer Park, or the Natural Resources Interpretive Park to learn about local life and history. To dig deeper consider checking out the Northern Rockies Museum for a deeper look at our region’s unique history, or visit local shops.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, rent some discs at Explore Hinton’s Visitor Information Centre and try our 18-hole disc golf course. If mountain biking is your thing, check out Hinton’s renowned Bike Park

Day 2: explore nearby

When you stay in Hinton, it’s easy to grab a local cup of coffee and breakfast before you head out to explore. When Hinton’s your base camp, there are adventures to be found within an hour in every direction:

The Athabasca Lookout in William A. Switzer Provincial Park

These are just a few of the many, many things that Hinton and the surrounding provincial & national parks have to offer. After a day of exploring, come back and relax at your accommodations, grab some takeout, and enjoy some of our local green spaces.

You have: an entire long weekend! 

This is without a doubt the best way to explore all there is to see and do in (and near) Hinton—whether you’re taking a traditional long weekend to explore, or you’ve made your own DIY long weekend in the middle of the week.

Day 1: Once you’ve checked into your hotel or campsite, it’s time to figure out what’s for dinner.

Check out a local restaurant in town, and top it off with a movie at the PATH* or a sunset walk at the Athabasca Riverfront Park. End your day by making a list of the incredible photo spots you won’t want to miss during your Hinton getaway.

Athabasca Riverfront Park
Day 2: This is your day to go out and explore.

There are endless opportunities of things to see and do. Stop by the Explore Hinton Visitor Information Centre for tips and advice. 

Horseback riding in Willmore Wilderness Park, photo courtesy of Scott Sunderwald

Don’t have your own equipment? Check out some local businesses in town like Vicious Cycle, Maximum Outfitters, and High Calibre Sports for any purchasing or renting needs. These business owners are also avid adventurers themselves and can provide advice on things to see and do. 

Day 3: Take some time to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Go for an easy stroll around the Beaver Boardwalk, or head into Jasper National Park to take a soak in the Miette Hot Springs. If you haven’t yet, consider hitting the links! Book a tee time for a round of golf right in town, where you’ll be able to enjoy panoramic mountain views from the course.

Beaver Boardwalk
Day 4: Before you head home…

Dine at one of our local establishments and pick up a souvenir from your travels!

*Due to COVID-19, operational closures may be in effect.


Tight for time?
Read about how you can make the most of your Hinton stopover or day-trip!

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How to plan your Hinton stopover or adventure-filled day trip this summer

With Alberta’s safe opening on the horizon, it’s time to plan how you’ll explore Hinton this summer. Here are some easy itineraries to get you started—from your 1-hour stopover to your adventure-filled day trip in Alberta’s Northern Rockies.

Planning to stay longer? Check out Explore Hinton’s itineraries for overnight and long-weekend getaways. 
Athabasca Riverfront Trail image

Where is Hinton and why should I visit?

Hinton is located minutes east of the Jasper National Park gates in Alberta. If you’re driving from Edmonton, you will likely pass through Hinton on your way into Jasper National Park. Recently, Hinton and its surrounding area have become known as a fantastic hidden gem to explore in Alberta. So, here’s how you can avoid missing out on exploring Hinton this summer, no matter how much time you have.

You have: an hour or so
image: Explore Hinton visitor information centre in green square

Looking for a local fuel-up? Green Square is conveniently located just off the highway in the heart of town. Even if you’re just passing through, you can grab a great local bite, pick up travel tips and brochures from the Explore Hinton Visitor Information Centre, and enjoy a picnic in the square. Over the summer, food trucks will often park in the square.

You have: a morning or afternoon

Trying to make it to your reservation or event later in the day? Having a few hours in the morning or afternoon is plenty of time to go for a scenic walk and get immersed in Hinton’s local charm. 

  • Explore Hinton’s Beaver Boardwalk, the world’s longest freshwater boardwalk showcasing the local wetland system, which also serves as an access point to the town’s trail network and nearby bike park. This can’t-miss-it spot is perfect for the whole family.  
  • Take a couple hours to immerse yourself in Hinton’s local town charm by visiting the Valley District. Here, you’ll find a selection of locally owned and operated restaurants and shops that you won’t want to miss out on. The Performing Arts Theatre of Hinton (the PATH), the Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre, and parks including Mary Reimer Regional Park are all conveniently located nearby in Hinton’s Valley District. 
You have: come here for a day of adventure

Every year, many visitors come to Hinton for an adventure-filled day trip. You may have heard of Hinton referred to as a “mountain bike mecca”—and it’s true! Many locals are fantastic mountain bikers, and highly recommend visiting Hinton’s trail system and bike park for a day of awesome riding. We recommend checking out the Hinton Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) to learn more, and stopping by Vicious Cycle for a tune up or gear. 

There are many other ways to explore Hinton when you come here for a day of adventure. Spend a day with your friends or family finding great photo spots, running or hiking the trails, or spending a day in nearby William A. Switzer Provincial Park. When you come to Hinton for a day of adventure, you won’t be disappointed.


Looking for more? A day trip is hardly enough time to explore and enjoy Hinton. With a wide variety of accommodations from fantastic camping opportunities to more traditional hotel accommodations in town and near Jasper National Park, learn about how you can make the most of your Hinton getaway this summer.

7 Awesome ways to spend your winter days in Hinton

Ski in Jasper, and explore Hinton this winter.

With four outdoor skating venues, a world-class Nordic centre, and fabulous snowy hikes home to some of the most scenic views in the northern Rockies, Hinton is Alberta’s hub for winter fun alongside refreshing local charm.

Here’s what you can’t miss during Hinton’s snowy season, only moments away from the Jasper National Park gates:

1. Glide your way through the trees

The “Pretzel” is Hinton’s latest winter hidden gem. Lace up your skates and choose your own adventure on the interconnecting ice skating trails in Hinton’s Valley District. It’s located conveniently close to the Performing Arts Theatre of Hinton (PATH), where you can usually catch a movie or performances by local artists, and only a short drive away from the Valley Shopping District.

2. Grab your Fat Bike, and hit the snowy trails

Head out for an exciting snowy ride on the trails weaving all the way around town. With numerous trails totaling more than 50 km, you’ll definitely work up an appetite for exploring the many fantastic local eats. If you’re looking to rent or buy your own fat bike, check in with the experts at Vicious Cycle!

3. Explore the world’s longest (and likely snowiest) freshwater boardwalk

A great activity for all ages and abilities, made even better with a warm beverage in hand. Bring your favourite four-legged pal for an outing the whole crew will enjoy. Pair your Boardwalk stroll with a skate on Maxwell Lake for an afternoon of refreshing winter adventure—all conveniently nestled near the centre of town.

4. Lace up your skates at Maxwell Lake

Play a quick game of pond hockey or take some laps around the Oval! With the stunning view of the Rockies in the distance, there really is no bad way to enjoy a winter day out on Maxwell.

5. Stroll Switzer Park

Some say the crunchy snow sounds even better in William A. Switzer Provincial Park, but you’ll have to visit for yourself to find out. And yes, if you haven’t visited Kelley’s Bathtub in winter, you are missing out on one of the most spectacular snowy sights to see. Add snowshoes for an extra dose of adventure!

6. Hit the ski trails

It’s only about an hour’s drive to Jasper’s finest from Green Square, meaning it’s the perfect distance to enjoy a local cup of coffee on the road. For a closer ski adventure, head to the Hinton Nordic Centre or the other groomed trails in William A. Switzer Provincial Park.

7. Take in the best views of the Rockies

It’s only a short hike up to see one of the most spectacular views in the region: the fantastic Athabasca Lookout. You can make the hike in normal footwear year-round, but snowshoes and other appropriate footwear can help after heavy snowfalls!

Bundle up and #ExploreHinton this winter!

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Your Hinton Guide to the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year when the Rockies to the west are more beautiful than ever, the foothills are lightly dusted with shimmery snow, and everything around us starts to feel a little cozier.

As a small yet bustling community just outside of Jasper National Park, we take winter living to another level. From outdoor winter adventures, to cozy local shops, to seasonal events that bring out the whole community and visitors from all over western Canada.

The holidays might feel different this year, but if you’re looking for that special holiday magic you’ll find it in Hinton, Alberta.

Kick off the holiday season at Moonlight Madness

Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 19! Community Moonlight Madness is an annual event hosted by the Hinton Chamber of Commerce to celebrate and support Hinton’s local business community.

At sundown, watch our community ‘light up’ as we turn on the lights all over Green Square at approximately 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 19. If you’d like to watch in-person or from inside your parked vehicle, please follow all provincial and municipal COVID-19 mandates and traffic regulations. We encourage you to follow along on Instagram @ExploreHinton!

An entire winter wonderland in our backyard

Your perfect day starts with a local cup of coffee before hitting the spectacular Nordic Centre ski trails or the Skating Oval at Maxwell Lake. For an accessible winter adventure close to the heart of town, a winter stroll around the Beaver Boardwalk with your camera in tow never disappoints.

With so much to do and explore—in town and just outside—it’s not hard to see why Hinton has become Alberta’s best hidden gem for adventure. Opening times for your favourite trails and skating rinks may vary by season and weather conditions.

Looking to make the most of your winter adventures and spend the holidays in a snow-dusted cabin just outside of town?

Trust us, having your morning coffee alongside a spectacular view of Roche Miette or the frosty foothills is even better than it sounds. Looking for accommodations immersed in the local vibe? We’ve got you covered there, too.

Think outside the box

This year, give your loved ones a gift with that special local touch.

That means local merchandise from your favourite local spots, board games and puzzles for cozy days inside, or the perfect curated gift baskets from local shops. You’ll find this and so much more all over Hinton this holiday season.

Events to make your spirits bright throughout the snowy season

Thursday, November 19: Kick off the holiday season at Moonlight Madness

For over 5 years the Hinton Chamber’s Annual Community Moonlight Madness event has been a chance for Hintonites and those in nearby communities to show their support for local businesses. This one-day event on Thursday, November 19 is proud to support local businesses and serve as Hinton’s unofficial kick-off to the holiday season!

CANCELLED for December 2020: The Annual Snowflake Parade

After careful consideration, the Hinton Chamber has decided to move forward with planning the Annual Snowflake Parade, which will be a stationary parade allowing for drive-by viewing and made available online for everyone to enjoy.

Each year, the Snowflake Parade has brought together spectacular floats, fun, music, and dancing from more than 30 different community groups and businesses. It’s a truly magical family-friendly event!

*Update: as per provincial COVID-19 mandates, the Annual Snowflake Parade will not be occurring in December 2020.

Coming February 2021: The Winter Magic Festival

This annual, two-week long celebration of everything winter is a can’t-miss-it event, bringing together locals and visitors to experience a true winter wonderland.

Activities typically include live entertainment and events, workshops for arts & crafts, outdoor activities like snowshoeing, skating, competitions and even more, concluding with the stunningly spectacular Lantern Festival.

*All events, businesses and attendees must follow all provincial and municipal COVID-19 mandates.

Explore Hinton is a local initiative between the Hinton & District Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Hinton to help you #ExploreHinton & the Northern Rockies.

Bring us along on your next adventure by tagging us @ExploreHinton!

How to support local this season

It’s Small Business Week, which means it’s the perfect time to show some extra local love.

The Wild Orchid Liquor Company
In Hinton, just outside of the Jasper National Park gates, you’ll find a bustling local community filled with local entrepreneurs, experts, artists and passionate community members.

It’s this bustling community-feel that makes Hinton unlike any other town surrounded by world-class outdoor adventure. The shopping, the friendliness, the local expertise, and so much more will have you feeling like a local, even if you’re only here for an afternoon.

It almost goes without saying that 2020 has been a particularly difficult year. So, in honour of Small Business Week, we’ve compiled ways that you can show some extra local love in Hinton, Alberta—the gateway to the Alberta Rockies.

Buy local

King Drug

Did the recent snowfall remind you that the holiday season is right around the corner? Consider buying gifts early, and with that authentic local flair.

Try supporting #HintonFirst by stopping by local boutiques, buying merchandise from your favourite local cafes and breweries, or checking out the many local shops offering specialty goods—from holiday liquor baskets to the latest and greatest board games.

Eat local

Tandoori Kona

The most delicious (and maybe the easiest?) way to support local. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or treat others, or even buy a gift card as a treat for later, there are many ways to explore Hinton’s diverse and delicious food scene.

Support local artists and makers

Explore Hinton Visitor Information Centre

Did you know that you can buy local artwork at the Explore Hinton Visitor Information Centre, The Old Grind, Hinton’s Farmers’ Market, My Slice of Paradise, and other places around town?

Hinton is home to many talented artists, photographers, woodworkers, and builders—so if you’ve been trying to find that perfect piece, you’ll likely find the perfect thing in Hinton.

Try something new

Being surrounded by outdoor adventure has its perks: you never have to look far to be inspired to try something new.

Haven’t had a pair of skates in 10 years? Always been interested in trying out skiing or snowshoeing? Why not give it a try this season! Stop by Hinton’s local shops for great gear and advice.

Learn from a local

From hiking and trail rides with local guides, to learning essential outdoor skills, to skating and skiing lessons, Hinton’s local experts can be extremely helpful.

Check out Explore Hinton’s list of local tour operators or keep an eye on events through the Hinton & District Chamber of Commerce to see what skills you can learn from locals!

Buy a new membership

Support your favourite local things to do by picking up or renewing your membership!

Show your support for the Hinton Mountain Bike Association, the Hinton Nordic Centre, the Hinton Disc Golf Association, the Northern Rockies Museum of Culture & Heritage, the Hinton Golf Club, and many others who provide awesome opportunities for everyone to enjoy.

We hope you feel inspired to show some extra local love this season.

Share your adventures with us by tagging @ExploreHinton on Instagram and Facebook!

How to eat (and drink!) like a local

Hinton is home to a diverse and emerging local food and drink scene.
If you’re looking for family-friendly options, something special, or an authentic dining experience, you can find it all in Hinton.

Rojo Marron
In Hinton, you can find your next perfect locally brewed cup of coffee, friendly and passionate people, and diverse food and drink options that will satisfy any palate.

While some favourite local restaurants and businesses have been around for more than 30 years, in recent years many locals (both longtime and newer residents) have chosen Hinton as their place to bring new and diverse local options.

This is because Hinton is all about supporting local businesses. Believe it or not, this is something you can feel when visiting Hinton’s local restaurants, cafes, cantinas, shops and breweries.

Wild Orchid Liquor Co.

Let’s start with coffee.

Where you can grab a great cup of coffee in Hinton

The Old Grind
A locally owned and loved cafe located right in the hub of Hinton’s Green Square, The Old Grind is your perfect place to refuel with great coffee and conversation.

Opa’s Bake Shop
Whether you’re looking for a delicious pastry and coffee to go, or a meal that’ll have you feeling cozy and warm, you’ll likely leave Opa’s Bake Shop feeling fed and like family.

Rojo Marron
Rojo Marron is a warm, celebratory cantina serving margaritas, Mexican sodas and a fantastic hot beverage selection alongside a great menu.

Get that hearty meal you’ve been craving.

Where you can find the perfect hearty meal in Hinton

Canadian Steakout
Steak lovers, this is the spot for you. Filling multi-course meals taste so much better after a long day, don’t they?

Tandoori Kona
A recent addition to Hinton, Tandoori Kona offers a large selection of Indian curries, Indian tandoori preparations, breads, rice dishes, and vegetarian options.

Ranchers
This cozy sports bar is a great place to grab some food and socialize in a casual, friendly atmosphere.

Family-friendly, and oh so good.

Where you can find delicious family-friendly options in Hinton

Gus’ Pizza
You’ll likely miss this hidden gem located in Hinton’s Valley District if a local never tells you about it. Signature pizzas, appetizers and entrees are available through dining in, take-out or delivery.

L&W Pizza and Spaghetti House
Family owned and operated for over 32 years, L&W Pizza and Spaghetti House serves a wide range of delicious food with low prices and great value.

Olympia
A Greek-inspired restaurant with a big menu that’s sure to have your favourite. Olympia is a great place to take the family, or even to grab a beer and watch the game!

Take in those mountain views.

Where you can find stunning views alongside great food and drinks

Folding Mountain Brewery
An iconic and exciting mountain brewery just a few minutes outside of Hinton, Folding Mountain Brewery has created an atmosphere where you can enjoy quality craft beer and incredible comfort food, alongside stunning views of the Rocky Mountains.

Stone Peak Restaurant
Stone Peak Restaurant at the Overlander Mountain Lodge provides spectacular views, gourmet dining, and warm hospitality in a cozy, mountainside atmosphere.

Pano Bar and Grill
This newly opened restaurant at the Hinton Golf Club offers you spectacular views of the greens with a backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Golfers and non-golfers welcome!

Take-out and take-home options that will make dinner just a little nicer.

What to pick up or have delivered to make dinner just a little nicer or stress-free

The Wild Orchid Liquor Company
Known as “The friendliest liquor store in the world”, the Wild Orchid features a vast selection of wines, beers, and liquors from around the world in addition to highly trained staff that can help you find your new favourite.

Fortune House Restaurant
Whether dining in or taking out, Fortune House Chinese restaurant has a variety of menu options. There’s a good chance they serve your favourite!

Yukon Sausage
Yukon Sausage is Hinton’s local butcher. Known for their jerky, sausages, and cut to order steaks and roasts. They also produce ready-made meals that are quick and easy to heat-and-eat after a long day.

Try some sushi!
A popular option in town, you’ll find great sushi spots in convenient, accessible locations around town—making sushi a great option whether you’re heading out to Jasper or heading home after a long day!

With these options and so much more, there’s something for everyone in Hinton. Even if you’re just visiting, when you eat (or drink!) like a local in Hinton you’ll feel like a local.

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