Hinton is perfectly located on the Yellowhead Highway (Hwy 16) in the Athabasca River Valley. the Town of Hinton is 15 minutes east of the Jasper National Park gates and 300 km west of Edmonton. Our backyard is a mecca for hiking, biking, skiing, hunting & fishing, OHV’s, and water sports.
Travelling to Hinton by Air
Edmonton and Calgary are the two largest nearby airports and are both serviced by the major national and international airlines.
Travelling to Hinton by Bus
There are a few options for those wishing to travel to Hinton by bus.
If you are travelling from Edmonton, Sundog Tours can pick you up at the Edmonton airport or downtown Edmonton and bring you to Hinton via Highway 16. If arriving from Calgary you can take the Sundog connector from Calgary to Jasper via Banff on the beautiful Higway 93 and then by booking an additional trip from Jasper to Hinton.
Another bus service available is Cold Shot that offers trips from Edmonton to Jasper with a stop available in Hinton.
Travelling to Hinton by Train
For those wanting to relax and see some things you wouldn’t be able to from a highway you can take the train to Hinton on VIA Rail Canada.
Travelling to Hinton by Car
The Trans-Canada Highway 16, known commonly as the Yellowhead highway, runs directly through Hinton and is the main east-west route.
If travelling from Calgary, you can drive to Hinton via Jasper and Banff on Hwy 93. Also known as the Icefields Parkway it is a 230 km road that parallels the Continental Divide and traverses through the Canadian Rockies. It is widely considered to be one of the most iconic stretches of highway in the world.
Getting Around While You’re Here
The Town of Hinton has developed in two separate areas, about 5 km apart known to residents as the Hill and Valley – separated by Highway 16. When visiting Hinton there are many ways to get around if you do not have access to your own vehicle.
Griffiths Ford’s vehicle rental department has a wide variety of rental vehicles to suit your needs.
It may come as a surprise for a town of 10,000 but Hinton actually has a great Public Transit system operating 6 days a week (Monday-Saturday) on an hourly route schedule.
Hinton has several Taxi providers that can get you to your destination.
Golden Cabs: (780) 817-2777
Hinton Taxi: (780) 740-4449
Jo-Ka Taxi: (780) 223-1114
Lady D Taxi: (780) 315-9333
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