William A. Switzer  Provincial Park
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Summer Recreation


  • Biking is allowed on several trails in the park.

Boating / Canoeing

Boating Restrictions

Lake 12 km/hr Speed Limit

Gas Powered Boats Allowed

Canoe/Electic Motors Only Boat Launch
Blue Lake


No Yes No
Cache Lake


No Yes No
Graveyard Lake No No Yes No
Gregg Lake Yes Yes No Yes
Jarvis Lake


Yes No Yes

Boating Safety

  • There are often many users on the lakes. Look out for your own safety and the safety of others.
  • Be familiar with safety tips, equipment and regulations.  

Interpretive Canoe Route

  • Jarvis Creek interpretive canoe route is approximately 4 km in length:
  • Interpretive signs along the route provide information on habitats, fish and wildlife. Signs can be viewed from the water.
  • The interpretive route is the best section of the creek for beginners and children (rated "easy") - there are only a couple of small portages over beaver dams.
  • More experienced canoeists can canoe Jarvis Creek from Jarvis Lake to Gregg Lake, a longer, more challenging route that goes through all five lakes. Low water levels, sweepers and portages make this longer route more challenging.
  • Please be advised: at this time, there are no canoe rental operations in William A. Switzer Provincial Park or in Hinton.


  • Native sport fish: all five lakes have northern pike and lake whitefish.
  • Stocked fish:
  • Fishing regulations and restrictions: Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations
  • Fishing licenses and Wildlife Identification Number (WIN) cards (required to purchase a sportfishing licence) are available online
    • everyone between the ages of 16 and 65 must have an Alberta anglers license to fish
    • seniors residing outside of Alberta must also purchase an Alberta angling license


  • Switzer Park has many spectacular trails for hiking.