Winter camping available at:
- You can ice fish on any of the lakes in Switzer.
- For regulations and restrictions: Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations.
- Fishing licenses and Wildlife Identification Number
(WIN) cards (required to purchase sportfishing licences)
- everyone between the ages of 16 and 65 years old must have an
Alberta anglers license
- seniors residing outside of Alberta must also purchase an
Alberta angling license
- For your safety:
- be prepared for weather changes, wild animals, equipment
breakdowns and accidents
- use caution on ice! Never travel alone. Springs can cause ice
to melt in unexpected places. According to the Canadian Red Cross, ice should be a minimum of
20 centimetres thick for group activities and a minimum of 25
centimetres thick for snowmobiles. Ice should be clear and solid in
- Switzer hosts an ice fishing derby in February as part of
Hinton's annual Winter Magic Festival.
- You can skate on any of the lakes in Switzer Park, conditions
permitting. Try Kelley's Bathtub for a great
- Use caution on ice! Never skate alone. Springs can cause ice to
melt in unexpected places. According to the Canadian Red Cross, ice should be a minimum of
20 centimetres thick for group activities. Ice should be clear and
solid in texture.
- Snowshoeing permitted only on trails that are not track-set for cross-country
skiing. Try Friendly Vista Trail.
- To book group & school snowshoe programs:
- Scott Sunderwald - phone 780-817-3797 (to
be connected toll-free in Alberta, dial 310-0000 followed by the
number); email: email@example.com