William A. Switzer  Provincial Park
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Winter Recreation

Cross-Country Skiing

Day Use Shelters

Ice Fishing

  • You can ice fish on any of the lakes in Switzer Park.
  • See Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations for regulations and restrictions.
  • Fishing licenses and Wildlife Identification Number (WIN) cards (required to purchase sportfishing licences) available online.  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 texture.
  • Switzer Park hosts an ice fishing derby in February as part of Hinton's annual Winter Magic Festival.  

Skating

  • You can skate on any of the lakes in Switzer Park, conditions permitting.  Try Kelley's Bathtub.
  • 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.

Sledding

Snowshoeing

Winter Camping