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  • Bear Aware

    Jun  29, 2018


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    • Skulls, pelts, claws, teeth… what are Alberta’s bears really like?
    • Learn all about bears and how to stay safe in bear country.
    • This program is 45-minutes long.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. All events subject to change.
    Where:  Lakeside Loop - By Picnic Shelter.  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 7:30 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Mountain Lions

    Jun  29, 2018


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    • Mysterious big cats prowl the forests and hills of the Northern Rockies.
    • Learn the facts about cougar biology and behaviour. Discover how to live and play safely in cougar country.
    • This program is 45-minutes long.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. All events subject to change.
    Where:  Gregg Amphitheater  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 6:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Amphitheater Show

    Jun  30, 2018


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    Saturday night is the biggest night in Switzer! Bring the family for a fun-filled evening of entertainment. Show types range from hands-on reenactments of the Fur Trade to Improvisational Theater. 

    The show description will be released a week in advance - be sure to check online, or pick up a program schedule from Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change.

     

    Where:  Gregg Lake Ampitheatre  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 7:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Art in the Park

    July  01, 2018


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    • This is your opportunity to sit in the grass, relax and let nature inspire your creative spirit. Capture your Switzer Park memories in paint. 
    • All materials are provided.
    • This is an hour-long program.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change.
    Where:  Gregg Lake Boat Launch  Gregg Lake Day Use
    When: 10:30 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wildlife Wonders!

    July  06, 2018


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    Skulls! Pelts! Tracks! Fire!

    Learn about the wildlife and cultural history of Switzer Park. Try to out leap a mountain lion, hold the skull of a grizzly, or spark a fire using flint and steel. Topics vary week to week, so be sure to pick up a program schedule at Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.  

    Program Times:

    6:00pm-6:45pm at Gregg Amphitheater.

    7:30pm-8:15pm at Lakeside Loop (by picnic shelter).

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change. 

    Where:  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 6:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Amphitheater Show

    July  07, 2018


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    Saturday night is the biggest night in Switzer! Bring the family for a fun-filled evening of entertainment. Show types range from hands-on reenactments of the Fur Trade to Improvisational Theater. 

    The show description will be released a week in advance - be sure to check online, or pick up a program schedule from Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change.

     

    Where:  Gregg Lake Ampitheatre  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 7:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Art in the Park

    July  08, 2018


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    • This is your opportunity to sit in the grass, relax and let nature inspire your creative spirit. Capture your Switzer Park memories in paint. 
    • All materials are provided.
    • This is an hour-long program.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change.
    Where:  Gregg Lake Boat Launch  Gregg Lake Day Use
    When: 10:30 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wildlife Wonders!

    July  13, 2018


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    Skulls! Pelts! Tracks! Fire!

    Learn about the wildlife and cultural history of Switzer Park. Try to out leap a mountain lion, hold the skull of a grizzly, or spark a fire using flint and steel. Topics vary week to week, so be sure to pick up a program schedule at Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.  

    Program Times:

    6:00pm-6:45pm at Gregg Amphitheater.

    7:30pm-8:15pm at Lakeside Loop (by picnic shelter).

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change. 

    Where:  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 6:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wild Water Critters

    July  14, 2018


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    • Come pond-dipping with nets and tubs!
    • Learn about wacky water critters as you identify the creatures you catch.
    • This is an hour-long program at Jarvis Beach. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All events subject to change.
    Where:  Jarvis Beach  Jarvis Lake Day Use
    When: 2:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Amphitheater Show

    July  14, 2018


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    Saturday night is the biggest night in Switzer! Bring the family for a fun-filled evening of entertainment. Show types range from hands-on reenactments of the Fur Trade to Improvisational Theater. 

    The show description will be released a week in advance - be sure to check online, or pick up a program schedule from Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change.

     

    Where:  Gregg Lake Ampitheatre  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 7:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Art in the Park

    July  15, 2018


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    • This is your opportunity to sit in the grass, relax and let nature inspire your creative spirit. Capture your Switzer Park memories in paint. 
    • All materials are provided.
    • This is an hour-long program.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change.
    Where:  Gregg Lake Boat Launch  Gregg Lake Day Use
    When: 10:30 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wildlife Wonders!

    July  20, 2018


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    Skulls! Pelts! Tracks! Fire!

    Learn about the wildlife and cultural history of Switzer Park. Try to out leap a mountain lion, hold the skull of a grizzly, or spark a fire using flint and steel. Topics vary week to week, so be sure to pick up a program schedule at Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.  

    Program Times:

    6:00pm-6:45pm at Gregg Amphitheater.

    7:30pm-8:15pm at Lakeside Loop (by picnic shelter).

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change. 

    Where:  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 6:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Parks Day - William A. Switzer Provincial Park

    July  21, 2018


    • Come celebrate Parks Day from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Enjoy fun, educational, family-oriented events!
    • Pancake breakfast from 10:00 to noon (donation to Friends of Switzer Park)
    • See wildlife displays, win prizes, or visit the mascots and the Alberta Parks horse patrol!
    • Try Voyageur canoeing on Kelley’s Bathtub or ancient hunting techniques with traditional archery and atlatl spear throwers.
    • Give lumberjack life a go with cross-cut saws!
    • Prize draws and cupcakes at 2:00 at the Visitor Centre
    Where:  Kelleys Bathtub Day Use
    When: 10:00 AM
    Fee:  Free (donation fee for pancake breakfast)
    More Info: 

    780-865-5600

     
  • Amphitheater Show

    July  21, 2018


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    Saturday night is the biggest night in Switzer! Bring the family for a fun-filled evening of entertainment. Show types range from hands-on reenactments of the Fur Trade to Improvisational Theater. 

    The show description will be released a week in advance - be sure to check online, or pick up a program schedule from Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change.

     

    Where:  Gregg Lake Ampitheatre  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 7:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Parks Day - Pierre Grey's Lakes Provincial Park

    July  21, 2018


    • Come celebrate Parks Day from Noon to 2:00 pm.  Enjoy fun, educational, family-oriented events!
    • See wildlife displays, participate in activities, play games, win prizes
    • Prize draws and cupcakes at 2:00 at the campground Booth
    Where:  Pierre Grey's Lakes PP
    When: 12:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
    More Info: 

    780-827-7393

     
  • Art in the Park

    July  22, 2018


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    • This is your opportunity to sit in the grass, relax and let nature inspire your creative spirit. Capture your Switzer Park memories in paint. 
    • All materials are provided.
    • This is an hour-long program.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change.
    Where:  Gregg Lake Boat Launch  Gregg Lake Day Use
    When: 10:30 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wildlife Wonders!

    July  27, 2018


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    Skulls! Pelts! Tracks! Fire!

    Learn about the wildlife and cultural history of Switzer Park. Try to out leap a mountain lion, hold the skull of a grizzly, or spark a fire using flint and steel. Topics vary week to week, so be sure to pick up a program schedule at Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.  

    Program Times:

    6:00pm-6:45pm at Gregg Amphitheater.

    7:30pm-8:15pm at Lakeside Loop (by picnic shelter).

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change. 

    Where:  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 6:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wild Water Critters

    July  28, 2018


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    • Come pond-dipping with nets and tubs!
    • Learn about wacky water critters as you identify the creatures you catch.
    • This is an hour-long program at Jarvis Beach. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All events subject to change.
    Where:  Jarvis Beach  Jarvis Lake Day Use
    When: 2:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Amphitheater Show

    July  28, 2018


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    Saturday night is the biggest night in Switzer! Bring the family for a fun-filled evening of entertainment. Show types range from hands-on reenactments of the Fur Trade to Improvisational Theater. 

    The show description will be released a week in advance - be sure to check online, or pick up a program schedule from Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change.

     

    Where:  Gregg Lake Ampitheatre  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 7:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Cardinal Divide Butterfly Count

    July  29, 2018


    • Take part in a fun citizen science project! We'll explore scenic alpine meadows, catch and identify butterflies, and contribute to the University of Alberta species database.
    • Meet at the Green Square in Hinton at 10:00 am (in front of the Travel Alberta Visitor Centre).
    • From Hinton, we'll drive to Cardinal Divide together to explore the alpine meadows and catch gorgeous butterflies. 
    • We supply the nets.  Please bring a lunch, water bottle, good hiking shoes, warm clothes and rain gear.  Bear spray too, if you have it! 
    • In case of rain, we'll be discovering wildflowers instead.  There's always something to explore! 
    • The event runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Stay all day or just for a while.
    Where:  Meet at the Green Square in Hinton  Cardinal Divide Viewpoint Day Use
    When: 10:00 AM
    Fee:  Free
    More Info: 

    780-865-5600

     
  • Wildlife Wonders!

    Aug  03, 2018


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    Skulls! Pelts! Tracks! Fire!

    Learn about the wildlife and cultural history of Switzer Park. Try to out leap a mountain lion, hold the skull of a grizzly, or spark a fire using flint and steel. Topics vary week to week, so be sure to pick up a program schedule at Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.  

    Program Times:

    6:00pm-6:45pm at Gregg Amphitheater.

    7:30pm-8:15pm at Lakeside Loop (by picnic shelter).

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change. 

    Where:  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 6:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wild Water Critters

    Aug  04, 2018


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    • Come pond-dipping with nets and tubs!
    • Learn about wacky water critters as you identify the creatures you catch.
    • This is an hour-long program at Jarvis Beach. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All events subject to change.
    Where:  Jarvis Beach  Jarvis Lake Day Use
    When: 2:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Amphitheater Show

    Aug  04, 2018


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    Saturday night is the biggest night in Switzer! Bring the family for a fun-filled evening of entertainment. Show types range from hands-on reenactments of the Fur Trade to Improvisational Theater. 

    The show description will be released a week in advance - be sure to check online, or pick up a program schedule from Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change.

     

    Where:  Gregg Lake Ampitheatre  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 7:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Switzer Park Butterfly Count

    Aug  05, 2018


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    • Take part in a fun citizen science project! We'll catch and identify butterflies, and contribute to the University of Alberta species database.
    • We supply the nets, you supply energy and enthusiasm!
    • In case of rain, we'll do some dip netting.  There's always something to explore! 
    • The event runs from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Where:  Day Use Boat Launch  Gregg Lake Day Use
    When: 11:00 AM
    Fee:  Free
    More Info: 

    780-865-5600

     
  • Wildlife Wonders!

    Aug  10, 2018


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    Skulls! Pelts! Tracks! Fire!

    Learn about the wildlife and cultural history of Switzer Park. Try to out leap a mountain lion, hold the skull of a grizzly, or spark a fire using flint and steel. Topics vary week to week, so be sure to pick up a program schedule at Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.  

    Program Times:

    6:00pm-6:45pm at Gregg Amphitheater.

    7:30pm-8:15pm at Lakeside Loop (by picnic shelter).

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change. 

    Where:  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 6:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wild Water Critters

    Aug  11, 2018


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    • Come pond-dipping with nets and tubs!
    • Learn about wacky water critters as you identify the creatures you catch.
    • This is an hour-long program at Jarvis Beach. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All events subject to change.
    Where:  Jarvis Beach  Jarvis Lake Day Use
    When: 2:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Amphitheater Show

    Aug  11, 2018


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    Saturday night is the biggest night in Switzer! Bring the family for a fun-filled evening of entertainment. Show types range from hands-on reenactments of the Fur Trade to Improvisational Theater. 

    The show description will be released a week in advance - be sure to check online, or pick up a program schedule from Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change.

     

    Where:  Gregg Lake Ampitheatre  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 7:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Art in the Park

    Aug  12, 2018


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    • This is your opportunity to sit in the grass, relax and let nature inspire your creative spirit. Capture your Switzer Park memories in paint. 
    • All materials are provided.
    • This is an hour-long program.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change.
    Where:  Gregg Lake Boat Launch  Gregg Lake Day Use
    When: 10:30 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wildlife Wonders!

    Aug  17, 2018


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    Skulls! Pelts! Tracks! Fire!

    Learn about the wildlife and cultural history of Switzer Park. Try to out leap a mountain lion, hold the skull of a grizzly, or spark a fire using flint and steel. Topics vary week to week, so be sure to pick up a program schedule at Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.  

    Program Times:

    6:00pm-6:45pm at Gregg Amphitheater.

    7:30pm-8:15pm at Lakeside Loop (by picnic shelter).

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change. 

    Where:  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 6:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wild Water Critters

    Aug  18, 2018


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    • Come pond-dipping with nets and tubs!
    • Learn about wacky water critters as you identify the creatures you catch.
    • This is an hour-long program at Jarvis Beach. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All events subject to change.
    Where:  Jarvis Beach  Jarvis Lake Day Use
    When: 2:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Amphitheater Show

    Aug  18, 2018


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    Saturday night is the biggest night in Switzer! Bring the family for a fun-filled evening of entertainment. Show types range from hands-on reenactments of the Fur Trade to Improvisational Theater. 

    The show description will be released a week in advance - be sure to check online, or pick up a program schedule from Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change.

     

    Where:  Gregg Lake Ampitheatre  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 7:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Art in the Park

    Aug  19, 2018


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    • This is your opportunity to sit in the grass, relax and let nature inspire your creative spirit. Capture your Switzer Park memories in paint. 
    • All materials are provided.
    • This is an hour-long program.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change.
    Where:  Gregg Lake Boat Launch  Gregg Lake Day Use
    When: 10:30 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wildlife Wonders!

    Aug  24, 2018


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    Skulls! Pelts! Tracks! Fire!

    Learn about the wildlife and cultural history of Switzer Park. Try to out leap a mountain lion, hold the skull of a grizzly, or spark a fire using flint and steel. Topics vary week to week, so be sure to pick up a program schedule at Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.  

    Program Times:

    6:00pm-6:45pm at Gregg Amphitheater.

    7:30pm-8:15pm at Lakeside Loop (by picnic shelter).

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change. 

    Where:  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 6:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wild Water Critters

    Aug  25, 2018


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    • Come pond-dipping with nets and tubs!
    • Learn about wacky water critters as you identify the creatures you catch.
    • This is an hour-long program at Jarvis Beach. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All events subject to change.
    Where:  Jarvis Beach  Jarvis Lake Day Use
    When: 2:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Amphitheater Show

    Aug  25, 2018


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    Saturday night is the biggest night in Switzer! Bring the family for a fun-filled evening of entertainment. Show types range from hands-on reenactments of the Fur Trade to Improvisational Theater. 

    The show description will be released a week in advance - be sure to check online, or pick up a program schedule from Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change.

     

    Where:  Gregg Lake Ampitheatre  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 7:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Art in the Park

    Aug  26, 2018


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    • This is your opportunity to sit in the grass, relax and let nature inspire your creative spirit. Capture your Switzer Park memories in paint. 
    • All materials are provided.
    • This is an hour-long program.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change.
    Where:  Gregg Lake Boat Launch  Gregg Lake Day Use
    When: 10:30 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wildlife Wonders!

    Aug  31, 2018


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    Skulls! Pelts! Tracks! Fire!

    Learn about the wildlife and cultural history of Switzer Park. Try to out leap a mountain lion, hold the skull of a grizzly, or spark a fire using flint and steel. Topics vary week to week, so be sure to pick up a program schedule at Gregg Booth or the Visitor Center.  

    Program Times:

    6:00pm-6:45pm at Gregg Amphitheater.

    7:30pm-8:15pm at Lakeside Loop (by picnic shelter).

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are subject to change. 

    Where:  Gregg Lake Campground
    When: 6:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Johnson MS Mountain Bike Tour 2018

    Sept  08, 2018


    Ride the Rockies to end MS!

    • The Johnson MS Mountain Bike is a unique, adrenaline packed weekend unlike any other.

    • The longest standing MS Mountain Bike event of its kind, this ride has something for all riders.

    • Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a beginner rider join us.

    • All you need is a bike and the passion the end MS.

    • With over 300 cyclists in attendance this two-day, 90km mountain ride offers panoramic mountain views, double and single track trails with rest stops as well as additional challenge loops for those experienced riders.

    • Enjoy weekend celebrations that include beer gardens, entertainment, great food and a profound sense of accomplishment. 

    • 1st day starts in Hinton, ends at Kelley's Bathtub Day Use.  2nd day starts at Kelley's Bathtub Day Use, ends in Hinton
    Where:  Hinton/William A. Switzer Provincial Park  William A. Switzer PP
    When: 8:00 AM
    Registration: 

    To find out more and how to register, go here

     

    Fee:  Free to watch
     
  • Johnson MS Mountain Bike Tour 2018

    Sept  09, 2018


    Ride the Rockies to end MS!

    • The Johnson MS Mountain Bike is a unique, adrenaline packed weekend unlike any other.

    • The longest standing MS Mountain Bike event of its kind, this ride has something for all riders.

    • Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a beginner rider join us.

    • All you need is a bike and the passion the end MS.

    • With over 300 cyclists in attendance this two-day, 90km mountain ride offers panoramic mountain views, double and single track trails with rest stops as well as additional challenge loops for those experienced riders.

    • Enjoy weekend celebrations that include beer gardens, entertainment, great food and a profound sense of accomplishment. 

    • 1st day starts in Hinton, ends at Kelley's Bathtub Day Use.  2nd day starts at Kelley's Bathtub Day Use, ends in Hinton
    Where:  Hinton/William A. Switzer Provincial Park  William A. Switzer PP
    When: 8:00 AM
    Registration: 

    To find out more and how to register, go here

     

    Fee:  Free to watch
     
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