William A. Switzer Provincial Park

Events

  • Wednesday Night Ski

      JanJanuary  23, 2019
    • Wednesday Night Group Ski at Hinton Nordic Centre - classic or skate skiing
    • Suitable for adults of all levels, lit trails
    • Meet at main lodge at 6:30 pm
    • More info: www.hintonnordic.ca or Hinton Nordic Centre facebook
    Where:  Hinton Nordic Centre
    When: 6:30 pm
    Fee:  membership or drop of fee required
     
  • Switzer Park Winter Activities

      JanJanuary  26, 2019
    • Come visit us at Switzer Visitor Centre from 11am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays in January and February
    • You can rent snowshoes
    • You can borrow toboggans
    • You can get trail information for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or fat biking
    • You can find out where to winter camp
    • You can buy firewood
    • You can grab some hot chocolate for your adventure and browse the gift shop
    Where:  Switzer Park Visitor Centre
    When: 11:00am
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Switzer Park Winter Activities

      JanJanuary  27, 2019
    • Come visit us at Switzer Visitor Centre from 11am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays in January and February
    • You can rent snowshoes
    • You can borrow toboggans
    • You can get trail information for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or fat biking
    • You can find out where to winter camp
    • You can buy firewood
    • You can grab some hot chocolate for your adventure and browse the gift shop
    Where:  Switzer Park Visitor Centre
    When: 11:00am
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wednesday Night Ski

      JanJanuary  30, 2019
    • Wednesday Night Group Ski at Hinton Nordic Centre - classic or skate skiing
    • Suitable for adults of all levels, lit trails
    • Meet at main lodge at 6:30 pm
    • More info: www.hintonnordic.ca or Hinton Nordic Centre facebook
    Where:  Hinton Nordic Centre
    When: 6:30 pm
    Fee:  membership or drop of fee required
     
  • Switzer Park Winter Activities

      FebFebruary  02, 2019
    • Come visit us at Switzer Visitor Centre from 11am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays in January and February
    • You can rent snowshoes
    • You can borrow toboggans
    • You can get trail information for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or fat biking
    • You can find out where to winter camp
    • You can buy firewood
    • You can grab some hot chocolate for your adventure and browse the gift shop
    Where:  Switzer Park Visitor Centre
    When: 11:00am
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Switzer Park Winter Activities

      FebFebruary  03, 2019
    • Come visit us at Switzer Visitor Centre from 11am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays in January and February
    • You can rent snowshoes
    • You can borrow toboggans
    • You can get trail information for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or fat biking
    • You can find out where to winter camp
    • You can buy firewood
    • You can grab some hot chocolate for your adventure and browse the gift shop
    Where:  Switzer Park Visitor Centre
    When: 11:00am
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wednesday Night Ski

      FebFebruary  06, 2019
    • Wednesday Night Group Ski at Hinton Nordic Centre - classic or skate skiing
    • Suitable for adults of all levels, lit trails
    • Meet at main lodge at 6:30 pm
    • More info: www.hintonnordic.ca or Hinton Nordic Centre facebook
    Where:  Hinton Nordic Centre
    When: 6:30 pm
    Fee:  membership or drop of fee required
     
  • Switzer Park Winter Activities

      FebFebruary  09, 2019
    • Come visit us at Switzer Visitor Centre from 11am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays in January and February
    • You can rent snowshoes
    • You can borrow toboggans
    • You can get trail information for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or fat biking
    • You can find out where to winter camp
    • You can buy firewood
    • You can grab some hot chocolate for your adventure and browse the gift shop
    Where:  Switzer Park Visitor Centre
    When: 11:00am
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Switzer Park Winter Activities

      FebFebruary  10, 2019
    • Come visit us at Switzer Visitor Centre from 11am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays in January and February
    • You can rent snowshoes
    • You can borrow toboggans
    • You can get trail information for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or fat biking
    • You can find out where to winter camp
    • You can buy firewood
    • You can grab some hot chocolate for your adventure and browse the gift shop
    Where:  Switzer Park Visitor Centre
    When: 11:00am
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wednesday Night Ski

      FebFebruary  13, 2019
    • Wednesday Night Group Ski at Hinton Nordic Centre - classic or skate skiing
    • Suitable for adults of all levels, lit trails
    • Meet at main lodge at 6:30 pm
    • More info: www.hintonnordic.ca or Hinton Nordic Centre facebook
    Where:  Hinton Nordic Centre
    When: 6:30 pm
    Fee:  membership or drop of fee required
     
  • Ice Fishing Fun Day

      FebFebruary  16, 2019
    • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Ice fishing, bonfire, free hot dogs, hot chocolate & coffee
    • Bring your gear out, and enjoy a day on the lake
    • Free fishing weekend in Alberta, no fishing license required, but all Alberta fishing regulations apply
    • Hosted by Hinton Fish & Game Association and Alberta Parks
    Where:  Day Use Boat Launch  Gregg Lake Day Use
    When: 10:00 AM
    Fee:  Free
    More Info: 

    Hinton Fish & Game Association - Chris:  780-887-4687

     
  • Switzer Park Winter Activities

      FebFebruary  16, 2019
    • Come visit us at Switzer Visitor Centre from 11am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays in January and February
    • You can rent snowshoes
    • You can borrow toboggans
    • You can get trail information for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or fat biking
    • You can find out where to winter camp
    • You can buy firewood
    • You can grab some hot chocolate for your adventure and browse the gift shop
    Where:  Switzer Park Visitor Centre
    When: 11:00am
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Alberta Free Fishing Weekend -Family Day Weekend

      FebFebruary  16, 2019

    Family Day Weekend, February 16, 17, 18, 2019 is free Family Fishing Weekend in Alberta - no licence required!

    • Come give fishing a try in provincial parks with water bodies with open fishing seasons (not in national parks). All Alberta Fishing Regulations apply, like size and catch limits, still apply; be sure to be aware of annual changes to regulations
    • This includes all the lakes in William A. Switzer Park - and Jarvis Creek too
    • Check the Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Bonhomme Carnaval

      FebFebruary  17, 2019

    Bienvenue!   Hinton's Annual French Culture Festival

    • 12:00 to 4:00 pm
    • Free cross country skiing
    • Free kick sleds (or bring your own toboggan)
    • Traditional French Canadian cuisine available in concession (for a fee)
    • Sugaring off on the snow (pure maple syrup on a stick) (for a fee)
    • Traditional French music and fun activities
    • Fur trading display in the main lodge with Alberta Parks

    Hosted by: CPF (Canadian Parents for French, Hinton) and Ecole Mountainview School Grade 6 Quebec Trip Fundraising Group

    Where:  Hinton Nordic Centre
    When: 12:00 PM
    Fee:  Free (some fees apply for concession and maple syrup)
     
  • Switzer Park Winter Activities

      FebFebruary  17, 2019
    • Come visit us at Switzer Visitor Centre from 11am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays in January and February
    • You can rent snowshoes
    • You can borrow toboggans
    • You can get trail information for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or fat biking
    • You can find out where to winter camp
    • You can buy firewood
    • You can grab some hot chocolate for your adventure and browse the gift shop
    Where:  Switzer Park Visitor Centre
    When: 11:00am
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Alberta Free Fishing Weekend -Family Day Weekend

      FebFebruary  17, 2019

    Family Day Weekend, February 16, 17, 18, 2019 is free Family Fishing Weekend in Alberta - no licence required!

    • Come give fishing a try in provincial parks with water bodies with open fishing seasons (not in national parks). All Alberta Fishing Regulations apply, like size and catch limits, still apply; be sure to be aware of annual changes to regulations
    • This includes all the lakes in William A. Switzer Park - and Jarvis Creek too
    • Check the Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Family Day Snowshoe Walk

      FebFebruary  18, 2019
    • Hosted by Friends of Switzer
    • Casual guided snowshoe walk in the forest
    • Meet at Switzer Visitor Centre
    • Snowshoes provided if needed
    • Bring warm clothing, warm footwear, water, snack
    • plan on 2 -2.5 hour walk
    • No experience necessary

     

    Where:  Starts at Switzer Visitor Centre  Kelleys Bathtub Day Use
    When: 1:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
    More Info: 

    780-865-8395 or 780-865-5600

     
  • Switzer Park Winter Activities

      FebFebruary  18, 2019
    • Come visit us at Switzer Visitor Centre from 11am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays in January and February
    • You can rent snowshoes
    • You can borrow toboggans
    • You can get trail information for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or fat biking
    • You can find out where to winter camp
    • You can buy firewood
    • You can grab some hot chocolate for your adventure and browse the gift shop
    Where:  Switzer Park Visitor Centre
    When: 11:00am
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Alberta Free Fishing Weekend -Family Day Weekend

      FebFebruary  18, 2019

    Family Day Weekend, February 16, 17, 18, 2019 is free Family Fishing Weekend in Alberta - no licence required!

    • Come give fishing a try in provincial parks with water bodies with open fishing seasons (not in national parks). All Alberta Fishing Regulations apply, like size and catch limits, still apply; be sure to be aware of annual changes to regulations
    • This includes all the lakes in William A. Switzer Park - and Jarvis Creek too
    • Check the Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wednesday Night Ski

      FebFebruary  20, 2019
    • Wednesday Night Group Ski at Hinton Nordic Centre - classic or skate skiing
    • Suitable for adults of all levels, lit trails
    • Meet at main lodge at 6:30 pm
    • More info: www.hintonnordic.ca or Hinton Nordic Centre facebook
    Where:  Hinton Nordic Centre
    When: 6:30 pm
    Fee:  membership or drop of fee required
     
  • Switzer Park Winter Activities

      FebFebruary  23, 2019
    • Come visit us at Switzer Visitor Centre from 11am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays in January and February
    • You can rent snowshoes
    • You can borrow toboggans
    • You can get trail information for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or fat biking
    • You can find out where to winter camp
    • You can buy firewood
    • You can grab some hot chocolate for your adventure and browse the gift shop
    Where:  Switzer Park Visitor Centre
    When: 11:00am
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Switzer Park Winter Activities

      FebFebruary  24, 2019
    • Come visit us at Switzer Visitor Centre from 11am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays in January and February
    • You can rent snowshoes
    • You can borrow toboggans
    • You can get trail information for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or fat biking
    • You can find out where to winter camp
    • You can buy firewood
    • You can grab some hot chocolate for your adventure and browse the gift shop
    Where:  Switzer Park Visitor Centre
    When: 11:00am
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wednesday Night Ski

      FebFebruary  27, 2019
    • Wednesday Night Group Ski at Hinton Nordic Centre - classic or skate skiing
    • Suitable for adults of all levels, lit trails
    • Meet at main lodge at 6:30 pm
    • More info: www.hintonnordic.ca or Hinton Nordic Centre facebook
    Where:  Hinton Nordic Centre
    When: 6:30 pm
    Fee:  membership or drop of fee required
     
  • Western Canadian Biathalon Championships - Calforex Cup

      MarMarch  02, 2019

    Biathlon is an Olympic winter sport, which combines competitive, free-technique cross-country skiing and small-bore rifle marksmanship.  This event is taking place on March 10 & 11, 2018.  Be sure to check www.hintonnordic.ca or the Hinton Nordic Centre facebook page for information and updates on this event

    Fee:  Fee for participants; free for spectators
     
  • Western Canadian Biathalon Championships - Calforex Cup

      MarMarch  03, 2019

    Biathlon is an Olympic winter sport, which combines competitive, free-technique cross-country skiing and small-bore rifle marksmanship.  This event is taking place on March 10 & 11, 2018.  Be sure to check www.hintonnordic.ca or the Hinton Nordic Centre facebook page for information and updates on this event

    Fee:  Fee for participants; free for spectators
     
  • Wednesday Night Ski

      MarMarch  06, 2019
    • Wednesday Night Group Ski at Hinton Nordic Centre - classic or skate skiing
    • Suitable for adults of all levels, lit trails
    • Meet at main lodge at 6:30 pm
    • More info: www.hintonnordic.ca or Hinton Nordic Centre facebook
    Where:  Hinton Nordic Centre
    When: 6:30 pm
    Fee:  membership or drop of fee required
     
  • Wednesday Night Ski

      MarMarch  13, 2019
    • Wednesday Night Group Ski at Hinton Nordic Centre - classic or skate skiing
    • Suitable for adults of all levels, lit trails
    • Meet at main lodge at 6:30 pm
    • More info: www.hintonnordic.ca or Hinton Nordic Centre facebook
    Where:  Hinton Nordic Centre
    When: 6:30 pm
    Fee:  membership or drop of fee required
     
  • Wednesday Night Ski

      MarMarch  20, 2019
    • Wednesday Night Group Ski at Hinton Nordic Centre - classic or skate skiing
    • Suitable for adults of all levels, lit trails
    • Meet at main lodge at 6:30 pm
    • More info: www.hintonnordic.ca or Hinton Nordic Centre facebook
    Where:  Hinton Nordic Centre
    When: 6:30 pm
    Fee:  membership or drop of fee required
     
  • Wednesday Night Ski

      MarMarch  27, 2019
    • Wednesday Night Group Ski at Hinton Nordic Centre - classic or skate skiing
    • Suitable for adults of all levels, lit trails
    • Meet at main lodge at 6:30 pm
    • More info: www.hintonnordic.ca or Hinton Nordic Centre facebook
    Where:  Hinton Nordic Centre
    When: 6:30 pm
    Fee:  membership or drop of fee required
     
  • Alberta Free Fishing Weekend

      JulyJuly  06, 2019

    July 6 & 7, 2019 is free Family Fishing Weekend in Alberta - no licence required!

    • Come give fishing a try in provincial parks with water bodies with open fishing seasons (not in national parks). All Alberta Fishing Regulations apply, like size and catch limits, still apply; be sure to be aware of annual changes to regulations
    • This includes all the lakes in William A. Switzer Park - and Jarvis Creek too
    • Check the Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Alberta Free Fishing Weekend

      JulyJuly  07, 2019

    July 6 & 7, 2019 is free Family Fishing Weekend in Alberta - no licence required!

    • Come give fishing a try in provincial parks with water bodies with open fishing seasons (not in national parks). All Alberta Fishing Regulations apply, like size and catch limits, still apply; be sure to be aware of annual changes to regulations
    • This includes all the lakes in William A. Switzer Park - and Jarvis Creek too
    • Check the Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Parks Day - William A. Switzer Provincial Park

      JulyJuly  20, 2019
    • 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 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

     
  • Cardinal Divide Butterfly Count

      JulyJuly  28, 2019
    • 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 4:30 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

     
  • Switzer Park Butterfly Count

      AugAugust  04, 2019
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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:  Boat Launch  Gregg Lake Day Use
    When: 11:00 AM
    Fee:  Free
    More Info: 

    780-865-5600

     
  • Johnson MS Mountain Bike Tour

      SeptSeptember  07, 2019

    Ride the Rockies to end MS!

    • The Johnson MS Mountain Bike Tour 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
    • To find out more and how to register, go here
    Fee:  Fundraising for participants; free for spectators
     
  • Johnson MS Mountain Bike Tour

      SeptSeptember  08, 2019

    Ride the Rockies to end MS!

    • The Johnson MS Mountain Bike Tour 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
    • To find out more and how to register, go here
    Fee:  Fundraising for participants; free for spectators