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Things to Do in Hinton, Alberta

If you’re traveling to Jasper National Park for a vacation, consider staying in Hinton. Located just 20 km from the park, Hinton is an affordable, convenient alternative to the inflated prices of Jasper, and features many attractions of its own. In the summer, the area offers great fishing, hiking, golf, rafting, and more, while the winter season features some of Canada’s best skiing, as well as plenty of shopping and indoor entertainment options.

Our Location

Conveniently located along Hinton’s main Yellowhead Highway, the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites is within walking distance to several restaurants, Tim Hortons Coffee and a short drive to the Parks West Mall. We are just a few minutes by car from the Hinton Healthcare Centre and the Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre.

Local Attractions


With countless lakes, rivers and streams all bursting with fish, the Hinton area is a fisher’s dream. There are several whitefish and Trout species to try for, as well as ice fishing in four lakes in the Hinton area. Check out the tour guide list below for fishing adventure tour companies, or look here for more information on local fishing.

Hiking And Cross-Country Skiing

Explore the trails around the Beaver Boardwalk, Hardisty Creek, Happy Creek, Thompson Lake, Maxwell Lake and several other hiking trails in the Hinton area. Designated trails are designed for hikers and cyclists alike, and can even be used for cross-country skiing in the winter time. Trail information can be found here.

Mountain Biking

Hinton is home to a fantastic Bike Park, with a skills area, 30 acres of park space and an extensive trail system. The skills area has wooden, rock and natural skills features, with high skinnies, teeter totters, narrow to wide bridges and a beginner pump track.


The Hinton Golf Club has been lovingly nicknamed by golfers as The Enchanted Forest for is picture-perfect course. The Golf Club features 18 holes, a driving range with a putting and chipping area, a licensed clubhouse with mountain and course views, golf lessons, and rentals.

Winter Sports

The Hinton Nordic Centre boasts 35 km of expertly groomed trails for classic skiing, with day passes and ski rentals available. There is a biathlon course loop, cross-country skiing and a rustic day lodge to relax in after a day in the snow.

Restaurants In Hinton

Hinton may be a small town, but there is certainly no lack of great places to eat! At the hotel, we offer an on site restaurant, Tokyo Sushi, with many delicious Japanese cuisine items. Go for some Chinese fare at Royal Garden Restaurant or Apple Valley Restaurant, or get your fill on steak and pizza at Cedar Creek Steak House & Pizza, George’s Steak and Pizza, Gus’ Pizza Place or L & W Pizza & Spaghetti House.

If you’re looking for a charming coffee house, The Old Grind serves up specialty coffee, breakfast, lunch and sweets, and houses an open mic night the first Friday of every month. Feel free to ask us about more eateries here in Hinton at the front desk!

Local Shopping

With comfortable seating areas around rustic stone fireplaces, Parks West Mall is where you can satisfy your shopping needs, with Starbucks Coffee, Walmart, Safeway, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Bootlegger, Ardene, Intersport and more. For handcrafted gifts and keepsakes, check out The Tickle Trunk and Happy Creek Pottery.

Hinton Rentals And Guided Tour Companies

Need a car? Or perhaps an Adventure Tour Guide? Look no further for a complete list of rental services and guide outfitters: