Hinton is located in the west-central part of Alberta, approximately 280 km west of Edmonton, the Province’s capital, and about 40 km east of the Jasper National Park Gates. This “Gateway to the Rockies” town was named in 1911 after William D. Hinton, Vice President and General Manager of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.
Nestled in the Rocky Mountain Foothills it showcases magnificent mountain views, land and wildlife that allow the population of approximately 10,000 people to enjoy a lifestyle that involves hiking, fishing, quadding, hunting, skiing and a variety of other outdoor sports.
In addition to being an outdoor playground, Hinton has built itself up culturally, and offers a variety of art, music, and dance clubs and classes, as well as an annual multicultural Fohn Festival (http://www.hinton.ca/?nid=397) and a Rotary Arts Festival (http://yraf.com). Hinton is also located a short drive to the world renown Miette Hot Springs – a relaxing treat for locals and visitors alike.
Hinton’s durable economy is driven by a variety of industries, including oil, petroleum, timber (West Fraser Pulp and Saw Mill), coal (Cardinal Coal, Obed Mine), sand & gravel and tourism.
If you would like more information on Hinton, you can visit the Town of Hinton website at http://www.hinton.ca/ or contact me and we’d be glad to send you some information on the town.