William A. Switzer Provincial Park, Hinton

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William A. Switzer Provincial Park is a provincial park in Alberta, Canada.It is located on both sides of the Bighorn Highway, between Grande Cache and Hinton. Various campgrounds are maintained on the shores of Gregg Lake, Cache Lake, Blue Lake and Jarvis Lake.The park is situated in the Canadian Rockies foothills, at an elevation of 1150m to 1300m and has a surface of 93km2. It was established on December 22, 1958 and is maintained by Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. The park is named after former provincial Member of the Legislative Assembly William Switzer.
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  • Once you leave Hwy 16 going north on Hwy 40 you quickly rise higher up the mountain. You start to see awesome views and if you like to hike you will find several area to hike. And when you are hiking ...  more »
  • It has several beautiful lakes for canoeing or swimming. A great place to hike and enjoy the outdoors.  more »
  • We had done quite a lot of walking in mountains and wanted something a bit different. This was mostly flat but it was very boring to our way of thinking. It was virtually all in forest with hardly any...  more »
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  • Attended a field trip with an elementary school, the guide was very informative and we had lots of fun doing the planned activities. The facilities were well set up for us to have a sheltered place to eat when the rain came.
  • Live the forest here. Very well maintained camp site. Goid for everything from tents to large units.
  • Camping is abundant, clean and spacious. Lakes are beautiful and the natural scenery is great. Lots of walking, hiking and nature viewing.
  • Quiet and peaceful beautiful lake. Jarvis Lake and Kelly's Bathtub.
  • Serene country experience. No cell coverage.

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