Things To Do In The Hinton-Jasper Area

As one of the gateway towns to the majestic Jasper National Park, Hinton, Alberta has a lot to offer its national and international visitors. With local attractions like great fishing, hiking, golfing, shopping and indoor entertainment, there is no shortage of fun things to do in Hinton year-round.

Our Location

Hinton is located just 20 km east of Jasper National Park along the Yellowhead Highway and the Athabasca River. The Days Inn Hinton-Jasper Park Hotel is located in the middle of Hinton, right off the Yellowhead Highway, not far from Thompson Lake.

Book your stay at the Days Inn Hinton-Jasper Park Hotel today for the best accommodation rates and room availability!

Dining Out in Hinton

There is no shortage of eateries in Hinton, several of which are within easy walking distance from the Days Inn Hinton. Ranchers Sports Bar & Grill features an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet, a Sunday brunch special and free delivery if you prefer to dine in at our hotel. For a great burger and awesome steaks, stroll into Cedar Creek Steakhouse & Pizza just a few minutes east by foot. Just a few steps further down the road is Milos Grill Steakhouse & Pizza.

More Restaurants Nearby

  • Tokyo Sushi Restaurant
  • Joey’s Seafood Restaurants
  • The Gourmet Lunchbox
  • Husky House Restaurant
  • Stone Peak Restaurant and Lounge
  • Boston Pizza
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Arby’s
  • Tim Hortons
  • McDonalds
  • Dairy Queen
  • KFC
  • A&W
  • Gus’s Pizza Place
  • McCraken Country Inn & Tea House
  • Pearl’s Bake Shop
  • Royal Garden Restaurant
  • Smitty’s
  • Sweet Lou’s Lounge & Grill
  • The Old Grind

Shopping in Hinton

This region inspires some wonderful artisanal work, so why not take a stroll through downtown Hinton and pick out a few pieces to take home? The Tickle Trunk is a whimsical one-stop shop for handmade crafts, woodworking, stained glass, pottery, and more, with new items arriving daily from local artists and crafters. For a beautiful piece of Native art and crafts, take a look through Cree-Ator Designs, which features dream catchers medicine wheels, paintings, and more. An added bonus: Each piece comes with written legends and stories.

If you are looking for everything in one location, hit up Parks West Mall, just a few minutes westbound down the Yellowhead Highway from the Days Inn Hinton. With major stores such as Safeway, Walmart and Dollarama, the mall also has a cozy leisure seating area with a fireplace, which might be a great way to pass a rainy day.

Outdoor Activities

Hunting, fishing, trailblazing ... you name it, Hinton’s got it. From family friendly adventures to full-on backcountry experiences, Hinton’s local outdoor recreation specialists can help you make the most of this beautiful region.

Walking & Hiking Trails

Tie up your laces, grab some water and snacks, and hit the multipurpose trails surrounding Hinton. Explore Hardisty Creek, Happy Creek, Thompson Lake, Maxwell Lake and more, designed for walking, cycling, and even cross-country skiing when the weather permits. For more detailed information about some of Hinton’s most popular trails, check out our Attractions page.

Tours & Adventures

Looking to spice up your Rocky Mountain adventure with something a little out of the ordinary? No problem. From helicopter tours to horseback riding and big-game hunting, Hinton has something for everyone.

Fishing Tours

Rocky Mountain Fishing Adventures offers half-day, full-day or overnight guided fishing tours, and even ice-fishing adventures during the winter. Trips include all fishing gear and supplies, foul weather clothing, PFDs, and transportation from Hinton, and your guide will clean, prepare, and cook your fresh catch for a delicious lunch break.

Hinton Helicopter Tours

The options are limitless, with several top tour companies flying high in the sky over this gorgeous landscape. Check out High Country Helicopter Tours or Peregrine Helicopters to start.

Hinton On Horse back

Experienced tour guides at Horseback Adventures provide excellent guided trail-rides in the area around Hinton, as does Larry’s Riding Stables and Old Entrance Trail Rides.


Big-Game Hunting Tours

Larry’s Riding Stables offers guide services for big-game hunters, including fully outfitted packtrips in the pristine Willmore Wilderness Park. Big game species include moose, elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tail deer, black bear, wolf and cougar. APOS permits are obtainable on lease.


Whatever your reason for staying, you'll love our clean, spacious hinton accommodations and friendly service. Book a room today and ensure that your stay in the Hinton-Jasper area will be a pleasant one.