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- On 25 May 2012
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William A Switzer Provincial Park
William A. Switzer Provincial Park is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. This 63 square kilometre park is a vast area of untouched forests, pure mountain lakes and rivers, dense pine forests, and a playground for all sorts of unique wildlife. The park is located just north of Jasper National Park, and sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Visitors can enjoy the invigorating clean air, the panoramic views of meadows, forests, and mountains, and the plethora of outdoor activities that await the adventurous in William A. Switzer Provincial Park.
William A. Switzer Provincial Park is located 20 minutes north of Hinton on Highway 40. It features 5 lakes, Gregg, Jarvis, Cache, Blue, and Graveyard. There are plenty of hiking and biking trails, as well as groomed cross-country ski trails, snowshoeing trails, and campgrounds with kitchen and shower facilities that are open year-round. The park also offers facilities with free snowshoe rentals, canoe rentals, fire pits, and picnic areas. In addition, many of the campsites include day-use facilities.