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William A. Switzer Provincial Park

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Address: Highway 40, Hinton, Alberta, Canada
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beautiful scenery

A nice drive and beautiful natural area to explore. Swimming in Kelly's bathtub is a fun way to spend and afternoon with a picnic lunch.

Reviewed 6 January 2016
Lori S
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Hinton, Canada
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Hinton, Canada
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8 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2016

A nice drive and beautiful natural area to explore. Swimming in Kelly's bathtub is a fun way to spend and afternoon with a picnic lunch.

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Thank Lori S
Hinton, Canada
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 25 December 2015

By far the most beautiful view at Kelley's Bathtub. A place for all seasons and all activities. Whether you are looking for cross-country ski or hiking trails, a lake or a creek for canoeing, fishing or skating, full-service or rugged camping, this provincial park has it all. Home of year round school programs and summer interpretive activities. Go bird watching... More 

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Thank elanfedo
Hinton, Canada
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

The sky is the limit here for the outdoor enthusiast. Summer and Winter sports and activities are endless, such as swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing, camping, XC skiing, Luge, snowshoeing, skating, ice fishing, to mention a few.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We visited this park when the fall foliage was at peak. We drove to Gregg Lake and Cache Lake. It was too rainy for hiking. It was really cool to see all the beautiful yellow trees. The view at Gregg lake was spectacular even with the rain and clouds. We only saw 3 deer, although there is much more wildlife... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

William A Switzer park lakes never fail to disappoint whether your hiking for an hour or day the scenery is wonderful and the trails not to difficult another positive is that it's close to many urban centres.

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Thank Joe N
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

That there is such a diverse and interesting camp ground so close to Jasper Need more thsn a couple of days to tske in highlights of this park Staff and fellow campers friendly annd helpful must be all the fresh air lol

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Thank Harry H
Edmonton, Canada
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Camped in "Lakeside" for two weeknights in July with a tent. The place was almost deserted, which is good and bad when your camping. We were closest to the lake which the kids played in a ton. There is a small playground and swing swt which are fun for about 20 min. but loose their appeal prety quick. There are... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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133 reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

They recently spent millions on this campground, but I don't see anything really new. We stayed here for 4 nights. We chose a spot close to the flush toilets (for my wife and daughters), but were told upon arrival that the washrooms in that loop (F) were broken. They had place several porta-potties around the loop. This wasn't so bad,... More 

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Hinton, Canada
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

A wonderfully maintained and "user friendly" Provincial park with accessible trails, Lakes, viewing blinds, campgrounds and Day use areas.Boating, swimming, fishing and camping can all be done in this neck of the woods as well as access to Provincial Park Wardens in the Switzer Visitor Information Centre at Kellys Bathtub. Do not miss this opportunity to explore this wonderful area... More 

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Thank Melissa W
Sherwood Park, Canada
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Really nice campsite. The only thing to improve the campgrounds would be to have 1 more outhouse at the other end of the campsite instead of just the 1 location. The beach in the day use area across the lake from the campsite was great and busy but a must to do when you come here. This is a water... More 

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