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“A walk on the wild side..”

The Beaver Boardwalk
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Hinton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Boardwalk with handicap access. We saw 2 beavers in actionat dusk. Well worth a visit. Ask a local for directions.
Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“A walk on the wild side..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

This walkway is superb. To miss it would be unforgivable. Do not forget yr camera and maybe take a picnic !

Visited June 2014
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“An Awesome Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

We met an Australian traveling with ten others who said to us, "You're going to Hinton? Well, that was the best place we stopped because there is this really neat Beaver Boardwalk". now these people had traveled to quite a few places in the Canadian Rockies. The Boardwalk is 3 Km with a great chance to see beavers. The boardwalk was built by local volunteers, it was definitely worth visiting. I'd suggest early in the morning or maybe after dinner. The beavers were busy building while we were there.

Visited June 2014
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Lloydminster, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Can see this at home, it is a nice place to go for a walk after dinner, but not a main attraction by any means

Visited August 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Beautiful and Educational”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

This boardwalk is huge! There is so much to see and learn along the boardwalk, that you could spend a full day there. The beavers have become somewhat accustomed to being watched, so they are usually easy to spot. The boardwalk was all built by one man's vision who still lives nearby. Some small sections of the boardwalk may be underwater due the the ever-changing water levels by the beavers, but they are easily detoured. Locals often come out to see the beavers feed on branches and bark in the evenings. There are a couple of lookout points to view the area from, and are great places for bird watchers and to view other wildlife. My kids especially enjoy pond-dipping along the way. Almost all of the boardwalk is wheelchair accessible. It may be hard to believe, but before this amazing transformation, this area was a swamp full of garbage.

Visited October 2013
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Hinton, Canada
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5 reviews
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“Highlight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

The Beaver Boardwalk is one of the highlights of a visit to the Town of Hinton. It leads you through a beautiful wetland, with birds, fish, and beavers. A great spot on a warm Summer evening.

Visited September 2013
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