Tourism has increased in importance with the town capitalizing on its many outdoor attractions including a championship cross-country ski trail and the Beaver Boardwalk, featuring Hinton's wetlands and wildlife. The town is located 27 km east of JASPER NATIONAL PARK. The annual Föhn Festival is a celebration of Hinton's multiculturalism.
Hinton's history is rich and includes a memorable tragedy. In February 1986, 23 people died in a collision between a passenger train and a freight train 10 km east of here. The town's history is showcased in many different areas including storyboards, a forestry museum and the Natural Resources Interpretive Park.
Author ERIC J. HOLMGREN
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