The town of Hinton is situated 290 km west of the city of Edmonton and 80 km east of the town of Jasper along Highway 16 also called Yellowhead Trail, after a native guide which the first French settlers nicknamed “Tęte Jaune”.

From the south the Bighorn Highway 40 leads through Kananaskis Country, passes east of Canmore, crosses David Thompson Highway 11 by Nordegg to Hinton. The scenic Route to the Alaska Highway continues from here to the North through Grande Cache and Grande Prairie.

Hinton can also be reached:

1.  by bus: regular service from Greyhound bus lines

2. by train: regular service east and west from VIA Rail

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