Beaver Boardwalk

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West Fraser Mills Ltd. sponsored the construction in 2006 of this
Beaver Boardwalk to commemorate the 50th anniversary of West
Fraser's Hinton operation and the Town of Hinton. In 1955, the
construction of the Hinton pulp mill began, with completion of the
facility taking place the following year. As well, in 1956 the Town
of Hinton was incorporated, amalgamating with Drinnan in 1957,
which makes up the valley area of present day Hinton.

Interpretive signs were updated in 2017, as a joint project of the
Town of Hinton and West Fraser Mills Ltd. This project was
supported through a grant provided by the Forest Resource
Improvement Association of Alberta.

The Beaver Boardwalk wishes to recognize the many sponsors that helped make this park a reality, including:
  • Whiskey Jack Bird Club
  • Forest Resources Improvement Association of Alberta
  • Fisheries & Ocean Canada

  • Hinton Rotary Club
  • Hinton Communities in Bloom
  • Teck
  • Alberta Lottery Fund

Trail System Map

Map Capture
Interpretive Opportunities
Throughout the Beaver Boardwalk are a number of signs, bearing content detailing flora, fauna, and messages of good forest stewardship. This offers visitors to the community, and residents, an opportunity to engage with the plants and animals of the natural environment, and learn more about ways we can help protect them and honour our natural environment.

You can learn more about the different signs on their respective pages, listed and linked below, or by viewing the brochure, available here (coming soon!). 

Amphibians
Bats
Beaver
Birds
Forest Stewardship
Mammals
Owls
Pine Trees 
Stickleback
Waterfowl 
Wetland Plants 
Why Wetlands are Special

Trail Edicate


  • Please help keep the trails litter-free by using the bear-proof garbage bins provided throughout the trail system. 
  • Cyclists must dismount when encountering other people. Using a bell is recommended. Remember to wear your helmets!
  • Trails are to be used for non-motorized recreation only. It is illegal to operate off-highway vehicles anywhere within town limits.
  • Do not damage or remove plants and other natural materials.
  • Dogs are permitted on trails, but should be kept under control at all times. Owners must clean up after their dogs.
  • Wildlife has the right of way – beavers, deer, elk, moose, black bears, wolves, grizzly bears and cougars may be encountered in the Hinton area.
  • Fires are not permitted on or adjacent to town trails. Help reduce the risk of forest fires.