Visitor Centres & Museums

Galloway Station Museum and Travel Centre

The Galloway Station Museum and Travel Centre is conveniently located in Edson almost exactly between Edmonton and Jasper – in the heart of the Yellowhead. This elegant, well-equipped facility is clearly visible and easily accessible from the Yellowhead Highway making it an ideal place to take a break, stretch your legs and relax for a few moments ... or a few hours.

Hours: Monday to Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 10AM–5PM
Sunday Closed

Phone: 780-723-5696

Hinton Visitor Information Centre

The centre is open year-round to assist tourists in any way to make their visit an enjoyable one. May through October have extended hours with travel counsellors available.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Oct-May
9:00 am - 7:00 pm May - Oct

Tipple Park Museum and Tourist Centre

The new Tipple Park Museum and Tourist Centre is conveniently located in beautiful Tipple Park in the centre of Evansburg just off of Highway 16 and the Pembina River Provincial Park. It is located on the very same spot the Evansburg Mine was situated beginning in 1912.Travelling back in time you can walk through and explore the 5 historic buildings located on this site.  


Summer Hours: Thursday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays and Holiday Mondays noon to 5
Winter Hours: Thursday to Saturday 10 am – 5 pm


*Events and programs may fall outside regular hours.

Phone: 780-727-2240

Wildwood Public Library

Thinking of going on a trip? Looking for information on camping, lodging, hostels or new ways to experience Alberta!

We can help - drop in and ask us. We are an accredited as an Alberta Visitor Information Centre. We have ideas that will keep you busy o long or day long trips. Information is available in print or online for almost any destination.

William A. Switzer Park

Switzer is a great year-round outdoor recreation destination that has four campgrounds, three group camping areas and three day use areas. The park's seasonal visitor centre provides picturesque views of Kelley's Bathtub.
Kelley's Bathtub
(21 km from Hinton on Hwy. 40 North)

Guided Trail Tours

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Horseback Adventures Ltd.

Horseback Vacations, Trail Rides & Pack Trips in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta Canada WELCOME INTO THE MOUNTAINS BEYOND

We have a horseback vacation to offer everyone from the novice to experienced rider., Real West vacations offer you more creature comforts of home for those who desire that, while our Wilderness Adventures will take you deep into the backcountry for extended periods of time for the more adventurous. The Canadian Rockies are an irresistable source of fascination, virtually unchanged since the early explorers.

Old Entrance B'nB


We provide guided horseback trail rides departing from our riding stables at Old Entrance along the scenic Athabasca River valley. A real western riding experience is provided with small groups of up to ten riders. Ride historic trails originally used by early explorers, trappers and forest rangers along the beautiful eastern slopes of the Rockies. These trails are over a variety of terrain; in the river valley, up onto open foothill ridges with spectacular mountain views and through mature evergreen forests and back down to Old Entrance.

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Black Cat Guest Ranch

Spend your vacation in the seclusion of a MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS AREA

The Black Cat Guest Ranch is one of Alberta's oldest, established in 1935. The Black Cat is a small, family owned and run guest ranch. Our lodge features 16 cozy rooms all facing a fabulous view of the first range of the Rocky Mountains. Located just outside of Jasper National Park, we offer the splendor of the Rockies without the crowds and hustle of the park.

Larry's Riding Stables

Enjoy a unique vacation experience sightseeing from horseback. Guided trail rides along the spectacular eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains from our riding stables just east of Jasper National Park.

Entrance Ranch

Trail rides by the hour or day in scenic foothills country with gorgeous mountain and river-views. Wildlife: elk, deer, coyotes and occasionally bears can be seen. Usually several rides a day.

Brule Trail Rides and Bed & Breakfast

Comfortable,cozy log home. Hospitality in the pristine Alberta Rocky Mountains. We are 1 hr from Jasper Town,30 minutes to Miette Hot Springs,15 min to Jasper National Park,15 min to Hinton Golf Course. We have scenic hiking to Orgre Canyon and the historic Brule Coal Mines. We provide guided-trail rides for our guests.


Rocky Mountain Adventures 

An organization representing numerous owner-operated businesses located in and around the Willmore Wilderness Park, providing you with nature-based accommodations and activities for individuals, groups and retreats.

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Unique Places

You'll find tons of places that make visiting Yellowhead County a once in a lifetime experience!


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Cadomin Cave

Hoodoos - Wild Sculpture Trail

Coal Branch Railway

Mountain Park

Cardinal Divide

Rosevear Ferry

Ogre Canyon

Brule Sand Dunes

Cadomin Cave

The Cadomin Caves have been temporarily closed for the 2011 season to lessen the risk of the White-Nose Syndrome spreading to bats in Alberta. For more information, please visit

The Cadomin Cave offers excitement…mystery…and a bit of danger if you do not remain aware of your surroundings. The trailhead is located about four km from Cadomin. The hike to the cave entrance takes about two hours. The hike is on rough terrain and can be steep, slippery and muddy with an elevation climb of about 300 metres. Proper clothing, footwear and caving equipment are required and it is recommended that people explore the cave as a group with a guide. Open from May 1st to August 31st. This phenomenal cave was created by time and ground water, and is one of the oldest in the province. Be warned that during the month of August visitors are not allowed to enter the cave between 7pm and 7am, as this is when the bats are the most active. It is one of three known bat hibernacula in Alberta. The caves offer everything from hiking (it's quite a climb to the cave entrance-so be prepared!) to rapelling. Maps are available at Jacoby's Store in Cadomin. Tours are available through Inroads Mountain Sports Ltd. 780-817-1512.

hiker at yellowhead county hoodoosHoodoos – Wild Sculpture Trail

Located 63 km north west of Edson, the Wild Sculpture Trail hosts a multitude of hoodoos formed from several thick layers of rock that, over a period of time were eroded into their current shape with wind and water. The name "Hoodoo" is analogous to the word "Voodoo", meaning strange, sinister and magical - which was how the people of the past viewed these awesome sculptures. Unique to Alberta, the hoodoos are a magical hiking phenomenon. This site also offers unique flora and wildlife, such as an old-growth white spruce forest. Take 51st Street north from Edson that will take you out to the North Road, also known as Highway 748. Follow Highway 748 North to the Emerson Creek Road. Turn left at the Emerson Creek Road. Next turn will be left into the Equestrian Staging Area. The Hoodoos are a 15 minute hike in from the parking lot. These are mostly gravel roads (only 16 km of pavement). You can also access the Hoodoos by other oilfield roads such as the Medicine Lodge Road or the Sundance Road, which are sometimes very rough.

Coal Branch Railway

One of the first railways established in western Canada, the Coal Branch Railway is a great piece of history. Completed in 1910, this railway was a link from Bickerdike (seven miles west of Edson) to the coal mining towns of the Rockies (Entrance and Brule on the north leg and Robb, Coalspur, Mercoal, and Cadomin on the south leg). The railway was used to transport the coal that was extracted from the many mines lining the railway. As the production of the mines declined though, the railway was used less and less, until it finally shut down in the 1950's when the last of the coal mines were closed. Visiting these sites will give you an appreciation of, and insight to, the past. The refurbished railway station is now at the Galloway Museum in Edson.

Mountain Park

It's now a ghost town, but Mountain Park used to be a thriving village of over 1000 people. As the first mine on the western side of the Coal Branch Railway, Mountain Park was the highest elevation point in Canada-over 6200 feet! Due to the coal depression after the Second World War though, the surface mining operations declined. Soon no more remained of the town but faint traces of buildings and a cemetery that previous town residents maintain. The cemetery is still kept up today, and represents a wonderful piece of our heritage.

Cardinal Divide

The Cardinal Divide Area features not only the Cardinal Divide itself, but the Cardinal River Headwaters, Harlequin Creek and Tripoli Ridge. The Cardinal Divide is an elevation of land that separates the Arctic Drainage (McLeod – Athabasca Rivers) from drainage to Hudson’s Bay (Cardinal – North Saskatchewan Rivers. The Cardinal Divide is a day use area with hiking trails and is not maintained during the winter months. The Divide is about 20 km from Cadomin along the Grave Flats Road. At Mountain Park the haul road veers right while the Grave Flats Road crosses the McLeod River twice, then begins its ascent to the Cardinal Divide. Those who hike the trail will find the crest of the eastern ridge about two km away. Hikers can follow the exposed ridge to its summit about 3km further along. With much unique wildlife and wildflowers surrounding it, this place makes for a truly pleasurable alpine view.

Rosevear Ferry

Go take a ride on a historic ferry! The first settlers of Alberta used this ferry in order to be able to cross the railhead that was being built at that time. The Rosevear Ferry has been in operation for over seventy years and is one of only seven ferries remaining in Alberta today. In 1995 there were 15,557 vehicles and 14,165 people recorded which crossed the ferry. In 1997 the Bleriot Ferry was transferred to the Rosevear site, as the ferry which had been there was starting to decay. The ferry is still in operation today-and it's free! To access the ferry go north off Highway 16 on Range Road 154, also known as the Rosevear Road. Or you can take Secondary Highway 748 north east of Edson and then south on Range Road 154. Well signed location.

Ogre Canyon

South west of Brule lies the Ogre Canyon. The canyon and the sinkholes within it were carved out by streams and underground water. In the 1900's the Ogre Canyon trail was used as a packhorse trail, transporting explorers and their goods through the mountains. The mountain consists of many switchbacks, which rise up to a height of over 900 meters! Once at the top, hikers descend down until the trail ends at Bedson Ridge. The climb is quite a hairy one, and only experienced climbers with proper climbing gear should attempt this hike. As well, the gravel road to the canyon is treacherous so four-wheel drive is advised. The Ogre Canyon parking area is about seven km from the townsite. The best way to access the Canyon is to drive to the end of main street in Brule, park your car and walk down the old railway grade. Please remember to shut all the horse gates after you go through. Guided tours are available through Black Cat Ranch.

Brule Sand Dunes

These three story sand dunes are fun place to hike, bike or quad. In the 1900's the Grand Trunk Pacific railway ran across these desert-like dunes helping to connect the Rockies to Edmonton. Although drifting sand over the tracks caused this section of the railway to be shut down, remains of some of the tracks are still visible today. So take a drive out to the dunes and spend a whole day relaxing and taking in the breath-taking scenery. The sand dunes are best accessed through the Wildhorse Lake and Kinky Lake Campgrounds north off of Highway 16 West.

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