Sasquatch River Markers

Yellowhead County Protective Services has placed several Sasquatch signs at various launch spots on Yellowhead County rivers with an aim to alert river users to the potential consequences on the river and to act as a rescue tool if needed.

The signs also act as a rescue assistance tool. Each sign is numbered, and anyone needing help on the river can reference the last numerical sign they saw if they need to call 9-1-1 for help. That number will give first responders a better idea of where they are stranded on the river and help to reduce the time for first responders to locate the source of the distress call.

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The Sasquatch campaign is part of a partnership with several other Eastern Slopes counties in Alberta that are working together to remind people to reduce their environmental footprint when participating in recreational activities in our natural areas and is aimed at all outdoor recreational users. The Sasquatch river signage campaign is a Yellowhead County Protective Services specific initiative.

 

 

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

Website: www.gallowaystationmuseum.com
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

www.hintonchamber.com/tourist-info
1-877-446-8666
780-865-2777


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.

Website: www.tippleparkmuseum.com 
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. 

www.wildwoodlibrary.ab.ca
780-325-3882


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. 

www.albertaparks.ca/william-a-switzer
Kelley's Bathtub
(21 km from Hinton on Hwy. 40 North)
780-865-5600

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.
www.horsebackadventuresltd.com

Old Entrance B'nB

OLD ENTRANCE TRAILRIDES - HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDING WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF ALBERTA ROCKIES:

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.
www.oldentrance.ab.ca

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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.
www.blackcatguestranch.ca/riding
www.blackcatguestranch.ca/hiking

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.
trailrides.aloak.net/Trailrides

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.
www.entranceranch.com

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.
www.canadianbandbguide.ca/bb.asp?ID=3063

 

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.

www.albertarockiesadventures.com

County Offices

EDSON OFFICE (MAIN)

2716 - 1 Avenue,Edson,AB. T7E 1N9
Phone: 780-723-4800
Toll Free: 1-800-665-6030
Fax: 780-723-5066

WILDWOOD OFFICE

53404 Rge Rd 92A,Wildwood,AB.
Phone: 780-325-3782
Toll Free 1-800-814-3935
Fax: 780-325-3783

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