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“Amazing...tucked into a residential area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Beaver Boardwalk

The Beaver Boardwalk
Collinge Road, Hinton, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Hinton
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Owner description: Boardwalk with handicap access. We saw 2 beavers in actionat dusk. Well worth a visit. Ask a local for directions.
Victoria, Canada
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“Amazing...tucked into a residential area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was an incredible find. Totally free, this boardwalk of many kms is obviously used by locals for evening strolls, watching the sunset and visiting with the beavers.

It was a project to protect the wetlands while at the same time give the public access in a non-obtrusive way. There were descriptive and interesting display boards along the way explaining the local vegetation, habits of the wildlife and the boardwalk project itself.

Signage was good to get there although our hotel had to direct us in the right direction to start with. Parking is free

For young children, care must be taken as this boardwalk has no handrails. It is hard to pass another group going the other way as it is quite narrow. The water level is right up to the boardwalk.

Seeing the beavers so close is incredible and worth the time takes to wait for them to come out.

Go in the evening/dusk as this is when the beavers who are nocturnal will appear, but leave before it gets dark. There are no lights.

Visited July 2014
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Toronto
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“A gem in Hinton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a must see if you are in Hinton. A wonderful boardwalk/park. Don't forget your camera as the many beavers are very active.

Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“must see in Hinton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

rustic boardwalk for a quiet get away. The beavers come out in the early evening. A highlight of our stop in Hinton.

Visited August 2013
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Hinton, Canada
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“Canada's National Symbol on display”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There are few places in Canada where wildlife can be observed in their natural environment. The Beaver Boardwalk is one of them. What better viewing could you ask for than to watch the national symbol of Canada - the beaver - going about his daily business? People from all over the world have visited this attraction and without exception they loved it.

Visited June 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“Great Mini Adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

For a small town like Hinton, I was surprised by this little park adventure. It was really well done. While we did not see any beavers, we did enjoy the little walk. Will try again next time...

Visited June 2014
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