William A. Switzer Provincial Park

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William A. Switzer Provincial Park
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Highway 40 bisecting William A. Switzer Provincial Park
Map showing the location of William A. Switzer Provincial Park
Location of William A. Switzer Provincial Park in Alberta
Location Yellowhead County,  Alberta  Canada
Nearest city Hinton
Coordinates 53°30′N 117°48′W / 53.500°N 117.800°W / 53.500; -117.800Coordinates: 53°30′N 117°48′W / 53.500°N 117.800°W / 53.500; -117.800
Area 93 km2 (36 sq mi)
Established December 22, 1958
Governing body Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation

William A. Switzer Provincial Park is a provincial park in Alberta, Canada.

It is located on both sides of the Bighorn Highway, between Grande Cache and Hinton. Various campgrounds are maintained on the shores of Gregg Lake, Cache Lake, Blue Lake and Jarvis Lake.

The park is situated in the Canadian Rockies foothills, at an elevation of 1,150 m (3,770 ft) to 1,300 m (4,300 ft) and has a surface of 93 km2 (36 sq mi). It was established on December 22, 1958 and is maintained by Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. The park is named after former provincial Member of the Legislative Assembly William Switzer.

Activities[edit]

The following activities are available in the park:[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation & Culture. "Activities in William A. Switzer Provincial Park". Retrieved 2007-07-20. 

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