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
Alberta Lottery Fund
Trail System Map
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!).