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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Hinton's 37th Annual Winter Magic Festival

Winter Magic 2024

Winter Magic Festival Returns for 37th Year

Shake off those January blues; Hinton’s Winter Magic Festival is just around the corner!

Winter Magic Festival returns February 9-25 for its 37th year with an exciting line-up of activities, including old favourites and new experiences.

Every February, Hintonites join together to create something amazing. Two weeks of winter activities, ranging from winter sports to cultural pursuits, break up the monotony of the cold weather and bring together residents and visitors to revel in the winter wonderland. The Town of Hinton, local non-profits, teams, organizations, and businesses all contribute and host events for the festival.

Iconic events returning to this year’s Winter Magic Festival include the Hinton Growler Fat Bike Race, a fat bike endurance race at Maxwell Lake on February 10, and the Chili Loppet, a family-friendly fun ski race event at Hinton Nordic Centre, on February 17.

Get active outdoors with winter activities at William A. Switzer Provincial Park, including snowshoe trails (snowshoe rentals available), tobogganing, skating, fat bike trails, ice fishing, and winter camping.  Plus, the Hinton Nordic Centre is offering free day passes for skiing for the duration of the festival. Guests must still register at the Main Lodge.

Also returning this year is the Hawaiian Luau Family Dance. Organized by Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), the community is invited to this special family-friendly event with the sounds and flavours of the islands, plus hula hoop competitions, the limbo, prizes and more. The Family Dance takes place at the Hinton Centre on February 9 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

Other exciting events lined up include Scrabble Around Town, pick up a passport from the Library, Winter Magic Polar Dip at the pool, Murder at the Museum: Murder Mystery Party on February 16 & 17, Axe throwing at the museum on February 24 and George Canyon at the Performing Arts Theatre for Hinton (The PATH) on February 24. 

For further information about Winter Magic Festival 2024 and to view the full calendar of events, head online to

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