Welcome to Hinton ...
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Hinton, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated in 1928.
The town of Hinton is 3,440 feet [1,049 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude of Hinton is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Hinton lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).
Area codes for Hinton: (780) & (587)<2>
The Canadian Postal Code for Hinton: T7V<3>
Websites for Hinton ...
Official Website: www.town.hinton.ab.ca/
Communities Also Named Hinton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Hinton - they are located in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Missouri, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hinton.
Communities near Hinton ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hinton.
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Obed
- Obed lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Hinton
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Obed came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Obed
- Swan Landing
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Landing
- Swan Landing lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Hinton
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Landing
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
- Pocahontas lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Hinton
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocahontas came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
- Continue List (6 more) ...
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luscar
- Luscar lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the south of Hinton
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Luscar
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercoal
- Mercoal lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the southeast of Hinton
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercoal
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cadomin
- Cadomin lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Hinton
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Cadomin
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalspur
- Coalspur lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Hinton
- Coalspur has also been known as:
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalspur
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robb
- Robb lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Hinton
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Robb
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlboro
- Marlboro lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<4> to the east of Hinton
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlboro came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlboro
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hinton ...
Looking for more information about Hinton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Hinton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hinton.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Hinton: www.town.hinton.ab.ca/
The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/
|<1>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hinton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
|<2>||Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).|
|<3>||The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Hinton, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Hinton). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Hinton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.|
|<4>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hinton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hinton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HintonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.4023, Longitude: -117.5814 |
|<5>||While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.|
|<6>||If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.|