William A. Switzer Provincial Park is a lovely, uncrowded alternative to the Rocky Mountain national parks. It is nestled in the foothills 21 kilometres northwest of Hinton on Highway 40. Switzer encompasses more than 63 square kilometres and is relatively undisturbed. Pine, spruce and aspen forests surround the park's chain of five small lakes. Many animals live in the park including grizzly and black bears, wolves, lynx, cougar, moose, elk, deer, beavers and 122 bird species.
Switzer is a great year-round outdoor recreation destination that has four campgrounds, three group camping areas and three day use areas. The park's seasonal visitor centre provides picturesque views of Kelley's Bathtub.