This world-class facility develops and delivers technical and safety training programs for forest and wildfire management, providing services to more than 10,000 clients each year. The funding will allow for interior updates in the Mountainview and Valleyview residences to support a better learning environment and experience at the centre.

“Alberta’s government is spending about $8.6 million on four Hinton infrastructure maintenance projects. This is part of an almost $2 billion investment into capital maintenance and renewal projects throughout the province that can be actioned quickly so we can keep companies operating and Albertans working.”

Jason Kenney, Premier

The government capital maintenance and renewal projects in Hinton will create more than 50 construction jobs, supporting the local economy and maintaining provincial infrastructure.

“The Hinton Training Centre is a key piece of Alberta’s wildfire and forest management network and ensures that we have the personnel to manage our province’s resources. This investment will directly support our forestry experts that protect our communities and manage Alberta’s forests every day.”

Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry

Capital maintenance and renewal investments like this one help to maintain the facilities where government programs and supports are administered and delivered to Albertans every day. This project invests in vital repairs like updating HVAC systems and replacing interior finishes to ensure our province’s infrastructure continues to provide value for Albertans.

“Forestry and tourism are huge economic drivers for our area, and maintaining the Hinton Training Centre supports both of those industries. This project provides good construction jobs to keep Albertans working and stimulates the local economy right here in Hinton, where it matters most.”

Martin Long, MLA for West Yellowhead

Alberta’s Recovery Plan is a bold, ambitious long-term strategy to build, diversify, and create tens of thousands of jobs now. By building schools, roads and other core infrastructure we are benefiting our communities. By diversifying our economy and attracting investment with Canada’s most competitive tax environment, we are putting Alberta on a path for a generation of growth. Alberta came together to save lives by flattening the curve and now we must do the same to save livelihoods, grow and thrive.

Quick facts

  • The Hinton Training Centre first opened its doors in 1960, and is a self-contained technical training facility that sits on 14 hectares in and around Hinton.
  • The centre designs and delivers more than 60 wildfire management training courses annually, including seasonal wildland firefighter training. The centre also delivers forest management training that supports the sustainability and health of Alberta’s forests.
  • Consistent, high-quality training for wildfire and forest management personnel ensures worker and public safety, and allows us to effectively protect and manage our province’s natural resources.
  • This project is part of the more than $10 billion infrastructure spending announced as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan. This spending includes:
    • $6.9 billion Budget 2020 capital spending
    • $980 million accelerated for Capital Maintenance and Renewal
    • $200 million for Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program and water infrastructure projects
    • $600 million in strategic infrastructure projects
    • $500 million in municipal infrastructure
    • $1.5 billion for Keystone XL

Alberta's Recovery Plan