Covering nearly 104,000 hectares, the Castle area is an ecologically-diverse expanse of mountains, foothills, forests, grasslands, rivers and lakes in southwestern Alberta. It is prized for its headwaters, biodiversity and functions as a key wildlife corridor. The Castle is culturally significant to First Nations, and forms part of the Crown of the Continent – the mountainous region where Alberta, British Columbia and Montana meet.
Government is protecting the area with two new designations within the Castle: an expanded Wildland Provincial Park and a new Provincial Park - from the Government of Alberta.
[Map showing locations of the new Castle Wildland Provincial Park and Castle Provincial Park. ++]