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  • Wilderness Survival Family Program 10:30am-12:30pm

    July  19, 2018


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    Wilderness Survival Family Program

    • 10:30am -12:30pm
    • Meet at Camping Loop D Parking Lot/Trail Head
    • Learn some tips and tricks on how build a shelter, use a compass and build a fire.
    • Wear bug spray, sunscreen, hats, & bring water.

    Join Michelle for 2 hours of challenge and adventure! Meet at Camping Loop D Parking Lot/Trail Head.

    Where:  Beaver Mines Lake Campground - Trail head near Loop D  Beaver Mines Lakeview Day Use
    When: 10:30 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Learn to Fish 1:30pm-3:30pm

    July  19, 2018


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    1:30 - 3:30pm

    Enjoy time with your family and a Castle Park Guide while you learn how to tie a fishing line, cast and reel, identify fish, fish responsibly, and more!

    Bring drinking water, wear sunscreen and a hat.  Fishing gear and license are included!

    Where:  Beaver Mines Lake Boat Launch  Beaver Mines Boat Launch Day Use
    When: 1:30 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • OPEN DAILY 10am -4pm Outdoor Visitor Information Center (1)

    July  19, 2018


    Open Daily 10am-4pm until September 2

    Castle Communicators are pleased to greet visitors with information on: trails, recreation opportunities, wildlife safety, natural and cultural history, and share some "Wild Wisdom".  Pick up 2018 maps, firewood permits, designated camping permits and more.  Plan to stop for a short time, take part in the Wild Wisdom Guided Hike, and/or enjoy a break and chat with our staff. 

    Outdoor Visitor Information Center highway 774 @ Syncline South parking lot and warming hut until the paving project begins. Once paving starts, we will be relocating to the intersection of Highway 774 and Castle River Bridge road. Look for the signs.

    Where:  Look for signs along Highway 774  Syncline South Day Use
    When: 10:00 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Secret Life of Trees Guided Walk 10:30am -12pm

    July  20, 2018


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    10:30am -12pm

    Did you know that some trees need animals to survive? Join a Castle Park Interpreter on a quest to discover secrets held by the forest of Beaver Mines Lake.

    Bring a water bottle, light jacket (dress for the weather), where a hat and sunscreen and hiking shoes or boots for this easy informative walk in the forest!

    Where:   Beaver Mines Lakeview trail head near loop D  Beaver Mines Lakeview Day Use
    When: 10:30 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Parks Day - Castle PP Beaver Mines Lake 10:30am-12:30pm

    July  21, 2018


    Wilderness Survival Family Program

    • 10:30am -12:30pm
    • Learn some tips and tricks on how build a shelter, use a compass and build a fire.
    • Wear bug spray, sunscreen, hats, & bring water.
    • Meet at Camping Loop D Parking Lot/Trail Head.

    Join Michelle for 2 hours of challenge and adventure! Meet at Camping Loop D Parking Lot/Trail Head.

    Where:  Beaver Mines Lake Campground- trail head near Loop D  Castle PP
    When: 10:30 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Parks Day - Castle PP Castle Falls

    July  21, 2018


    Wildlife of the Castle Provincial Park Campfire Program

    7pm-9pm

    • Meet in the Day Use Area at the Falls
    • Drop in for this evening campfire and discover some little known facts about wildlife
    • Take part in fun wildlife themed games, win prizes
    • Enjoy a hot chocolate or tea, and roast a marshmallow or two!
    • Bring a lawn chair, a mug, a fork (for cake), bug spray and a smile.

     

    Where:  Castle Falls Campground- Day Use Area  Castle PP
    When: 7:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Campfires (1)

    July  21, 2018


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    7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Practice some wilderness skills, identify wildlife tracks, stay for the marshmallow roast and more!  Bring your own lawn chair, marshmallow roasting device, your own cup for hot chocolate or tea and a warm coat or blanket!

    Where:  Castle Falls Day Use
    When: 7:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wild Wisdom - Medicinal and Edible Plants of the Castle Guided Hike (1)

    July  22, 2018


    10:30am- 12:00pm

    Enjoy a healing experience and guided walk with Castle Park Guides Anna or Lauren, as they reveal fascinating medicinal properties of some wild plants in the area.  Wear sunscreen, a hat, good walking shoes and bring insect repellant, a light jacket and water bottle.

    Where:  Outdoor Visitor Information Center highway 774 @ Syncline South parking lot and warming hut  Syncline South Day Use
    When: 10:30 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wild Wisdom - Medicinal and Edible Plants of the Castle Guided Hike 10:30am-12noon (1)

    July  23, 2018


    10:30am- 12noon

    Enjoy a healing experience and guided walk with Castle Park Guides Anna or Lauren, as they reveal fascinating medicinal properties of some wild plants in the area.  Wear sunscreen, a hat, good walking shoes and bring insect repellant, a light jacket and water bottle.

    Meet at Beaver Mines Lakeview Trail Head near Loop D.

    Where:  Beaver Mines Lakeview Trail Head near Loop D  Beaver Mines Lakeview Day Use
    When: 10:30 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • OPEN DAILY 10am-4pm Visitor Information Center

    July  23, 2018


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    Open Daily 10am-4pm until September 2

    Castle Communicators are pleased to greet visitors with information on: trails, recreation opportunities, wildlife safety, natural and cultural history, and share some "Wild Wisdom".  Pick up 2018 maps, firewood permits, designated camping permits and more.  Plan to stop for a short time, take part in the Wild Wisdom Guided Hike, and/or enjoy a break and chat with our staff. 

    Outdoor Visitor Information Center highway 774 @ Syncline South parking lot and warming hut until the paving project begins. Once paving starts, we will be relocating to the intersection of Highway 774 and Castle River Bridge road. Look for the signs.

    Where:  Look for signs along Highway 774  Syncline South Day Use
    When: 10:00 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • OPEN DAILY 10am -4pm Outdoor Visitor Information Center

    July  24, 2018


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    10am-4pm Daily

    The Castle Communicators are pleased to greet visitors with information on: trails, recreation opportunities, wildlife safety, natural and cultural history, and share some "Wild Wisdom".  Pick up 2018 maps, firewood permits, designated camping permits and more.  Plan to stop for a short time, and/or enjoy a break and chat with our staff. 

    Please note that highway 774 will undergo paving starting in late July. Once paving begins, the location of the Visitor Information Center will be changing to the:

    Intersection of Hwy 774 and Castle River Bridge road

    Where:  Outdoor Visitor Information Center highway 774 @ Syncline South parking lot and warming hut  Syncline South Day Use
    When: 10:00 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • The Secret Life of Trees Guided Walk (2)

    July  25, 2018


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    The Secret Life of Trees

    1:30pm-3pm

    Join a Castle Park Interpreter on a quest to discover secrets held by the forest of Beaver Mines Lake

    Bring a water bottle, light jacket (dress for the weather), where a hat and sunscreen and hiking shoes or boots for this easy informative walk in the forest!

    Where:  Beaver Mines Lake Lakeview trail head near camping loop D  Beaver Mines Lakeview Day Use
    When: 1:30 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wilderness Survival Family Program 10:30am-12:30pm (1)

    July  26, 2018


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    10:30am- 12:30pm

    Shelter building, navigating with a compass, and fire starting are some of the skills you will learn to better prepare for your Castle adventure and how to survive in the wilderness. All supplies are provided. Bring water, sun and bug protection and wear closed toed shoes or boots. We will be hiking approximately 1km to the site.

    Where:  Beaver Mines Lakeview Trail head near Loop D  Beaver Mines Lakeview Day Use
    When: 10:30 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Learn to Fish 1:30pm-3:30pm (1)

    July  26, 2018


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    1:30pm-3:30pm

    Enjoy time with your family and a Castle Park Guide while you learn how to tie a fishing line, cast and reel, identify fish, fish responsibly, and more!

    Bring drinking water, wear sunscreen and a hat.  Fishing gear and license are included!

    Where:  Beaver Mines Lake Boat Launch  Beaver Mines Boat Launch Day Use
    When: 1:30 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • The Secret Life of Trees Guided Walk 10:30am-12noon

    July  27, 2018


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    10:30am-12noon

    Did you know that some trees need animals to survive? Join a Castle Park Interpreter on a quest to discover secrets held by the forest of Beaver Mines Lake.

    Bring a water bottle, light jacket (dress for the weather), where a hat and sunscreen and hiking shoes or boots for this easy informative walk in the forest!

    Where:  Beaver Mines Lakeview trail head near Loop D  Beaver Mines Lakeview Day Use
    When: 10:30 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Campfires

    July  28, 2018


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    7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Practice some wilderness skills, identify wildlife tracks, stay for the marshmallow roast and more!  Bring your own lawn chair, marshmallow roasting device, your own cup for hot chocolate or tea and a warm coat or blanket!

    Where:  Beaver Mines Lake Day Use
    When: 7:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
    More Info: 

    1-403-627-1152 or Swparks@gov.ab.ca

     
  • Wilderness Survival Family Program 10:30am-12:30pm (2)

    July  28, 2018


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    10:30am-12:30pm

    Shelter building, navigating with a compass, and fire starting are some of the skills you will learn to better prepare for your Castle adventure and how to survive in the wilderness. All supplies are provided. Bring water, sun and bug protection and wear closed toed shoes or boots. We will be hiking approximately 1km to the site.

    Where:  Beaver Mines Lakeview trail head near Loop D  Beaver Mines Lakeview Day Use
    When: 10:30 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wild Wisdom - Medicinal and Edible Plants of the Castle Guided Hike 10:30am-12noon

    July  29, 2018


    10:30am- 12:00pm

    Enjoy a healing experience and guided walk with Castle Park Guides Anna or Lauren, as they reveal fascinating medicinal properties of some wild plants in the area.  Wear sunscreen, a hat, good walking shoes and bring insect repellant, a light jacket and water bottle.

    Where:  Beaver Mines Lakeview trail head near Loop D  Beaver Mines Lakeview Day Use
    When: 10:30 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Wild Wisdom - Medicinal and Edible Plants of the Castle Guided Hike 10:30am-12noon

    July  30, 2018


    10:30am- 12:00pm

    Enjoy a healing experience and guided walk with Castle Park Guides Anna or Lauren, as they reveal fascinating medicinal properties of some wild plants in the area.  Wear sunscreen, a hat, good walking shoes and bring insect repellant, a light jacket and water bottle.

    Where:  Beaver Mines Lakeview trail head near Loop D  Beaver Mines Lakeview Day Use
    When: 10:30 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • OPEN DAILY 10am-4pm Visitor Information Center

    July  31, 2018


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    Open Daily 10am-4pm until September 2

    Castle Communicators are pleased to greet visitors with information on: trails, recreation opportunities, wildlife safety, natural and cultural history, and share some "Wild Wisdom".  Pick up 2018 maps, firewood permits, designated camping permits and more.  Plan to stop for a short time, take part in the Wild Wisdom Guided Hike, and/or enjoy a break and chat with our staff. 

    Outdoor Visitor Information Center highway 774 @ Syncline South parking lot and warming hut until the paving project begins. Once paving starts, we will be relocating to the intersection of Highway 774 and Castle River Bridge road. Look for the signs.

    Where:  Look for signs along Highway 774  Syncline South Day Use
    When: 10:00 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • OPEN DAILY 10am-4pm Visitor Information Center

    Aug  01, 2018


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    Open Daily 10am-4pm until September 2

    Castle Communicators are pleased to greet visitors with information on: trails, recreation opportunities, wildlife safety, natural and cultural history, and share some "Wild Wisdom".  Pick up 2018 maps, firewood permits, designated camping permits and more.  Plan to stop for a short time, take part in the Wild Wisdom Guided Hike, and/or enjoy a break and chat with our staff. 

    Outdoor Visitor Information Center highway 774 @ Syncline South parking lot and warming hut until the paving project begins. Once paving starts, we will be relocating to the intersection of Highway 774 and Castle River Bridge road. Look for the signs.

    Where:  Look for signs along Highway 774  Syncline South Day Use
    When: 10:00 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • MOUNTAIN BIKING COMING IN AUGUST

    Aug  04, 2018


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    LEARN TO MOUNTAIN BIKE COMING THIS AUGUST

    Join Karey (Sweet Riders of Crowsnest Pass) and Michelle (Alberta Parks), both certified mountain bike instructors, to learn new or improve your mountain bike skills. Plus gain tips for a safe ride in the beautiful mountains of Castle Provincial Park.

    Time will be spent on reviewing and practicing skills and drills and if time allows we will do a short trail ride.

    All participants must be able to confidently ride a two-wheeled bike with good balance.

    Bring your own bike and helmet OR rent one from us for $10.

    SATURDAYS - August 4, 11, 18 and September 1.

    Look for us at Huckleberry Fest at Castle Mountain Resort on Sat. August 25th

    COYOTES    AGES 4-6       2pm-2:45pm

    WOLVES      AGES 7-10      3pm-4pm

    COUGARS    AGES 11-14    4pm-5pm

    Due to instructor: student ratios of 1:6, there is a maximum capacity of 12 children per session. Participants will be able to bike with us on a first-come, first-served basis.

    $10 per child (cash or cheque only)

    $10 for bicycle and helmet rental (cash or cheque only)

     

    Where:  still to be determined  Castle PP
    When: 2:00 PM
    Fee:  $10 per child; bike rentals $10
     
  • OPEN DAILY 10am-4pm Visitor Information Center

    Aug  31, 2018


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    Open Daily 10am-4pm until September 2

    Castle Communicators are pleased to greet visitors with information on: trails, recreation opportunities, wildlife safety, natural and cultural history, and share some "Wild Wisdom".  Pick up 2018 maps, firewood permits, designated camping permits and more.  Plan to stop for a short time, take part in the Wild Wisdom Guided Hike, and/or enjoy a break and chat with our staff. 

    Outdoor Visitor Information Center highway 774 @ Syncline South parking lot and warming hut until the paving project begins. Once paving starts, we will be relocating to the intersection of Highway 774 and Castle River Bridge road. Look for the signs.

    Where:  Look for signs along Highway 774  Syncline South Day Use
    When: 10:00 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • OPEN DAILY 10am-4pm Visitor Information Center

    Sept  01, 2018


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    Open Daily 10am-4pm until September 2

    Castle Communicators are pleased to greet visitors with information on: trails, recreation opportunities, wildlife safety, natural and cultural history, and share some "Wild Wisdom".  Pick up 2018 maps, firewood permits, designated camping permits and more.  Plan to stop for a short time, take part in the Wild Wisdom Guided Hike, and/or enjoy a break and chat with our staff. 

    Outdoor Visitor Information Center highway 774 @ Syncline South parking lot and warming hut until the paving project begins. Once paving starts, we will be relocating to the intersection of Highway 774 and Castle River Bridge road. Look for the signs.

    Where:  Look for signs along Highway 774  Syncline South Day Use
    When: 10:00 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • OPEN DAILY 10am-4pm Visitor Information Center

    Sept  02, 2018


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    Open Daily 10am-4pm until September 2

    Castle Communicators are pleased to greet visitors with information on: trails, recreation opportunities, wildlife safety, natural and cultural history, and share some "Wild Wisdom".  Pick up 2018 maps, firewood permits, designated camping permits and more.  Plan to stop for a short time, take part in the Wild Wisdom Guided Hike, and/or enjoy a break and chat with our staff. 

    Outdoor Visitor Information Center highway 774 @ Syncline South parking lot and warming hut until the paving project begins. Once paving starts, we will be relocating to the intersection of Highway 774 and Castle River Bridge road. Look for the signs.

    Where:  Look for signs along Highway 774  Syncline South Day Use
    When: 10:00 AM
    Fee:  Free
     
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