Castle Provincial Park

Alberta Parks


  • Construction Closure - Castle Park – Culvert Replacements – Shell Loop Road Closure

      August 12, 2019

      • Shell Canada Ltd. will be replacing culverts along the Shell Loop Road in the Front Canyons from August 12th through to August 22nd.  The construction area will be closed off to vehicles, restricting all through traffic.
      • Access to Drywood Canyon, Butcher Lake, Bathing Lake and Bovin/Blue Lake is recommended through the Shell Waterton Complex (TWP 43A from Hwy 6).
      • Road access up Pincher Canyon and into Prairie Bluff and Victoria Peak may be blocked.
      • Please note that from August 7th to August 15th, there will be testing at well sites in Yarrow, Smith and Mill Creek. Please note that there will be heavy tank trucks and flaring at the well sites.

  • Bear Warning - Castle River Bridge (1)

      August 6, 2019

      • Effective:  August 6, 2019, until further notice
      • Where:  Castle River Bridge Campground and Day Use Area
      • Why:   The chances of a bear encounter are higher than normal throughout the campground and day use areas.  A Black Bear sow and cubs have been frequenting public areas within the park.  A sow may be protective of her cubs

      When camping:

          • Keep campsites clean
          • Store all food and other scented products (eg. toothpaste, gasoline) in vehicles when not at the campsite.
          • Do not leave pet food out when campsite is unoccupied.
          • Supervise young children at all times.
          • Keep pets on leash or leave them at home. Loose dogs can attract and irritate bears.



    Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in the South Region at any time. To avoid a surprise encounter with a bear:

    • Make plenty of noise and travel in groups.
    • Be aware of your surroundings. Look and listen for bears and their signs.
    • Keep your pet on a leash.
    • Carry bear spray. Make sure it’s easily accessible, and know how to use bear spray.
    • Learn more about bear safety review the Bear Smart Brochure.
  • Castle River Bridge - Electrical Power Service Unavailable

      July 8, 2019

      • Please be advised that electrical power services will not be available in any of the campsites or comfort cabins until further notice.  Timelines for power service to become available may be extended into September.
      • Camping fees will be adjusted accordingly. 

  • Construction Advisory - Castle Park - Waterline and Gas Line Installation

      May 24, 2019

      • Utility work is starting at the entrance of the Castle Provincial Park from May 23 through to May 27, and will continue on Highway 774 for the rest of the summer.
      • Please note that construction crews will be in the area. All motorists must slow down and adhere to the modified speed limits.

Safety Links

Provincial Sources for Advisories