Backcountry hut-to-hut system coming to Castle Wildland Provincial Park

Apr 16 2018, 8:54 pm

Alberta’s backcountry is about to get a few new home-away-from-homes, as three huts are in the works for Castle Wildland Provincial Park.

The three buildings will create a hut-to-hut system, linking to each other through Alberta’s provincial park system, according to a release from the Province.

Two of the huts will be located in the south Castle area, and the third will be near Bovin Lake.

All three of the huts will have outhouse facilities constructed nearby and is expected to be modernized and sustainable, so that their use will last long into the future.

All in, the project will run Alberta Parks $700,000 over two years.

“Camping allows us to spend quality time with our families while also reconnecting with nature,” said Minister of Environment and Parks Shannon Phillips, in the release.

“These backcountry huts will expand the recreation opportunities available in the Castle region, attract new visitors, and meet the growing demand for backcountry experiences in Alberta.”

One of the huts will be constructed in a way that makes it fully accessible for users with limited mobility, making it the first accessible backcountry hut in the province.

Construction of the system will begin in the spring and is expected to be completed by fall of this year.

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