April 26th, 2018

Alpine Club of Canada to manage: Alberta to build 3 backcountry huts in new park


By The Canadian Press on April 16, 2018.

A concept for a backcountry hut is shown in this undated photo. Alberta is promising to build three backcountry huts in a new park established last year to protect fish and wildlife habitats. The huts in Castle Wildland Park in the province's southwest will provide shelter and cooking facilities to backcountry users. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Alberta Parks

EDMONTON – Alberta is promising to build three backcountry huts in a new park established last year to protect fish and wildlife habitats.

The huts in Castle Wildland Park in the province’s southwest will provide shelter and cooking facilities to backcountry users.

One is to be located and designed to be as accessible as possible to people with mobility issues.

Two are to be built in the south Castle area and one is slated for near Bovin Lake.

They are to open in the fall.

The huts will cost a total of $700,000 and will be managed and operated by the Alpine Club of Canada, which already maintains an extensive system of huts in the Rocky Mountains.

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