Protecting the Castle

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Castle riverThe Castle is a necessary link

As part of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem, the Castle Wilderness area is the south corridor of connectivity for species moving between the US, Alberta, BC, and the Yukon.

The Castle is vital habitat

There is an abundance of biodiversity in the Castle Wilderness and the unique ecosystem sustains many species of rare wildlife.

The Castle is a source of water

Watersheds throughout and beyond southern Alberta depend on the headwaters that begin in the Castle Wilderness.

As land use policies change, the CCWC will continue to promote the ongoing protection, restoration and maintenance of the Castle Wilderness as a viable and thriving wilderness.

The potential of a story

From the plains to the peaks, the Castle region is full of stories. Both new and old stories have been shared by visitors and people who have called the Castle home for generations. The author of the Castle’s most popular guidebook creates appreciation through his stories.

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How the Castle was built

The very heart of the Castle area – the rocks it is built upon – is like no other. Here is a peek into the geologic history of the Castle.

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Support the Day of Action for Alberta’s Headwaters

This Thursday, September 7, participate in the Day of Action for Alberta’s Headwaters. Love Your Headwaters is asking Albertans to call the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry at 310-0000 and ask that clear-cut logging in Kananaskis be paused allow for more public discussion.

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The Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition is dedicated to protecting the Castle Wilderness


The CCWC is a voice for the Castle Wilderness, promoting the legislated protection of the area for current and future Albertans.


With the help of volunteers, the CCWC supports the ongoing care and monitoring of this unique region.