Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Draft Management Plan

Since January 20th, 2017, the Government of Alberta has heard from thousands of Albertans about the draft Management Plan for the new Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park. The feedback we have received has resulted in a revised version of the plan. For more details about the revisions, and about the Castle consultation, see:

Collecting Albertan’s perspectives on these two new parks is an important part of the planning process. On this page you may download the revised draft management plan. After reviewing the draft management plan, click the survey link below to provide answers to specific questions and to share any other input you wish.

Public Comment:

The consultation period has now been extended for an additional 30-days until April 19th, 2017. Additionally, a series of public information sessions and stakeholder meetings will begin on March 8th and will provide Albertans the opportunity to share ideas for how to manage Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park and surrounding public lands into the future.

Public input is encouraged and important. Send in your comments, suggestions and concerns through our online survey, or by emailing or mailing in your feedback to the appropriate address outlined below. You may also email or mail in a copy of the draft management plan, with your edits and comments clearly marked.

By Email: ABParks.PlanComments@gov.ab.ca

By Mail:
Attn: Senior Parks Planner
Alberta Environment and Parks
Parks Division
Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Draft
Management Plan
4th fl Administration Building
909 - 3 Avenue North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 0H5

Public Information Sessions:

  • March 10, 2017 – Pincher Creek
  • March 11, 2017 – MD of Ranchlands
  • March 17, 2017 – Blairmore

View details for these Public Information Sessions at:

These are ‘come-and-go’ sessions, with information provided in poster board format. Staff from Environment and Parks will be available at the meetings to answer questions and gather comments. More sessions will be announced in coming days.

Indigenous Consultation:

Separate aboriginal consultation will follow the Government of Alberta’s First Nations Consultation Policy on Land Management and Resource Development and associated Guidelines. For further information, see:

What Happens After Public Comment?

Once the 90-day comment period is complete, all comments will be carefully reviewed and considered. The draft management plan will be revised as necessary to reflect public feedback and then released internally for interdepartmental reviews and approvals.

Once approved, the final Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Management Plan will be posted on the Alberta Parks Public Consultations page along with a report summarizing all feedback received during the 90-day comment period.

The summary report will be built around themes in the feedback and the actions taken within the management plan to address the feedback.

Media Inquiries

Environment and Parks
780 427-8636
AEP.Mediainquiries@gov.ab.ca

*Disclaimer: We thank you for providing your input. Those who submit feedback will not be contacted individually regarding their submission.

Survey: Revised Castle Draft Management Plan

The following survey questions pertain to the revised draft Management Plan (March 10, 2017). Additional questions have been added. Please identify if you have you already completed this survey based on the draft Management Plan from January 2017. This will help to ensure you answer the right version of the survey.

Since January 20th, 2017, the Government of Alberta has heard from thousands of Albertans about the draft Management Plan for the new Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park. The feedback we have received has resulted in a revised version of the plan. For more details about the revisions, and about the Castle consultation, see:

Collecting Albertan’s perspectives on these two new parks is an important part of the planning process. On this page you may download the revised draft management plan. After reviewing the draft management plan, click the survey link below to provide answers to specific questions and to share any other input you wish.

Public Comment:

The consultation period has now been extended for an additional 30-days until April 19th, 2017. Additionally, a series of public information sessions and stakeholder meetings will begin on March 8th and will provide Albertans the opportunity to share ideas for how to manage Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park and surrounding public lands into the future.

Public input is encouraged and important. Send in your comments, suggestions and concerns through our online survey, or by emailing or mailing in your feedback to the appropriate address outlined below. You may also email or mail in a copy of the draft management plan, with your edits and comments clearly marked.

By Email: ABParks.PlanComments@gov.ab.ca

By Mail:
Attn: Senior Parks Planner
Alberta Environment and Parks
Parks Division
Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Draft
Management Plan
4th fl Administration Building
909 - 3 Avenue North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 0H5

Public Information Sessions:

  • March 10, 2017 – Pincher Creek
  • March 11, 2017 – MD of Ranchlands
  • March 17, 2017 – Blairmore

View details for these Public Information Sessions at:

These are ‘come-and-go’ sessions, with information provided in poster board format. Staff from Environment and Parks will be available at the meetings to answer questions and gather comments. More sessions will be announced in coming days.

Indigenous Consultation:

Separate aboriginal consultation will follow the Government of Alberta’s First Nations Consultation Policy on Land Management and Resource Development and associated Guidelines. For further information, see:

What Happens After Public Comment?

Once the 90-day comment period is complete, all comments will be carefully reviewed and considered. The draft management plan will be revised as necessary to reflect public feedback and then released internally for interdepartmental reviews and approvals.

Once approved, the final Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Management Plan will be posted on the Alberta Parks Public Consultations page along with a report summarizing all feedback received during the 90-day comment period.

The summary report will be built around themes in the feedback and the actions taken within the management plan to address the feedback.

Media Inquiries

Environment and Parks
780 427-8636
AEP.Mediainquiries@gov.ab.ca

*Disclaimer: We thank you for providing your input. Those who submit feedback will not be contacted individually regarding their submission.

Survey: Revised Castle Draft Management Plan

The following survey questions pertain to the revised draft Management Plan (March 10, 2017). Additional questions have been added. Please identify if you have you already completed this survey based on the draft Management Plan from January 2017. This will help to ensure you answer the right version of the survey.

  • Yes, I have already completed a previous survey based on the January 2017 draft Management Plan

    Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Draft Management Plan Survey

    Since consultation commenced on January 20th, 2017 on the draft Management Plan for the newly created Castle Provincial Park and the Castle Wildland Provincial Park, the Government of Alberta has heard from thousands of Albertans about the importance of the Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park.

    Valuable feedback has been received, as such, Alberta Parks has developed a revised draft Management Plan to address some of the concerns and suggestions that have been shared. The draft plan sets out objectives and strategies for managementContinue reading

    Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Draft Management Plan Survey

    Since consultation commenced on January 20th, 2017 on the draft Management Plan for the newly created Castle Provincial Park and the Castle Wildland Provincial Park, the Government of Alberta has heard from thousands of Albertans about the importance of the Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park.

    Valuable feedback has been received, as such, Alberta Parks has developed a revised draft Management Plan to address some of the concerns and suggestions that have been shared. The draft plan sets out objectives and strategies for management of the parks over a 10-year period.

    The consultation period has now been extended for an additional 30-days until April 19th, 2017 and a new survey has been created to gather feedback on this revised draft plan.

    The primary purposes of Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park are to ensure:

    1. conservation of nature
    2. respect of Indigenous rights
    3. provision of recreation and tourism experiences.

    All management decisions will be consistent with the protection of:

    1. biodiversity
    2. water resources
    3. ecological integrity and connectivity (page 4)

    The vision of the “Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park are managed as world-class protected places, employing high standards in conservation, respecting Indigenous rights, and providing sites and facilities for exceptional recreational experiences.”

    For more on the purpose and vision refer to pages vii, viii, 3-8, and 11-16 of the Management Plan.


    The following questions will help the Government of Alberta understand your level of support for the strategies outlined in the revised draft management plan and inform the Government of Alberta in the finalization of the draft management plan for both Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park.

    Privacy Statement

    Information you provide to Alberta Environment & Parks is collected under the authority of Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and is managed in accordance with Part 2 of the FOIP Act. The personal information collected will be used for the development of the draft management plan for the Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park. Personal information will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose than stated, without written consent or unless required to do so by law. Should you wish to have your personal information removed, corrected or have any concerns pertaining to the Castle Wildland Provincial Park and Castle Provincial Park Draft Management Plan Consultation, please contact ABParks.PlanComments@gov.ab.ca

    Complete Form
  • No, I have not yet completed a survey on the draft management plan

    Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Draft Management Plan Survey

    Since consultation commenced on January 20th, 2017 on the draft Management Plan for the newly created Castle Provincial Park and the Castle Wildland Provincial Park, the Government of Alberta has heard from thousands of Albertans about the importance of the Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park.

    Valuable feedback has been received, as such, Alberta Parks has developed a revised draft Management Plan to address some of the concerns and suggestions that have been shared. The draft plan sets out objectives and strategies for managementContinue reading

    Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Draft Management Plan Survey

    Since consultation commenced on January 20th, 2017 on the draft Management Plan for the newly created Castle Provincial Park and the Castle Wildland Provincial Park, the Government of Alberta has heard from thousands of Albertans about the importance of the Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park.

    Valuable feedback has been received, as such, Alberta Parks has developed a revised draft Management Plan to address some of the concerns and suggestions that have been shared. The draft plan sets out objectives and strategies for management of the parks over a 10-year period.

    The consultation period has now been extended for an additional 30-days until April 19th, 2017 and a new survey has been created to gather feedback on this revised draft plan.

    The primary purposes of Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park are to ensure:

    1. conservation of nature
    2. respect of Indigenous rights
    3. provision of recreation and tourism experiences.

    All management decisions will be consistent with the protection of:

    1. biodiversity
    2. water resources
    3. ecological integrity and connectivity (page 4)

    The vision of the “Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park are managed as world-class protected places, employing high standards in conservation, respecting Indigenous rights, and providing sites and facilities for exceptional recreational experiences.”

    For more on the purpose and vision refer to pages vii, viii, 3-8, and 11-16 of the Management Plan.


    The following questions will help the Government of Alberta understand your level of support for the strategies outlined in the revised draft management plan and inform the Government of Alberta in the finalization of the draft management plan for both Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park.

    Privacy Statement

    Information you provide to Alberta Environment & Parks is collected under the authority of Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and is managed in accordance with Part 2 of the FOIP Act. The personal information collected will be used for the development of the draft management plan for the Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park. Personal information will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose than stated, without written consent or unless required to do so by law. Should you wish to have your personal information removed, corrected or have any concerns pertaining to the Castle Wildland Provincial Park and Castle Provincial Park Draft Management Plan Consultation, please contact ABParks.PlanComments@gov.ab.ca

    Complete Form