This investment is part of the Government of Alberta’s ongoing commitment to diversify and modernize Alberta’s provincial parks system. Total funding for the project is $700,000 over two years.
The backcountry huts system will be comprised of three modern, sustainable huts in key locations about 10km apart. Two are in the south Castle area and one near Bovin Lake. Outhouse facilities will also be constructed at the sites. One of the huts will be designed, constructed and located to be as fully accessible as possible for users with limited mobility.
Construction and installation of the first backcountry hut will begin this Spring, with a target opening date of Fall 2018.