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Welcome to Castor ...

The town of Castor was founded in 1905 and was incorporated in 1910.

Castor is 2,650 feet [808 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the elevation of Castor is ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Castor lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Area codes for Castor: (403) & (587)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Castor: T0C<3>

Websites for Castor ...

Official Website: www.castor.ca/

Adding Castor to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Castor was on a map titled Road Map for Montana & Southern Alberta (from Shell Oil, 1951).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Castor on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Castor ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Castor - they are located in Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Castor.

Communities near Castor ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Castor.

  • Alliance
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alliance
    • Alliance lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Castor
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alliance
  • Halkirk
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halkirk
    • Halkirk lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Castor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halkirk came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halkirk
  • Gadsby
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gadsby
    • Gadsby lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Castor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gadsby came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gadsby
  • Fleet
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleet
    • Fleet lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Castor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleet came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleet
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bulwark - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bulwark
      • Bulwark was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Castor
    • Berkinshaw
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkinshaw
      • Berkinshaw lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Castor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berkinshaw
    • Brownfield
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownfield
      • Brownfield lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the east of Castor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownfield came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownfield
    • Endiang
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Endiang
      • Endiang lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the southwest of Castor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Endiang came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Endiang
    • Galahad
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galahad
      • Galahad lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the north of Castor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galahad
    • Coronation
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coronation
      • Coronation lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the southeast of Castor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coronation

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Castor ...

Looking for more information about Castor? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Castor, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Castor.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Castor: www.castor.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Castor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Castor). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Castor or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Castor) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Castor. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CastorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.2201, Longitude: -111.9042    
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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