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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 altitude 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).

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

The Canadian Postal Code for Castor: T0C<3>

Websites for Castor ...

Official Website: www.castor.ca/

Communities Also Named Castor ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alliance
  • Halkirk
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halkirk
  • Gadsby
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gadsby came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gadsby
  • Fleet
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleet came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleet
  • Bulwark ‑ Historic
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bulwark
  • Berkinshaw
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Brownfield
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownfield came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownfield
  • Endiang
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Endiang came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Endiang
  • Galahad
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galahad
  • Coronation
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)

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.

Adding Castor to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Castor was on a map titled Road Map for Montana & Southern Alberta (from Shell Oil, 1951).

We also found Castor on a map titled Shell Oil Map of Alberta (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Castor.

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>If we 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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