Castor and District Museum 


Castor and District MuseumYou can find the Castor Museum on the north side of Highway 12, just east of its intersection with Highway 36. Incorporated in 1978, the museum attempts to promote and preserve the history of the Castor area.

Our eclectic series of exhibits are designed to educate visitors about many aspects of life in this region from the beginnings of organized and permanent settlement. Our most spectacular exhibit is our 1910 Alberta Pacific Grain Elevator and collection of restored railcars, visible whether approaching Castor via Highway 12 or 36.

The museum’s displays tell the story of settlement, agriculture, mining, transportation and domestic life in the Castor area since the early 1900’s. Our 1910 Alberta Pacific Grain Co. Elevator is clearly visible along Highway 12. A Provincial Historic Resource, this wooden 35,000 bushel elevator is distinguished by both its age and original condition.

The Museum itself, formerly the Castor Railway Station, houses thematic displays, of clothing, artifacts and photographs documenting life in the Castor area from its earliest days. The fenced compound next to the elevator displays local coal mining and farming vehicles, equipment and tools. The collection’s running vehicles, some with interesting local histories, are housed inside the compound’s shop. Completing the Museum’s exhibits is Beaver School, a complete, accurate and authentic one-room school which once served students to the north-east of Castor.