SCaT's vision is to provide and sustain a trail system for non-motorized recreational use. We want people to come out and enjoy this extraordinarily unique area located in the Syncline Castle River basin which is now apart of the new Castle Wildland Provincial Park.
SCaT's beginning started back in 1975. These trails were originally developed for the 1975 Canada Winter games. Trails were mainly created by clearing some of the existing old logging and mine prop-cutting roads which laced the area.
Even though these trails are under Alberta Forestry direction since 1996 they eventually became un-maintained. Due to further budget cutbacks, the department no longer actively maintained the trails.
With deep affection and understanding the value of the unique beauty of this area we recognized the importance of maintaining these trails. Not only for our selves but for others to enjoy as well. So with no further a due, we got the approval from the Alberta Forestry to take on the responsibility of trail maintenance.
In addition, we also promote use of these trails for a variety of users including cross-country skiers, snow shoes, bicyclers, equestrians and hikers.
We were incorporated in March, 2002, as a non-profit group whose goals are to provide and promote a system of trails for recreational and non-motorized use in the Syncline and Castle Rivers (drainage's) of southwestern Alberta.