|— Town —|
|Town of Castor|
|Municipal district||County of Paintearth No. 18|
|• Mayor||Garry DeVloo|
|• Governing body||Castor Town Council|
|• MP||Kevin Sorenson|
|• MLA||Doug Griffiths|
|• Total||2.72 km2 (1.05 sq mi)|
|Elevation||815 m (2,674 ft)|
|• Density||343.1/km2 (889/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|Postal code span||T0C 0X0|
|Area code(s)||403, 587|
Castor is a town in Alberta, Canada. It is located at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 861, approximately 143 km (89 mi) east of the City of Red Deer. It has an elevation 816.8 m (2,680 ft).
Castor is French (Latin) for beaver. The town is known for its duck and geese migration in the fall since its territory includes many stopping points well frequented by migrating waterfowl.
Castor was incorporated on July 13, 1910.
In the 2011 Census, the Town of Castor had a population of 932 living in 417 of its 456 total dwellings, a 0.1% change from its 2006 population of 931. With a land area of 2.72 km2 (1.05 sq mi), it had a population density of 342.6/km2 (887.5/sq mi) in 2011.
Castor is home to the Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital.
The Town of Castor has two schools, one Public named Gus Wetter School and one Catholic named Theresetta Catholic School. A source of humour for those familiar with Castor is the name of Gus Wetter's school men's sports teams: The Castor Raiders.
The local newspaper is the Castor Advance covering news events occurring in Castor as well as neighbouring communities.
Notable residents 
- Darcy Tucker, former professional hockey player
See also 
- Town of Castor. "Government Services". Retrieved 2007-06-22.
- "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
- Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Castor - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-10.
- "Health Services". Town of Castor. Retrieved 2012-10-13.