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Near Castle Junction, Alberta — The Canadian Prairies
 

Castle Mountain Internment Camp

 
 
Castle Mountain Internment Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 1, 2008
1. Castle Mountain Internment Camp Marker
Inscription. During Canada’s first national internment operations in World War One, thousands of immigrants from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the majority of Ukrainian origin, some citizens of Canada, were imprisoned as “enemy aliens”. Internment operations lasted from 1914 to 1920. This plaque is in memory of those held at the Castle Mountain camp from 14 July 1915 to 15 July 1917.

Camp D’Internement du Mont-Castle. Lors des premières operations nationale d’internement Durant la première guerre mondiale, des milliers d’immigrants de l’empire austro-hongrois furent internés comme “enemis étrangers”. La majorité était de souche ukrainienne et certain des ciyoyens canadiens. L’internement dura de 1914 à 1920. Cette plaque est dédiée à la mémoire de ceux qui furent internés au camp Mont-Castle de 14 juillet 1914 au 15 juillet 1917.

Табір Для Інтернованих “Castle Mountain.” Під час першої національної операції інгернувания в Канаді в Пермій світовій війні тисячі імігрантів
Wideview of Castle Mountain Internment Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 1, 2008
2. Wideview of Castle Mountain Internment Camp Marker
з Австро-Угорщини, більшість якнх булн україпського походження і деякі з якнх були громалянамн Канфди, ув’язнено як “підданців ворожої”. Іпгсрпувзпчя в тривало від 1914 р. до 1920 р. Ця меморіяльна дошка вшановуе пам’ять тих, кого інгерновано в таборі “Castle Mountain” від 14 липня 1915 р. до 15 липня 1917 р.
 
Erected 1995 by Ukrainian Canadian communities
Marker on statue of internee image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 1, 2008
3. Marker on statue of internee
of Banff and Calgary, in cooperation with the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
 
Location. 51° 17.48′ N, 115° 58.061′ W. Marker is near Castle Junction, Alberta. Marker is on Bow Valley Parkway (Alberta Route 1A) 4.3 kilometers west of Banff-Windermere Highway (Alberta Route 93), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located next to a paved pull-out. Marker is in this post office area: Castle Junction, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Castle Camp (here, next to this marker); Storm Mountain (approx. 1.9 kilometers away).
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Sculpture of Ukrainian internee at Castle Mountain image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 1, 2008
4. Sculpture of Ukrainian internee at Castle Mountain
by John Boxtel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,970 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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