The province of Alberta is as rich in geographical diversity as it is in natural resources.
In the west Alberta accesses the Rocky Mountains and is home to some of the most beautiful geography in all of the world. Jasper and Banff National Parks are just two to name. Home to big horn sheep, mountain goats, elks, deer and bears and abundant fishing the area is overflowing with life.
Central-East Alberta is composed of relatively flat to rolling hills covered with farm land. The much lauded Alberta Beef comes from this province.
Northern Alberta is the land of oil, hence the name of the NHL team, the Edmonton Oilers. Much of Alberta's wealth comes from this industry and has enabled it to rid itself of the provincial sales tax.
Albertans are proud of their province and also one of the most vocal politically. Whether on issues of sovereignty, de-centralization of government, transfer payments, the environment, or religious rights Albertans always try to make themselves heard.
Now a substantial city (the largest to be found away from Canada’s more populated coasts), Calgary has grown from little more than a rural village at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, and st…
A town at the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that likes to take care of itself. Drawing in millions of visitors a year, Banff nevertheless manages to kee…
Edmonton is Alberta's capital city and second largest city, behind Calgary, its neighbour to the south. Incorporated as a city in 1904 with a population of 8,350, Edmonton became the capital…
Jasper National Park is the biggest of the parks of the Canadian Rockies, which together is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite its larger size, it is much less visited than its southern n…
Canmore is a town in Alberta, Canada, located in the Bow Valley with a permanent population of 11,442. The non-permanent population is about 3,790 or 29% (combined population of 15,232). It i…
Like Alberta herself, Lake Louise is named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848–1939).
Fort McMurray is located about 500 km north of Edmonton, Alberta at the end of Highway 63. Most people in the world have not heard of it, but I can guarantee that if you drive a car in North …
Sherwood Park is a suburb to the South East of Edmonton. It is part of the Strathcona county.
Brooks is a city in southeast Alberta, Canada surrounded by the County of Newell.
Located about 2 hours North of Edmonton, Athabasca sits on the banks of the river that shares its name. It is a small town with a large University and many great outdoor spaces.
An interesting place in Canada. Has the most unusual building for a tea house. A place with all the tings a growing town needs including resturants and shopping centres.
A small but friendly town in Canada with a star Trek theme which they all seem to have taken to heart. A seeming fullsize model Enterprise marks the spot.
‘Ponoka’ means elk in Blackfoot. Our small town originated in 1891 as a delivery point along the Calgary-Edmonton Trail. In 1985,a sign was put up to identify the community by an unknown…