- Provincial capital » Edmonton
» Located near the geographic centre of the province
- Largest city » Calgary
- Population » 4,067,175 (2016 census)
» Canada’s fourth most populous province
- Area » 661,848 sq km (255,500 sq mi)
» Fourth largest Canadian province after Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.
- Alberta is also one of only two landlocked provinces in Canada, the other being Saskatchewan.
- Alberta is bordered by the provinces of British Columbia to the west, Saskatchewan to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north, and the U.S. state of Montana to the south.
- Alberta’s southern border is the 49th parallel north.
- Alberta’s northern border is the 60th parallel north with divides it from the Northwest Territories.
- Tourism destinations in the Alberta include: Banff, Canmore, Drumheller, Jasper, Sylvan Lake and Lake Louise.
- Alberta is home to six UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks (includes Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, and Yoho National Parks, as well as Hamber Provincial Park (B.C.), Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park (B.C.), and Mount Robson Provincial Park (B.C.))
- Dinosaur Provincial Park
- Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
- Waterton–Glacier International Peace Park
- Wood Buffalo National Park
- Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi
- It is illegal to fly a UAV or drone in Alberta’s provincial parks and protected areas unless approved through a special permit. (Reference)
National Parks in Alberta
- On Sept. 14, 1907, Jasper Forest Reserve (now Jasper National Park) was created.
- Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity » Live webcam of Mt. Norquay
This page was last updated on 2021.03.24 by Robert Vinet