Facts

  • 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

Geography

Tourism

  • 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

Provincial Parks

  • 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