Alberta is a province located in the western part of Canada. It has a population of over 4 million people. Alberta and Saskatchewan were part of the Northwest Territories until September 1, 1905, when they were established as provinces. The current Premier is Rachel Notley as of May 2015.
Alberta is bordered by British Columbia to the west, and on the east by Saskatchewan. The Northwest Territories to the north, and Montana in the United States to the south. Alberta and Saskatchewan are the only two landlocked provinces.
The Capital of Alberta is Edmonton is located near the middle of the province. Oil from the oil sands is a major industry in Alberta.
Calgary is the largest city and is located about 180 miles south of Edmonton. Banff, Canmore, Drumheller, Jasper and Sylvan Lake are all popular places to go if you ever visit.
There are two NHL Hockey Teams in Alberta, The Calgary Flames and The Edmonton Oilers.
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