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.
5 Frontiersmen of the Canadian Wild West
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1. Jerry PottsWhen the sun-burnt, mosquito-bitten officers of the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) rode into Writing-on-Stone in the fall of 1874, they were disheartened, saddle-weary, and lost. The previous winter, they had first come together as a
Five Frontiersmen of the Canadian Wild West
Thanks to Hollywood Westerns, the world will not forget icons of the American frontier any time soon. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) immortalized Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Cochise County Cowboys. John Wayne's starring role in The Alamo (1960) made Davy Crockett a household name.
The Texas of Canada?
Alberta has often been called 'The Texas of Canada', and with good reason; like its American counterpart, so-called 'Wild Rose Country' has traditionally been a bastion of cowboy culture, conservative values, and perhaps most importantly, the oil and gas industry.For as long as it's been a province, 'The Texas of
On 10 November, 1975 the Great Lakes freight vessel, the Edmund Fitzgerald, sank in a violent storm on Lake Superior.Laden with iron ore the Edmund Fitzgerald set sail from Superior, Wisconsin on the 9th of November. Her destination was a steel mill near Detroit, Michigan. An early winter storm was
Somewhere in south-western Alberta, in the Crowsnest Pass, close by Coleman (according to some), in The Lost Lemmon Mine, it is said, is a gold vein worth millions.
All you have to do is find it, and get past the curse! If you see a dead man with an axe in his
The year 2002 has been proclaimed the International Year of the Mountains. As I drove through the Rocky Mountains this summer, I was in awe of all the beauty and spectacular views of the peaks and valleys. Our western provinces and all their beauty, truly is God's Playground. For years mountains
The place not to be the morning of April 29, 1903 was the town of Frank, Alberta. Frank was a burgeoning mining town of 600 nestled in the Crowsnest Pass in the shadow of the massive Turtle Mountain which rises over 7,000 feet above town. At 4:10 AM that fateful
The buffalo of Western Canada were nearly hunted to extinction by the white men? Right? That may be true but the altruistic view of the Canadian Natives as only hunting for what they could use immediately or over the winter may not be entirely true. The truth is that over
Who would think of building an aircraft carrier in the mountains of Alberta? Project Habakkuk was a classified WWII concept which would revolutionize the allied war effort by creating a fleet of unsinkable aircraft land strips out of ice. The carriers were to be at least 600 m long, 90 m wide
Perhaps the Bre-X partners took their lessons from the founders of Silver City, Alberta. Nestled in the shadow of Mount Eisenhower (still called Castle Mountain to most of us!) lays the bones of Silver City. Back in 1881, a Stoney Indian had a piece of rock from the Castle Mountain area