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Province of Alberta Canada Map

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.

Frank Slide – Turtle Mountain

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
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Head Smashed – In Buffalo Jump

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
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Project Habakkuk

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
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Silver City – The Golden Ghost

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
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