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Facts on Alberta

Alberta is a western Canadian prairie province and home of the Calgary Stampede. It is home to North America's largest shopping and entertainment complex offers over 800 stores and services and over 110 dining establishments.
Most impressive are Alberta's Rocky Mountains, which facilitate the world famous resort towns of Banff, Jasper,
Canmore, Kananaskis, Lake Louise and Waterton
 

Date Alberta Entered Confederation

September 1, 1905
 

Area of Alberta

661,848 sq. km (255,541 sq. miles) (Natural Resources Canada, 2001)
 

Topography

Alberta has a varied topography with rolling foothills, mountains, prehistoric hoodoos, desert and farmlands.
 

Capital City of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta
 

Population of Alberta

3,645,257 (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)
 

Residents are known as

Albertans
 

Aboriginal peoples in Alberta

First Nations, Métis
 

Main Alberta industries

Agriculture, forestry, telecommunications and oil and gas
 

Time Zone

Almost all of Alberta is in the Mountain Time Zone
 

Climate

Alberta has a dry continental climate with warm summers and cold winters
 

Alberta Statutory Holidays (in addition to National Holidays)

Family Day - third Monday in February
 

Blogs

Travel Blog - Alberta
 

Just some facts - For you information (FYI)

  • At 3,747 m above sea level, the summit of Mount Columbia is the highest point in Alberta and the second highest point in the Canadian Rockies.

 

References:
About.com - Canada Online
http://canadaonline.about.com/

Canada Cool
http://www.canadacool.com/COOLFACTS/Alberta.html

TimeTemperature.com
http://www.timetemperature.com/

Government of Alberta
http://environment.alberta.ca/02186.html

Discover Alberta
http://www.discoveralberta.com/

Canadian Stat Holidays
http://www.statutoryholidays.com/2012.php

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

     

map of Alberta
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