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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, 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)


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


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


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


The Real Banff
Explore Edmonton

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.



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Life in Calgary

Government of Alberta

City of Calgary

Birds Calgary

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