things to know about Alberta

Places to visit

Nested in the heart of Banff national park the town of Banff and nearby hamlet of lake Louise have all the animal comforts. In winter dive into white powder on skis and snowboards. Enjoy snowshoeing , dog sledding, and canyon ice walks , go on a romantic horse drawn sleigh ride with a loved one. Wood Buffalo national park is one of the worlds biggest parks on the planet. It's also the worlds largest dark sky preserve and home to an incredible number of free ranging buffalo. Where the buffalo roam is also home to the endangered whooping crane and peregrine falcon.


Alberta is in the western part of Canada next to British Colombia and Saskatchewan. The capital of Alberta is Edmonton and Calgary. Calgary and Edmonton are the largest city's in Alberta. The rocky mountains run down the border of Alberta and British Columbia and extend into the united states.

history of Alberta

The distract of Alberta was created in 1882 and in 1905 Alberta became a province. The flag for Alberta was adopted in June 1 1968. The name Alberta was suggested by the marquess of Lorne, Governor General of Canada from 1876 to 1883, in honor of his wife princess Louise Caroline Alberta, daughter of queen Victoria.