province Alberta is home to breathtaking scenery, countless species of
plant and animal life, and the natural beauty of diverse terrains.
Alberta's five national parks and 69 provincial parks contain thousands
of square kilometers of unspoiled wilderness. From towering mountains,
snowy peaks, ancient glaciers, countless waterfalls, raging whitewater
rivers coursing through steep canyons, serene alpine meadows, natural
hot springs and deep glacial lakes, this wonderful province is paradise
for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
HERE to watch Alberta
one of Canada's
western provinces and it is named after Princess Louise Caroline
(1848-1939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria of the United
Princess Louise was also the wife of Sir John Campbell, who was the
General of Canada from 1878-1883. Lake Louise was also named in honour
of Princess Louise.
to watch Lake Louise video...
Alberta's capital city Edmonton
was founded in 1795 when a Hudson's
Bay Company Trading Post was established with the construction of
Other important cities and towns include: Banff, Calgary, Red
Deer, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.
Drive Alberta's 'Brokeback' Landscape
made-in-Alberta cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain became a cultural
phenomenon, showing the world the West's raw, natural beauty. Alberta's
mountains, prairies, lakes and rives take centre stage and the
province's rural and urban landscapes are featured in scenes that have
become famous among movie goers. What's exciting is that most of these
places, some of them seemingly remote and rugged, are easily accessible
City Guide -
Edmonton is one of the largest cities in North America, by area --
in area than Chicago, Philadelphia and Detroit. Edmonton also has the
of the lowest population densities in North America -- about 67 times
than New York. City of Edmonton boasts the longest stretch of urban
in North America, the North Saskatchewan River Valley.
Naturally - Explore aspects of Alberta’s natural wonders
images, text, and CKUA Radio Network’s Heritage Trails and Ecofiles.
Alberta - This
travel and tourism guide will help you plan a successful visit to the
Tourism - Good source for tourism info in Alberta.
Alberta Parks - Alberta is
Canadian province with 5 National Parks, 75 Provincial Parks and
hundreds of provincial recreation areas. Alberta's
provincial parks and protected areas provide access to some
of the best destinations in North America for nature-based outdoor
recreation and natural heritage appreciation.