Alberta, Canada

Alberta (AB) is one of the three prairie provinces of Canada (which also includes Saskatchewan and Manitoba). It has a population of 3.6 million people (2012 estimate). The capital of Alberta is Edmonton while the biggest city is Calgary.

Visiting Alberta

The cities of Calgary and Edmonton have international airports, in fact the Calgary International Airport is the third largest in Canada by passenger traffic. It is also the base of low-cost carrier Westjet.

Alberta is a huge place, so driving may be the practical way of exploring it. Greyhound Canada offers bus services connecting many of the cities and main towns. Train services is very limited.

Places of Interest in Alberta

  1. Calgary Stampede
  2. Columbia Icefield
  3. Elk Island National Park
  4. Icefields Parkway
  5. Jasper National Park
  6. West Edmonton Mall
  7. Wood Buffalo National Park

Towns in Alberta

  1. Edmonton – capital
  2. Calgary – biggest city
  3. Grande Prairie
  4. Lethbridge
  5. Medicine Hat
  6. Red Deer

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Alberta

  1. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  2. Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
  3. Dinosaur Provincial Park
  4. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

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