Edmonton is the capital city of the province of Alberta.
Alberta is known as a prairie province, however; the landscape varies from the badlands in the southeast, the forests of the north, rolling foothills, and the magnificent Rocky Mountains in the west. Alberta is approximately 661,000 square kilometres and has 245 rivers and more than 600 lakes.
The population of Alberta is around four million, with a large portion of the population living in the major cities of Calgary and Edmonton. Visitors from other countries often comment on the miles and miles of unoccupied land.
Alberta has 75 provincial parks and five national parks. Some of Alberta’s national parks cover more area than the size of some countries. Together, Alberta’s national parks are more than 63,000 square kilometres of land.
- Banff National Park
- Elk Island National Park
- Jasper National Park
- Waterton Lakes National Park
- Wood Buffalo National Park
For more about Alberta
History of Alcohol and Drugs in Alberta