Alberta

-It is the fourth largest province.
-motto - strong and free.
-Alberta is known as Canada's energy province.
-Alberta was named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, fourth daughter of Queen Victoria.

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This picture was taken in "The blue waters of theglacially-fed moraine lake in the valley of the tenpeaks in the Alberta Rocky Mountains."
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This picture is of a city (at night) in Edmonton. Yet, it is not even close to being one of the brightest cities in the world.




Provincial Capitol:
Edmonton

Home of the Edmonton Oilers a National Hockey team in Canada. Also Edmonton is located along Saskatchewan River and Alberta's second largest city.
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Largest City:
Calgary

With a population of about 1 million people and the host of the Calgary Stampede. Calgary is located toward the bottom of the province.
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Total Population:
4.083 Million People (January 1st, 2014)
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Provincial Flag:
The snow covered mountains, wheat fields, and green fields represent the landscape of the province
Above all that is Saint George’s cross representing the English settlement on the province
The blue background was never explained
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Satellite Images of Alberta (Google Earth):
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This picture is of Alberta on Google Earth.There is a lot of green, (which means trees or grasses)and a little bit of tan to represent mountains/hills or plains.
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This is of Lesser Slave Lake. If you look closely,It looks like 2 animals fighting.


Natural Resources:
Petroleum (Oil), and Natural Gases

In Canada, Alberta has the biggest amount of fossil fuels. The main fossil fuels found are oil and natural gas.
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Climate Zones:
Subarctic, Humid Continental, Semiarid, and Highlands

Most of Alberta is Subartic because of how close Canada is to the North Pole. There is highlands as a climate zone too because of the Rocky Mountains.
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Unique Physical Features:
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Interesting Attractions:
5 interesting and beautiful attractions in Alberta are:

Banff National park-
This is Canada's oldest national park located west of Calgary in the Rocky Mountains
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Heritage Park Historical Village-
As one of Canada's largest living history museum located in Calgary, Alberta. The staff dress and act as they would in the time period making you feel part of the the experience.
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Jasper National Park-
This National Park is the largest one in Canada where you can see glaciers, waterfalls, grizzly bears and more.
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Calgary Stampede-
Hosted yearly in Calgary, Alberta in the month of July is a rodeo you don't want to miss. It is even billed as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth".
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Dinosaur Provincial Park-
Over 40 dinosaur species have been found in this park and over 500 specims have been removed from the ground and exhibited. Although 2 1/2 hours away from Calgary you would want to see this site.
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Vegetation Zones:
Temperate grassland
Coniferous forest

Alberta is mostly covered in Coniferous forests as the vegetation has adapted to the cold environment these trees can handle.
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Land Uses:
Livestock raising, commercial farming, hunting and gathering and forestry

The most common land use in Alberta is forestry. This is because of the huge masses of coniferous forests that provide lots of lumber.
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Major Languages Spoken:
English and French

English is spoken more than French in Alberta.
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Pictures from around the Province:
These are 3 very different pictures from Alberta. The top two pictures on the pages are also pictures from this province.
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