Alberta is located in western Canada, bounded by the provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east, Northwest Territories to the north, and by the U.S. state of Montana to the south. Alberta’s grandeur and beauty are obvious from the moment you arrive. With vast blue skies and the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, and thousands of hectares of farmland and forests, it won’t be long before you’re engulfed by Alberta’s natural features.
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Alberta has been a tourist destination from the early days of the twentieth century, with attractions including outdoor locales for skiing, hiking and camping, shopping locales such as West Edmonton Mall, outdoor festivals, professional athletic events, international sporting competitions.
Edmonton, the provincial capital, features world-class attractions including the world’s largest mall – West Edmonton Mall, and one of the most vibrant arts communities in North America. Calgary, home of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, is the fastest growing city in the country.
Banff National Park and Jasper National Park, which are among the most beautiful places on earth. Banff is located 128 km west of Calgary on Highway 1 and Jasper is located 366 km west of Edmonton on Yellowhead Highway. Another world-class attraction is the Royal Tyrell Museum at Drumheller, where you’ll fine one of the world’s greatest collections of dinosaur remains.
UNESCO World heritage sites are located within the province which are: Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Wood Buffalo National Park, Dinosaur Provincial Park and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.