By Jack Handzel, Jack Wood, Rocco Milia, & Alec Hamedy

Provincial Capital

Edmonton
Edmonton

Edmonton(as shown above) is the capital of the province of Alberta. Edmonton lies along the Elbow River. After passing
by Edmonton, the Elbow River then joins with the Bow River. Edmonton serves as a popular historical destination,
with several monuments to historical moments in Canadian history.

Largest City In Province

Calgary
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Calgary

Calgary lies close to the Canadian border, serving as a center of commerce for many Americans & Canadians, while also allowing passage into America
by way of the Peace Bridge. Calgary is the energy capital of Canada, while also attempting to diversify into financial services and manufacturing.


Total Population Of Province
A total of 4.146 million people reside within Alberta. This population is uncommonly large for a Canadian province,
and is due to several different reasons. One of those reasons is the natural resources of Alberta,
while another is the urban development that Alberta has within the cities.
The People Of Alberta
The People Of Alberta

Albertan population growth
Albertan population growth

Natural Resources

Several of the natural resources of Alberta are natural gas, oil, coal, metals, stone, and minerals.
All of this serves to make Alberta Canada's #1 energy producer. For the past
20 years, this has served to make Alberta's economy the fastest growing in the country.
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Climate Zones

Humid Continental, Subarctic, Semiarid, & Highlands
Humid Continental
Humid Continental
Humid Continental Seasons
Humid Continental Seasons

Humid Continental suffers a wide variety of temperatures, from 71 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer to 25 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter.
There is also a large variation in precipitation, with amounts as low as 20 inches to the high 50 inches. With four seasons,
this climate has a large amount of variation
Subarctic
Subarctic

Subarctic is also a climate zone with a large amount of variation. the temperatures can vary from -40 all the way to 85 degrees Fahrenheit,
while the rainfall goes from 10-20 inches. Although there are only two seasons, it is the most varied climate zone.
Semiarid
Semiarid

Similar to the Subarctic climate, the Semiarid climate receives 10-20 inches of rain annually. Highly dry, semiarid climate zones can rarely host anything more than
scrub and the occasional cacti. In the Canadian region, temperatures may drop to as low as -15 degrees Fahrenheit. Unpredictable, semiarid climate is highly dangerous for
human settlement.
Highlands
Highlands
Snowy Highlands
Snowy Highlands

A highland climate often changes with elevation, and it is important to know what you are dealing with.
A highland may be a grassy, fertile area with high temperature, or it may suffer from freezing cold and blizzards.


Vegetation Zone

Coniferous Forest
Coniferous Forest

Coniferous Forest is a vegetation zone with coniferous trees that produce pines and needles, as well as stay green year round. A coniferous forest must
have the precipitation, temperature, and soil to support a forest.
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Temperate Grassland

Temperate Grassland is largely dominated by tall grasses and rich soil, with shrubs and trees conspicously absent. Snow melt often serves as
a substitute for rainfall in this region after winter. Often it is converted into farmland due to it's rich soil and flat shape.

Land Use


Forestry
Forestry

Hunting and Gathering
Hunting and Gathering

Commercial Farming
Commercial Farming

Alberta has several land uses. a couple of the most prevalent uses within Alberta include forestry, hunting & gathering, and commercial farming. these land uses
are several ways that Alberta has found to fuel their economy.

Unique Physical Features


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The Rocky Mountains

Illustration of the Rocky Mountains
Illustration of the Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains is one of the longest mountain ranges in the world, stretching from Alberta to New Mexico. The Rocky Mountains contain several minerals, metals, and stone, as well as coal for Alberta to mine.

Great Plains
Great Plains

The Great Plains stretch from the middle of the US and spread upwards into the middle of Canada. They are an incredibly large piece of temperate grassland caused
by moving glaciers. Due to this, they ae highly fertile fields for commercial farming to take place on.

Major Languages

Language In Alberta
Language In Alberta

Although English is the main tongue in Alberta, French is still a tongue used within Alberta, showing Canada's French roots & subsequent
conquest by the English.

Interesting Attractions

5 different National Parks are available to be seen within Alberta, allowing it to become a tourist destination and helping to fuel the economy.
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National Parks Of Alberta.


Columbia Icefield
Columbia Icefield

The Columbia Icefield serve as a barrier between and extend into both Banff and Jasper National Park. It was formed during the Great Glaciation Period. The first human to find it was J. Norman Collie who said "The view that lay before us in the evening light was one that does not often fall to the lot of modern mountaineers. A new world was spread at our feet: to the westward stretched a vast ice-field probably never before seen by the human eye, and surrounded by entirely unknown, unnamed and unclimbed peaks." The Field now serves to feed 8 medium to large sized glaciers, demonstrating it's impressive size.

Provincial Flag

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Albertan Flag Flying
Albertan Flag Flying

The Alberta flag was made in June 6, 1968 the cross on the top of the shield represents King George the lll symbolizing British heritage. The mountains represent the prairies and the yellow represents the wheat fields. Blue and gold are the official colors of Alberta.

Interesting Photos:

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This is the Peace Bridge. This bridge was designed by a Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. this bridge is made out of red 850-metric-tonne steel. The
bridge was made to both celebrate the century of peace between Canada and the United States and to allow for easier travel between the two countries.

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This is Peyto Lake in Banff National Park. Banff National Park is the oldest park in Canada, as well as a sought-after tourist destination.

Satellite Image

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