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Alberta is the second westernmost of the 10 provinces in Canada. (only British Columbia is farther west) It includes parts of the Canadian Rockies and is known for its oil and natural gas fields and cattle farming.
The province was founded in 1905, and its capital is Edmonton - located roughly in the middle of the province, while most business headquarters are located to the south in Calgary. Most of the More...
Medicine Hat, Alberta, is also known as the Gas City thanks to its vast reserves of natural gas. Rudyard Kipling famously described it as "the city with all hell for a basement". Attractions
• The Medicine Hat Tourism office can be reached at 800-481-2822.
• Like many smaller prairie towns, Medicine Hat has a "largest" something. The World's Largest Teepee was originally constructed for the 1988 Winter Olympic games in Calgary. The city has added original First Nations artwork to the interior panels. There was once a small More...
Kananaskis Country is a region in the east edge of the Rocky Mountains. It is located about half an hour's drive west of Calgary, Canada, south of Trans-Canada Highway 1. The area includes Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, a small townsite, two ski resorts and an outstanding golf course.Get in
To get there, drive west from Calgary on Highway 1 until you see the Kananaskis sign. Turn south at the sign and follow the highway into Kananaskis More...
Jasper is in the Rocky Mountains in Canada. Get in
Located in the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, Jasper is the shy cousin to bold, brassy Banff. Approximately 2 hours north of Banff and 4.5 hours west of Edmonton, capital of the province of Alberta. It can be reached by road or train. Highway 16, the Yellowhead Highway, connects Jasper to Edmonton, which has an international airport. Highway 93, the Ice fields Parkway, More...
|Getting In & Around
By far, the fastest and most comfortable way to get to Edmonton from outside Alberta is by flying. Most major airlines service Edmonton. General travel times to Edmonton are 45 minutes from Calgary, 1 1/2 hours from Vancouver, and 4 hours from Toronto.
Edmonton International Airport is located outside of Edmonton in Leduc County to the south, so transportation to and from the airport will need to be arranged as there is no public transportation available to the airport. Fortunately, there is an airport shuttle available at reasonable cost. Taxi service is More...
Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta and home to much of that province's industry. It's also well known as a cultural center in Alberta, and is home to many festivals throughout the year. Edmonton is the northernmost North American city with a metropolitan population of over 1 million.
Edmonton is one of the few major cities in North America to have a street system that is mostly numbered rather than named, although it does have named More...