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Alberta Canada, otherwise called Wild Rose Country, is a beautiful western province consisting of mountains, grasslands, and hoodoos. In the west are the Rocky Mountains. Down south in the Badlands are the hoodoos and coulees. In the middle are the golden rolling grasslands of Alberta better known as Cowboy Country.
The capital of Alberta is the City of Edmonton. It is located in the geographic centre of the province. Calgary, located north of Edmonton, is a head quarters for corporations in the province. Other major urban centres in the province include Red Deer, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. However, the popular tourism destinations are Drumheller, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, and Waterton Lakes.
12.5% of Alberta is designated as national or provincial parks. 60 per cent of the province, the northern half, is covered by Boreal Forest. Central Alberta are foothills and grasslands. Southern Alberta is where you will find the Canadian Badlands. Western Alberta is home to the Rocky Mountains.
Original to Alberta are some one of kind attractions. Therefore, it is only fitting we point some of them out. Vulcan Alberta celebrates the space odyssey of Star Trek. Then there is the UFO Landing Pad in the community of St. Paul. Lloydminster falls on both sides of the Alberta and Saskatchewan border. The Calgary Stampede is the world’s largest outdoor festival. The largest Mall In North America is in Edmonton. And lastly, the World's Largest Dinosaur is walking the earth in Drumheller.
Featured Parks, Trails and Places of Interest
World’s largest easily accessible Dark Sky Preserve is in Jasper National Park. The largest urban parkland in North America is located in the Edmonton’s North Saskatchewan River Valley. Elk Island National Park is home to a buffalo herd. First International Peace Park resides in Waterton Lakes Park. However, the oldest national park in Canada is Banff National Park. Lastly, Alberta is home to some of the world’s most important paleontological digs in Dinosaur Provincial Park. (Link to Parks)