Alberta, a prairie province in the western part of Canada, is the 4th most populous province in Canada. Alberta is located between the provinces of British Columbia and Saskatchewan, below the Northwest Territories. Alberta also borders the U.S. state of Montana. The capital city of Alberta is Edmonton and the largest city in Alberta is Calgary.
Over 10,000 years ago the Paleo-Indians settled in Alberta. In 1882 the District of Alberta was created as a part of the North-West Territories. Alberta was named after Queen Victoria's daughter, Princess Louise Caroline Alberta.
Alberta is home to several cities. Some of the most popular ones include:
According to Statistics Canada's 2011 census Alberta has an estimated population of 4,196,457.
Alberta's climate is classified as a humid continental climate. The temperature can change quickly, resulting in Arctic air bringing in lows of -54°C in the Northern section of Alberta. The average summer temperature in Alberta range from 21°C to 28°C. Alberta also sees a lot of sunshine (approximately 18 hours of daylight a day).
There are plenty of attractions and events to see and do in Alberta such as: