A report on Alberta

A topographic map of Alberta, showing cities, towns, municipal district (county) and rural municipality borders, and natural features
Moraine Lake at Banff National Park. The Alberta Mountain forests makes up the southwestern boundary of Alberta.
Köppen climate types in Alberta
Southeastern Alberta features a semi-arid steppe climate.
The wild rose is the provincial flower of Alberta.
A bighorn sheep in Kananaskis Country. The bighorn sheep is the provincial mammal of Alberta.
Specimens at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, located in the Horseshoe Canyon Formation at Dinosaur Provincial Park. Some of the specimens, from left to right, are Hypacrosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Lambeosaurus, Gorgosaurus (both in the background), Tyrannosaurus, and Triceratops.
Blackfoot Confederacy warriors in Macleod in 1907
Fort Chipewyan, a trading post and regional headquarters for the Hudson's Bay Company in 1820
Downtown Calgary was one of several areas afflicted during the 2013 Alberta floods.
Population density of Alberta
Petroleum resources in Alberta
Cows in Rocky View. Nearly one-half of Canadian beef is produced in Alberta.
A canola field in Alberta
The Three Sisters at Bow Valley Provincial Park in Canmore
Bronco riding at the Calgary Stampede. The event is one of the world's largest rodeos
Distribution of Alberta's 6 specialized municipalities (red) and 74 rural municipalities, which include municipal districts (often named as counties) (orange), improvement districts (dark green) and special areas (light green) (2020)
The Alberta Legislative Building serves as the meeting place for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in St. Albert. The RCMP provides municipal policing throughout most of Alberta.
The University of Alberta in 2005. The institution is the oldest, and largest university in Alberta.
Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary is the largest hospital in Alberta.
Calgary International Airport, the province's largest airport by passenger traffic.
A Via Rail passenger train passing by freight trains in the background, at Jasper station
Highway 1 (the Trans-Canada Highway) at Alberta Highway 22 (Cowboy Trail).

One of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada.

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Southern Alberta

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Southern Alberta is a region located in the Canadian province of Alberta.

Alberta Liberal Party

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Liberal candidates at a press conference in Calgary during the 2008 election (left-to-right): Dave Taylor, David Swann, Kevin Taft, Darshan Kang, Harry B. Chase, and Avalon Roberts

The Alberta Liberal Party (Parti libéral de l'Alberta) is a provincial political party in Alberta, Canada.

Squamish woman

First Nations in Canada

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Term used to identify those Indigenous Canadian peoples who are neither Inuit nor Métis.

Term used to identify those Indigenous Canadian peoples who are neither Inuit nor Métis.

Squamish woman
A traditional Iroquois longhouse.
Details of Ojibwe Wigwam at Grand Portage by Eastman Johnson
Chief Anotklosh of the Taku Tribe.
Linguistic areas of North American Indigenous peoples at the time of European contact.
Non-indigenous land claims in North America, 1750–2008.
Conference between the French and First Nations leaders by Émile Louis Vernier.
Fur traders in Canada, trading with First Nations, 1777
Assiniboine hunting buffalo, c. 1851
Pîhtokahanapiwiyin (Poundmaker)
Mi'kmaq Grand Chief Jacques-Pierre Peminuit Paul (3rd from left with beard) meets Governor General of Canada, Marquess of Lorne, Red Chamber, Province House, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1879
St. Paul's Indian Industrial School, Manitoba, 1901
Buying provisions, Hudson's Bay territory, 1870s
Ethnomusicologist Frances Densmore recording Blackfoot chief Mountain Chief (1916)
Aboriginal War Veterans monument
Defence of Cree rights
David Laird explaining
terms of Treaty 8, Fort Vermilion, 1899
Ovide Mercredi, former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations
Haida totem pole, Thunderbird Park, Victoria, British Columbia
Pow-wow at Eel Ground First Nation
People who self-identify as having North American Indian ancestors are the plurality in large areas of Canada (areas coloured in brown).

The Blackfoot Confederacy resides in the Great Plains of Montana and Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

Mackenzie River

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River in the Canadian boreal forest.

River in the Canadian boreal forest.

Dene fishing camp on the Mackenzie River, north of the Arctic Circle
Satellite view of the lower Mackenzie River
Mackenzie at Tsiigehtchic
Lakes and black spruce forest in the Mackenzie Delta
The Mackenzie River enters the Beaufort Sea, July 2017. About 7 percent of the fresh water that flows into the Arctic Ocean each year comes out the Mackenzie and its delta, and much of that comes in large pulses in June and July after the freshet—when inland ice and snow melts and floods the river.
Steamboat Wrigley on the Mackenzie River, c. 1901
Mackenzie River near its head at Fort Providence
A frozen Mackenzie River at Fort Good Hope, March 2007
Mackenzie River at Fort Simpson, at the confluence of the Liard River

Through its many tributaries, the Mackenzie River basin covers portions of five Canadian provinces and territories – British Columbia (BC), Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, and Northwest Territories.

United Farmers of Alberta

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The United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) is an association of Alberta farmers that has served different roles in its 100-year history – as a lobby group, a successful political party, and as a farm-supply retail chain.

Bow River

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The Saskatchewan River drainage basin showing the Bow River
Morant's Curve, Banff National Park
Mountains around Banff, with Spray River flowing north to the Bow River at Banff (a small cloud obscures Banff itself)
Lake Minnewanka
Bow River trestle bridge
The river flows through Bowness, Calgary.
through Edworthy Park in Calgary
Bow Valley and the town of Banff
The Bow River near Canmore
Ghost Dam
Bow Glacier
Bow River originates in Bow Lake.
Vermilion Lakes formed along the Bow River
Lac des Arcs formed along Bow River
Hoodoos above the Bow River.
Ghost Lake in Bow Valley
Crowchild Trail crossing the river in Calgary, downtown in background
Bow River with Calgary Zoo
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The Bow River is a river in Alberta, Canada.

Calgary–Edmonton Corridor

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Map of Alberta showing the linear concentration of cities between Calgary and Edmonton.
Calgary, the largest city in Alberta
Edmonton, the capital and the second largest city in Alberta
Red Deer, the third most populous city in the corridor, is located halfway between Calgary and Edmonton.

The Calgary–Edmonton Corridor is a geographical region of the Canadian province of Alberta.

The Athabasca oil sands in Alberta, Canada, are a very large source of bitumen, which can be upgraded to synthetic crude heavy oil, Western Canadian Select (WCS)

Oil sands

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Oil sands, tar sands, crude bitumen, or bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit.

Oil sands, tar sands, crude bitumen, or bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit.

The Athabasca oil sands in Alberta, Canada, are a very large source of bitumen, which can be upgraded to synthetic crude heavy oil, Western Canadian Select (WCS)
Tar sandstone from California, United States
The City of Fort McMurray on the banks of the Athabasca River
Cold Lake viewed from Meadow Lake Provincial Park, Saskatchewan
Panorama of the Orinoco River
Location of Melville Island
Mining operations in the Athabasca oil sands. NASA Earth Observatory image, 2009.
Syncrude's Mildred Lake site, plant and tailings ponds Fort McMurray, Alberta
Demonstration of citizens against tar sands and the Keystone Pipeline.

Vast deposits of bitumen – over 350 billion cubic metres (2.2 trillion barrels) of oil in place – exist in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

American black bear

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Medium-sized bear endemic to North America.

Medium-sized bear endemic to North America.

American black bear head, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
A possible American black bear-grizzly bear hybrid in the Yukon Territory, Canada
An American black bear at Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
American black bears can be distinguished from brown bears by their smaller size, their less concave skull profiles, their shorter claws and the lack of a shoulder hump.
A cinnamon-colored American black bear in Yellowstone National Park, the U.S.
A white-colored Kermode bear (U. a. kermodei)
A female and cubs hibernating
Harry Colebourn and Winnipeg, the bear from which Winnie-the-Pooh got his name
A tame American black bear on a leash
The incidence of bear attacks in parks and campgrounds declined after the introduction of bear-resistant garbage cans and other reforms.

American black bears currently inhabit much of their original Canadian range, though they seldom occur in the southern farmlands of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba; they have been extirpated on Prince Edward Island since 1937.

Ice breakup on Lake Athabasca (June 9, 2002)

Lake Athabasca

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Ice breakup on Lake Athabasca (June 9, 2002)
Lake Athabasca, Canada
Mackenzie River drainage basin showing Lake Athabasca's position south of Great Slave Lake

Lake Athabasca (French: lac Athabasca; from Woods Cree: aðapaskāw, "[where] there are plants one after another") is located in the north-west corner of Saskatchewan and the north-east corner of Alberta between 58° and 60° N in Canada.