Alberta is a family province where living ranges from small towns, rural communities to the big city entertainment of Edmonton with its West Edmonton Mall to Calgary situated on the banks of the Bow River and its outstanding Calgary Stampede. Alberta is famous for its breathtaking national parks near Banff, Jasper, Canmore, the Rocky Mountains, the turquoise waters Lake Louise and Waterton Lakes. Both visitors and the locals love to explore the Badlands, the Hoodoos, Drumheller with the Royal Tyrell Museum with its prehistoric dinosaurs and fossils.
Alberta is also all about big business with the high oil production facilities in northern oil sands near Fort McMurray creating thousands of support businesses and jobs. The oil business brings with it higher than average wages, while the cost of living is reasonable compared to most provinces with no provincial sales tax, low gasoline tax and lower property taxes.
Photos of Alberta
Area: Alberta Lifestyles
Big City Living - Calgary & Edmonton
Small Towns: Banff, Canmore
Hiking Trails & National Parks
Lake & River Fishing