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  Alberta - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Alberta can be divided into four major natural regions: the Rocky Mountains and foothills, which form part of the larger Cordilleran Region; the Alberta Plain; the Saskatchewan Plain, which with the Alberta Plain forms part of the larger Interior Plains region; and a small section of the Canadian Shield.
Alberta is generally a dry region, especially in the south, where mountains trap air masses moving inland from the Pacific Ocean and drain them of moisture.
Alberta’s ministry of the environment and the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (AEUB) share responsibility for establishing sulfur emission standards to ensure that provincial air-quality guidelines are met.
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 Alberta - Search View - MSN Encarta
Livestock is raised in the southern foothills and on the grasslands of Palliser’s Triangle.
Alberta’s population grew rapidly in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with agricultural settlement of the province.
Alberta is represented in the Canadian Parliament by 28 elected representatives in the House of Commons and by 6 senators, chosen by the federal government, in the Senate.
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Alberta is 756 miles (1,217 kilometers) from north to south and between 182 to 404 miles (293 and 650 kilometers) in width from west to east.
In 1992/93, Alberta Environmental Protection was formed from the merger of the former departments of Forestry, Lands and Wildlife, and Environment, and the Parks Division of the former department of Tourism and Recreation.
Alberta maintains the largest livestock population in Canada, accounting for 42 percent of the country's beef cattle, 15 percent of the hogs, and 24 percent of the sheep and lambs.
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 Alberta - MSN Encarta
Alberta, province in western Canada, the most westerly of the three Prairie provinces, which also include Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Industrial cities such as Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, and Calgary, the largest city, thrive in the midst of rich agricultural lands.
Alberta draws large numbers of tourists each year, with attractions such as Banff, Jasper, and Waterton Lakes national parks, and the world-famous Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.
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Alberta is the western most Province of Canada's three "prairie provinces." (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) It is bounded on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Saskatchewan, on the west by British Columbia and on the south by the State of Montana.
Alberta's highest point is Mount Columbia in the Rocky Mountains and is 12,294 feet in height (3747m).
Alberta's two longest rivers, The Peace and the Athabaska, flow from the Rockies east and northeast across the Province eventually emptying in the Arctic Ocean.
www.geocities.com /afh35/alberta.html   (662 words)

 Alberta, Canada
Alberta's 2,469,000 inhabitants represent 9.2 per cent of the whole Canadian population, and is equivalent to 3.7 persons per square kilometre or 9.6 per square mile.
In the field of mineral resources Alberta also plays an important role, as it is here that 70 per cent of the country's coal stocks, 80 per cent of its crude oil and 68 per cent of its natural gas are to be found, with only comparatively small amounts being used within the province itself.
In Alberta coal is utilised mainly in the generation of electricity, 91.6 per cent of all electricity being produced with coal as the fuel.
www.planetware.com /canada/alberta-cdn-ab-ab.htm   (2108 words)

 1001 Alberta Canada Information - proudly presented by Kanada News' Canada Vacation Planner The Online Travel Directory
Alberta is known for its thousands of hectares of farmland in the heartland and for its clear blue skies in Northern Alberta.
In the north Alberta borders to the Northwest Territories, in the east to the province of Saskatchewan, and in the west to British Columbia.
Alberta is a paradise for bicycle enthusiasts with wide, smooth shoulders on breathtaking corridors such as the Icefields Parkway from Lake Louise to Jasper (229 km or 142.3 miles).
www.kanada-alberta.de /en/index.html   (1531 words)

 Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Columbia is the original name for the United States and inspired the names of many things.
The type 2-4-2 railroad locomotive is called a Columbia in the Whyte notation
Columbia Station, a station on the Vancouver SkyTrain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Columbia   (282 words)

 CVO Website - Canada Volcanoes and Volcanics
It was similar to that of Mount St. Helens in 1980 and the ongoing eruption of Montserrat in the Caribbean.
Mount Garibaldi is one of the larger volcanoes (6.5 cubic kilometers) in a chain of small Quaternary volcanic piles -- the Garibaldi Belt -- which trend N25degrees W within the southern Coast Mountains of British Columbia.
Mount Meager, 150 kilometers north of Vancouver, British Columbia, is the youngest of four overlapping stratovolcanoes resting on a 400 meters high ridge of nonvolcanic, crystalline and metamorphic rock.
vulcan.wr.usgs.gov /Volcanoes/Canada/description_canadian_volcanics.html   (4935 words)

 Canadian Rockies ski touring: climbing Mount Columbia
This is the highest peak on the Columbia Icefield; second highest in the Canadian Rockies.
Mount Columbia showing the normal ascent route from left of picture to top, seen from near The Twins.
Mount Columbia is a near neighbour of Mount Bryce, and from the top, Tsar Mountain to the west, and Mount Edith Cavell north at Jasper are both visible.
peakbagger.tripod.com /Ski_ascents/Columbia/columbia.htm   (613 words)

 Climate & Geography- Government of Alberta
The rest of the province is housed on a great plain, or prairie, which Alberta shares with Saskatchewan on the east, and with the state of Montana to the south.
Alberta's cool winter climate is a result of its northern location, which exposes residents to cold arctic air masses from the north.
Geographic location: lies between the 49th and 60th parallels, and is bounded on the west by British Columbia, on the south by the state of Montana, on the east by Saskatchewan and on the north by the Northwest Territories.
www.gov.ab.ca /home/index.cfm?Page=8   (685 words)

Alberta is within the Mountain Standard Time zone (- 7 GMT).
Alberta is a dramatic, exciting and breathtaking province offering such a wide variety of landscapes.
Alberta offers the best of both worlds from bustling cities to the great outdoors.
www.all-canada.co.uk /alberta-holidays.asp   (315 words)

 Search Results for "Alberta"
Alberta (Al-bur-tuh), province (255,285 sq mi/ 661,188 sq km, including 6,485 sq mi/16,796 sq km of water surface; 1991 pop.
Alberta, University of, at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; provincially supported; coeducational; chartered 1906, opened 1908.
Alberta Province in western Canada, bordered by the Northwest Territories to the north, Saskatchewan to the east, Montana to the south, and British Columbia to the...
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 Alberta Tours | Alberta Tour Guide | iExplore.com
Alberta is a nature-lover's paradise: enriched by wide open spaces and sweeping, red sunsets.
Alberta is the most westerly of the ‘prairie and plains’ provinces, bordered to the west by British Columbia and the Rockies, to the southeast by the badlands and prairie, while in the north, along the border with the Northwest Territories, there is a wilderness of forests, lakes and rivers.
Mount Columbia on the western Rocky Mountain border is the highest point rising to 3747m (12,293ft).
www.africa.com /dmap/Alberta/Overview   (323 words)

 BC Parks - Mount Robson Provincial Park, BC Rocky Mountains, British Columbia
The peak of Mount Robson is the highest in the Canadian Rockies, towering 12,972 feet (3954 m) over the western entrance to the park.
Before the discovery of Mount Waddington on the central coast in 1925, Mount Robson held the distinction of being the tallest mountain in British Columbia.
Mount Robson Provincial Park is located in east, central British Columbia, just west of the British Columbia/Alberta border and Jasper National Park.
www.britishcolumbia.com /ParksAndTrails/Parks/details/?ID=178   (1133 words)

 Columbia Icefield
The Columbia Icefield is a mass of ice covering a high plateau between Mount Columbia (3747 m), the highest point in Alberta, and Mount Athabasca (3491 m), located between Banff and Jasper national parks, along the BC-Alberta border.
Astride the CONTINENTAL DIVIDE, it lies at the hydrographic apex of North America.
A vestige of the great ice shield that once lay over most of Canada, the Columbia Icefield is the largest accumulation of ice in the ROCKY MOUNTAINS, covering some 230 km
www.canadianencyclopedia.ca /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=A0001775   (236 words)

 alberta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The border between BC and Alberta is the continental divide running down the middle of the Canadian Rockies.
Central Alberta is partly wooded, and the north is principally timberland.
With the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885, Alberta was mainly a ranchland until the discovery of oil at Leduc in 1947.
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 Jasper, Alberta, British Columbia, Canada
Located 19 miles (30 km) west of Jasper in British Columbia, and adjacent to Jasper National Park, the peak of Mount Robson is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, towering 12,972 feet (3954 m) over the western entrance to the park.
Mount Robson Provincial Park, one of the oldest in British Columbia, contains the headwaters of the Fraser River.
In the northwest section of the park is the massive Berg Glacier, notable for being one of the few living (or advancing) glaciers in the Canadian Rockies.
www.britishcolumbia.com /regions/towns/?townID=4002   (1740 words)

 Nick Golego: Mountaineering
Mount Kitchener was an easy walk over its south slope, crampons weren't necessary, although the summit itself was a treacherous one with its northern side full of cornices that could break off anytime.
Mount North Twin was a long steep slope taken on from north-east, some huge crevasses were visible on the way up.
We attempted to climb Mount Columbia (3745 m), of which I got a beatiful picture, but raging snowstorm and whiteout kept us pinned down in our tents for two days within 1 km from the summit.
www.chembio.uoguelph.ca /golego/leisure/mountain.htm   (514 words)

 - Mountain Nature Network - Mountain Geology
The average snowfall on the Columbia Icefield is 7 m (23 feet) per year, with an average elevation of 3000 m (10,000 ft).
The highest point on the Icefield is Mount Columbia at 3745 m (12,284 ft).
From the summit of Mount Snow Dome, waters flow to three separate oceans, the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Arctic.
www.mountainnature.com /Geology/LandformResult.asp?ID=83   (269 words)

 Rockclimbing Alberta
Mount Robson is the premiere climb in the Canadian Rockies as it is the tallest mountain in the Rockies.
Mount Athabasca, parent of one the Columbia Icefield's glaciers is also popular.
Hiking/climbing the Columbia Icefields is very dangerous and should not be attempted by novices.
www.albertatravel.org /rockclimbing_Alberta.html   (246 words)

 machinehead, danse, hooverphonic, singer, chambers, the cranberries, bruckner, pupo, queen, columbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Perhaps the most surprising feature of these recordings is their extreme interpretive similarity to bernstein's later remakes for columbia, thus demonstrating the maturity of his artistry even at this early stage.
Her popularity was in decline when she left columbia in 2001, and she was dropped by virgin records the following year after a highly publicized physical and emotional breakdown and the poor reception of glitter, her film and soundtrack project.
Following the success of linger, the cranberries quickly became international stars, as both their 1993 debut album, everybody else is doing it, so why can't we, and its 1994 follow up, no need to argue, sold millions of copies and produced a string of hit singles.
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 Steph Durocher - Trips - Columbia Icefields 2005
Mount Columbia and Snow Dome lie on both the continental divide and the BC-Alberta border.
The summit of Columbia holds the honour of being the highest point in Alberta and the second-highest in the Rockies.
Realizing we were making good time, and knowing a late-day ascent of Columbia was unlikely, we slowed to an enjoyable pace, taking more frequent breaks to photograph the peaks which had been hidden on our visit in February 2003.
www.cs.ubc.ca /~durocher/trips/rockies/columbia2005/columbia2005.html   (1603 words)

 March 2001 Newsletter
Ian is the grandson of John Chipman Kerr VC for which Mount Kerr in the Victoria Cross Range is named.
Mount Chester is part of the Kananaskis Range and may be seen from the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail.
Mount Jutland was named in honour of the battle itself.
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 burleigh grimes country music, danse, the cranberries, columbia, evans, pupo, gershwin, rasmus, blues, jessica simpson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
He switched from columbia house canada to frank sinatra's reprise label purchased by warner bros. And yet, while the royal edition includes all of his bartok, de falla, nielsen, prokofiev, shostakovich, sibelius and stravinsky, nearly all of his other columbia recordings of serious modern fare are omitted.
She often stated that columbia had regarded her as a commodity, with her separation from mottola exacerbating her relations with label executives.
They also recorded several standard symphonic works with bernstein, but columbia records to which both conductor and orchestra were contractually bound apparently did not relish competition for their best selling versions by walter, ormandy and szell.
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 SO YOU WANT TO SPEAK CANADIAN, EH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Canada is a member of the British Commonwealth and as such recognizes Queen Elizabeth as monarch though the Crown's presence is purely that of a figurehead.
In 1858, gold was discovered in the Fraser River valley which lead to the formation of the province of British Columbia.
Alberta license plates used to proclaim "Sunny Alberta", as it is the Province with the greatest amount of sunshine (though residents will tell you it all seems to occur during crystal clear icy winter days).
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 Mount Robson Accommodations: Campground & Cabin Rentals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Mount Robson Provincial Park, along the British Columbia/Alberta border and is adjacent to Jasper National Park, has long been a popular destination for exciting outdoor adventure vacations.
This beautiful park is situated within the North Continental Range of the Canadian Rockies with its characteristic rugged peaks, pristine glacial lakes and rivers, and steep forested valleys.
The park’s most famous peak is Mount Robson, towering 3,954 metres over its western entrance.
www.mountrobsonlodge.com /information.html   (256 words)

 :: Discovery Channel CA ::
Nestled in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Mount Revelstoke National Park is home to 260 square kilometres of sprawling mountains, forests, meadows, tundra and glacier, typical of the surrounding Columbia mountain chain.
Mount Revelstoke National Park is familiar stomping ground to the world's only population of mountain caribou.
Living in southeastern British Columbia, these animals are similar to their Northern Canadian lowland cousins, except for their adaptation to living and thriving in the BC mountains.
www.exn.ca /nationalparks/park.asp?park=Mount_Revelstoke   (488 words)

 Alberta Canada
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After a day in the snow, retire to one of the many cozy winter retreats where you can curl up next to a warm fire or sit in an outdoor hot tub and let the northern lights put on a show for you.
In the spring and summer experience Alberta’s working ranches, farm families, and country towns that capture the essence of the old Western lifestyle.
www.attractionscanada.com /alberta   (348 words)

 Eco-Sites of Canada: Alberta
The Grande Alberta Trail is very famous because of the many adventures people undertake when they visit here.
Canada's oil sands are found in the province of Alberta in three major areas.
However, since the oil is mixed in with sand, it is difficult and expensive to easily extract the oil for usage.
www.ecokids.ca /pub/eco_info/topics/landuse/ecosites/alberta.cfm   (281 words)

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