Belle Rive Dental Loves Alberta!
Alberta is a province in Western Canada. Its landscape encompasses mountains, prairies, desert badlands and vast coniferous forests. It has more than 600 lakes and rich mineral deposits. In the west, the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks have glaciers in the Columbia Icefields. The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is a biosphere reserve that straddles the southern border with the USA.
Popular Destinations in Alberta
The sophisticated city that grew out of the Canadian West, Calgary balances the modern and the traditional with pioneer charm. For the full western experience, show up in time for the annual Calgary Stampede, complete with rodeos. Year-round you’ll find abundant shopping, dining, and nightlife; a short drive away are some of Canada’s finest national parks.
You’ll feel right at home in vibrant, expansive Edmonton. The historic Old Strathcona district has a neighborhood feel, while Whyte Avenue leads to the University of Alberta and its youthful crowd. A short drive outside town is the North Saskatchewan River valley. But Edmonton’s most famous attraction is the West Edmonton Mall, boasting 800 shops plus an indoor roller coaster and water park. Seriously.
Escape the urban bustle and make Jasper your home base for exploring Canada’s extraordinary wilderness. As a mountain town, it’s low-key and unpretentious with good food and drinks; as a destination, it’s an outdoor sports lover’s playground, with hiking and golfing in summer and skiing and dog sledding in winter. If it’s chilly, heat up at Miette Hot Springs in the National Park.
Sherwood Park is a large hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Strathcona County that is recognized as an urban service area. It is located adjacent to the City of Edmonton.
Sherwood Park Resources
Flanked on all sides by the Rockies, Banff offers an irresistible combination of perfect powder, luxury lodges, fine dining and lively nightlife. A thriving arts scene and proximity to Lake Louise and Kananaskis County add to its allure. Don’t miss the hoodoos, intriguing rock spires, in Banff National Park.
Grande Prairie Canada
Soon after the City of Grande Prairie received its charter in 1958, it was declared the “Home of the Trumpeter Swan”. In 1926, a visiting representative of the Canadian Wildlife Service discovered that the swans were nesting in the Grande Prairie area. Since then, a combination of protective legislation, good wildlife management and co-operation between Canada and the United States has rescued the swan from the endangered list.
Grande Prairie Canada Resources
Catapulted to fame for its part in the 1988 Winter Olympics, this former coal-mining town in the Canadian Rockies is a perfect base for visiting some of the country’s most impressive national parks. First stop for most visitors is the ski trails in Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park. Contemplate natural wonders at the Museum and Geoscience Centre, and mush through the snow on a sled-dog tour.
Lethbridge is a beautiful city with tremendous community pride. Our small city charm, friendly people, and warm Chinook winds are second only to our spectacular High-Level Bridge. Lethbridge is one of only a few cities its size with two post-secondary institutions – Lethbridge College and University of Lethbridge.
Medicine Hat Canada
In 1883, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) stopped to build a bridge across the South Saskatchewan River and a tent town was born. With the arrival of the railroad came the Northwest Mounted Police. They maintained law and order among the railway workers and First Nation’s people of the area and made Medicine Hat a law-abiding town. In the CPR’s search for water, their drills accidentally struck gas west of the town, heralding the exploration that mapped out one of the largest gas fields in North America.