Alberta's Beavers, Cowboys, Oil and Ski Jumping : Student - Province Highlights
Alberta is a western province of Canada. With an estimated population of 4,067,175 as of 2016 census. It is Canada's fourth most populous province and the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces. Its area is about 660,000 square kilometres Alberta and its neighbour Saskatchewan were districts of the Northwest Territories until they were established as provinces on September 1, 1905.
Alberta's capital, Edmonton, is near the geographic centre of the province. Tourist destinations in the province include Banff, Canmore, Drumheller, Jasper and Sylvan Lake.
Busy as a Beaver - amazing closeup video of beavers at work on the Bow River
Rick Mercer drives cattle in southern Alberta
Rick checks out freestyle water ski jumping practice in Red Deer Alberta
Rick goes to the oil sands to operate big equipment
Rick goes to the Edmonton Rodeo
Rick tries riding at the Calgary Stampede
Rick helps with a the bison at Elk Island National Park in Alberta.