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Alberta's 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.

Facts about Alberta

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 Rick Mercer drives cattle in southern Alberta

Rick Mercer Drives Cattle


  Rick checks out freestyle water ski jumping practice in Red Deer Alberta

Rick Mercer Ski Jumps

  Rick goes to the oil sands to operate big equipment

Rick Mercer at the Oil Sands


 Rick goes to the Edmonton Rodeo

Rick Mercer at the Edmonton Rodeo


  Rick tries riding at the Calgary Stampede

Rick Mercer Rides at the Calgary Stampede


  Rick helps with a the bison at Elk Island National Park in Alberta.