Alberta- Statistics & Facts

Alberta is a Canadian province located between British Columbia and Saskatchewan, underneath the Northwest Territories and above the U.S. state of Montana. It is home to about 4.44 million people, with more than half living in large urban areas, and is the fourth most populated province in Canada. Their capital city is Edmonton, which is home to about 1.47 million people, but their largest city is Calgary, which is home to 1.54 million people. About a quarter of the population reported being of British Isles origin and the province is home to the third-highest Aboriginal population in Canada.

Alberta's natural resources

Alberta is mainly known for its oil reserve located near Edmonton, which is the second largest in the country, and one of the largest in the world. Alberta is also home to large amounts of natural gas and coal, making mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction their most lucrative industry, and the one with the highest labor productivity. Alberta produces the highest amount of gas and oil in the country. Furthermore, Alberta had the third-highest GDP out of all Canadian provinces in 2020, with an unemployment rate of 11.3 percent.

Tourism in Alberta

Tourism is also a vital industry in Alberta, as is it home to six UNESCO World Heritage sights which include the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Dinosaur Provincial Park, and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Other major tourist destinations include Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, and the Canada Olympic Park. Banff National Park, the first established Canadian national park, was the leading national park in terms of visitors, followed by Jasper National Park. Both national parks are visited by tourists all year long, as in the Winter they are home to resorts such as Lake Louise and Marmot Basin, where tourists can go dog sledding, skiing, and snowboarding. Conversely, in the summer tourists congregate to areas such as Lake Minnewanka and Miette Hot Springs to do activities such as canoeing and hiking.

Interesting statistics

In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the 33 most important statistics relating to "Alberta".


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