Location and geography
Occupying the northern half of the North American continent, the province of Alberta is located between 60 degrees and 49 degrees latitude north along the Canada-U.S. border.
Alberta's major cities
Spanning 661,185 square kilometres (255,200 square miles), Alberta's diverse topography includes rivers, lakes, streams and glaciers and even sections of badlands.
- To the north you'll find the Northwest Territories.
- On Alberta's western border is the Canadian province of British Columbia.
- To the east, there is the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
- The great Rocky Mountains run along Alberta’s western border, with their world famous national parks, Banff and Jasper.
- In the southern region, some of the most important paleontological finds in the world have been made.
- Alberta shares its southern border with the American state of Montana.
Alberta is situated in the Mountain Time Zone (Greenwich Mean Time less 7 hours). Daylight Savings Time (GMT less 6 hours) is in effect between March and November.
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Date Updated: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 02:56:37