If you are just joining us now, may I suggest that you visit these pages first –>
- A Trip Across Canada – Introduction To Our Unit Study – Week 1
- A Trip Across Canada – General Overview 0f Canada – Week 2
- A Trip Across Canada – British Columbia – Week 3
- A Trip Across Canada – Bonus Game.
Our second stop on our trip across Canada is Alberta. If you have not picked up your travel brochures for Alberta yet, you can stop and do that now.
We have another action packed stop on our trip across Canada. We are going to jump right in and get to work having some fun. Remember, there will be way more resources and activities than you will have time for, so just focus on the things that interest you and your children. You can always come back later and do more.
Here are some questions to ask as you look at your detailed map. What province is to the left of Alberta? What is the capital city? Name the longest river in Alberta.
You can download a detailed map of Alberta here –>
On the blank map, you can have your student color it (however you decide). You can also have the student include important information on their map.
You can download a blank map of Alberta here –>
The leader of the province is called the Premiere. Visit the official website for the government of Alberta. What is the name of the current Premiere?
You can read more about the symbols of Alberta here –>
Alberta has its own flag. You can read about the flag here –>
You can print out a flag to color here –>
Alberta has a provincial mammal. The mammal is the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. You can visit these websites to read more about this mammal.
Alberta has a provincial flower. The flower is called the Wild Rose. You can visit these websites to find out more about this flower.
Alberta has a provincial bird. The bird is called the Great Horned Owl. You can visit the following websites to find out more about this bird.
- Great Horned Owl
- Great Horned Owl
- Great Horned Owl - with labels
- Great Horned Owl – without labels
- Great Horned Owl Worksheet
Alberta has a provincial tree. The tree is called the Lodgepole Pine. You can visit the following websites to find out more about this tree.
Alberta has a provincial stone. The mineral is called petrified wood. You can learn more about petrified wood by visiting these websites.
Alberta has a provincial motto. The motto is strong and free.
Alberta has a provincial coat of arms and shield. You can learn more about them by visiting these pages.
- Amorial Bearings
- Coat of Arms of Alberta
- Alberta Coloring Page
- Alberta's Coat of Arms – printable coloring page
- The Prairies Coat of Arms – coloring page
Create your own family coat of arms.
Alberta has a provincial tartan. You can read more about the provincial tartan.
You can learn more about the weather in Alberta by visiting these websites.
Alberta has some amazing parks. There are too many to list, but you should get a good idea by visiting the following websites what kind of wildlife and scenery they have in Alberta.
- Alberta Parks
- National Parks of Alberta
- Parks in Alberta – (PDF)
- Natural Regions – (PDF)
- Dinosaur Provincial Park
- Banff National Park and Banff National Park and Banff National Park
- Jasper National Park and Jasper National Park and Jasper National Park
More information about the geography of Alberta can be found here.
Just a few of the many things in Alberta to learn more about.
- Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump
- Drumheller (Heart of the Badlands)
- Royal Alberta Museum
- Royal Tyrrell Museum
- Brooks Aqueduct (check out the virtual tour!)
- Father Lancombe Chapel (oldest building in Alberta)
- Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
- Lougheed House
- Oil Sands Discovery Centre
- Remington Carriage Museum (with video)
- Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
- Victoria Settlement
- Discovery Wildlife Park
- Ludec #1 Energy Discovery Centre
- Waskasoo Environmental Education Society
- Fort Calgary
- Alberta Aviation Museum
- The Alberta Railway Museum
- Fort Edmonton
- Icefields Parkway
Edmonton is the capital of Alberta. To find out more information about Edmonton, Alberta, you can visit the following websites.
The Legislature buildings are located in Edmonton, Alberta.
More resources -
Have a look through all of your travel brochures for Alberta. You will find many other interesting things to learn about including Canadian Badlands , Calgary Stampede , Bellevue Underground Mine , High Level Bridge , Topographical Anomalies , and much more.
What do you think of our studies so far?
Do you have anything that you would like to add?