Happy Birthday Canada: 10 Fun Facts About Alberta

12
Feb
Posted by Scholar's Choice in General

Next up on our Happy Birthday Canada series is Alberta! Formerly a district of the Northwest Territories, Alberta was founded as a province in September 1905! The capital city of Alberta is Edmonton but its largest city is Calgary.

But you probably already knew that. Here are some facts you may not have known!

Fun Facts About Alberta

  • The term "trick or treat" was first used in Alberta.
  • The West Edmonton Mall is the largest mall in North America covering 5.3 million square feet! There is even a full theme park in the mall!
  • West Edmonton Mall

  • The world's longest beaver dam is in Wood Buffalo National Park and measures 850 metres!
  • The city of Lloydminster is shared by Alberta and Saskatchewan.
  • The largest collection of complete dinosaur skeletons in the world can be found in Drumheller.
  • The world's first UFO landing pad is in St. Paul Alberta! (They must know something we don't).
  • There is a wildlife overpass over the Trans-Canada Highway near Banff.
  • Wildlife Overpass

  • Edmonton is the northernmost North American city with a population over one million.
  • Calgary Mayor Naheed Neshi is the first person of colour to become mayor of a Canadian city with over 100,000 people and the first Muslim mayor of a major North American city.
  • Banff is located at an elevation of 1383 metres, making it the highest town in Canada.
  • Another fun fact: Scholar's Choice has 4 stores in Alberta! Head in to your local Scholar's Choice and we can help you continue to make learning fun!

    Comment below with your favourite fact or share one that you love that we missed! Stay tuned because British Columbia is up next!

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