KidZone Geography - Canadian Provinces
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Alberta is the western most "prairie province". It also happens to be where my family and I live. Edmonton is the capital city. Alberta became a province of Canada in 1905.
The Rocky Mountains run down the border of Alberta and British Columbia and extend into the United States.
Check out our brief photo tour of Alberta if you'd like to see more of the scenery of the province or if you need photos for a school project.
You can find out a lot of interesting information about the province at http://www.gov.ab.ca/
Red Rock Canyon, Waterton National Park -- Alberta, Canada
© Leanne Guenther
Free Printable Worksheets:
- Alberta flag worksheet
- Alberta map and response worksheet
- Alberta map - Name the Capital City
- Alberta map - Name the Province
- Alberta provincial bird with labels worksheet
- Alberta provincial bird coloring page
- Alberta provincial flower with labels worksheet
- Alberta provincial flower coloring page
Free On-Line Activities:
- Alberta provincial animal jigsaw puzzle (Big Horn Sheep)
- Alberta provincial flower jigsaw puzzle
- Alberta provincial shield jigsaw puzzle
- Alberta Scenery on-line jigsaw puzzles
The Provincial Flag
The Alberta provincial flag was adopted on June 1, 1968. It depicts the provincial shield in the center of a blue background. From top to bottom, the shield shows St. George's Cross, blue sky, snow-capped mountains, green hills, prairie and wheat sheaves at the very bottom.
The Provincial Flower
The wild rose was declared Alberta's provincial flower in 1930. The wild rose is easily found in the province, even in some of the more natural areas inside its cities.
The Provincial Bird
The Great Horned Owl was adopted as Alberta's provincial bird on May 3, 1977, by a province wide children's vote.
It is one of Canada's most common birds of prey (raptors) and lives in Alberta year round. This owl hunts only at night and is most easily identified by its large size and feathery ear tufts (horns). Most Great Horned Owls mate for life laying 1 to 5 eggs each year well before the snow melts.
Find out more about the Great Horned Owl > (includes additional worksheets)
Find out all the species of birds found in Alberta >
Other Links you might like:
- Birds of Alberta
- Canadian book recommendations
- Canadian coloring pages
- Canadian crafts for kids
- Canadian printable puzzle
- Canadian trivia with MAPLE bingo cards
- photo tour of Alberta
- First Nations Peoples coloring pages
- First Nations crafts for kids
- Why Bat Has No Friends - a Native American Legend