Facts About Alberta

This city is found in the western part of the country and is surrounded by the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the west and vast grasslands and wildernesses to the east. The north has the Northwest Territories, and to the south is Montana with which is shared an international peace park (Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park).

Population and geography in Alberta

Over four million people reside in the province with most of them living in Calgary and Edmonton. It covers an area of six hundred and sixty-one thousand square kilometers which is about two hundred and fifty-five thousand, two hundred and fourteen square meters. The place is recognized as a grassland area, but the landscapes vary from mountains, glacial lakes, and huge woodlands. There are also over two hundred and forty-five rivers and six hundred lakes.

Climate in Alberta

There are usually four seasons, and the town has the most comfortable weather. During summer, temperatures are between twenty to twenty-five degrees Celsius (sixty-eight to seventy-seven degrees Fahrenheit) but could go up to thirty degrees. For the winter, these temps range from negative five to negative fifteen degrees Celsius (twenty-three to five degrees Fahrenheit) and can go as low as negative thirty to negative forty degrees Celsius (negative twenty-two to negative forty degrees Fahrenheit).

Parks and wildlife in Alberta

Alberta has twenty-seven thousand, five hundred and twenty-five square kilometers (ten thousand, six hundred and twenty-seven square miles) of land that is protected in more than five hundred places which include seventy-five provincial parks. There are five national parks which take up another sixty-three thousand square kilometers (twenty-four thousand square miles) with three of them being UNESCO World Heritage sites.

There are also over five hundred species of wildlife, with the big seven being elk, moose, bighorn sheep, grizzly bear, bison, cougar and wolf.

Health and insurance

The city’s health-care plan does not cover out-of-province visitors, so be sure of your insurance before relocating.

Taxes

This is the only province in the country that does not have a provincial sales tax (PST). The government charges five percent goods and services tax on some procurements.

Speed limits

These are in kilometers per hour and are marked by signs on roadsides. If there is no marked limit, it is best to keep to the provincially set ones.

Economy

The economy was one of the best as it was held by the burgeoning petroleum industry as well as agriculture and technology.

Relocating to Alberta

Since there are plenty of employment opportunities, low taxes, and good education, more people are choosing to relocate to Alberta. If you are considering doing the same, get a quote from Best Moves because we have reputable, certified, experienced, reliable, professional – the best moving companies in Canada.



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