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Alberta is one of Canada's prairie provinces. It became a province on September 1, 1905. Alberta is located in Western Canada, bounded by the provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east, Northwest Territories to the north, and by the U.S. state of Montana to the south. Alberta is one of two provinces (the other being New Brunswick) to border only a single U.S. state. It is also one of two provinces that are land-locked (the other being Saskatchewan).

By Canadians[edit]

Stephen Harper[edit]

  • It is imperative to take the initiative, to build firewalls around Alberta, to limit the extent to which an aggressive and hostile federal government can encroach upon legitimate provincial jurisdiction.
    • source: Stephen Harper National Post, January 24, 2001, “Open Letter to Ralph Klein”

By non-Canadians[edit]


Steve Smith: "Part of the learning curve in Edmonton is learning to hate Calgary."

    • source:Steve Smith: Hockey
    • notes: Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta, and Calgary is slightly more populous than Edmonton.

John Cleese[edit]

  • Come to me. I want to plow you like a Calgary driveway at Christmas.
    • source: Will and Grace Episode, attributed to John Cleese
    • notes: Calgary is a large city of Alberta.

Stargate Atlantis[edit]

Jeannie: I can't believe I am betting my life on your sense of direction!
Dr. McKay: What are you talking about?! I've got an excellent sense of direction!
Jeannie: Oh, really? Remember when we went to West Edmonton Mall and Dad had to call the police to find you?
Dr. McKay: That mall was huge!
Jeannie: There were maps every seven metres!
Dr. McKay: Misleading ones!
    • source: Miller's Crossing [4.09] Stargate Atlantis
    • notes: Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta

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