The fourth largest of Canada’s provinces, Alberta is the southern-most participant in the Games. Participation is limited to those regions located north of the 55th parallel.
Traditionally associated with wheat growing and cattle ranching, this region enjoys a cold continental climate during the winter. The province stretches more than 1,200 km from its southern border with the United States to a northern border with the Northwest Territories.
Alberta is Canada’s largest producer of oil and gas, including vast reserves of tar sands. It has approximately 50% of Canada’s coal reserves and has become home to a major petrochemical industry based on its gas and hydrocarbon resources. Agriculture is still a mainstay of the province, as are the forest products and pulp industries.
The province’s flag shows its coat of arms on a blue background. The team colours for Alberta North are royal blue and white.