Canada's fourth most populous province, Alberta shares its borders with British Columbia to the west, Saskatchewan to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north, and the U.S. state of Montana to the south. Here are some fun facts!
#1. Alberta has been named after Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Louisa Caroline Alberta, the Duchess of Argyll.
#2. Edmonton is Alberta’s geographical center, which is why it was chosen as its capital. It is also Alberta’s 2nd-largest city, after Calgary.
#3. The purest oil discovery in Canada was made in 1914 at Turner Valley. The oil was so pure that it could be directly put into a car after extraction.
#4. The longest beaver dam in the world is located in Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta. It is 2,790 feet in length.
#5. Banff National Park in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains is Canada's oldest national park. Established in 1885, it is also one of the most-visited national parks in all of North America.
#6. The world’s first ever documented evidence of the use of the phrase “trick or treat” during Halloween comes from a 1927 newspaper report from Blackie, Alberta.
#7. The town of Vulcan in Alberta has its own Star Trek museum with a 31-foot replica of the Enterprise spaceship.
#8. As if that was not enough, Alberta’s St. Paul town boasts the world's first ever UFO Landing Pad. It is a major tourist attraction in the town.
#9. As per Marvel Comics, the popular character Wolverine was born in the 1880s in Cold Lake, Alberta. Curious!
#10. The famous "Boston Pizza" was actually started in Edmonton in 1964 by a Greek immigrant, Gus Agioritis. At that time, it was named as “Boston Pizza and Spaghetti House”.