What is Alberta?

Alberta is one of Canada's three Prairie Provinces. It stretches form British Columbia and the towering, snow-clad Rocky Mountains in the west to the province of Saskatchewan in the east; and from the thinly settled Northwest Territories in the north to the state of Montana in the south. Within the boundaries of Alberta, fields of grain extend farther than eye can see, and cattle ranches dot the foothills of the Rockies.