Alberta was named after Queen Victoria's 4th daughter.  It encompasses a land mass of 255,541 square miles.  Did you know . . . Alberta is 5 times larger than the entire United Kingdom . . . but Alberta has only 5% of the UK's population; only 3 million people while the UK has 60 million inhabitants.  Yup, you can swing your arms and not be afraid of hitting anyone.  There is lots of room here for YOU too! 

To put things on this map into perspective - it is a 3 hour drive between Calgary and Edmonton!  It takes a while to realize that the scale you are used to is not the scale we use on our maps:) 

Map of Alberta