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Highway map of Alberta

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Below is a large map of Alberta showing main cities and highways. Use it to quickly find your way around the province.

First of all, where is Alberta? It lies on the left side of your Canada map. One province removed from the west coast.  The only province to the west is British Columbia.  

Alberta covers a large area; the distance from the north to south extreme is 11° latitude, which works out to about 1200 km (750 miles). At its widest point through, through Edmonton, it is just over 65g0 km.  This contributes to a total area of over 660 thousand square km (255,500 sq miles).  The population is a little over 4 million.

It touches the US - Canadian border on the south, bordering along the northern edge of Montana, and to our north is the great Northwest Territories (NWT). Saskatchewan lies on the east.

Here is the map, focussing on Alberta.

map of Alberta

This map displays the seven largest independent cities of Alberta as black disks:

  1. Calgary
  2. Edmonton  (the Capital city)
  3. Lethbridge
  4. Medicine Hat
  5. Red Deer
  6. Grande Prairie
  7. Fort McMurray

The red lines on the map show you many of the primary highways, the lowest numbered ones from 1 to 17 and the major two-digit numbered roads.

For example Alberta highway 21, 22 and 41. Highway 63 connects Fort McMurray with the rest of the world, while 35 does the same for High Level and the NWT.  The yellow highlighted thoroughfares through this Alberta map include:

  • The Trans-Canada Highway, which runs from the Maritimes westward through Alberta (Medicine Hat and Calgary) and onwards to the British Columbia coast.
  • The Canamex Highway, the international corridor which runs from Mexico northward through the western US and Alberta into Lethbridge, and through Grande Prairie into BC. In Alberta, we call our central stretch the Queen Elizabeth II, or QE2 for short.  It's the portion that connects Calgary and Edmonton.
  • The Yellowhead Highway, Hwy 16, which runs from Manitoba through Edmonton and westwards to BC.

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Western Honeymoon My husband and I flew to Calgary from Toronto for our honeymoon on September 10th. We arrived at the airport and rented a car and …

Never been to Alberta and it was the first time looking at it on a map. 
I am familiar with Calgary and Edmonton because of professional hockey. As an Angel fan in baseball, Edmonton was their triple A affiliate and I was …

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Well, I have never been to Alberta yet, but from what I know about the province the map seems pretty accurate and easy to read. I'd love to do a car …

I think I acquired a very basic familiarity with the main geographical features of Alberta. 
I know very little about Canada, but this was a good starter kit for the basic layout of Alberta. I'll probably most remember that it borders Montana and …

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Hy, I am Petar and i know lot of Canada. I have couple of friends living there and by the pictures I can tell that Canada is very nice country. Much nicer …

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Passed through Yellowhead Highway through Edmonton and Grand Prairie. The city was overwhelming at times as far as exits for highway-stay alert. People …

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i've been to Alberta.. and i sure could have used a map like that. next time i'll visit this site before driving to Calgary again. Barry's Response …

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Calgary Area

The larger city near the south end of Alberta is Calgary. It's the largest urban centre in the entire Province, and all the prairies.  Find detailed street maps of the city here, and you can also check this unique downtown Calgary walking map.

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