Alberta - The Canadian lady
If Alberta were a woman it would be a well educated, sophisticated one, with a raw beauty and soft temper.
Located in western Canada, Alberta is a tourist eye-candy filled with cultural history, urban charms, relaxing landscapes and year round outdoor adventures like hiking, paddling, skiing, dog sledding, ice climbing and many more.
The Canadian Rockies are the perfect setting for adventure seekers, with ancient glaciers, turquoise lakes and wildlife on one side (here you can find the UNESCO world heritage sites Banff and Jasper) and Kananskis Country - a massive heaven of protected parks - on the other side.
When it comes to reconnecting with nature, Albertans head of to the nearest provincial park, lured in by 8,000 years of aboriginal culture, dinosaur bones, shifting sand dunes and Dark Sky Preserves.
The urban life in Alberta is perfectly aligned with its wild one. The capital, Edmonton, is set between prairie lands and boreal forest and hosts over 30 arts and cultural festivals every year, hence the Festival city label. Still, the most sophisticated urban landscape is Calgary - a mix of modern and traditional, famous for the the annual Calgary Stampede, its vibrant night life and exquisite cuisine.
As for the educational scene, it seems to blend in perfectly with Alberta's core values. Diversity - you can study arts, law, human services, business, medicine and more in colleges like University of Calgary and Grant MacEwan University, fairness - distance learning courses offered by Athabasca University, a leading online university, multiculturalism and human rights, value that generated the Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism, a scholarship available each year for Canadians and Canadian citizens, whereas the Master's level award is $10,000 and the Doctoral level award is $15,000.
Alberta is "a lady" worth knowing.
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