Team Alberta North

Alberta North joined the Arctic Winter Games in 1986, and hosted for the first time in 1994 in Slave Lake.

The fourth largest of Canada’s provinces, Alberta is the southernmost participant in the Games. Participation is limited to those regions located north of the 55th parallel.

Traditionally associated with wheat growing and cattle ranching, this region enjoys a cold continental climate during the winter. The province stretches more than 1,200 km from its southern border with the United States to a northern border with the Northwest Territories.

Alberta is Canada’s largest producer of oil and gas, including vast reserves of tar sands. It has approximately 50% of Canada’s coal reserves and has become home to a major petrochemical industry based on its gas and hydrocarbon resources. Agriculture is still a mainstay of the province, as are the forest productions and pulp industries.

The province’s flag shows the coat of arms on a blue background. The team colors of Alberta North are royal blue and white.