Alberta is located in western Canada, bounded by the provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north, and the U.S.state of Montana to the south. Alberta is one of three Canadian provinces and territories to border only a single U.S. state and is also one of only two provinces that arelandlocked.
Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta, is located near the geographic center of the province and is the primary supply and service hub for Canada'soil sandsand other northern resource industries. Approximately 290km (180mi) south of the capital is Calgary, Alberta's largest city and a major distribution and transportation hub. Calgary and Edmonton center Alberta's twocensus metropolitan areas, both of which have populations exceeding 1 million,while the province has16 census agglomerations. Notable tourist destinations in the province include Banff,Canmore,Drumheller,JasperandSylvan Lake.