Don Bain's 360° Panoramas of
Alberta, Canada

Here are two regions with almost 200 panoramas covering the Canadian province of Alberta: To begin, click one of the regions listed here, or click on the map, or scroll down to see a detailed list of localities.

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Did you know that Alberta was named not after Prince Albert (Queen Victoria's husband), but for his daughter, Princess Louise Alberta (Duchess of Argylle), who was named after her father? And yes, Lake Louise was named for her also.

Royal trivia aside, this is a magnificent part of our planet. Ask any Canadian to select several images representing their native land and one of them will undoubtedly be of the Canadian Rockies, probably in Banff or Jasper National Parks, Alberta. Another might well be of the Canadian prairies, likely also in Alberta.

I have made nine trips through Alberta and can't wait to go back. The mountains are superlative, and the prairies have their own special beauty and interest.

I have divided Alberta into two regions following the very obvious natural boundaries:

  • The Prairies of Alberta region covers a much larger area, from cowboy country on the southern border all the way north into the boreal forest.

Canoe rentals at Moraine Lake

Canoe rentals at Moraine Lake

Afternoon thunderstorms on the prairie

Afternoon thunderstorms on the prairie

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