Whitecourt, Alberta City Profile

So this area was originally settled by the Cree First Nation until the late 1800’s when the Hudson’s Bay Company set up a trading post in order to trade goods with the natives.  John Goodwin was the first resident to settle the town in 1905.  The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway came through a few years […]

Valleyview, Alberta City Profile

Valleyview is located at the cross roads of two major highways in Alberta.  Alberta highway 43 which runs Northwest/Southeast from basically Edmonton to the border of British Columbia West of Demmitt and Alberta highway 49 which runs from the town to essentially Dawson Creek, British Columbia.  In the late 1800’s this area was used for trade with […]

Red Deer, Alberta City Profile

Red Deer has long benefited from being pretty much the mid-point between Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta.  The main economy in this area is oil and agriculture.  With their population rising above 100,000 you could consider Edmonton, Calgary, and Red Deer a “metroplex” if you consider that more than half of the entire population of Alberta […]

Medicine Hat, Alberta City Profile

Located east of Lethbridge and southeast of Calgary, Medicine Hat is the sixth-largest city in Alberta.  Known for it’s massive natural gas fields and reserves the city got the nickname “The Gas City”.  Founded in 1883 it was not incorporated as a town until 1898 and a city in 1906.  The reasons for the boom […]

Lethbridge, Alberta City Profile

Lethbridge, Alberta is the 4th largest city in the province (behind Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer).  Its located just south of Calgary, Alberta on the Oldman River. They have the only University in Alberta south of Calgary and two of the three campuses in Southern Alberta are in Lethbridge.  Lethbridge was originally developed from coal […]

Grande Prairie, Alberta City Profile

This city was named the most dangerous city in Canada back in 2012.  It has since moved down to #7 on the same poll.  Most recently it’s been in the news because a bunch of people have lost their natural gas connection during winter due to an explosion.  So it is located in a prairie just like […]

Edmonton, Alberta City Profile

First thing you should know about this city is that it’s not only the second largest city in Alberta, but it’s also the Capital.  It’s only second in Alberta by less than 100,000 people though.  In fact I would say that Edmonton had more people in it up until the 1970’s which is when people […]

Calgary, Alberta – City Profile

Calgary is a unique city in Canada in that they have the most sunny days out of any major city in Canada.  This is due to how far south the city is located.  The further from the poles (North and South) the longer the sunny days are going to be.  It is located in a […]

Brooks, Alberta City Profile

Canadian Mortgages Inc. named Brooks the sixth worst place to live in Canada.  Their reasoning? Healthcare for the most part.  Apparently the situation was so bad as to outweigh the great economy and thriving unemployment rate.  There are plenty of things to do here if you are passing through and the people are friendly enough! […]

Airdrie, Alberta City Profile

You might look at the picture we have submitted for Airdrie and think to yourself, “Why haven’t I seen or heard of this place before?”  Well, chances are you have heard of Calgary and Airdrie is the suburbs for Calgary.  You might think of it as a separate town considering its 20 miles from downtown […]