The province of Alberta is one of Canada’s rising economic and real estate stars. Over the past 20 years, its thriving oil sands, gas, mining and professional industries have propelled it ahead of all other Canadian provinces in terms of economic growth, and its strong economy has attracted new business capital, new residents and new real estate development alike. It’s no surprise that the Alberta real estate market is one of the most robust in North America.
Calgary, Alberta’s largest city, has an active and growing economy encompassing energy, financial services, entertainment, transportation, logistics, manufacturing, aerospace, health, and tourism sectors. The bustling city is a short drive from the world-renowned Banff National Park, which is one of the most visited national parks in North America with more than three million tourists annually.
The capital, Edmonton, is one of Canada’s premier cultural, governmental and educational centers. Nicknamed “Festival City,” for its year-round slate of festivals and home to North America’s second-largest mall, West Edmonton Mall, the Art Gallery of Alberta and Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton offers plenty of entertainment, shopping, arts and culture activities. The city is also considered the “Gateway to the North” and “Oil Capital of Canada,” as it is the staging point for oil sands and diamond mining projects in Alberta and the North West Territories.
From bustling cities and active economic opportunities to world-class outdoor adventure and scenic landscapes, Alberta offers plenty of possibilities for any lifestyle.