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Alberta was named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, the fourth daughter of England’s Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Alberta, after Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia is the fourth largest province. Bordering the U.S. state of Montana to the south. Alberta borders the provinces of Saskatchewan to the east and British Columbia to the west, whereas to the north it borders Northwest Territories.
As Alberta is a landlocked province, it is not exactly renowned as a scuba diving destination , but there are still some good opportunities. For example, in the Jasper National Park, you will find Patricia Lake where there is a sunken barge which was developed as a prototype for aircraft refuelling during WW2. In the Banff National Park, the old town of Minnewanka Landing has been flooded and although relatively deep makes it an interesting dive. Also, at Waterton National Park, you will find Emerald Bay where there is the sunken wreck of a boat.
Temperatures range from 21°c/70°f in the Rocky Mountain Valleys to 27°c/81°f in the Prairies to the south. Alberta is a sunny province with high totals of sunshine and in Northern Alberta there can be up to 18 hours of daylight during the summer months.