Alberta, Canada

Province of Alberta

Alberta is located in western Canada, east of British Columbia, bounded by the U.S. sate
of Montana. The capital, Edmonton locates about 300 Km north of Calgaly、with about
730,000 and 980,000 population, respectively.

David Thompson Highway outside of Banff National Park

Bow Summit, photographed in July 2011

Alberta is the most populous and fastest growing of Canada's three prairie provinces. It is about
the same size of France or Texasand had a population of 3.7 million in2009. The economically
important resource s its vast oil reserves.

(L) Lake Louise and Chateau (R) Lake Louise seen from the lakeside trail, photographed in July 2011

View of Lake Louse from the top of Big Beehive

Moraine Lake in Banff National Park

(L) Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park Photographed in July
(R) Angel Glacia, Jasper Photographed in July

(L) Angel Glacia, Jasper Photographed in July
(R) Waterfall from Lake Agnes, a tea house and Canadian rocky mountains, photographed in July

(L) Hot Springs in Banff National Park (R) Highway junction at Banff
Both pictures were taken in July

Jasper, Alberta

The capital of Alberta is Edmonton, located just south of the centre of the province. Calgary locates
roughly, 300 kms south of the capital, is the Alberta's largest city and a major distribution and trans-
portation hub as well as one of Canada's commerce centres. Edmonton is the primary supply and
service hub for Canada's oil sands and other northern resource industries. According to recent
population estimates, these two metropolitan areas have now both exceeded 1 million people.
Source: Wikipedia

(L) Canola field in Central Alberta (R) Grain elevator in southern Alberta

(L) Mildred Lake mine plants at the Athabasca Oil Sand
(R) St.Joseph's College at University of Alberta, Edmonton

(L) The main building of the Telus World of Science, Edmonton
(R) Jasper Avenue, a hub of major offices and the financial centre, Edmonton

(L) The entry way to Grant MacEwan University, downtown campus, Edmonton
(R) West Edmonton Mall, located in Edmonton, is the largest shopping mall in North America.

The World Waterpark is the world's largest indoor water park, built in 1985, with a size of over 20,000 square meters,
with a very large wave pool.

(L) Tornado attacked Edmonton in 1987
(R) Parade cerebrating the anniversary of Hudson's Bay Company in 1920 at Edmonton

(L) Calgary as it appeared in about 1885 (R) Condominiums in the downtown Calgary in 2006

(L) Downtown Calagry viewed from Prince's Island, Calgary
(R) Pengrowth Saddledome and downtown buildings of Calgary
Source: Wikipedia


 Icefield and Bow Summit
 Emerald Lake
 Lake Louise

Alberta Tobacco Reduction Act
January 2008, the Act became effective.
  • It prohibits smoking in all public places and workplaces since January 1, 2008;
  • It bans retail displays, advertising and promotion of tobacco products.
  • It prohibits the sale of tobacco products from all health-care facilities, public
  • post-secondary campuses, pharmacies and stores that contain a pharmacy
  • effective January 2009.

Under this Act, tobacco products include any products composed in whole or
in part of tobacco, including tobacco leaves or any extract of tobacco leaves.
This includes:

  • Cigarettes;
  • Cigars;
  • Cigarillos;
  • Pipe tobacco; and
  • Special tobacco products like chewing tobacco, sinus and snuff
The Tobacco Reduction Act protects Albertans from the harmful effects
of second hand-smoke by removing smoking from public places, workplaces
and public vehicles. Smoking is limited to private living accommodations
and vehicles.
  • In 2007 Bill 45 was passed in Alberta with strong support from the Canadian Cancer Society.
  • January, 2008 - all Alberta public and work places became smoke free.
  • July 2008 - power walls and other tobacco displays or promotion were covered or
  • removed in retail stores around the province.
  • January, 2009 the final decree was implemented removing tobacco from pharmacies,
  • health care facilities, and post secondary institutions. 

The legislation also instituted that no person shall smoke:

  • The Inside space of a building
  • The areas within 5 metres of a doorway, window or air intake
  • On a patio related to a business, restaurant, lounge or night club.
  • A bus, taxi, public transit, bus shelter, or phone booth
  • The inside spaces of bars, bingo halls and casinos
  • Public areas of a multi-unit residential facility, including patios, pools
  • Enclosed parking garages

Report an infraction

  • If you see any infraction against the Tobacco Reduction Act, feel free to contact
  • local authorities such as Bylaw officers, RCMP, or city police. You can also contact
  • your local Canadian Cancer Society office or tobacco reduction coalition. 
  Healthy and Wellness, Government of Alberta





Provinces of Canada, including a smoking restriction

smorking ban bc canada BC, Canada
smorking ban alberta canada Alberta
smorking ban Saskatchewan Saskatchewan
smorking ban manitoba canada Manitoba
smorking ban ontario canada Ontario
smorking ban quebec canada Quebec
smorking ban new Brunswick New Brunswick
smorking ban nova scotia Nova Scotia

British Columbia Alberta  Trip to Canada 2011 Vancouver North Vancouver Whistler Skytrain 
VIA train Jasper Icefield and Bow Summit Emerald Lake Lake Louise Banff Calgary Edmonton
Hospitals in BC and Alberta Tobacco control in B.C. and Alberta 2011 Ontario 2010 Quebec 2007

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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The article was written in February 2010, and a photograph was added in July 2011,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
Copyright (C) 2010 Junhaku Miyamoto, PhD. All right is reserved.

Arrival to Vancouver
Smoking ban in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada


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