Geographical Centre of Alberta Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dronnord
N 54° 30.000 W 115° 00.000
11U E 629514 N 6040994
Quick Description: A Beautiful Cairn
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 2/23/2011 9:22:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMATJT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PG GoldWing
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Long Description:
The Geographic Center of Alberta was determined by Accurate Measurements of the Latitude and Longitude of the Borders of the Province. It was located equidistant from each of the straight-line border segments to the NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, and WEST.

A short hike of 3kms will take you from the information kiosk at the highway through this natural area to the cairn marking the Centre of Alberta. The Natural Area surrounding the cairn has a system of hiking and biking trails for you to enjoy.

Alberta got its Name when the Provincial District of Alberta was created in 1882 by Order-in-Council of the North West Territories, the Marques of Lorne was Governor General of Canada at the time. He named the province in honour of his wife, fourth daughter of Queen Victoria, Princess Louise Caroline Alberta. Alberta became a province in 1905.

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