District of Alberta

Enlarge Alberta Assiniboia
1882 districts are superimposed over the 1881 map
A 1900 map showing the boundaries of the District of Alberta.

The District of Alberta was one of four districts of the Northwest Territories created in 1882.[1][2] It was styled the Alberta Provisional District to distinguish it from the District of Keewatin which had a more autonomous relationship from the NWT administration. Present-day Province of Alberta takes in the District of Alberta and parts of the Districts of Athabasca, Assiniboia and Saskatchewan. Alberta became a province in 1905.[3]

The boundaries of the district were:[4]

See also


  1. ^ Acts of the Parliament of the Dominion of Canada, Ottawa: Brown Chamberlin Law Printer (for Canada), 1886
  2. ^ Fung, Professor of Geography, University of Saskatchewan., Dr. K.I.; Richards, J. Howard, Evolution-boundaries-1882: (1969). Atlas of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon: Modern Press., retrieved 2007-10-12CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Alberta becomes a Province". Alberta Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved August 6, 2009.
  4. ^ Canada (1886). Acts of the Parliament of the Dominion of Canada. Brown Chamberlin, Law Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.