Alberta is a province in Western Canada. Its landscape encompasses mountains, prairies, desert badlands and vast coniferous forests. It has more than 600 lakes, and rich mineral deposits. In the west, the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks have glaciers in the Columbia Icefields. The Waterton Glacier International Peace Park is a biosphere reserve that straddles the southern border with the USA.
Alberta Area Codes
Area code 403 is a telephone area code in the Canadian province of Alberta, encompassing the southern third of the province, including the Calgary area. The 403 area code was one of the original 89 area codes assigned in 1947 in the contiguous United States and the then nine-province extent of Canada.
Area codes 587 and 825 are telephone area codes that cover all of Alberta, Canada, in addition to the incumbent codes, southern Alberta's 403 and northern Alberta's 780. Numbers in area code 587 started being allocated in late 2008.
Area code 780 is a telephone area code in the province of Alberta, encompassing the northern two-thirds of the province, including the Edmonton area. The code was established in 1999; prior to this date the entire province was served by the 403 area code.