Alberta, Canada



State 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
1962
(R) Angel Glacia, Jasper Photographed in July
1974

(L) Angel Glacia, Jasper Photographed in July
1974
(R) Waterfall from Lake Agnes, a tea house and Canadian rocky mountains, photographed in July
1962

(L) Hot Springs in Banff National Park (R) Highway junction at Banff
Both pictures were taken in July
1962.

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



 

 Jasper
 Edmonton
 Icefield and Bow Summit
 Emerald Lake
 Lake Louise
 Banff
 Calgary

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


ブリティシュコロンビア州よりロッキー山脈に入るとアルバータ州である。南は米国のモンタナ州と隣接する。
山岳地帯には国際的観光地として有名なバンフ国立公園、ジャスパー国立公園がある。州都はエドモントで、
オイルサンドの他、鉱物資源産業の基地となっている。最大の都市は300キロ南のカルガリーであり、物流と
交通の要衝となっている。高い人口増加率を示しており、国内外からの流入も多い。とりわけ、カルガリーを
中心に成長が著しい。石油による収入が多い。

筆者は1961年に2回、1974年に1回、アルバータ州を訪れている。1961年の時代は日本は外貨規制の真っ最中で
日本人観光客に会うことはなかった。毎年開催されるカルガリーのスタンピード(カーボーイ祭り)にはカナダ
国内からは勿論、米国各地から多くの人が訪れる。車道の両側には人垣が出来ていて、通り過ぎる車のライセンス
プレートの州名を大声で読み上げていた。ロデオや幌馬車レースなど見所たっぷりの大会である。1974年7月の
訪問後、都市はさらに発展を遂げ、今は当時とは違った高層ビルの林立する大都市に変貌している。

アルバータ州タバコ規制法を2008年1月に実施した。その目的は公共的施設、職場、および車内で有害なタバコ
副流煙の悪影響からアルバータ州民を守るためである。喫煙は私有のコンドミニアムや個人の車内にも適応される。
全ての職場での喫煙は禁止される。タバコの陳列やプロモーション行為を禁止する。

次の場所での喫煙を禁止する。
1」建物内部
2」出入口、窓、換気口の5メートル以内
3」バス、タクシー、公共交通機関、バス待合所、電話ボックス
4」バー、ビンゴホール、カジノ
5」コンドミニウムの中庭、プールを含む公共的空間
6」リクレーション施設、屋内駐車場



Total Smoking Ban in Canada


smorking ban bc canada Smoke-free BC Canada
smorking ban alberta canada Smoking Ban in Public and Work places in Alberta
smorking ban Saskatchewan Smoking Ban in Saskatchewan 
smorking ban manitoba canada Nonsmokers Health Protection Act, Manitoba 
smorking ban ontario canada Smoke-free Ontario Act 
smorking ban quebec canada Tobaco Control in Quebec 
smorking ban new Brunswick Smoke-free Places Act, New Brunswick 
smorking ban nova scotia Smoke-free Places Act, Nova Scotia 

Canada
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

アルバータ州
2010年2月執筆 2011年7月加筆
執筆 医学博士 宮本順伯
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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.

Arrival to Vancouver



Smoking ban in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada





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