MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES
Alberta has many different surfaces:
Three-fourths of Alberta lies in the glaciated northern Interior Plains of North America.
- Southwest=Rocky Mountains and foothills that are heavily glaciated.
- Northeast=The edge of the Canadian Shield which is hilly and has low-lying areas.
- Southeast=Cypress Hills that have bedrock upland rising to 610 m (approximately 2000 ft)
- South=Albert Plain with gently rolling grasslands and fertile soil.