Place Name: Alberta

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (Common Usage), Road (Common Usage), Park (1983).

Name Origins: Commemorative


The Provence of Alberta  was named after Queen Victoria’s fourth daughter, Princess Louise Caroline Alberta. Alberta was originally established as a provisional district of the North West Territories in 1882. The name was maintained when Alberta officially became a province in 1905.

Cultural Affiliation: British

Gender: Female

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

Alberta Avenue (Neighbourhood)

The name of this neighbourhood was adopted from the historic name for 118 Avenue. The community has used the name Alberta Avenue since at least 1922, as the Alberta Avenue Community League was formed that year. That part of the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood between Norwood Boulevard and 118 Avenue was formerly known as Norwood. A portion, from 118 Avenue to 121 Avenue, was once called West Delton. See Alberta Avenue road.

Alberta Avenue (Road)

Alberta Avenue first appeared as a road name around 1904 and was probably derived from the provisional district of Alberta. In 1914 the name was changed to 118 Avenue. However, on December 13, 1994, the Names Advisory Committee renamed it 118 Avenue (Alberta Avenue).The Marquess of Lorne, governor general of Canada from 1878 to 1883, suggested that the provisional district of Alberta be named after his wife, HRH Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. Princess Louise was considered a strong, independent woman. She studied art and was an accomplished sculptor. The choice of name was not universally welcomed. The Edmonton Bulletin, on July 1, 1882, wrote: "Surely in a region having such grand and varied features as this, some natural characteristic could be found that could give an appropriate and pleasant sounding name to the whole." Alberta was created as a provisional district in 1882 and became a province in 1905.

Alberta Avenue (Park)

This Alberta Avenue neighbourhood park is located on 118 Avenue (Alberta Avenue) and has an area of 1.53 ha. 

Alberta Park Industrial (Neighbourhood)

The neighbourhood of Alberta Park Industrial has existed since at least 1912. 

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