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The District of Alberta
was one of four districts of the Northwest Territories created in 1882. It was styled the Alberta Provisional District
to distinguish it from the District of Keewatin
The District of Keewatin was a territory of Canada and later an administrative district of the Northwest Territories.The name "Keewatin" comes from Algonquian roots—either kīwēhtin in Cree or giiwedin in Ojibwe—both of which mean north wind in their respective languages...
which had a more autonomous relationship from the NWT administration. The District of Alberta would ultimately form the southern portion of the Province of Alberta
Alberta is a province of Canada. It had an estimated population of 3.7 million in 2010 making it the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces...
when the latter was created in 1905.
- Alberta (Provisional District)
Alberta was a federal electoral district in the Northwest Territories, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1887 to 1908.-History:...
Former Canadian House of Commons electoral district covering the District of Alberta.
- Territorial evolution of Canada
The federation of Canada was created in 1867 when three colonies of British North America were united. One of these colonies split into two new provinces, three other colonies joined later...