The Rockies mountains range is dividing Alberta (flatlands) and British Columbia
I have photos from our trip between Prince Rupert and Northern Alberta. They show clearly the divide between the Flat Prairies that cover much of Western Canada and our own very Mountainous BC.
When comparing to driving, traveling by air you see more of a total picture of this country.
From the first photo you can see The Rocky Mountains (which range from north to south) line as a borders between Alberta and British Columbia. The flat land that present the Prairie of Alberta where as the high mountains to go to British Columbia. For the first time I understand the size of Canada and how few people live in this vast country!
Population 2013 Area (Sq. km.) Population Density (Sq. km.)
All mountains were already white with snow as we travel by plane from our place in Prince Rupert to Vancouver and then east to Calgary before flying North again to Grande Prairie.
I made the 1.45 hours flight to Vancouver again within a week when I became a permanent resident :) At this time I learn that some Canadian not familiar with our small Prince Rupert. The entire trip by air from Prince Rupert is over high rugged mountains, These Coastal ranges stretch from Alaska down to Vancouver.
Have a great month of December!
Photographs from this post taken on late November 2013.
Population information : http://countrymeters.info, Wikipedia