In Alberta, we are graced with a variety of landscapes. From the most urban experiences to the natural landscapes Canadians and the world recognize, and everything in between. In addition to the grand landscapes that are synonymous with our province, there are the subtle visual experiences that ground everyday life, connect us to the places we call home. These landscapes are not always the conventionally picturesque, but are the comfortable images we associate with our daily lives: what we see on the way to work, or on a walk to the grocery store.
Grand Alberta is what defines our province abroad. This is the landscape that is bigger than daily life and exists beyond the routine that drives us by the minute. Time is measured by the seasons, and by the natural cycles of the environment. This is a landscape of grassland, blowing in the wind and subtly changing from green to brown and back again; it is the craggy backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, it is a dusting of snow that cloaks your surroundings on your morning walk. Grand Alberta is the juxtaposition of the might of industry against the gentle relief of the natural environment.
These landscapes are moments in time that are fleeting and subject to our own mortality. We must capture these landscapes to remember the reason we are here. We are the stewards of the landscape - we are responsible for its wise use.
These are the images that are captured in our hearts; these are the landscapes of Alberta.