description: The Heritage Community Foundation is proud to promote the extensive and beautiful nature of Alberta. Explore the six main ecozones of Alberta, with the Boreal Forest, Canadian Shield, Foothills, Rocky Mountains, Grasslands and Parklands, and learn about species, climates and landscapes unique to each region. Immerse yourself in our interactive experience, learning about Alberta through audio clips, pictures and extensive articles on unique Albertan aspects and fundamental biological principles.
description: When the ice melted from Alberta and signaled the end of the last Ice Age over 10, 000 years ago, the landscape that remained was empty and lifeless. Today the glacial drift that covered the surface is largely hidden beneath thick, productive soils.