Central Alberta is the
Heartland of the Canadian bread basket. It is mostly agriculture
area, but it has quite a few surprises. Badlands, river valleys,
lakes, the Prairie Train, Provincial Parks are well worth a visit.
There is good network of roads which facilitates travel in this
area. This is also the region of the first settlers to Alberta,
also known for its "Big Sky". It is also a home of
number of fine, small Towns, huge lakes, small hills and extensive
oil and gas exploration. The Heartland stretches from the edge
of the North Rockies on the west, to Saskatchewan border on the
east, with the central Town of Red Deer as the largest urban
center. Sylvan Lake is the best known recreation area of Heartland.