Alberta Inventors and Inventions—A Century of Innovation
Heritage Community Foundation (now in the University of Alberta archives)
This website explores a century of innovation in Alberta and Alberta’s inventive spirit.
Click on a topic—Inventors, Inventions, Innovation, Patents—in the left- hand-side menu or within the text to access information. Note: Scroll down and click on View Our Timeline in the bottom right-hand-corner of the screen to access information about other inventions and inventors.
This website contains 224 detailed maps accompanied by short articles, illustrations, historic photographs, charts, graphs and trivia that provide an overview of the railways in Alberta. Click on the headings—Tracks, Maps, Sidings—near the top of the screen or on the highlighted words within the text to access a list of subheadings. Then, click on a subheading to access information and thumbnail images.
Click on each thumbnail to enlarge.
Note: General Navigation on the left-hand side provides helpful tips about finding information and moving around the Atlas.
This interactive website shows the relationship between the building of the railway, population growth and the growth of Canada.
Click, hold and slide the red gauge near the bottom of the screen to view changes on the map.
Note: To change the map, click on a heading—Political Borders Map, Aboriginal Cultural Environments, Topographical Map, Treaties Map—on the right-hand side of the screen. Or, click on View Population Graph and slide the gauge across the screen to view changes in Canada’s overall and Aboriginal populations.