Geography and Weather


Drive leading to Fishing Lake in Alberta HUB
The Alberta HUB region encompasses 40,872 square kilometres and makes up approximately 6.4% of the province of Alberta. Located in central northeast Alberta it hugs the Saskatchewan border from the village of Kitscoty in the southeast and Cold Lake in the north, running west along the Yellowhead Highway to Edmonton, encompassing Lamont County in the west, and extending to Lac La Biche County in the north.

This picturesque region has diverse landscapes ranging from open prairies to a lake district with over 150 lakes.  Spanning the region are also the forested areas of Elk Island National Park, rolling hills, rich agricultural land, and the banks of the North Saskatchewan River.


The weather in Alberta offers something for everyone. Our seasonally warm summers give way to countless outdoor activities for nature lovers and fitness enthusiasts.  Our winters create equally exciting opportunities such as downhill or cross-country skiing, locally or in the stunning Rocky Mountains.

In the summer, the average daytime temperatures range from around 21 °C (70 °F) in the Rocky Mountain valleys and far north, up to around 28 °C (82 °F) in the dry prairie of the southeast.  Average high temperatures in January range from 0 °C (32 °F) in the southwest to −24 °C (−11 °F) in the far north.

Check the weather in our major centres:

Cold Lake / Bonnyville / St. Paul / Vegreville / Vermilion