The bedrock topography model of Alberta reveals extensive paleovalley systems created by Paleogene- to Neogene-aged rivers.

Bedrock Topography

The modern land surface represents an amalgamation of sedimentary deposits overprinted on an eroded surface of predominantly Quaternary glacial sediments, deposited by cyclic advances and retreats of the Laurentide and Cordilleran ice sheets.

Surfucual Geology of Alberta

Resolving the climatic and tectonic processes associated with the evolution of these major river systems, together with the timing and style of Quaternary glaciation, is an ongoing project to determine the combined effects of large-scale earth surface processes on landscape evolution in western Canada.

Glacial Landforms of Alberta