This mission will focus on securing markets for Alberta’s diverse energy resources and promoting the province’s environmental leadership. It will also reinforce the importance of working with national and international partners to create new opportunities for people and businesses in Alberta and around the world.  

While in Washington, D.C., Premier Smith will meet with members of Congress, industry leaders and think tanks to highlight Alberta’s energy sector as a dynamic mix of traditional resources and emerging clean energy sources, as well as the province’s influence in developing decarbonization technologies like carbon capture, utilization and storage, methane, geothermal and biofuels.  

“Alberta is, and has always been, a friend to the United States. We share a common mission to ensure North American energy security and a reliable energy grid. I am looking forward to sharing how our province strives to be the most credible, responsible supplier of energy in a decarbonizing world, and the successes we have achieved as we grow our economy while reducing emissions.”

Danielle Smith, Premier

This will be Premier Smith’s first visit to Washington, D.C.

Premier Smith will travel with six staff members. Mission expenses will be posted on the travel and expense disclosure page.

Quick facts

  • The U.S. is Alberta’s largest trading partner and Alberta is the largest provincial exporter to the U.S.
  • In 2022, Alberta’s exports to the U.S. totalled US$141.3 billion.
    • Energy products accounted for about US$119.6 billion or 90 per cent of Alberta’s exports to the U.S. in 2022.

Itinerary for Premier Smith*

Feb. 7

  • Travel to Washington, D.C.
  • Meet with members of Congress

Feb. 8

  • Meet with members of Congress, industry representatives and think tanks

Feb. 9

  • Return to Alberta

*Subject to change.