I have some very interesting fact’s for you. After reading this Part 1, you will know a lot more about the provinces Canada’s.
- Oxford, N.S. is known as the blueberry capital of Canada
- There are 150 lighthouses in N.S. – the most in Canada
- A 9.3kg lobster was documented as the largest lobster caught. It was caught in N.S. in 1977
- Nova Scotia is Latin, meaning “New Scotland”
- The highest tides in the world occur in the Bay of Fundy.
- Shediac, N.B. is with 10.5 meters Long and a weight of 90 tonnes home to the world’s largest lobster monument.
- In 1899, the world’s longest covered bridge with a length of 390m was built in Hartland, N.B.
- N.B. is Canada’s only official bilingual province.
- N.B. has the highest total potato crop, Prince Edward Island the largest crop per acreage.
Capital: St. John’s
- On the Island of Newfoundland, there are no snakes, skunks or poison ivy found.
- On the east coast of Newfoundland, you are closer to Ireland than you are to Saskatchewan.
- Squirrels were first introduced to Newfoundland in 1963 and are now found throughout the entire Island.
- Some of the oldest rocks on the earth are part of the Canadian shield, which covers most of Québec
- In Québec 70% of the world’s maple syrup is produced.
- Montreal is the world’s second largest French-speaking city, after Paris
- Quebec City is surrounded by a four- meter high wall. It is the only walled city in North America
- Waterdown, has the world’s longest gum wrapper chain. March 11, 2004, the chain was 13 526.4144m long! That’s a lot of gum to chew.
- Ontario contains over 250 000 lakes.
- The largest freshwater lake in the world is Lake Superior, measuring approximately 260km west to east and 560km north to south.
- The tomato capital of Canada is Leamington, Ontario.
- The world’s biggest Trilobite fossil was found near Churchill, Manitoba. It is 70cm long and is over 445 million years old.
- Baldy Mountain is 831 meters high and is Manitoba’s highest point.
- Portage La Prairie is known as the strawberry capital of Canada.
To be continued