this is the second part of the interesting fact’s about the provinces Canada’s. Hope you’ll enjoy it again 🙂
- In Nunavut live 50% of the polar bears in the world.
- Nunavut contains 1/5 of all the land in Canada
- A human figure made of stone, inuksuk, is featured on the Nunavut provincial flag.
- The inuksuk is used to mark important places or to guide the people across the land.
- Daylight Saving Time does not occur in Saskatchewan. The clocks remain on Central Standard Time.
- 54% of Canada’s wheat is produced in Saskatchewan.
- Estevan, Saskatchewan is with 2 540 hours of sunlight a year, the sunniest place in Canada.
- The world’s most northerly sand dunes are in Athabasca Provincial Park and 30m high.
- The longest river Canada’s is the Mackenzie. It flows for 4 241km and drains into Beaufort Sea.
- In 1998 the first diamond mine in Canada started its production.
- Great Slave Lake is the deepest lake in North America and the tenth-largest in the world.
- Over half of Alberta is covered by forests.
- The beef capital of Canada is Calgary.
- Every summer, Calgary hosts the Calgary Stampede, bringing in over one million people.
- In 1962 in Pincher Creek, Alberta experienced a Chinook, a warm wind that blows trough the Rocky Mountains, where the temperature rose from -19 C to +22 C in one hour! Chinook winds can gust to 171km/h (106mph).
- The highest mountain in Canada is Mount Logan, which has an elevation of 5 959m.
- The northern light, also called aurora borealis, can be seen in the Yukon’s night sky.
- The sun shines almost non-stop for three months during summer in a portion of the Yukon, above the Arctic Circle. During the winter, that same portion of land does not see the sun for three months.
Beautiful British Columbia
- The raspberry capital of Canada is Abbotsford, B.C… It produces 15.6 million kg of raspberries every year.
- The world’s largest octopus, scallop and sea star are found in B.C.’s ocean waters.
- Canada’s oldest tree, a 1 300-year-old Douglas Fir, is found in B.C.
- In 1994 the world’s largest totem pole was raised in Victoria and is 54.94m tall.
- B.C. is home to more varieties of plants and animals than any other Canadian province.
Hope you enjoyed it just like we did. Wish you a pleasant Sunday.