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Hey Guys,

this is the second part of the interesting fact’s about the provinces Canada’s. Hope you’ll enjoy it again 🙂

Nunavut

Capital: Iqaluit

  • 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.

Saskatchewan

Capital: Regina

  • 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.

Northwest Territories

Capital: Yellowknife

  • 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.

 

Alberta

Capital: Edmonton

  • 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).

Yukon Territory

Capital: Whitehorse

  • 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

Capital: Victoria

  • 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.

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Stumped on What To Do for the Weekend?

Horse Drawn Carriages

Stanley Park Horse Drawn Carriages!

If it is expected to be sunny during the weekend, we have the beautiful horse-drawn carriages taking place in Stanley Park.

I will write some articles introducing Stanley Park in the near future, but for now, I would like to give you a closer look at an old tradition since the days where transportation was provided by horses.

The carriages give you a tour through the beautiful Stanley Park.  Included is a guide that explains the highlights, such as Vancouver’s Harbour, Lions Gate Bridge, the Rose Garden, and many other scenic landscapes.

Because the horse-drawn carriages are only available until October 31st, you would only have one more month to experience why we would call our place “beautiful british columbia” in broad daylight, and in the mosaic colors that only autumn would bring.

Keep in mind that the maximum seating capacity is for 20 passengers.

Click onto the following link for pricing and time information:

http://www.stanleyparktours.com/Schedules%20&%20Rates_Group%20Rates.html

CHEERIOS,

TRACY