INTERNeX Canada: Fun Facts about Canada – The Trans Canada Hwy

With its main route leading through ten provinces and a total length of 8,030 km, the Trans Canada Highway is one of the longest national highways in the world. If you haven’t spent a proper thought on it when you first read it, there you have it once again: It is 8,030 km long!! This is four times the distance from Copenhagen to Rome! Its starting point in BC is Canada Road Trip Rockies 2011Victoria on Vancouver Island and ends in St. John’s on Prince Edward Island. In the office, we just talked about a cross Canada road trip and agreed that it would probably be the only way to really see everything this coutry has to offer (apart from the northern territories of course). As we are in British Columbia right now, our impression of Canada has a lot to do with the magnificent outdoors in Western Canada – mountains, the sea, lakes, green parks etc. Yet there is so much more to discover! So far I haven’t ventured out of BC all that much except for a layover in Toronto and the Albertan Rocky Mountains but that was it. And even if BC is one of a kind for sure, I want to see more!!

Especially the Eastern provinces appeal in a completely different way: Québec with its gorgeous cities Montréal and Québec City, Newfoundland and Labrador with the incredible Gros Morne National Park and picturesque towns like St. John’s, Prince Edward Island with its beautiful beaches, New Brunswick with the world’s highest tides at the Bay of Fundy and Nova Scotia with its rugged shoreline. These and many more places seem to be magical and definitely worth a visit. So why not grab some friends, jump in a car and head out on a roadie across Canada on the Trans Canada Highway for a couple of weeks? 🙂 As far as I have heard, it takes forever to get through the seemingly endless provinces in the middle of the country where there’s just not all that much to see except flat land….Oh well, but it still is part of this massive country and certainly amazing in its own way.

Sooo what’s the plan now? I’m free early April next year, who wants to join me? 😉

Enjoy your Sunday guys.

Cheers

Marianne

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Fun/Facts/News

Hey guys,

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.

Enjoy 🙂

 

Nova Scotia

Capital: Halifax

  • 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”

New Brunswick

Capital: Fredericton

  • 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.

Newfoundland

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.

Québec

Capital: Québec

  • 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

 

Ontario

Capital: Toronto

  • 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.

Manitoba

Capital: Winnipeg

  • 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 😉

 

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