Fun Facts about Canada

Today I would like to tell you some interesting facts about Canada and of the 12 different provinces! After reading this article you will know a lot more about Canada!

Canada: Canadians consume the most macaroni and cheese in comparison with other countries. And did you know that John Cabot was the first explorer who reached Canada in 1497

British Columbia: did you know that the world’s largest octopus, scallop, and sea star are found in British Columbia’s ocean water.

Alberta: On January 27th, 1962, Alberta experienced a Chinook! this is a very warm wind that blows though the beautiful Rocky Mountains. The temperature rose from – 18.9 to +3.3 in only 1 hour! Can you imagine that?

Saskatchewan: In this province the daylight saving time does not occur, the clock will stay on the standard time. easy eh?!

Manitoba: The area portage la Prairie, located in this province is called the strawberry capital of Canada!

Ontario: did you know that there are more than 250.000 lakes here? that is a lot!

Quebec: in this province is 70% of the world’s maple syrup produced. No matter where you are in the world, the change is  big the maple syrup is from Quebec!

Newfoundland: If you are standing on the East coast of this province, then you are closer to Ireland than Saskatchewan.

New Brunswick: This is the only province with two official languages, French & English.

Nova Scotia: The name Nova Scotia (Latin) means New Scotland, which is names after Scotland.

Nunavut: 50% of all polar bears in the world are living here! And this province contains 1/5 of all the land in Canada!

Northwest Territories: In this province you can find the great slave lake, which is the deepest lake in Canada!

Yukon: Here you can see the amazing Northern lights in Yukon’s night sky!

Cheers, Lydia

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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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