August 4, 2015
Fun Facts from Coast to Coast
Today we will be learning interesting facts about each province and territory across Canada, starting our journey on the East Coast and ending the trip on the West.
Let’s hit the road!
Newfoundland and Labrador – St. John’s, which is Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital, is the oldest city in North America!
Nova Scotia – Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, was founded in 1749!
Prince Edward Island – P.E.I. is the smallest province in all of Canada!
New Brunswick – Florenceville-Bristol, located in western New Brunswick, is the French Fry Capital of the world!
Quebec – The Montreal Canadiens, Quebec’s National Hockey League team, has been playing hockey since 1909!
Ontario – There are approximately 250,000 lakes located throughout the province of Ontario!
Manitoba – Churchill, located in northern Manitoba, is the Polar Bear Capital of the world!
Saskatchewan – Currently holds the title of the province with the most roads in Canada!
Alberta – Banff National Park, established in 1885, is the oldest national park in Canada!
British Columbia – The world’s tallest totem pole stands in Alert Bay, located in western BC!
Northwest Territories – Yellowknife, the capital of Northwest Territories, is approximately 3,000 kilometres away from the North Pole!
Nunavut – Frobisher Bay, which is found in eastern Nunavut, has the second highest tides in Canada, right after the Bay of Fundy located in New Brunswick!
Yukon – Carcross Desert, located just outside of Carcross in Yukon, is the world’s smallest desert!