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Introduction to Canada-wide

In this section, you’ll find franchises and chain stores across Canada.

For local businesses and organizations, look under your Province > City.

See the BONUS section for SENIORS.
 

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Locations in Canada

Travel

Areas

Appalachian  Mountains

Arctic

Arctic Cordillera

Laurentian Mountains

Maritimes

Prairies

Rocky Mountains

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Capitals, Cities & Water Bodies

Capitals

Charlottetown, PE
Edmonton, AB
Fredericton, NB
Halifax, NS
Iqaluit, NU
Toronto, ON
Québec City, QC
Regina, SK
St John’s, NL
Victoria, BC
Whitehorse, YK
Winnipeg, MB
Yellowknife, NT

Largest Cities

Montreal
Toronto
Vancouver
 

Bays

Baffin Bay
Georgian Bay
Hudson Bay
Ungava Bay

Great Lakes

Erie
Huron
Michigan
Ontario
Superior

Major Lakes

Great Bear Lake
Great Slave Lake
Lake Athabasca
Lake Winnipeg
Reindeer Lake

Oceans & Seas

Arctic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Beaufort Sea
Labrador Sea
Pacific Ocean
 

Rivers

Albany River
Assiniboine River
Athabasca River
Churchill River
Fraser River
La Grande Rivière
Liard River
Mackenzie River
Nelson River
North Saskatchewan River
Ottawa River
Peace River
Severn River
St Lawrence River
Yukon River

Waterways

Davis Strait
St Lawrence Seaway
 

Notable Parks

NP: National Parks
IP: Introprovincial Parks

Banff NP
Cypress Hills IP
Jasper NP
Kluane NP &Reserve
Nahanni NP Reserve
Quttinirpaaq NP
Sirmilik NP
Wood Buffalo NP
 

Tourism

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Transport

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Did you know?

  • Canada's Name
    Sulphur Mountain, Banff, Alberta | Photo: Maxime Doré, Unsplash

    Our country's name, Canada, comes from a Huron-Iroquois word 'kanata' which means 'village'. Before its dominion (when the provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick joined forces) unusual other suggestions were submitted, such as Mesopelagia, Superior and Transatlantia. See more names Canada might have been called.

Canada Trivia

Flags of Canada and all provinces
Coat of arms
Symbols
Canadian maple leaf
Bird is Gray Jay (unofficial)
Animals are Beaver, Canadian Horse
Tree is maple

Nicknames
Great White North
Canadia
Lumberjack Country

Slogan
A mari usque ad mare (Latin)
From Sea to Sea
D'un océan à l'autre (French)

News
CBC Canada | CTV Canada | Global Canada | Globe and Mail | National Post

Other resources
Atlas of Canada
Birds of Canada
Books on Canada
The Canada Guide
Explore Canada
Government of Canada
Statistics Canada (census)

O Canada (CBC TV's old sign off)
O Canada (with lyrics)
O Canada (The Tenors)

Canada Facts

Date of confederation

July 1, 1867
(dependence on British parliament removed in 1982)

Area of Canada

9.985 million sq km (6.204 million sq miles)

Topography

The vastness of Canada means diverse topography. The west coast has the Rocky Mountains. Inland is prairie and Canadian Shield between large bodies of water (Hudson Bay, the Great Lakes and the St Lawrence Seaway). In the north is arctic tundra. The east has the Appalachian Mountains.

Capital city of Canada

Ottawa

Population of Canada

37,875,273 (2020 Worldometer)

Residents are known as

Canadians (slang: Canucks)

Indigenous people of Canada

About 50 nations and 600 bands (see Canada Guide for details)

Main industries in Canada

Services, natural resources, manufacturing, agriculture, energy

Canadian national holidays

Boxing Day (December 26)
Canada Day (July 1)
Christmas Day (December 25)
Easter Sunday (first Sunday after the full moon on or after March 21)
Easter Monday (day after Easter Sunday)
Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday))
Labour Day (first Monday in September)
Remembrance Day (November 11)
Thanksgiving (second Monday in October)
Victoria Day (third Monday in May)

Professional sports in Canada

Hockey, football, baseball, basketball, soccer, rugby, lacrosse, motorsport, cricket* (see province pages for teams)
 

Canada

Climate

Canada’s climate ranges from permafrost in the north to four distinct seasons in the south. Temperatures across the country can be anywhere from -75C to 45C depending on location and season. While the Rocky Mountain interior, prairies and north can be very dry, the west and east coasts are damp with frequent rain and fog. The Canadian Shield and south central parts of Canada can be very humid, especially in the summer.
 

Time zones

There are six time zones in Canada covering four and a half hours. From west to east, these time zones are: Pacific, Mountain, Central, Eastern, Atlantic and Newfoundland. While most of Canada follows daylight saving time, Saskatchewan and several municipalities don't participate.*
 

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