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This is Canada

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Welcome to Canada! Nova Scotia Saskatchewan Canadian Inventions Landing place of the first discovery of Canada
by Vikings in L'Anse aux Meadows
over 1000 years ago Many fishermen settled here.
Now fishing is threatened
because of overfishing and
the declining environment Cape Breton Jazz Festival
Winter Festival
Olympics 1976
Exhibition 1967 Ottawa Parliament Buildings Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Halifax (New Scotland) Churchill Winnipeg Manitoba Peggy's Cove St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador Lánse aux Meadows New Brunswick Fredericton Quebec Ontario Toronto Niagara Falls Nunavut Northwest Territory Yellowknife Yukon Territory Dawson City Whitehorse Saskatoon Alberta Calgary British Colombia Inukshuk Gros Mourne Park A Canadian hockey puck Montreal French-Canadian Food Montreal Bagels Poutine Tourtiere Montreal smoked meat sandwich fiddleheads Sunflower Field Glacier Stanley Park - totem pole Lake Louise The Northern Lights or aurora borealis are
regularly seen in northern Alberta Yukon Quest - Dog Sledding Race
(known as the toughest sled
dog race in the world)
runs more than a 1000 miles
between Fairbanks,
Alaska and Whitehorse, Yukon. Canadian Mountie Where is Canada anyway? Japan Canada USA on the way to Japan Victoria Vancouver cross-country skiing in Algonquin Park Calgary Stampede
has bull riding, calf roping and wagon racing. Quebec City Cabot Trail Cheticamp Acadian Culture
Celtic Colours Festival
fiddling Highest Tides in the World!
Twice everyday the bay fills and empties of its 100 billion tonnes of water, creating the highest tides in the world. The height of the tide is 3.5 meters along the southwest shore of Nova Scotia and steadily increases as the floodwaters travel up the 280 km of shoreline to the head of the Bay where in the Minas Basin the height of the tide can reach 16 meters. Hopewell rocks Anne of Green Gables PEI's red soil is famous and good for growing potatoes Sandstone Arch Confederation Bridge links PEI
to mainland Canada via New Brunswick Flower pot rocks Some Facts about Canada We are BIG - the 2nd largest country in the world
you can fit about 25 Japans inside Canada!
Some cool Resources Comparing Japan and Canada:
http://www.gecdsb.on.ca/d&g/Japan/japan_can.htm 10 provinces and 3 territories
population 33,212,696 (July 2008 est.)
capital city - Ottawa (Ontario)
emblem - maple leaf
Canada's birthday is on the first of July.
motto - "From sea to sea"
there are 6 time zones Aboriginal People of Canada Canada is the home of over a million Aboriginal people. -Three Aboriginal groups : First Nations, Métis and Inuit - over 15 types Cree Indian Boy Aboriginal Art SPORTS
-The native people of Canada invented the game of lacrosse.
-Lacrosse is the national summer sport of Canada.
-Ice hockey is the winter national sport of Canada.
-Five pin bowling was invented in Toronto in 1909.
-Basketball was invented in 1891 in Canada THE PEOPLE
-Most people live in the southern part of Canada.
-About 77 % of Canadians live in cities and towns.
-The largest cities are Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
-Canada's two official languages are English and French.
-More than 9 million Canadians speak French.
- Many Ethnic groups: British Isles, French, European, North American Indian, Asian, African, Arab and mixed background
-Canada has the world's longest coastline.
-Oceans on three sides - Pacific ( west), Atlantic ( east), Arctic (north).
-Nearly one-fourth of all the fresh water in the world is in Canada.
-Forests cover almost half of Canada.
-Canada has one-tenth of the world's forests.
Mount Logan - Canada's Highest Mountain HISTORY
-The first people were the Aboriginal people.
-Explorers and settlers from Western Europe arrived in the 1500s.
-The name "Canada" comes from the Huron and Iroquois word "Kanata" meaning "village".
-Canada became a country on July 1st, 1867
-Forests, plants, animals and fish, minerals, metal, natural gas, and oil
-Over 60 minerals and metals are produced in Canada.
-Canada is the third largest diamond producing nation in the world.
-There are many different types of farms in Canada:
grain, vegetable, fruit, livestock and dairy farms
-There are 42 national parks in Canada.
-The largest park in Canada is Wood Buffalo National Park, in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. (44807 square metres) It is home of the world's largest bison herd (2200 - endangered) and the only nesting site of the endangered whooping crane. Morraine Lake Banff
-The oldest National Park in Canada.
It was created in 1885. Newfoundland Dog TRANSPORTATION
-the Trans-Canada Highway is the
longest national highway in the world
-It goes from St. John's NFLD to Victoria, B.C.
-It is 7 604 kilometres long.
Edmonton 9 metre high easter egg in Vegreville - from the Ukranian tradition Dinosaur fossils at Dinosaur Provincial Park
-It is known as Canada's "energy province".
-There are five national parks.
-Warm, dry "chinook" winds
-Alberta has oil, natural gas, and coal.
-The main crop is wheat.
-There are many dairy farms and cattle ranches. National Hero - Terry Fox (1958-1981)
- tried to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research
'Marathon of Hope'
- He was only 18 when he was diagnosed with bone cancer and had to have his
leg removed
-While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.
- Terry started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 with little fanfare, enthusiasm soon grew, and the money collected along his route began to mount. He ran 42 kilometres (a marathon) a day through Canada's Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario. However, on September 1st, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres, Terry was forced to stop outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because cancer had appeared in his lungs.
An entire nation was stunned and saddened. Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at the age 22. - The largest city is Vancouver
- 4th largest Japanese population
outside Japan
- B.C. has the largest Chinese
community in Canada
-Forestry is the largest industry.
-B.C. has the largest and oldest
trees in Canada.
-B.C. is the third largest film and television
production centre in North America (after New York and Los Angeles).
-Vancouver hosted the 2010 Olympic
and Paralympic Winter Games.
"Yukon" means "great river"
There are 14 First Nations, speaking 8 different languages.
-summer temperatures reach 25º C or more
-winter temperatures range from +4º C to as low as -51º C
-Above the Arctic Circle, Yukon is known as "the land of the midnight sun".
-For 3 months in the summer sunlight is almost continuous.
-In the winter there is darkness for 3 months. More than half of the people are aboriginal
- Dene, Inuit (Inuvialuit) and Métis. -The first people of Newfoundland were the Beothuk (now extinct)
-Main exports are oil, fish products,
-Titanic, sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg south of Newfoundland.
N.S. has Canada's oldest African-Canadian community
The province is covered with forests and lakes.
-There are 3000 small lakes.
-Almost 7500 km is rocky coastline.
Coal mining, fishing and fish processing were once major industries.
Apples, blueberries, pears and strawberries are grown
in the Annapolis Valley.
Nova Scotia is called "Canada's ocean playground" Inuit children Beaver - our national animal National Symbols "the loonie" from the Canadian loon
with the queen on the back Envitonment Canada
http://www.ec.gc.ca/ www.davidsuzuki.org/# David Suzuki David Suzuki, Co-Founder of the David Suzuki Foundation,
is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist
and broadcaster. He is renowned for his radio and
television programs that explain the complexities of
the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understood way. - basketball, the electric light bulb, the electric range, the electron microscope, the telephone, standard time, the television, and the zipper, and the first snowmobile . Caribou Old Growth Forests Olympic Flame Moose Igloo Lacrosse Canada's smallest province but the beginning of confederation large French population Shediac - lobster - largest province
- mainly French speaking - Most Canadians live in Ontario
- Almost 60 percent of all manufactured
exports coming come from Ontario
- Asians represent over 58% of
all immigrants to Ontario CN Tower - has over 110,000 lakes
- Manitoba women became
the first women in Canada
to vote
- clearest skies in Canada Northern Lake -It is the largest territory and makes up one fifth of the Canada's land mass.
-There are only 28 communities and 29,474 people
-Nunavut means 'our land' in the Inuit language of Inuktitut.
-The Inuit are the aboriginal people who make up 85 percent of the population.
-Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French are the spoken languages.
-The towns are very small and far away from each other.
-On Baffin Island the Inuit still hunt, trap and fish for survival.
-Groceries are very expensive because everything is flown in or brought in by barge.
- Industry: mining, tourism, fishing and factories, sale of Inuit arts and crafts
The traditional meaning of the inukshuk
is "Someone was here"
or "You are on the right path." Iqaluit - majority of Saskatchewanians are of
British origin, followed by Germans
and Austrians, native people, Ukrainians,
Scandinavians, and French
-grow over 54 percent of Canada's wheat crop
-long, cold winters and hot, dry summers Northern Lights and tipis A 'Gold Rush' in th 1800s Vancouver Island Thank You!! The Great Canadian Quiz Game 1. What is the capital of Canada?

A. Ottawa
B. Toronto
C. Montreal
D. Anchorage

2. What is the national animal of Canada?

A. Moose
B. Polar Bear
C. Fish
D. Beaver

3. In what province is Green Gables located?

A. Newfoundland and Labrador
B. Prince George Island
C. New Brunswick
D. Prince Edward Island

4. Who were the first Europeans to discover Canada?

A. Vikings
B. Christopher Colombus
C. French Sailors
D. Indian Sailors

5. Who is on all Canadian money?

A. Celine Dion
B. The King
C. The Queen
D. Princess Diana

6. What does Inukshuk mean?

A. The way to the river
B. You are on the right path
C. You are going the wrong way
D. Keep hoping

7. What does the name "Canada" mean?

A. big country
B. big tree
C. snowy mountain
D. village

8. What was Terry Fox raising awareness about?

A. Canadian culture
B. Poverty
C. Cancer
D. Racism

9. What do you need to play hockey with?

A. ball
B. pole
C. puck
D. broom

10. Which one of the following was not invented in Canada?

A. Basketball
B. Microscope
C. Snowmobile
D. Cars
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