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Tour of Canada

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Carolynn Stashick

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By: Carolynn Stashick The C.N. Tower is one of the most popular things to do or see in Toronto. The Royal Ontario Museum is among one of world’s leading museums of natural history. Parliament Hill is a major tourist attraction for people visiting Canada's capital city. The Rideau Canal is a fun place to visit especially in the winter when you can go skating on it. Carnaval de Quebec is held every winter in Quebec from the end of January until mid-February. The St. Lawrence River is a very large body of water. It is a very beautiful place to visit with a lot of history. The Beaverbrook Art Gallery was a gift to the people of New Brunswick from Lord Beaverbrook (Sir Max Aitken). The York Sunbury Museum is a small, non-profit museum that was founded in Fredericton in 1934. The Blue Nose II is a very famous sailboat that is docked in the Halifax harbour. You can tour it or go on a public sailing. The Halifax Citadel was designated as a National Historic Site in 1951. It symbolizes Halifax's role as a naval station. Prince Edward Island National Park protects beaches that provide nesting habitat for the endangered birds Founders’ Hall in Charlottetown, PEI features an attraction called Canada’s Birthplace Pavilion. The Basilica of St. John is the largest building project in the province
of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Johnson Geo Centre is cut into the ancient rock of Signal Hill in St. John's. Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum features Inuit artifacts and interpretive displays. Quammaarviit Territorial Historic Park is rich in archeological artifacts dating back to the Thule culture. The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife is dedicated to preserving the culture and heritage of the people of the territories. Beck's Sled Dog Kennels & Tours in Yellowknife is one of the largest professional sled dog kennels in Canada. MacBride Museum of Yukon History has many exhibits about the Yukon gold rush. The SS Klondike is a national historic site located in Whitehorse, Yukon. It was a sternwheeler that ran freight between Whitehorse and Dawson. Double-Decker Carriage Tours offer scenic tours of Victoria, British Columbia with two-level horse-drawn carriages. Fisgard Lighthouse was the first lighthouse on Canada's west coast, and is still in operation William Hawrelak Park is named after a former Edmonton mayor and is situated in Edmonton’s river valley. Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta is the home arena of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. The RCMP Heritage Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan features two uniformed animal mascots. The Saskatchewan Science Centre has many hands-on exhibits and a 60-foot climbing wall. This statue depicting Winnie the Pooh and veterinarian Harry Colebourn is a big attraction for people visiting Winnipeg. The Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg, Manitoba has more than 1250 different animals, and is open year round. Toronto: Capital of Ontario.

Population: 5.7 million people (Greater Toronto)
Longitude: 79° 24' W
Latitude: 43° 40' N

Weather Facts:
Annual average precipitation is 834 mm.
Average winter snowfall is 133.1 cm.

Historic Facts:
Toronto was founded in 1793 by the English.
Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the most important financial centre. Quebec City: Capital of Quebec

Population: 491,142 people
Longitude: 71°15'W
Latitude: 46°48'N

Weather Facts:
Average annual precipitation is 1230 mm.
Average winter snowfall is 316 cm.
Humid Summers/Snowy Winters

Historic Facts:
Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain.
During the 17th and 18th centuries Quebec City was the
centre of New France. Halifax: Capital of Nova Scotia

Population: 282,924 people
Longitude: 63°35'W
Latitude: 44°38'N

Weather Facts:
Average annual precipitation is 1400 mm.
Average winter snowfall is 231 cm.
Summers are cool and winters are moderate.

Historic Facts:
Halifax was founded on June 21, 1749.
In 1917 there was an explosion in the Halifax harbour that killed over 2000 people. Charlottetown: Capital of P.E.I.

Population: 32,174 people
Longitude: 63º12'W
Latitude: 46º25'N

Weather Facts:
Average annual precipitation is 880.4 mm .
Average winter snowfall is 311.9 cm

Historic Facts:
Prince Edward Island's provincial government building is called Province House.
The Charlottetown Conference was an important political event in Canada. St. John’s: Capital of Newfoundland and Labrador

Population: 100,646 people
Longitude: 52°41'W
Latitude: 47°34'N

Weather Facts:
Average annual precipitation is 1,514 mm.
Average winter snowfall is 322.3 cm.
Most fog of all major cities in Canada.

Historic Facts:
Referred to as “North America’s oldest city”.
St. John's was the starting point for the first non-stop transatlantic aircraft flight.
Iqaluit: Capital of Nunavut

Population: 6,184 people
Longitude: 68°30'W
Latitude: 63°45'N

Weather Facts:
Average annual precipitation is 433 mm.
Average winter snowfall is 224 cm.
Summer is the wettest season. Historic Facts:
Iqaluit has the lowest populationof any capital city in Canada.
The word Iqaluit means "place of many fish” in the Inuit language. Yellowknife: Capital of Northwest Territory

Population: 18,700 people
Longitude: 114° 25'W
Latitude: 62° 27'N

Weather Facts:
Average annual precipitation is 280.7 mm.
Average winter snowfall is 151.8 cm.
The majority of precipitation falls between June and October.

Historic Facts:
Yellowknife was first settled in 1935 when
gold was found in the area.
The city of Yellowknife is named after the “Yellowknife” tribe.
Whitehorse: Capital of Yukon Territory

Population: 20,461 people
Longitude: 135°08'W
Latitude: 60°41'N

Weather Facts:

Average annual precipitation is 267.4 mm.
Average winter snowfall is 145 cm.
Dry sub-arctic climate, with very little precipitation.

Historic Facts:
The city is named after Whitehorse rapids.
Whitehorse was an important supply centre during the Klondike Gold Rush.
Victoria: Capital of British Columbia

Population: 78,659 people
Longitude: 123°21' W
Latitude: 48°6'N

Weather Facts:

Average annual precipitation is 608 mm.
Average winter snowfall is 26 cm.
Most of the precipitation takes place between November and February.

Historic Facts:

The city is named after Queen Victoria, and is Western Canada’s oldest city.
It is nicknamed the “city of gardens”. Edmonton: Capital of Alberta

Population: 782,439 people
Longitude: 113°25'W
Latitude: 53°34‘N

Weather Facts:

Average annual precipitation is 476.9 mm.
Average winter snowfall is 123.2 cm.
Edmonton has a fairly dry climate.

Historic Facts:
The first inhabitants settled in the Edmonton around 3,000 BC.
A person who lives in Edmonton is called an Edmontonian. Winnipeg: Capital of Manitoba

Population: 633,451 people
Longitude: 97°10'W
Latitude: 49°53'N

Weather Facts:

Average annual precipitation is 513.7 mm.
Average winter snowfall is 110.6 cm.
Winnipeg is one of Canada’s sunniest cities.

Historic Facts:
Approximately 60% of Manitoba’s population lives in Winnipeg.
The word Winnipeg means "muddy waters" In the Cree language. Regina: Capital of Saskatchewan

Population: 201,000 people
Longitude: 104°38'W
Latitude: 50°30'N

Weather Facts:

Average annual precipitation is 390 mm.
Average winter snowfall is 105.9 cm.
Heaviest months for precipitation are
June through August.

Historic Facts:
Regina had a population of 3000 people
in 1903, and officially became a city.
It was named the capital of skatchewan
In 1905. Tour of Canada Ottawa: Capital of Canada

Population: 812,129 people
Longitude: 75°42'W
Latitude: 45°27'N

Weather Facts:
Average annual precipitation is 940 mm.
Average winter snowfall is 235 cm.
Freezing rain is relatively common.

Historic Facts:
Ottawa officially became the capital of Canada in 1867.
Ottawa is the fourth largest city in Canada. Fredericton: Capital of New Brunswick

Population: 50,535 people
Longitude: 66°38’W
Latitude: 45°57’N

Weather Facts:
Average annual precipitation is 1143.3 mm.
Average winter snowfall is 276.5 cm.
Semi-continental climate -- warm summer and a cold winter.
Historic Facts:
Fredericton High School is the oldest established English-speaking high school in Canada – 1785.
Fredericton was founded by a group
of Amish fisherman in 1684. Map of Canada
Provinces and Territories
Capital Cities
Population
Location
Weather Facts
Historic Facts
Tourist Sites & Attractions Ranking of Capital Cities

Highest Population – Toronto
Lowest Population – Iqaluit
Most Precipitation – St. John’s
Least Precipitation – Whitehorse
Most Snowfall – St. John’s
Least Snowfall - Victoria The End
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