I new that Canada was the 2 nd biggest country in the world. How to spell Canada. What the flag looks like.
<ul><li>Canada is a country occupying most of Northern America. It is the worlds 2nd largest country. Canada is 9,976,185 sq Km is size. Canada has had aboriginal people living there for millions of years, just like Australia. In the late 15th century British and French explorers settled on the Atlantic coast. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1867 Canada was formed into 4 provinces. Canada now has ten provinces and three territories, and has the Queen as it’s head of state. </li></ul><ul><li>The capital of Canada is Ottawa which is found in the province of Ontario. </li></ul><ul><li>Canada shares its borders with United States to the South and with Alaska to the northwest </li></ul><ul><li>Canada has 2 languages English and French. </li></ul><ul><li>Canada most probably got its name from the word Kanata, meaning village or settlement. In 1535 locals were trying to direct an explorer called Jacques Cartier to the village of Standalone. Cartier used the word CANADA to refer to the village and the hole area. By 1545 books and maps began to call the whole region CANADA. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006 Canada's population was 3162,897, about 75% of Canada's population lives within 150 km from American border. </li></ul><ul><li>The currency in Canada is the dollar, 100 cents = 1 Canadian Dollar. </li></ul>Facts about Canada
States and Territories. The capital of Canada is Ottawa. There are 13 States in Canada, they are: Alberta, the capital is Edmonton. British Columbia, the capital is Victoria. Manitoba, the capital is Winnipeg. Northwest Territories, the capital is Yellowknife. Nunavut, the capital is Iqaluit. Saskatchewan, the capital is Regina. Yukon Territory, the capital is Whitehorse. New Brunswick, the capital is Fredericton. New Found Land, the capital is St. John's. Nova Scotia, the capital is Halifax. Ontario, the capital is Toronto. Prince Edward island, the capital is Charlotte town.
O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all that sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada! We stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada! we stand on guard for thee
House of parliament, Ottawa, Canada. HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT, OTTAWA, CANADA - In 1858 Queen Victoria selected Ottawa as the place for the Canadian government. It is a city of only about 40, 000 people but Its Government Buildings are very big and impressive. The house of parliament, Ottawa, Canada.
Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C. Steam Engine Near Whistler, B.C. Steno - Cruise Boat, Victoria, B.C. Victoria and the but chart. Pre-cruise Vancouver highlights.
Land marks Continued <ul><li>The Big Nickel </li></ul><ul><li>The Sudbury, Ontario area is rich in nickel. As a symbol of the metal’s importance to the community, A giant Canadian five cent piece, or as the Canadians call it, a nickel stands out-side the town. </li></ul>It’s 30-foot or about 10m high.
Toronto tower The Canadian national tower in Toronto, it is the tallest freestanding structure in the world. Completed in 1976 it stands 553m tall which is as high as a 150 story building!! On a clear day, you can see for more than 120km from the top of the tower. Land marks Continued
The Rocky Mountains are the best known of Canada's western mountains, they are not alone. The Columbia Mountains are just west of the Rockies. The area between the two mountain ranges is known as the Rocky Mountain Trench. This great area, in places is up to 20 kilometers wide. It forms a habitat for rare and endangered wildlife: grizzly bears, wolverines, cougars and wolves, as well as an important grazing range for elk, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. Environment
A wolf in the snow. A baby polo bear in the snow Did you know: That a moose’s horn can grow up to 2m. Whales swim off the Canadian cost. Environment Animals in Canada: Moose live in all parts of Canada and in Alaska in forests and marshy areas. During warmer months the moose is found near lakes and marshes. When winter comes the moose moves to forested areas. Some animals found in Canada are: Moose, Elk, Deer Bison, Musk-ox Mountain Goat Caribou Bear (black and Grizzly) Beaver Raccoon, opossum, martin, groundhog, prairie dogs, rabbits, wolverine, squirrels, chipmunks, skunks, porcupines Lynx, bobcat, mountain lion Fox, coyotes, wolf. The whooping crane is the tallest bird in Canada. It averages more than 2 meters in height . The highest concentration of grizzly bears in Canada is in Kluane National Park, outside Whitehorse, Yukon. Did you know that….? Did you know that….?
Rideau Falls in Ottawa Environment Lakes Rivers & Waterfalls in Canada: Niagara falls Canada’s section of the Niagara falls, known as the horseshoe falls. It is slightly higher than the U.S.A section. Niagara Falls is a set of massive waterfalls located on the Niagara River in eastern North America, on the border between Canada and the United States.
The surface area and number of lakes in North America far exceed those of any other continent. Canada has at least 3 million lakes and in some regions, there are as many as 30 lakes for every 100 sq. km. Environment Lakes in Canada.
Environment More lakes in Canada. Canada's Top Ten Lakes 1. Lake Superior (82,100 sq km), Ontario. 2. Lake Huron (59,570 sq km), Ontario. 3. Great Bear Lake (31,153 sq km), Northwest Territories. 4. Great Slave Lake (27,200 sq km), Northwest Territories. 5. Lake Erie (25,700 sq km), Ontario. 6. Lake Winnipeg (23,750 sq km), Manitoba. 7. Lake Ontario (19,100 sq km), Ontario. 8. Lake Athabasca (7,770 sq km), Alberta/Saskatchewan. 9. Reindeer Lake (6,640 sq km), Saskatchewan/Manitoba. 10. Nettilling Lake (5,699 sq km), Northwest Territories.
The St. Lawrence river is Canada's most important river, it is 3058 km long. It provides a path for ships from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. The longest Canadian river is the Mackenzie, which flows 4241 km through the Northwest Territories. Other large rivers are the Yukon and the Columbia rivers, parts of these flow through U.S. territory. Environment
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The royal Canadian mounted police, also known as ‘mountie's’ were founded in 1873, to prevent disputes between native tribes and European traders. Their distinctive red uniforms are known all over the world.
Time and weather. The time in Canada is 14 hours behind us in Australia, so if I say the time is 1:00am in Canada and the time in Australia would be 3:00pm. Ottawa, Ontario 6:00am Wednesday, 23 April 2008. It is winter in Canada when we have our summer.
National symbol The maple leaf is the national symbol of Canada. In autumn, maple trees turn beautiful colours and drop their leaves. The sap of the sugar maple tree is used to make Maple syrup.
Ice Hockey <ul><li>Ice hockey is a very popular sport in Canada. The fast moving game was first played in 1855 by the British soldiers based in Ontario and nova scota. It is now Canada’s national sport. </li></ul>NY: New Jersey Devils v New York Rangers -... CAN: San Jose Sharks v Calgary Flames.
Pigs. Pies Pasta Fish and chips . Fish . Chinese's food . Fruit People in Canada eat very similar food to what we eat in Australia . What people eat in Canada