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CANADA

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Located in both the Northern and Western hemispheres of the continent of North America. Canada is the second largest country in the world.

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THE CAN DO QUIZ

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1. What are the colours of the Canadian flag?

A

Red, black and gold

B

Red and white

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2. In which continent is Canada located?

A

North America

B

Europe

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Did you Know?

Canada is surrounded by three oceans. The Pacific to the west, the Arctic to the north and the Atlantic to the east. Its coastline is the longest in the world and measures 243,042 kilometres (151,019 miles).

Neighbouring Countries

Click or hover over a country name below to see it on the map.

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Arctic
Ocean
Pacific
Ocean
Atlantic Ocean



DID YOU KNOW?

Canada and the United States share the longest international land border in the world, at 8,890 kms (5,424 miles).

PROVINCES & TERRITORIES



DID YOU KNOW?

Ottawa, the capital of Canada is located in the province of Ontario. Centre Block sits on Parliament Hill as part of a group of buildings, that house the Canadian Parliament.

Centre Block

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Drag and drop the name of each province or territory in Canada to its position on the map.

CLIMATE



DID YOU KNOW?

Canada has a mostly cold climate with short, cool summers and long, freezing winters. The climate is influenced by the currents from the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific Oceans.



Canada has four seasons. Select from the boxes below to see Toronto in each season.

Summer

June to August

Autumn

September to November

Winter

December to February

Spring

March to May




FAMOUS LANDMARKS OF CANADA




Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls

Horseshoe Falls, is located on the Canadian side of the international border with the USA. It is the largest of the three waterfalls that are collectively known as Niagara Falls. These waterfalls were created by glacier activity at the end of the last ice age.




CN Tower

Located in the city of Toronto, Ontario, is Canada’s National Tower. It is 553.3 metres (1814 feet) tall and mainly made of concrete. It was built 1976 as a communications tower for radio and television.




Hopewell Rocks

Located in the Bay of Fundy, in New Brunswick. This unique landmark has been created by tidal erosion. At high tide, the water rises up to 16 metres, the height of a five story building and the waves pound against the lower sections of rock.




Lake Louise

Located at Banff in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. Rock flour dissolves in the melt water that runs off the glaciers into the lake, turning it a beautiful emerald colour.

NATIVE CANADIAN ANIMALS



Moose



Grizzly Bear



Elk

Name the animal

Drag and drop the correct name onto the correct animal image

Lynx
Beluga Whale
Canadian Goose

Moose
Grizzly Bear
Elk

Canadian Timber Wolf



Lynx



Canadian Goose



Beluga Whale



Canadian Timber Wolf

NATIONAL ANTHEM, FLAG AND CURRENCY

‘O Canada’ is the official national anthem of Canada.

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The national flag of Canada is red and white, with a distinctive maple leaf, in its centre.

The flag was first raised over Parliament Hill on the 15th February, 1965. Each year, the National Flag of Canada Day is celebrated on this date.

The colours red and white are the official colours of Canada. The maple leaf, with its eleven points, stands as a national symbol of the pride, courage and loyalty of the Canadian people.



DID YOU KNOW?

The currency of Canada is known as the Canadian dollar (C$, CA$, CAN$). There are 100 cents in one Canadian dollar.

Coins include a penny worth 1 cent, a 5 cent piece, a 10 cent piece, 25 cent piece, a toonie (or twoonie) valued at 2 dollars and a loonie, valued at one dollar.





CAN DO KIDS BAND HIGHLIGHTS

Click on one of the Can Do Kids
to hear more about their experience in Canada.

I was surprised to find that Canada has the longest coastline in the world. The word Canada is derived from the indigenous word ‘Kanata’ which means village or settlement. I was fascinated to find that Canada’s national animal is the beaver who sadly was almost hunted to extinction.

We saw an incredible array of wildlife while visiting the famous Hudson Bay. To see a moose grazing and a black bear in its natural habitat was amazing! Can you believe we even saw a beautiful white polar bear and her cub? What a fantastic place to visit!

So many wonderful taste sensations in Canada! From maple syrup to poutine. The city of Toronto is host to 230 different groups speaking more than 140 languages. So, you can imagine just how many different types of foods and flavours can be found.

One of my most memorable experiences in Montreal was hearing the cool sounds of jazz. I was inspired by listening to famous artists playing at the international jazz festival. I learnt new grooves while jamming with the metro buskers and street performers.

Manitoba is rich with culture, nature and incredible sights! There are over 100,000 beautiful lakes. We enjoyed camping and hiking the trails through Manitoba’s two national parks. We had a fantastic time kayaking on the lakes. It’s a really serene and beautiful place.

DEPARTURE

We’ve had an exciting adventure on our tour of Canada. Click on the game links below to test your knowledge. Best of luck from me, Amy, Ace, Lin, Oz and Ravi.

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