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Canada's Provinces, Territories and Regions

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Introduction

Let’s learn about the great country of Canada! We are known for hockey, maple syrup and cold snowy winters.

This country is comprised of 10 provinces and 3 territories that all have unique features and traits.  Each province or territory has its own capital, geographical region and other distinct features.

Some features we can explore are the lakes, forests, mountain ranges, wildlife, natural resources and languages. Such as, the Canadian Rockies in BC and Alberta, the Great Lakes in Ontario or the Francophone community in Quebec.

People from all over the world come to live in Canada so we are considered a multi-cultural nation where people are able to maintain their cultural identity while being a Canadian citizen. Additionally in Canada, we have over 600 First Nations bands living in every province and territory that has their own government, language and culture.

Most countries only have one official language but here in Canada we have two: English and French. Although we only have two official languages, people in Canada speak many other languages, too: Arabic, Spanish and numerous Indigenous languages. 

If you need to learn more about the country you live in, use our library resources to find all the information you need!


Click on one of the pictures or links below to find our recommended resources:

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Canada
Find out interesting facts and stories on our country coast to coast!

Canadian Provinces and Territories
Learn general information for each province and territory.

Canadian Geographic Regions
Discover information on the Cordillera, Interior Plains, Canadian Shield, Great Lakes-St. Lawrence, Appalachian, and Arctic Regions.

Canada's Symbols
Discover Canadian, provincial and territorial Coats of Arms, flags, flowers, trees and animals.

Canada's Land & People Series
Find out about the land and people for each province and territory.

Canada's Sites and Symbols Series
Discover important sites and symbols for each province and territory


Canadian Encyclopedia
Canadian Encyclopedia

Your best source of info on Canadian topics. Use the search box to find in-depth articles from the Canadian Encyclopedia, Maclean's Magazine, Canadian Encyclopedia of Music, and TV and radio spots such as Historica Minutes.

Countries, Cultures & Religion for Kids
Countries, Cultures & Religion for Kids

Look here for information on countries and cities, customs, religions and holidays.  Good for grades 4-8.

World Book
World Book

The full print encyclopedia plus additional articles, videos, sound clips and links to websites.


CanadaInfo
Learn about all things Canadian.

Atlas of Canada
Click on a map for information about different topics.

National Symbols
Learn about Canada's symbols, flags and anthems.

Provinces and Territories
Links to all the Provinces and Territories websites.

Canadian Atlas Online
Learn about Canada and take quizzes and play games.