It is a common mistake to call the provinces of Canada, states. Unlike its American neighbour which is comprised of fifty states, Canada is made up of provinces and territories. I’ve learnt so much about the geography of this massive country on my travels so thought I’d share so of it with you. I’m not going to lie I didn’t even know how many provinces there were before my plane touched down 18 months ago!
I’m won’t give too much away in terms of facts as this week I’m presenting you with my first ever quiz. I’m quite proud as its my first attempt at coding, whilst its a simple quiz for me its a huge achievement. So , test out your geography and take my Canadian Province and Territories quiz! Don’t forget to let me know your score in the comments!
How many Provinces and Territories are there in Canada?
Correct!! Canada has ten provinces, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador and three territories, Yukon, North West Territories and Nunavut.
Wrong.. but the USA does have 50 states
Wrong… you forgot the territories
Which three Provinces make up the Maritimes?
Nova Scotia, British Columbia and New Brunswick
Wrong.. British Columbia is on the west coast and not part of the Maritimes
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island
Correct!! These three Provinces are all on the East Coast and are affectionately known as the Maritimes
Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
Wrong… these Provinces are known as the Prairies
Which Province has the largest population?
Wrong.. British Columbia has a population of 4,849,442 where as Ontario has a population of 14,318,750 (estimated populations for 2018)
Correct!! This province has an estimated population of 14,318,750 making it the most populated
Prince Edward Island
Wrong… the smallest province has the smallest population of around 152,768
When did Newfoundland and Labrador join Canada?
Wrong… this is when Canada was founded
Correct!! Newfoundland became a part of Canada in 1919 although its name only became Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001
Wrong… but close this is when it’s name was officially changed to Newfoundland and Labrador
What are the 3 Canadian Territories?
Yukon, Yellowknife and Nunavut
Wrong… Yellowknife is the capital of Yukon
Yukon, North West Territories and Nunavut
Correct!! These three are all territories
Alaska, Nunavut and Yukon
Wrong… Alaska is next to Yukon but it is an American state
Which province/territory is also known as ‘Wild Rose Country’?
Wrong… Nova Scotia is known as Canada’s ocean playground
Correct!! Alberta is known for it’s wild roses
Wrong… this province is known as the land of the living skies
Which province/territory shares a border with the US state of Washington?
Wrong… the Yukon shares a border with Alaska
Correct!! British Columbia shares a border with Washington State… the home of Nirvana and Starbucks
Prince Edward Island
Wrong… this province has no American neighbours
This is not Mount Logan… but it is from the same part of Canada!
In which province/territory will you find Canada’s largest peak, Mount Logan?
Wrong… home of the Rockies but not Mount Logan
Correct!! Mount Logan is 19,511 ft tall and is in the Yukon territory
Wrong… but it is home to the highest peak in Canada outside of the Yukon, Mount Fairweather
Which province/territory is home to the Winnipeg Jets hockey team?
Wrong… this is the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Correct!! The Jets play at the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg
Wrong… home of the Calgary Flames not the Jets
In which province/territory is the Capital city, Ottawa?
Wrong… home of Calgary and Edmonton
Correct!! Ottawa is in Ontario
Wrong… but you will find the popoular Vancouver in B.C.
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