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Canadian Flag
Zoom School Canada
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Canada's Geography
Canadian Flag
Map/Quiz of Canada

Label the Provinces
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Canada Canada: Canada is a huge country in the continent of North America. Canada is comprised of 3,849,675 square miles (9,976,140 square km); it is the second-largest country in the world (Russia is first at 17,075,200 sq km). This huge country borders the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and the United States of America. Canada has over 151,480 miles (243,791 km) of coastline. Most of Canada's human population lives along its southern border. For a page on Canadian explorers, cick here.

The Capital: The capital of Canada is the city of Ottawa, which is in the province of Ontario, located above the Great Lakes.

Provinces and Territories: Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories (the capital of each is shown in parentheses): Alberta (Edmonton), British Columbia (Victoria), Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown), Manitoba (Winnipeg), New Brunswick (Fredericton), Nova Scotia (Halifax), Nunavut (Iqaluit), Ontario (Toronto), Quebec (Quebec City), Saskatchewan (Regina); Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's), Northwest Territories (Yellowknife), and Yukon Territory (Whitehorse).

Geography: Canada's land ranges from fertile agricultural plains in the south to freezing tundra in the north. The southwest of Canada (British Columbia) has a mild climate. Cold winters characterize most of the rest of Canada. The magnetic North Pole is within Nunavut.

Mountains: Parts of Canada are very mountainous. The tallest mountain in Canada is the Yukon's Mount Logan, which is 19,850 feet (6050 m) tall. Canada has many mountain ranges, including the Appalachians, Torngats, and Laurentians in the eastern regions, the Rocky, Coastal, and Mackenzie ranges in the western regions, and Mount St. Elias and the Pelly Mountains in the northern country.

Lakes: Canada has about two million lakes. The biggest lakes are (in order by their surface area): Lake Huron [36,000 sq. km of Lake Huron's 59,600 sq. km are in Canada], Lake Great Bear [31,328 sq. km], Lake Superior [of which 28,700 sq. km of Lake Superior's 82,100 sq. km are in Canada], Lake Great Slave [also the deepest lake, with a depth of 614 m], Lake Winnipeg, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The 2,000,000 lakes cover about 7.6% of Canada's land.

Rivers: The longest river in Canada is the Mackenzie River, which is 2,635 miles (4241 km) long. It runs through the Northwest Territories. Other large and important rivers are the St. Lawrence River (1,900 miles = 3058 km long), the Yukon River, the Columbia River (partly in the USA), the Nelson River, the Churchill River, and the Fraser River.

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Canada: Zoom School

Use a pictorial interface to get information on Canada, including maps, animals, explorers, fossils, a quiz, and printouts on Canada.

Canada is a large country in North America.

Follow the Instructions

Canada: Follow the Instructions

Color the Canada according to simple directions, such as, "Color Hudson Bay purple." Or go to the answers.


Canadian Provinces/Territories: Label Me! Printout

Label Canada's 13 provinces and territories.


Canada: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of Canada to print.


Flag of Canada

(North America)
A page on the Canadian flag plus a quiz and coloring printout.


Flags of Canadian Provinces

(North America)
A page on the flags of the Canadian provinces.
Geography report thumbnail

Canadian Province/Territory Report Graphic Organizer Printout #1

This printout helps the student do a short report on a Canadian Province/Territory, prompting the student to draw a map of the province, locate it on a world map, draw the province's flag, and write its capital city, largest city, area, population, date of admittance to confederation, and provincial flower.
Geography report thumbnail

Canadian Province/Territory Report Graphic Organizer Printout #2

This printout helps the student do a short report on a Canadian Province/Territory, prompting the student to draw a map of the province, locate it on a world map, draw the province's flag, and write its capital city, largest city, area, population, highest point, date of admittance to confederation, provincial flower, climate, and major industries.


Canada: Write a Question for Each Answer

In this worksheet, the student is given a series of short answers using Canadian geography words. For each answer, the student writes a short question. Answers: Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Hudson Bay, Baffin Bay, Mount Logan, magnetic North Pole, St. Lawrence River, Mackenzie River, USA.
Cartier
Explorers of Canada

Read about the people who explored Canada, including Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, Pierre François-Xavier de Charlevoix, Robert La Salle, Simon Fraser, Louis Joliet, Pierre de La Vérendrye, Alexander Mackenzie, and others.
Northeastern US States

North America: Label Me! Printout

Label the countries of North America.
Answers


North America: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of North America to print.


Canadian Animals
Printable Book for Early Readers

A short, printable book about Canadian animal early readers. The book has pages on the moose, cougar, loon, Canada goose, muskrat, Arctic Fox, Arctic hare, caribou, polar bear, and beaver.


Where I Live (Canada and USA)

A short activity book on geography to print for early readers. There are pages on the Solar System, the continents, North America, and Canada or the USA.


Canadian Crafts


Make Canadian crafts for Canada Day (on July 1st) or any day.
Edmontosaurus

Canadian Fossils


Dinosaurs and other fossils found in Canada.



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