Canada ~ Our Neighbor to the North ~ Researched by Location of Canada Canada is located on the continent of Canada’s borders include: ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ South – North – East – West – Geography of Canada Arctic Ocean Greenland Arctic Circle Hudson Bay Rocky Mountains Canadian Shield Great Lakes Pacific Ocean United States Atlantic Ocean Capital of Canada Canada’s capital city is ◦ It is in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. The official languages spoken in Ottawa are A person is considered Other large cities in Canada are Canada’s Government The leader of Canada is ◦ He is called the Canada’s form of government is a ◦ The Queen of England serves as the chief of state, while the Prime Minister is head of the government. Canada is part of the British Canada’s Provinces and Territories Canada has a total of provinces and territories. ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Alberta British Manitoba New Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Nova Scotia ... Ontario Prince Island Quebec Saskatchewan ... Early Canadians About 5,000 years ago, ◦ They settled in the northern They became known as the ◦ The word Inuit means The Inuit got most of their food by ◦ They would hunt seal and caribou. Explorers of Canada In 1497, In 1530, During the 1500s and 1600s, Both countries wanted to Climate of Canada Different parts of Canada have different climates. ◦ Northern Canada: It is very ◦ Central and Eastern Canada: These areas have ◦ Much of Canada receives heavy ◦ What is the Chinook? It is a warm Natural Resources and Industries Canada’s resources include: iron ore, Canada’s industries include: mining, Canadian Wildlife Canada is home to many different animals and plants. ◦ Plants: evergreen trees, maples, ◦ Animals: polar bear, Arctic fox, snowshoe hare, ◦ Birds: ◦ Fish: Arctic Canadian Holidays Canadians celebrate many holidays. ◦ Boxing Day – ◦ Victoria Day – ◦ Canada Day – ◦ National Aboriginal Day – ◦ Saint Jean-Baptiste Day – Canada’s Famous Faces Many famous people were born in Canada. Here are a few examples! ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Actors – Inventors – Athletes – Musicians – TV Personalities – Authors – Interesting Facts Dinosaur Provincial Park ◦ Located in Je Me Souviens ◦ This is the official motto of ◦ In Landforms ◦ Canada shares two important landforms with the United States. They are the More Interesting Facts Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 ◦ On July 17, 1897, ◦ The gold was found in the banks of the ◦ People were struck with “Klondike Fever.” Many departed Seattle for the gold fields, and the rush was on. Even More Interesting Facts Royal Canadian Mounted Police ◦ Like any other country, Canada needed a police force to make sure laws were followed properly. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Known as An RCMP uniform included a red coat with badges, a felt hat ( In French, the RCMP is called Gendarmerie royale du Canada. My Canadian Choice Bibliography I used the following resource to help locate the information shown in this PowerPoint presentation. Mattern, Joanne. Canada. Logan, Iowa: Perfection Learning Corporation, 2003.