Saturday, September 24, 2005

A Vast and Diverse Land: Fast Facts

Carrot Creek and Fork Lake are in Alberta, Cranberry Lake, Fruitvale, Parsnip River and Salmon Arm in British Columbia, Coffee Cove in Newfoundland, Meat Cove and Sugar Loaf in Nova Scotia while Apple Hill, Honey Harbour, and Hungerfold find their place in Ontario.
Proposed names for Canada at the time of Confederation include: New Britain, Laurentia, Brittania, Cabotia, Columbia, Canadia and Ursalia.
In 1793 the British government created the community of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Its inhabitants were loyal Protestants from Germany, Switzerland and France selected to balance out the French Catholic presence in Nova Scotia.
Baffin Island, Ellesmere Island and Victoria Island are three of the ten largest islands in the world.
Canada's area totals 9,976,000 square kilometres, making it the world's second largest country.
90% of Canada's tourism comes from American travellers.
Dawson City was home to over 38,000 people at the height of the gold rush. Today, fewer than 2,000 people live there.
Churchill, Manitoba boasts its status as "Polar Bear Capital of the World."
Nahanni National Park in Northwest Territories and Dinosaur National Park in Alberta, along with eleven other sites, are listed on the United Nation's World Heritage List.


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