Quiz: How Well Do You Know Canadian Geography?: Zoo
How Well Do You Know Canadian Geography?
By: Heather Cahill
6 Min Quiz
About This Quiz
As the song says, "O Canada! Our home and native land!" Perhaps it's not your native land, but you might just love the "True North!" anyway - enough to know its geography.
Canada was first settled along with the rest of the North American continent, by native tribes who are today known as the First Nations. These hardy folk had been in place some thousands of years when French explorer Jacques Cartier arrived. In French history, Cartier is credited with the discovery and naming of Canada, and France soon laid claim to much of it, alongside other European powers. While the United Kingdom had control of the area known as British Columbia, France's colonies dominated the areas of modern-day New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. As colonial history unfolded, Canada expanded from the Atlantic across the span of North America, all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
How well do you know this beautiful land? How many territories make up Canada? Where would you find the only French-speaking province? What is the capital of Alberta? How many Great Lakes lie along the border of Canada and the United States? If you can answer these questions, you're ready for this quiz! Now click with your glowing hearts, and stand on guard for thee!
How many territories are there in Canada?
There are three territories in Canada. The three territories are the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. These provinces are located in the northern part of the country.
Which Canadian city is the fourth largest speaking French city in the world?
Montreal is the fourth largest French speaking city in the world. The city was once the second largest, but has been bumped back in recent years.
Where is the largest source of freshwater in the world from?
The largest source of freshwater in the world comes from Canada's Great Lakes. The Great Lakes are made up of five different lakes.
Which of Canada's beaches is the longest freshwater beach in the world?
Wasaga Beach is the longest freshwater beach in the world. The beach is just north of the city of Toronto and attracts many tourists yearly.
Is it true or false that Canada is the largest country in the world?
Russia is the largest country in the world whereas Canada is the second largest in the world. Canada is 9.9 million square kilometers.
Which ocean borders the east coast of Canada?
The Atlantic Ocean borders the east coast of Canada. The motto of the country is "A Mari usque ad Mare" meaning, "From sea to sea."
Which province is the farthest east?
Newfoundland and Labrador is the province that is the farthest east in Canada. Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia are also among other provinces that are in the east.
Which province is the largest in Canada?
Quebec is the largest province in Canada. It is over 1.6 million kilometers in size and it is located on the east coast of the country.
Which province is the farthest west?
British Columbia is the farthest province west. It includes Vancouver Island and covers an area of over 944,000 square kilometers.
How many provinces are there in Canada?
There are ten provinces in Canada. They are Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick.
Which of Canada's highways is the longest in the world?
The Trans Canada Highway is the longest highway in the world. The highway runs through every province in the country and each province governs their own parts of the highway.
What is the highest mountain in Canada?
Mount Logan is the highest mountain in Canada. The mountain is located in the Yukon and it is still growing to this day! It is 5,959 metres tall.
What city is known for its chinooks?
Calgary is known for its chinooks. Chinooks are winds that can change the temperature very rapidly and the city hosts a wind tunnel that the chinooks travel through.
What island belongs to Canada and the United States?
Machias Seal Island belongs to both Canada and the United States. The island is used by both countries, and it has a lighthouse that was built by Canada on it.
What is the name of the Canada and United States border?
The name of the Canada and United States border is the International Boundary. The border is taken care of by the International Boundary Commission.
Which province or territory is the most populated?
Ontario is the most populated province or territory in Canada. The province is home to over 13 million people, whereas the country as a whole is home to over 35 million.
Which of the following provinces is found in the Great Plains area of the country?
Alberta is part of the Great Plains. There are two other provinces included which are Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The Great Plains are also part of the United States.
What is the longest river in Canada?
The longest river in Canada is the Mackenzie River. The river is located in the Northwest Territories and runs out of Great Slave Lake.
What is the largest lake that is entirely in Canada?
Great Bear Lake is the largest lake in Canada and the eight in the world. The lake is located in the Northwest Territories and has a surface area of 31,153 kilometers squared.
Which ocean borders the west coast of Canada?
The Pacific Ocean borders the west coast of Canada. The country touches three different oceans, the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean.
Which is the smallest province in Canada?
Prince Edward Island is the smallest province in Canada. The province is 2,185 square miles and sits on the east coast of the country.
Is it true or false that Canada has the largest coastline in the world?
It is true that Canada has the largest coastline in the world. The coast is 202,080 kilometers, whereas the next in line is Indonesia, with a coastline of 54,716 kilometres.
Where are the world famous falls that Canada shares with the United States?
The famous falls that Canada shares with the United States are located in Niagara Falls. One of the waterfalls lies in Canada, and two in the United States.
How many Great Lakes are there?
There are five lakes that are part of the Great Lakes of Canada. The lakes are: Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and Lake Huron.
Which Canadian city is the farthest north in the world?
Alert, which is located in the province of Nunavut, is the city that is the farthest north not only in Canada, but in the world. It has a tiny population of only 62 people!
What is the name of Alberta's capital city?
Edmonton is the capital of Alberta. Edmonton is well known for it's supply of oil and has a population of almost one million people.
What is the name of Quebec's capital city?
Quebec City is the capital of the province of Quebec. The city is located along the St. Lawrence River and it has a population of over 500,000 people.
Where would you find the Big Nickel?
The Big Nickel is in Sudbury, Ontario. The coin was a project started by Ted Szilva to boost tourism in the city, although the government didn't want to fund it.
What is there more of in Canada than any other country in the world?
There are more lakes in Canada than in any other country in the world. All of the lakes in Canada account for about 9% of the country's area.
Which province was the last to become an official province?
Newfoundland was the last to become an official province. Newfoundland took it's new classification in the year of 1949, losing its status of being a colony of England.
Which city is the CN Tower in?
The CN Tower is located in the city of Toronto. The tower is a famous landmark in Canada and the rest of the world that hosts many visitors each year.
What is the capital city of Canada?
The capital city of Canada is Ottawa. Ottawa is located in the province of Ontario and it is the political heart of the country, being the home of Parliament Hill.
31% of Canada is made up of what?
31% of Canada is made up of forests. However, much of Canada's forests have been cut and cleared although they are critical to the survival of wildlife.
What is the name of Nova Scotia's capital city?
Halifax is the province of Nova Scotia's capital city. The city is also the largest in the province and has a population of over 400,000 people.
Which mountain range does Canada share with the United States?
Canada shares the Rocky Mountains with the United States. The mountains run from British Columbia all the way down to New Mexico in the United States.
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