Tag Archive: Geography

Nov 08 2011

How to find housing before you arrive?

How can I find housing before I arrive? Finding housing is a difficult task at the best of times. Finding a place to live before you’ve even arrived in Canada will not be easy, but it is not impossible. It is important to keep in mind that what you might consider adequate accommodation in your …

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Mar 07 2011

Northwest Territories

The Northwest Territories (NWT or NT) is the second largest of the three territories in Canada. It includes several large islands located in the Arctic Ocean. In 1870 the area became Canada’s first territory. Yukon, Nunavut, Alberta, Saskatchewan, parts of Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec were once part of the N.W.T. Interesting facts about NWT: • …

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Mar 06 2011

Nunavut

Nunavut is the largest and newest federal territory of Canada; it was separated officially from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999. The creation of Nunavut – meaning “our land” in Inuktitut – resulted in the first major change to Canada’s map since the incorporation of the new province of Newfoundland in 1949. Interesting facts …

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Mar 05 2011

Yukon

Yukon is the smallest of Canada’s three federal territories, located in the northwest corner of Canada. It was named after the Yukon River. The word Yukon means “Great River” in Gwich’in. The territory’s capital is Whitehorse. Interesting facts about Yukon: Yukon is high: At least twenty mountains in the St. Elias Range in southwest Yukon …

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Mar 04 2011

Quebec

Quebec is the only Canadian province with a predominantly French-speaking population and the only one whose sole official language is French at the provincial level. Quebec is Canada’s largest province by area and second most populous province, after Ontario. “Quebec” came from the Algonquin word “kepék” meaning “the place where the river narrows.” The province …

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