Cultural Geography Chapter 8
Canada, north america
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means bordering the sea
New Foundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island
Rocky Maritime Province; Grand Banks and Labrador. Settled by British. Produce cod
World famous fishing ground unwisely used.
Peninsula cold year long. Where the idea of freezing foods to keep longer was concieved. Produces more iron than any other provinces.
"new scotland" because of the similar landscape. Heritage is Scottish and French. Leads the nation in lobsters and scallop catch.
Three southernmost Maritime Provinces settled by French. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem Evangeline made this place famous. Produce lobster. In Nova Scotia.
Second largest French population of any Province. Potato farms.
Bay of Fundy
Famous for its dramatic tide changes. Found between Nova Scotia. Most famous in Atlantic Ocean. Highest tides in world.
Prince Edward Island
Nickname: Spud Island, leading the provinces in potatoes production.
Britian and France
Competed for control of Canada
The United States
Canada's major trading partner
A solid mass of hard rock covering most of eastern Canada (laurentian Plateau). Blessing to miners
Rimed by Canadian shield (giant horseshoe)
Coniferous forests covering most of the Central Provinces.
Jacques Cartier and his buddies called it "new France". Wants to keep its french culture.
St Lawrence Valley
Here lies Quebec's most productive land.
Largest Canadian river. Connects Great Lakes and Atlantic.
Section of water with gates on both sides.
Largest City in the Province of Quebec and it is the commercial center of the province. 2nd largest French speaking city in the World after Paris.
Canadian cold weather
Caused by the suns rays (distance from equator. The Huge inland areas lack the warmth effect of the ocean
Great Lakes and St lawrence
Important water routes that serve the two provinces of central Canada
From the Iroquois "shining waters".The Center of Canada's industry and population. 2nd in size but 1st in population. British heritage.
Capital of Ontario. Nation's commercial center. Largest metropolitan area in Canada.
Capital of Canada. Marks the border between the provinces of Canada and Quebec.
British North American Act
An act passed by the British Parliament that established Canada as an independent self governing country.
Unicameral legislature and governor
Links the east and the west.
Manitoba,, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia
Quebec, Ontario, Ottowa
Descendants of french men and indian women
One of the three prairie provinces in central Canada, Capital is winnipeg. Polar bear capital
One of the three prairie provinces in west central Canada. Known for wilderness and world leading uranium.
Notable for valuable oil reserves which may exceed Saudi Arabia's.
Gateway to Canadian Rockies. Growth from tourism. Rodeo.
The largest city in British Colombia. Located at the mouth of the freser river :most fertile soil in the province aroung Fraser river. Busiest port in Canada.
BC, called this because the ocean has flouded this range (Coastal Range)
Vancouver is the largest of these mountains
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta
Only Province on the Pacific. 3rd largest and 3rd most populous. Explored by British.
Canada's mildest climate
coast of BC, because of Japan current
Help for military during WW2. Winds through mountains of Yukon to connect Dawson Creek BC, with Anchorage Alaska
one of the longest river systems . Winds through the great slave lakes
island groups. Unihabited and covered with snow
The largest island in the canadian arcgipelago. 5th largest in the world. Full of glaciers
10 provinces and 3 territories
Capital of Newfoundland.
Who first found Newfoundland in 1000AD?
Small sheltered bays.
Capital and largest city of Nova Scotia. Port and industrial center in the marine provinces.
Some of Acadians settled in New Orleans.
Anne of Green Gables
Famous story by L. M. Montgomery. in PEI.
Retention of old world culture.
Able to speak two languages.
Capital of Quebec.
Hockey and lacrosse.
Michigan became the leader of automobiles in USA just as ..... did in Canada.
Industries dominate the western shore of Lake Ontario.
World's tallest free-standing structure. 1,821 feet.
Ontario shares it with New York.
To remove all forts and soldiers from a common border.
Drains into the St. Lawrence, marks the border between the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Leader of the House of Commons and the executive branch.
Head of State.
One of famous lakes in banff national park near Calgary.
Banff national park
First national park in Canada.
Chain of mountains extended from Alaska to tip of South America.
Coldest place in Canada.
North-West mounted police.
Organized The first Calgary stampedes (rodeo) in 1912.
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia.
Yukon, Northwest, and Nunavut.
The 3 territories has less population that .......
North American radar air defense.
Call themselves Inuit (means real men) and live in the north of Arctic circle.
Live in the south of the Arctic circle.
Smallest of territories. Whitehorse capital. Settled during Klondike gold rush.
Highest mountain in Canada. 19,524ft.
Covers one third of Canada's land area. Yellowknife capital.
Great Slave Lake
Deepest lake in North America.
Iqaluit capita. Newest territory in 1999.
Largest island in canadian archipelago. 5th larges in the world.