Happy Birthday Canada



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Canadian Trivia

Ten provinces and three territories make up Canada. The origin of the name "Canada" comes from the expedition of explorer Jacques Cartier up the St. Lawrence River in 1535.

Newfoundland/Labrador - John Cabot first used the term "new found isle" in 1497.
The name Labrador is from the Portuguese word "lavrador" attributed to João Fernades, a Portuguese explorer.

Nova Scotia is Latin, and means New Scotland.

Prince Edward Island was named after Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathern, the father of Queen Victoria.

New Brunswick was named after the reigning monarch, King George III, the Duke of Brunswick.

Quebec comes from the Algonquin word "kebek", meaning narrow passage or strait.

Ontario is from an Iroquois word meaning beautiful lake or beautiful water and was first used for Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes.

Manitoba - "Manito-bau" in Cree meaning "strait of the spirit" in reference to The Narrows of Lake Manitoba.

Saskatchewan comes from the Cree, who called the Saskatchewan River "Kisiskatchewani Sipi," meaning swiftly flowing river.

Alberta was named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria.

British Columbia was chosen by Queen Victoria and proclaimed in 1858. Columbia refers to the Columbia River named by American Captain Robert Gray for his ship Columbia.

The Territories

Northwest Territories from its location relative to the rest of Canada.

Yukon is from the Locheux native word "Yuk-un-ah" which means "great river." It refers to the Yukon River which flows across the Yukon territory into Alaska.

Nunavut is an Inuktitut word meaning "our land."


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1 comment:

Carolina Clay said...


Happy Birthday to your country! Thank you for all the info on the provinces and territories, as well as the beautiful graphics.


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