Resources About Canada For Kids

From Newfoundland to British Columbia, to the farthest reaches of the Territories in the great white North, Canada is a country steeped in rich history.

The explorers who mapped the vast terrain make up but a portion of Canada’s fascinating tales. The immigrants who followed came to find better lives. Through hard labour, they endured to construct homes, villages and cities on vast, empty lands. And then those sturdy newcomers invented amazing things they and the world could use.

Canadian stories are filled with grand adventures, deep passion and love of country. Come along with me to explore the intriguing history of Canada. You just might be surprised.

Facts about Toronto Canada For Kids

When Europeans first arrived at the site of what is now known as Toronto, the land was inhabited by the Huron Indian tribes, who by then had replaced the Iroquois Indian tribes that had ruled that region for centuries before. Where does the name Toronto come from? The origin of the name Toronto comes from the Iroquois word tkaronto, […]

List of Famous Canadian Women Throughout History

Becoming famous can sometime evolve without notice due to a viewpoint or just luck. Sometimes it is earned in the political arena, sometimes it is earned for humanitarian actions, and sometimes it is earned for significant contributions to one’s country or even the world. Every country has citizens who have made these contributions, and Canada is no […]

Facts about The Northwest Territories for Kids

The Northwest Territories is one of three federal territories of Canada. The Northwest Territories entered the Canadian Confederation July 15, 1870, but the current borders were formed April 1, 1999, with the creation of Nunavut. It had a population of 41,462 as of the 2011 census, showing little change from the 2006 census. The name is descriptive, adopted by the British government during the colonial era to […]

Facts about Ontario Canada for Kids

Ontario is one of the provinces of Canada, located in east-central Canada. It is home to the nation’s most populous city, Toronto, and the nation’s capital, Ottawa. Ontario is bordered by the province of Manitoba to the west, Hudson Bay and Quebec to the north, and to the south by the U.S. states of Minnesota, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. All but a small part of Ontario’s […]

Facts about Quebec for Kids

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 its second-largest administrative division; only the territory of Nunavut is larger. It is bordered to the west by the province of Ontario, James Bay and Hudson Bay, […]

Facts about Saskatchewan for Kids

Saskatchewan is bordered on the west by Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Manitoba, and on the south by the U.S. states of Montana and North Dakota. Other major cities include Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, Swift Current and North Battleford. Saskatchewan’s current premier is Brad Wall and its lieutenant-governor is Vaughn Solomon Schofield. “In 1992, the […]

Facts about Halifax For Kids

Halifax is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. The regional municipality consists of four former municipalities that were amalgamated in 1996; Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and the Municipality of Halifax County. Halifax is considered a global city and is a major economic centre in AtlanticCanada with a large concentration of government services and private sector companies. Major […]

Facts about Nunavut for Kids

The creation of Nunavut resulted in the first major change to Canada’s political map since the incorporation of the new province of Newfoundland in 1949. Nunavut comprises a major portion of Northern Canada, and most of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, making it the fifth-largest country subdivision in the world. The capital Iqaluit on Baffin Island, in the east, was chosen by […]

Facts about Nova Scotia for Kids

Located almost exactly halfway between the Equator and the North Pole, its provincial capital is Halifax. Nova Scotia is the second-smallest province in Canada, with an area of 21,300 sq mi, including Cape Breton and some 3,800 coastal islands. In French, it is called “Nouvelle-Ecosse”, which is a literal translation from Latin to French. Cape Breton Island, a large island to […]

Facts about Calgary for Kids

Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 50 mi east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The economy of Calgary includes activity in the energy, […]

Facts about Ottawa for Kids

Ottawa stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. Ottawa borders Gatineau, Quebec; the two form the core of the Ottawa–Gatineau census metropolitan area (CMA) and the National Capital Region (NCR). Its original boundaries were expanded through numerous minor annexations and were ultimately replaced by a new […]

Facts about British Columbia For Kids

British Columbia is also a component of the Pacific Northwest, along with the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington. The province’s name was chosen by Queen Victoria in 1858, reflecting its origins as the British remainder of the Columbia District of the Hudson’s Bay Company. In 1871, it became the sixth province of Canada. The capital of British […]

The Best Canadian Resources on the Web for Schoolkids

Students researching topics for school in Canada have a lot of different options to help them with their homework. There’s no longer any need to sit in the school library and dig through musty old books because there are so many trusted online resources that they can use. Below you will find an extensive list […]

Facts about Vancouver For Kids

Vancouver is the most populous city in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The Greater Vancouver area of around 2.4 million inhabitants is the third most populous metropolitan area in the country, the second largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the most populous in Western Canada. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada; 52% […]

Facts about Winnipeg For Kids

The city is named after the nearby Lake Winnipeg; the name comes from the Western Cree words for muddy or brackish water. French traders built the first fort on the site in 1738. A settlement was later founded by the Selkirk settlers of the Red River Colony in 1812, the nucleus of which was incorporated as the […]

Facts about Manitoba for Kids

The province of Manitoba, has an area of 250,900 sq mi, has a largely continental climate because of its flat topography. Manitoba’s capital and largest city, Winnipeg, is Canada’s eighth-largest Census Metropolitan Area, and home to 60 percent of the population of the province. Winnipeg is the seat of government, home to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba and […]

Facts about Alberta for Kids

Alberta has a population of 3,645,257 in 2011, making it the most populous of Canada’s three prairie provinces. Alberta and its neighbor, Saskatchewan, were established as provinces on September 1, 1905. Alberta is located in western Canada, bounded by the provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north, and the US state of Montana to the south. Alberta […]

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