Capital: Ottawa, Ontario
Second-largest country in world (after Russia).
Northernmost nation on Earth.
Major Languages: English and French (both official)
Regions: 10 provinces and 3 territories
National Anthem O Canada
Canada's national animal is the beaver
Canada's earliest inhabitants arrived via the Alaska-Bering straits
route 15,000 years ago. The first Europeans were the Vikings (Leif
Ericsson and his crew) who established a short-lived colony L'Anse Aux Meadows in New Foundland. In 1608 a French trading
post was established at Quebec by Samuel de Champlain. This was the
foundations of what was to become New France. In 1663 New France was
organized as a French colony.
The French lost Canada to the British in the French and Indian war
which lasted from 1756-63. Canada and the continent east of the
Mississippi River ceded to Great Britain's growing empire. In 1867,
the Dominion of Canada a self-governing body within the British
Empire was established. Under the British North America Act of 1867,
Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia became the first four
provinces of the new Dominion of Canada. Sir J.A. Macdonald became
Canada's first Prime Minister.
Learn about this a small, fur-covered mammal.
Includes an activities and games section.
Wolfs-International Wolf Center
Learn about the wolf.
Butterflies North and South
Virtual Museum butterfly knowledge and games.
Columbia is Canada's westernmost province and one of North
America's most mountainous regions. It is a gateway to the Pacific
Spain and Russia were the first countries to claim ownership of
certain parts of British Columbia. In the 18th century, the Spanish
claimed the west coast from Mexico to Vancouver Island and the
Russians were made a claim for control of the Pacific coast from
Alaska to San Francisco.
In 1778, Captain James Cook of Great Britain became the first person
to chart the region. The first permanent colony, in present-day
Victoria, was Fort Victoria completed by the British in 1843.
When gold was discovered in the lower Fraser Valley in 1857, to help
maintain law and order, the British government established the colony
of British Columbia the following year. British Columbia became a
province of Canada in 1871.
Amazing British Columbia Archives Time Machine
The Amazing BC Archives Time Machine features 11 educational
galleries covering B.C. History topics drawn from the Province's K-12
social studies curriculum. The galleries have been designed for use
by school children, their teachers and parents; however the content
will also appeal to anyone interested in British Columbia's history.
The Time Machine was developed under Industry Canada's SchoolNet initiative.
Rush of 1858 brought the first large influx of non-Natives to
mainland British Columbia.
Official Symbols of British Columbia
Crayola® Canadian Province - British Columbia color page
British Columbia worksheets and color pages
Frobisher of England made the first of three attempts to find a
Northwest Passage over the top of North America. In 1610, Henry
Hudson landed briefly on the western shore of the bay that today
bears his name. Rupert's Land Act of 1868, the lands of the Hudson's
Bay Company were purchased and admitted the into the Dominion of
Canada. A decade later, the Arctic islands claimed by Britain were
acquired by Canada.
Territories can be divided into two broad geographical regions
the taiga, a boreal forest belt that circles the subarctic zone; and
the tundra, a rocky Arctic region where the cold climate has stunted vegetation.
Northwest Territories Kids Activities
Coat of Arms color page, crosswords, and design your own Coat of Arms.
Northwest Territories worksheets and color pages
Crayola® Canadian Province - Northwest Territory color page
Northwest Territory official symbols
The name "Ontario"
comes from the Iroquois word "Kanadario" meaning
"sparkling water." Ontario bordered on the south by the
Great Lakes and on the north by Hudson Bay, one sixth of its terrain,
is covered by rivers and lakes.
Explore a land of forests and lakes.
Ontario's Official Symbols
Ontario's Kids Zone
Tour Ontario, play games, and more.
Crayola® Canadian Province - Ontario color page
Ontario worksheets and color pages
Quebec is the largest of Canada's provinces.
Origin of Name: Derives from the Algonkin word for 'where the river narrows'.
Quebec was originally inhabited by members of the Algonquin and
Iroquois tribes. The northern part of the province is today still
inhabited by the Inuit. The European history of Quebec began with the
arrival of French explorer Jacques
Cartier in 1534.
City was founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain (founder of New
France). Quebec is the oldest French city on the American continent
and the only fortified one in North America.
Montreal is Canada's second largest city and the largest French-speaking
city in the world after Paris.
Quebec's official symbols
Crayola® Canadian Province - Quebec color page
Quebec worksheets and color pages
Nunavut's lands are made up of the central and eastern portions of the
Symbols of Nunavut
Crayola® Canadian Province- Nunavut color page
Territory of Nunavut worksheets and color pages
The Yukon has a subarctic climate.
Yukon official symbols
Crayola® Canadian Province - Yukon color page
Yukon Territory worksheets and color pages
Atlantic Provinces (smallest provinces in Canada)
Brunswick borders on Nova Scotia, Quebec and the U.S. state of
Maine. 85 percent of New Brunswick's land mass is forest.
New Brunswick official symbols
Crayola® Canadian Province - New Brunswick color page
New Brunswick worksheets and color pages
Scotia's 580-km-long peninsula is surrounded by four bodies of
water - the Atlantic Ocean, the Bay of Fundy, the Northumberland
Strait and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Novia Scotia's Kids site. Learn the symbols and history of Nova Scotia.
Crayola® Canadian Province - Nova Scotia color page
Nova Scotia worksheets and color pages
Edward Island is Canada's smallest province.
Tour of Southern Kings County, Prince Edward Island
The Island for Kids
Follow Prince and Eddy
on their adventures in and around
Prince Edward Island. Print a picture to color and more.
of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (read online)
Prince Edward Island official symbols
Crayola® Canadian Province - Prince Edward Island color page
Prince Edward Island worksheets and color pages
Newfoundland is Canada's most easterly province.
Crayola® Canadian Province - Newfoundland and Labrador color page
Newfoundland worksheets and color pages
Prairie Provinces (most of the land is flat)
Alberta is the westernmost of Canada's three Prairie provinces.
Alberta Legislature's Activity and Colouring Book to print.
Crayola® Canadian Province - Alberta color page
Alberta worksheets and color pages
Manitoba is one of the three Prairie provinces and is located in the center of Canada.
Polar Bear Invasion
PBS-learn about the annual gathering of bears at the mouth of the Churchill River in Churchill, Manitoba.
Manitoba official symbols
Crayola® Canadian Province - Manitoba color page
Manitoba worksheets and color pages
Manitoba Great Gray Owl color page
Half of Saskatchewan consists of forests, one-third of cultivated lands, and one-eighth is
covered with water.
Travel through the Time Machine and learn fascinating history.
Saskatchewan official symbols
Crayola® Canadian Province - Saskatchewan color page
Saskatchewan worksheets and color pages
Canada Day Color Pages
Canada, produces most of the world's supply of maple syrup.
Learn about the industry, the website contains recipes also.
How to Make Maple Syrup
A history ofmaple syrup and how it is made, includes a video.
Maple Syrup Printables
Wordsearch, vocabulary, and more.
Hockey is Canada's game
Backcheck-Hockey for kids
Hockey Coloring Pages
Things to Do-Other Sites
DLTK printable Canada Day Crafts.
to Make a Hudson Bay Blanket Capote (Indian Blanket Coat)
National Ballet of Canada
wordsearch & maze
Sites to See
Camp to Community
Discover how loggers lived 100 years ago.
A guide to women in Canadian history.
Meet some Great Canadian Scientists and learn about their sciences.
Printable coloring pages featuring characters from popular kids TV shows.
Adventures to Experience
Over the Top - An Interactive Adventure
An interactive adventure game that allows you to experience life in the trenches during the First World War.
Visit the CBC site and play games. Preschoolers and School-age games.
TVOKids offers online fun creative learning activities for children from 2-12
years of age.
Banff, Alberta National Park of Canada
Ukaliq -The Arctic Hare
Visit the Canadian Museum of Nature and discover the world of the Arctic Hare.