Today is Earth Day, and what better way to celebrate than by taking a moment to appreciate all the provinces and territories that make up our beautiful home, Canada. As you already know, our nation is incredibly diverse and beautiful. From experiencing all four seasons to living amongst a diverse wildlife and ecosystem, we are incredibly lucky to call this place home. This Earth Day 2019, celebrate Canada and all its beauty with these breahtaking 39 photos.
Canada has 13 provinces and territories that extend all the way from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Covering nearly 9.98 million square kilometers, Canada is the world’s second largest country by total area in the world.
It’s no secret that Canada is one of the most diverse places in the world. From living skies and prairie fields to mountainous waterfalls by the ocean, we really have it all. Each province and territory is so different yet they all work together to create our home.
So what better time to Canada's beauty than Earth Day? Check out some incredibly beautiful photos and fun facts of each province and territory below!
Stationed in the Atlantic region of Canada, this is the most easterly province of Canada. This gorgeous province is surrounded by the ocean, so the views are tremendous!
Also known as P.E.I., this is Canada’s smallest province. Despite its size, it is the most densely populated. It’s also the place where Canada gets 25% of its potato inventory. Thanks for the poutine, P.E.I.!
Nova Scotia translates to mean New Scotland in Latin. Even though it’s a Canadian province, it is the largest Scottish Gaelic-speaking community outside of Scotland. Known for fishing, this province is home to a large number of boats and docks making it the perfect picturesque province.
Unlike the other maritime provinces, New Brunswick is mostly made up of forests. In fact, 83% of the province is forested. That's a lot of trees!
A predominantly French-speaking population, Quebec is Canada’s largest province by area. This province is incredibly diverse as it borders the Maritime provinces and Nunavut.
This is Canada’s most populated province, accounting for 38.3% of the nation's population. This diverse province is known for its large cities including Toronto. It is also where Drake was born, as many of you know!
Manitoba is considered one of the three prairies provinces, along with Alberta and Saskatchewan. Manitoba has a rich history in the fur trade as it is home to two major river systems, including Nelson and the Winnipeg River.
This province is known for having living skies and rolling fields. It is also one of the only provinces to experience all types of weather including desert heat and Arctic cold, making it one diverse province.
Alberta has everything from prairie fields and skyscrapers to mountainous elevations. It is known for having the greatest abundance of dinosaur fossils in the world!
What doesn’t B.C. have? From ocean views and mountain skiing to cities and more, B.C. is one of the most diverse provinces in Canada. The coastline of B.C. is more than 27,000 km that has about 6,000 islands, most of which are uninhabited!
This is the smallest of Canada’s three territories. Altogether, an estimated 35,874 people live there.
The Northwest Territories is known for having an abundance of nature. Home to the Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake, these bodies are both the largest and deepest bodies of water in all of North America.
If you like winter weather, then this province is for you! With a tundra-like climate, the province is incredibly cold. Recently, Nunavut has become a popular tourist destination due to their polar bears, northern lights, and Inuksuks.