Discover Canada- five regions of Canada

Posted by ImmigToronto on June 24th, 2022

It inherits half of North America and it has the longest coastline compared to other countries. This country is bordered by the three territories and provinces from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and the northerly border of the continental United States into the Arctic Ocean. This vast country can be divided into 5 different regions. These are given below: 

The Atlantic Province 

Names of the province and capital cities are given below the Atlanticcities: 

City: Newfoundland and Labrador,  Capital:St. John’s 
City: Nova Scotia, Capital:Halifax 
City: New Brunswick, Capital:Fredericton 

City: Prince Edward Island, Capital:Charlottetown 

Approx. 2.3 million people live in the region of the Atlantic. Some natural resources and coasts of Canada such as fishing, foresting, mining, and farming made this province an important part of the history and development of Canada. Nova scotia is the most populous city in Canada and it is known as the gateway of Canada, Newfoundland& Labrador is known as the oldest city of the British Empire. It is also known as the home of more than 700 annual festivals which you can enjoy in this province.        

Central Canada 

Name of cities and capital of Central Canada 

City – Quebec, Capital - Quebec City 

City – Ontario, Capital -Toronto 

This is where more than half of Canada's population lives. An approximate 18 million population live in cities and towns near the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River in southern Quebec and Ontario. The region is the industrial and manufacturing center of Canada.  It is also where the national capital, Ottawa, is located (eastern part of southern Ontario). The region has cool winters and hot humid summers. 

Prairie Province 

City – Manitoba, Capital - Winnipeg 
City – Saskatchewan, Capital - Regina 
City – Alberta Capital - Edmonton 

Known as Canada's fastest-growing region, the Prairies have a population of over five million. The region has rich energy resources and some of the most fertile farmland in the world. Mining and hydroelectric power generation flourish here. It is also considered the breadbasket of the country, with agriculture as one of its main industries.  In addition to Saskatchewan's wheat, grains, and oilseeds, Alberta is the nation's largest producer of oil and gas, as well as one of the world's major beef producers. Most of the population of this province lives in Alberta.  For those who are planning to migrate to Canada Alberta is the best choice for them to migrate where they have more opportunities for jobs and can live there a standard life. Alberta conducts their own PNP. Those who are seeking to migrate to Alberta can apply through the Alberta PNP.       

West coast 

Province and capital city: 
British Columbia (Victoria) 

The region is made up of a province on the Pacific Coast – British Columbia (BC).  BC (British Columbia) is known for its awesome mountains and it is known as the Pacific Gateway to Canada as well. There are approx. 4 million people living in this province and most of those live in or near Vancouver and Victoria. The provincial park system of BC is known as Canada’s second-biggest park system. It has a huge population of Asians. After English Chinese and Punjabi are the most spoken language in this province. It is famous for its forestry products such as paper and wood. Also, it contains a huge number of parks which are the most expensive park in Canada with around 600 provincial parks.        

Northern Territories 

Name of city and Capital 

City – Nunavut, Capital - Iqaluit 
City – Northwest Territories, Capital - Yellowknife 
City - Yukon Territory, Capital - Whitehorse  

The Northern Territory covers a third of Canada's land mass.  But because of the cold arctic climate and its remoteness, only 100,000 people live there. The province is called the "Land of the Midnight Sun" because, at the height of summer, daylight can last up to 24 hours.  However, in winter, it gets dark for three months.  The region's rich natural resources include gold, lead, copper, diamond, and zinc. Some people in this province earn a living by hunting, fishing, and trapping.           

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