Canada: Geography                                                         

  • Canada is the largest country in North America.
  • The eastern provinces, known as The Maritimes, are separated from the rest of the country by low mountain ranges. Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island are island provinces in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Along the border with the U.S. in the center of Canada is a fertile plain bordered by the Saint Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, and the Hudson Bay.
  • Also along the U.S. border further to the west are farms and ranches.
  • Extending through western Alberta to the Pacific Ocean is the northern portion of the Rocky Mountain range.
  • Mount Logan, near the Alaskan border is 9,524 feet (5,915 meters) and the highest peak in Canada.
  • Canada is extremely geographically and culturally diverse. 

Can you find your city?


What body of water is closest to Canada? 


Can you find the capital of Canada?


What country is the closest neighbor to Canada?


What do you think the climate is like in Canada?

  • Canada is divided into 10 provinces and 3 territories—each with its own capital city.

 Question: Can you find your province and its capital city?


  • Canada is the second largest (in area) country on the planet.

 Question: Can you guess the largest?


  Answer: Russia


  • Stretching across 6 time zones, Canada is home to large mountain ranges, over two million lakes and dozens of rivers. From its vast wilderness areas and frontier towns, to the Great Lakes and the modern cities in the south, Canada maintains the flavor of its long historical associations with England and France.