How are you doing in Canada

The beauty of the country and the many leisure opportunities

Canada is loved by locals, tourists, and exchange students for its spectacular nature. The Indian Summer in eastern Canada, the Rocky Mountains in the west and the seemingly endless arctic tundra in the north are some of the landforms with which the second largest country on earth will inspire you. In Canada, a wide range of leisure activities are the order of the day: In winter you can go skiing and snowboarding in the mountains, ice-skating on the many frozen waters, or you dare to go on a dog sled ride. In the warm months you can try water sports like kayaking, fishing and sailing, but also hiking, climbing and camping. Do you love museums, theaters or do you like to go shopping for life? In the few large cities, visitors are offered everything they could hope for from a typical North American metropolis.

The friendliness of the people

Canadians are known for their open-hearted, friendly manner towards strangers. In the country's multicultural society, people are interested in where you come from: This makes it easy for you to come into contact with locals right from the start. Many of the just 35 million Canadians are very close to nature and are happy to take their guests on excursions in the area. You will find that distances in the huge length are relative - a drive to the sight you are aiming for can sometimes take a few hours! You will be amazed at how helpful you will be in every situation and how quickly you can make friends in Canada.

The Canadian education system

It has been known, well before the last PISA studies, that the Canadian education system enjoys a high level of recognition worldwide. Above all, school in Canada is also really fun: High school life changes the attitude towards school and learning for many exchange students. This is due, among other things, to the exciting electives and the modern equipment, but also to the connection of leisure activities such as sports or music to the school. Anyone who designs a house in the architecture course in the morning and trains in the school basketball team in the afternoon knows what school spirit is!

Infinite expanses: country and provinces

Pacific Canada: British Columbia

The Pacific Province of British Columbia is a magical attraction for international students. No wonder, because here you will find the sea, mountains and interesting cities, Canada in miniature, so to speak. Around the metropolitan area of ​​Vancouver, which is home to over 4 million people, there are some of the best ski areas in the world, and off the coast you can discover the islands of western Canada, including Vancouver Island. There are picturesque towns on the largest Pacific island in North America, including the provincial capital Victoria, which is definitely worth a visit.

Prairie Provinces: Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba

The prairie - a longing word for North America fans. The three provinces in the heart of Canada actually offer endless expanses: huge corn and wheat fields as well as unused steppe over which the sky shimmers unreally. But the landscape is not monotonous. There are also forests, river valleys and lake landscapes here. British Columbia's neighboring state Alberta is partially traversed by the Rocky Mountains and offers not only winter sports but also interesting cities. Enjoying the view from Calgary Tower or strolling through Edmonton's many parks - that shouldn't be missing on a visit to Alberta. In the third oldest national park in the world, Banff, you will get to know the typical lakes and mountains of Canada from a particularly beautiful side. Saskatchewan is home to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police training academy, also known as Mounties. In this state, canoeists can plunge down the whitewater routes, and those interested in history marvel at ancient rock paintings by the indigenous people. Manitoba is located pretty much in the middle of Canada and is therefore also known as "the Heart of Canada". Due to the continental location, the summers are quite warm here. The winters, on the other hand, are crisp and cold, but bright and often sunny. This province is particularly good for observing wild animals such as bison and bears. Speaking of bears, did you know that Winnie the Poo is from Manitoba's capital, Winnipeg?

Indian Summer and the French way of life: Ontario and Quebec

Ontario and Quebec belong to the east of Canada and represent the francophone part of the country. These provinces also contain the Canadian part of the Great Lakes, which together form the largest freshwater surface on earth. The foliage of the mixed forests is colored in the most varied of gold and red tones in the autumn months - the unique Indian summer. In the Canadian province of Ontario, by far the most populous, and the economic center of the country, both the state capital Ottawa and Canada's largest city, Toronto, are located. Ice hockey fans can visit their personal Mecca here: The Hockey Hall of Fame. A day trip from Toronto is enough to see the world famous Niagara Falls. By the way, Ontario is mostly English-speaking. The province of Quebec is home to the provincial capital of the same name, Quebec City and Montreal, the second largest French-speaking metropolis in the world after Paris. European-style architectural styles, excellent food and the joie de vivre of the people along the St. Lawrence River are typical of Quebec.

The Atlantic provinces: Newfundland / Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia

The four comparatively small provinces in the very east of Canada are all on or in the Atlantic, because they are islands or peninsulas. They are characterized by rocky coasts, picturesque fishing villages and many colorful lighthouses. Newfoundland is the part of North America that was first discovered by Europeans 3,000 years ago. With its fjords and rugged rocky coasts, the province offers a special natural spectacle in early summer: Huge icebergs pass by on the sea, which, incidentally, was once the undoing of the Titanic. The observation of various whale species is particularly possible in the Bay of Fundy, located between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, which also has exceptionally beautiful rock formations and the largest tidal range in the world. Today's Canada was founded on Prince Edward Island 150 years ago, as the imposing Confederation Bridge refers to today. It connects the island with mainland Canada. The bright red cliffs are typical of Canada's smallest province. Nova Scotia is gentler: here the fishing harbors alternate with lonely beaches. Inland, hilly forests, lake and river landscapes predominate.

The North: Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut

The three territories in northern Canada are sparsely populated due to the harsh environmental conditions. The climate is subpolar in the wooded south and arctic in the tundric north. It's so cold here that no trees grow anymore. In winter, minus 40 degrees Celsius are not uncommon! There is permafrost in large parts of this area - the ground has been frozen here for several thousand years. Nevertheless, people settled here. Only about 30,000 to 40,000 people live in each of the three territories, many of them Native Canadians. Outside the capital cities of Whitehorse (Yukon), Yellowknife (Northwest Territories) and Iqaluit (Nunavut) there are very few small settlements. Life is hard and people do not have a lot of luxury. Incidentally, the Yukon is home to Canada's highest mountain at almost 6,000 meters, Mount Logan. Nunavut, the eastern of the three territories, consists partly of arctic islands and is home to a considerable proportion of the world's freshwater reserves. In addition to caribou, elk and lynx, wolves, grizzly bears and pumas also live in the three territories.

Spectacular: nature and the environment

Canada stretches for 7,500 kilometers between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The north-south extension between Toronto and the northernmost tip of the country in Nunavut is almost 4,500 kilometers. In between there are the most varied of landscape forms: On the coasts fjords, beaches and cliffs, the high mountains of the Rocky Mountains and Appalachians, steppes and lowlands in the southern interior and the arctic expanses in the north. In addition, a large part of the country's area consists of over 2 million lakes, some of which (the Great Lakes) are among the world's largest inland bodies of water. By the way, Canada is the country with the longest coasts! They meander thousands of kilometers along the rugged Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

Due to the northern location, only a small part of the country can be used economically, so that nature is untouched in many places and has an impressive flora and fauna. Some of the world's first national parks were founded in Canada as early as the 19th century, above all the Banff National Park in Alberta. The huge jungle areas are thus protected from the interests of the raw materials industry, because Canada is rich in mineral resources and, of course, wood.

While the temperatures in the coastal areas are rather mild and the precipitation rate is quite high there, you have to reckon with sometimes severe temperature differences in the central provinces. The summer in Manitoba is sometimes really hot, but minus 20 degrees Celsius are not uncommon in winter. But the sun often shines there even in frosty temperatures. For many exchange students from warmer areas, the snow in abundance is a great experience. Building snowmen, tobogganing, snowmobiling - Canada knows how to make the most of winter! Sometimes, however, blizzards, huge snowstorms, paralyze the villages in winter. The northern lights are a very special sight in the northern climes: they illuminate the night sky in different colors - many people travel long distances just to experience this fascinating sky phenomenon.

Nature is as diverse as the landscape and the climate. The American black bear can be found all over Canada - one or two guest students from Germany are amazed when they see a black bear looking for food while looking out of the window in the garden. Its big brother, the grizzly bear, only lives in southwest and northern Canada. If you follow simple safety rules when hiking in the forest, you have a good chance of observing the fur bearers in the wild. Skunks and raccoons can also be found in almost all provinces. Moose are more likely to be found in the east of the country - caution is required here, especially on the streets, because unfortunately there are always collisions with the three-meter-tall animals. Herds of caribou roam the barren tundra, and musk ox, wolves, wolverines and lemmings also live here. Pumas and bald eagles hunt in the mountainous areas, and whales can be seen on the coasts. The majestic polar bear is at home in the inhospitable north. Seals and walruses also hunt fish here.

Background: history, politics and economy of Canada

First settlement and colonization

As early as 12,000 years ago, Asian populations, whose descendants are the Inuit and First Nations, moved from the west through what is now Canada. About 500 years ago, Europeans coming across the Atlantic gradually settled the continent. At first goods were exchanged peacefully with the natives, but the newcomers soon had ownership claims. Introduced diseases and the combative superiority of the Europeans led to the fact that entire primeval American cultures were wiped out or pushed into reservations.

Power struggles and the establishment of a state

The various European nations also fought among themselves. Great Britain in particular gained increasing influence, sent many colonists to Canada and financed the development of the vast country. The French fought with them over a long period of time over important locations, but ultimately had to give in. In the British-American War, the British and the French took joint action against the USA and for the first time felt a Canadian national consciousness. On July 1, 1867, several provinces were merged into one state - Canada was born and has celebrated the national holiday on that date ever since. The capital of the young state was decided at the time by Queen Victoria, Ottawa. This city was strategically safe from US attacks and also on the French-English language border - so there was no reason for further arguments between French and Anglo Canadians. Only in 1931 did Canada gain state independence from its mother country Great Britain. Nevertheless, the British influence can be felt in many places.

Immigration and Multiculturalism

But the French language and culture also still play an important role in certain regions. Some French Canadians even called for Quebec's independence in the mid-20th century, but this was rejected by referendum in 1980. Nevertheless, some changes were made in favor of the francophone population, for example French became the second national language. Perhaps it is also thanks to the influence of the French Canadians that subcultures in Canada have comparatively many rights and are given the freedom to live out their lifestyle. The First Nations, but also the many new immigrants, especially from Europe and Asia, enrich the multicultural coexistence in Canada.

Canada is now a parliamentary monarchy. The British Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state, but government responsibility lies with the Prime Minister. The parliament has its seat in Ottawa, is based on democratic elections and in turn determines the prime minister. This office is currently held by the liberal Justin Trudeau. Thanks to the federal structures, the provinces and municipalities have a lot of influence.

Canada is one of the most prosperous countries on earth and rich in natural resources. In addition to the mining of raw materials such as iron ore, copper and gold, forestry plays an important role in the wooded country. Crude oil and natural gas are also abundant and gave rise to a large raw material industry. Agriculture and fishing are the livelihoods of farmers and fishermen. However, three quarters of all Canadians work in the service sector. Tourism is now the fifth largest industry in the country. Forward-looking technologies are also very powerful in Canada.

Cool lifestyle: culture and way of life

Canada - something like the USA?

Sure - Canada and the USA are neighboring countries and have one thing or another in common. As in the United States, in Canada, for example, people have been used to living together with different cultures for centuries, although these are less likely to mix or get lost in the mainstream. Canada proudly calls itself the "Salad Bowl" and in this way distinguishes itself from the US idea of ​​the melting pot. In general, Canadians do not like to be constantly compared or even confused with Americans.

Serenity and spontaneity

One thing is certain: Canadians are relaxed contemporaries. Your manners are accordingly rather relaxed. They don't let themselves be disturbed in traffic, but rather let others have the right of way. People dress mostly “casual” - some Canadians take that literally. You will be amazed when you see someone shopping in a bathrobe for the first time in the supermarket or when one or the other classmate goes to high school in pajama pants! Even when you live with the host family, you will notice that not everything is planned as thoroughly as it is in Germany. "Living in the host family"

But a lot is also similar to what you are used to from Germany. As a guest you kindly bring a small present with you, take off your shoes at the entrance and offer your help, for example with clearing the table after dinner.

Anglo- and French-Canadian culture and multiculturalism

The diversity of immigrants shapes the country's culture and has led many Canadians to tolerate and benevolent attitudes towards the new. One is open-minded and likes to participate in the customs of other population groups. Thanks to the many Chinese residents, the Chinese New Year is celebrated, and many guest students have already succumbed to the Canadian version of Japanese sushi. The subcultures retain their peculiarities. In Richmond, a district of Vancouver with a high Chinese population, the street signs are even written in Chinese!

The customs of the former mother country Great Britain can still be found in Canada. For example, a lot of emphasis is placed on politeness and consideration in everyday life.But the influence of France can also be clearly felt, at least in Quebec: They greet each other there in a typically French way with kisses breathed on the cheek. Ancient buildings, elegant coffee houses, the people chatting in French - all of this gives the capital Quebec City in particular a romantic, somehow French atmosphere.

Native Canadian / First Nations

The indigenous peoples now only make up a small percentage of the total population. Unfortunately, the common history of Canadians and immigrants of European descent is one of oppression and injustice. The First Nations are still fighting for their rights today and opinions differ widely. As an exchange student, you shouldn't bring up this sensitive topic. If you are interested in Native American culture, there are many ways to educate them. Native Canada's artworks are valued as attractions across the country (the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa is particularly recommended), and many high schools teach Native languages ​​and customs. In this way, knowledge is preserved about which inventions, games and common terms of the First Nations have found their way into the entire Canadian culture. Did you know they were the first to grow potatoes, tomatoes and corn? They also invented lacrosse and canoes, for example.

Millions of possibilities: free time

For many Canadians, family comes first. While every family member goes about their work, school events or other obligations during the day, the evenings and often the weekends are spent together. This is how they usually have dinner together. Even after that, you usually sit together, play a game, watch a movie or just chat. On the days off, there are excursions, perhaps attending a church service or a barbecue with the neighbors or other relatives. If a family member is involved in a team sport or is interested in car racing, the rest of the family often watches as well.

Because the Canadian school system includes working groups, so-called extracurricular activities, in the afternoons, you can still be with young people after the actual lessons. Whether during hockey training, in the school band or building the stage for the musical group: Here, guest students get to know friends in a flash. At the weekend, teenagers meet in the mall, at the next Tim Horton's or simply meet up at home to chat, play computer games or spend the night.

Exchange students can also take part in excursions that the school district organizes for internationals. A great opportunity to meet like-minded people from all over the world and get to know the area. In the school database you can research which leisure activities are offered where.

Die-hard nature lovers in particular will feel at home in the land of lakes and forests. Canadians love to roam the countryside and on long hikes and to be very close to nature on camping trips. Sitting around the campfire, grilling marshmallows and sausages with only the clear starry sky above you ... an unforgettable experience! The many national parks in particular are popular excursion destinations. For many families, skiing or snowboarding is part of a winter weekend, depending on what the area has to offer. The numerous lakes, which are great for ice skating when the temperature is below zero, are ideal for kayaking, water skiing, rowing and swimming in summer.

Sports, especially team sports, play a major role in Canada. Regardless of whether you are active yourself or cheering on your favorite team as a spectator: Sport is simply part of the lifestyle. Training is usually carried out daily after class, and games against neighboring teams take place on the weekends. The unofficial national sport is ice hockey, but rugby, football, basketball and lacrosse games are also feverishly pursued. Other popular sports are track and field (athletics), cheerleading and swimming. As an exchange student, the experience of being part of a sports team in Canada should not be missed! A pleasant side effect: You train the delicious burgers and pancakes away again

More than burgers: eating in Canada

In such a large country, the cuisine is as diverse as the regions and their people. In the Atlantic provinces, fish and seafood are on the menu - lobster is a typical specialty in Nova Scotia. In the interior of the country, you tend to enjoy a steak (preferably Alberta beef) with baked potatoes or a delicious burger with fries. Of course, the multicultural influences also play a role in culinary terms: Chinese noodle dishes, Italian pizza and Mexican tacos can be found in all larger and smaller cities. French cuisine predominates in the Quebec region; Here you should definitely try the fries with gravy and cheddar cheese called poutine.

Breakfast in Canada is rather spartan - at least on school days. Perhaps you will be unfamiliar with each family member, if at all, having breakfast for themselves in the morning. After a short time you too will either prepare cereals or prepare a P&J (peanut butter jelly sandwich) and hurry to the school bus with it. At the weekend you take more time for the family and have a substantial breakfast: Fried eggs, oatmeal (porridge), pancakes and bacon are often served, with lots of maple syrup, of course!

Many high schools have cafeterias where you can get simple dishes like mac and cheese (macaroni with cheese), pizza or hot dogs, or help yourself at the salad bar. Some students also bring left overs, warm food from the night before, and heat it up in the school's microwaves. You can also make a few sandwiches for the day in the morning or go to a nearby fast food outlet - the main thing is that you get into conversation with classmates and spend time with friends.

Dinner is often the only meal of the day that is eaten with the family. The opportunity is used to discuss the day's events or to plan weekend activities. As a guest student you should know that many families place great value on this time together - so try to take part in it as often as possible. The family members are sure to be happy if you not only help set the table and clear the table, but also swing the wooden spoon yourself from time to time. Simple, German dishes such as Königsberger Klopse, bratwurst with sauerkraut or schnitzel are a success and bring Canadians closer to your (eating) culture. Tip: Weltweiser cookbook and Dr. Oetker

Party on: Celebrate in Canada

Thanksgiving, Halloween & Co.

Canadians are pragmatic - if one of the many population groups has something to celebrate, the others join in. The Chinese New Year is celebrated by the large Chinese community in Vancouver with magnificent parades, music and fireworks - a unique experience that takes place between January and March, depending on the start of the Chinese New Year.

The winter carnaval in Quebec also takes place in the cold season and celebrates everything that has to do with snow, ice and cold. Here you can admire ice sculptures and heaps of snowmen. Crazy ones go for a swim in the snow or take part in a boat race on the icy St. Lawrence River.

The Canadian National Day It will be the 150th anniversary of July 1st, 2017. In addition to the usual parades, concerts and fireworks, special highlights are planned for this anniversary: ​​a huge picnic on the bridge that connects the capital Ottawa with Gatineau, as well as important exhibitions and multimedia projects are planned. The dress code for all Canada Day festivities is: white-red! Important to know: Entry to the Canadian national parks is free all year round.

In summer take place across the country Pow wows where the descendants of native Canadian peoples come together, maintain contacts and maintain their traditions. It doesn't matter which tribe you belong to, and spectators are also very welcome.

Thanksgiving in Canada it is always celebrated on the second Monday in October. Like the Americans, Canadians also make themselves aware of what they are grateful for in life on this holiday and celebrate with the family and with a large feast, which usually consists of a stately turkey, corn, sweet potatoes and delicious pumpkin pie.

Halloween Many Canadian families take the opportunity to decorate their homes and gardens with pumpkins, scarecrows and scary skeletons. On October 31, children and young people dress up, attend Halloween parties and collect sweets while “trick or treating”. You have to experience it!

Canadian Christmas usually takes place at home in the family circle. On December 24th, Chistmas Eve, nothing happens at first. Only the next morning do the children (including exchange students, of course) find bulging socks by the fireplace, and the long-awaited Christmas presents are still in their pajamas. In addition to a delicious banquet, the program items vary from family to family. Many play board games or go to church together. If you don't like the gifts, you can throw yourself into the hustle and bustle of exchanges in shops on December 26th, Boxing Day.

Other public holidays and fun days:

January 1st: New Year’s Day
14th of February: Valentine's Day
17. March: St. Patrick's Day
Easter: Good Friday
Easter Monday
Monday before May 25th: Victoria Day
1st Monday in August: Provincial Day
1st Monday in September:Labor Day
November 11th: Remembrance Day

Let's talk: language and communication

Canada is one of the most popular countries for immigrants, tourists, and guest students. One of the reasons is certainly that the world language English is mostly spoken here. French, the other official language, is hardly noticed in everyday life in most regions of the country. As a German teenager, you've already had English lessons for a few years and can communicate with Canadians from the start and attend classes with them. You can find out here how you can prepare for everyday English-speaking life.

Many newcomers find the Canadians' clear pronunciation easy to understand, which is of course useful as they get used to it. The pronunciation of some words is different from what you are used to in US films or TV shows, but you get used to it quickly. As for the spelling, British relics can sometimes be found. In Canada, for example, “traveling” is spelled with two “l”, but not in the USA. Other peculiarities are due to the fact that many words are borrowed from French.

Link / list of all English-speaking school districts

French has been the second official language in Canada since 1969 and the mother tongue of around a quarter of all residents. Most French Canadians live in Quebec, where they make up about 80 percent of the population, and a few Ontario. In New Brunswick, about a third of the population is French-speaking. Since it has been a long time since their ancestors came to Canada from France, Canadian French differs from that of our neighboring country in Europe. The Arcadian language spoken by French Canadians in the Atlantic provinces sounds different from the Quebec French in the other provinces. If you want to experience your stay in Canada in a francophone area, you may have a few starting problems with your school French, especially in colloquial language. However, this should not prevent you from having the once-in-a-lifetime experience, because the dialect is not "worse" than European French.

Link / list of all French-speaking school districts

Canada is a classic immigration country. About a fifth of all people living in Canada have a different first language. In addition to the native languages, these include Chinese, Italian, Punjabi and Spanish. Immigrants have the right to receive government-sponsored instruction in their first language. Many high schools therefore offer the opportunity to choose Japanese or Mandarin courses or learn the language of the Mi'kmaq, a population group that has its roots in Eastern Canada.

Talk to each other in Canada

The open, binding nature of Canadians makes it easier for exchange students to start their first conversations. Popular small talk topic: the weather. Polite phrases are also used much more frequently than in Germany. So don't let yourself be confused if not only neighbors, teachers and bus drivers, but also shop assistants and waiters ask in a friendly manner how you are. To a “How are you?” You simply answer “Fine, thank you, and you?” - and you've already passed the small talk hurdle. Before long you will be asking all sorts of people how they are doing!

Another difference to the German way of communicating is the often enthusiastic formulations. Contrary to the enthusiasm that Canadians display on all possible occasions, German often comes across as sober or even impolite. If your host father asks you how your school day was, answer “great” or “awesome” rather than “It was okay”. Just let yourself be infected by the positive Canadian way!

"Beating around the bush" - that's how it is called in English when someone is talking about the bush. In North America, it is not strictly customary to ask someone to do something clearly or to be direct criticism. A positive atmosphere and harmonious togetherness are more important to Canadians than insisting on one's opinion. Sometimes you will need to read a little between the lines to find out what a teacher or host mother wants you to do. If you are not sure, just ask!

How to get from A to B.

Means of transport in Canada

automobile: Although they know that Canada is a huge country, many visitors are surprised by the long distances. Most Canadians get around by car and take it for granted. So it is quite normal to sit in the car for four hours for a simple weekend trip - one way, mind you. Cities, amusement parks and other attractions are far apart in Canada. You will quickly get used to it and find that the seemingly endless highways are really an experience in themselves!

railroad: Canada's national railway company is called Via Rail and connects all large and medium-sized cities in the country. If you want to take the train from Vancouver to Toronto, you have to plan four days and nights! With a bit of luck, you can enjoy the landscape undisturbed in the panorama car, which is equipped with glass roofs. You can see which routes are available on the Via Rail website.

Public transport: In big cities like Toronto, Edmonton or Vancouver the bus and train network is well developed. In Vancouver, you can use the Skytrain and sea buses to Vancouver Island to get around quickly and easily. In Ottawa you get on the O-Train, in Calgary on the CTrain, in Toronto you take the subway and Quebec City - typically French - you take the metro.

plane: Logical - Canada is on the other side of the Atlantic when viewed from Europe and is therefore approached by German exchange students by plane. If you live near an international airport and have chosen a school district near Toronto or Vancouver, you can get there by direct flight. Most others will have to change trains within Canada. Important information and useful tips on the subject of flights are available here

Mobility and student exchange: Away from the larger cities, however, public transport is not far-fetched. During your stay in Canada you will probably take the school bus to and from school - for other activities, as a young person without a driver's license, you often have to rely on being driven by your parents. In some regions, such as parts of Ontario along the St. Lawrence River, cycling is very trendy.But you will notice that you rarely see cyclists and your host family may even be surprised when you ask to be allowed to cycle your way. Some also do not want their children and guest students to take the public buses. But don't worry: Canadians are used to taking their children to training or picking them up from friends and will be happy to do this for you too.

  size population Difference to CET
Canada9,984,670 km ²36.5 Wed
British Columbia944,735 km²4.63 mil.- 9 hours
Alberta661,848 km²4.15 mil.- 8 hours
Saskatchewan651,036 km²1.13 mil.- 7 hours
Manitoba647,797 km²1.28 mil.- 7 hours
Ontario1,076,395 km²13.6 mil.- 6 or - 7 hours
Quebec1,542,056 km²8.22 mil.- 6 hours
Newfundland / Labrador405,212 km²528.500- 4.5 hours / - 5 hours
New Brunswick72,708 km²754.000- 5 hours
Prince Edward Island5,660 km²146.000- 5 hours
Nova Scotia55,284 km²943.000- 5 hours
Yukon482,443 km²34.000- 9 hours
Northwest Territories1,346,106 km²41.500- 8 hours
Nunavut2,093,190 km²32.000- 6 hours

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