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Old 07-01-2014, 05:49 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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After reading this thread..
The 50 States: Word Association- First thing that comes to mind?

I'm curious to know what comes to mind with Canada's ten provinces. Think of associations, facts, stereotypes, opinions and share what you know about the Canadian provinces. Feel free to add the territories if you're knowledgeable or have been (NWT/Nunavut/Yukon).

Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Terramaria
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Alberta: Oil industry
British Columbia: Mountainous
Manitoba: Canada's Midwest
New Brunswick: Bilingual
Newfoundland: Halfway to Europe
Northwest Territories: Polar bears
Nova Scotia: Bay of Fundy
Nunavut: Igloos
Ontario: Toronto and the Golden Horseshoe
Prince Edward Island: Quaint towns and countryside
Quebec: Très libérale
Saskatchewan: Great Plains north
Yukon: Gold claims
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Sad to say I've been only to Ontario - Toronto and its suburbs, Niagara Falls, Hamilton, London, Windsor, Crystal Beach.

When I think of Alberta, I think of a novel I read when I was in fifth or sixth grade called Mrs. Mike, about a young girl from Boston who moves to Alberta in the early 1900s and marries an officer with the Mounted Police.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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What do I know about these provinces/territories? Hmm.. Well, for starters, I've only been to 3 of them; Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba.

Alberta: Home of the largest mall in North America, located in Edmonton. Capital is Calgary.

British Columbia: Mountainous. Capital is Vancouver. Never been, but I have a huge desire to visit and see what it's all about.

Manitoba: Flat, open territory. Oil is big there. Winnipeg is the capital.

New Brunswick: Where the Atlantic time zone begins. Fredericton is the capital. Other than that, don't know much about it.

Newfoundland: (and Labrador) Labrador and Newfoundland were, I believe, merged as one several years back. They are collectively referred to as Newfoundland and Labrador. Saint John's is the capital. Don't know much about this place, but it's another place I would love to go and explore.

Nova Scotia: Doesn't Carly Simon mention NS in one of her songs? Anyway, also a place I don't know much about which I'd love to explore. Capital is Halifax.

Ontario: The province I have been and explored the most, yet I haven't ventured much further than Niagara Falls or Toronto. Sad. Toronto is the largest city in all of Canada. CN Tower sticks out as a major icon. Beautiful views of Lake Ontario...which doesn't ever completely freeze over in winter. Ottawa is capital of both Ontario and Canada.

Prince Edward Island: Located between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Sadly, I can't remember the capital. Or anything else about this great place.

Quebec: Capital is Montreal. Home to North America's only fortified city is Quebec City. It also hosts a great winter carnival complete with ice sculptures. Predominantly french.

Saskatchewan: Capital city is Regina. Also home to Saskatoon. Don't know much else.

Northwest Territory: Yellowknife is the capital city. Don't know anything else.

Nunavut: Iquiliut (sp?) is the capital. This territory is newest of Canada, established in 1999 from what was part of the Northwest Territory. Inuit population is dominant up there and it stays cold/cool year round.

Yukon: Next to Alaska. Capital slips my mind at the moment.

Overall, my knowledge is limited. I'm disappointed in myself.
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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Alberta - Oil Sands, Conservative Politics, West Edmonton Mall
British Columbia - Vancouver, Canadian Rockies, Forests
Manitoba - Winnipeg, Lake Winnipeg
New Brunswick - Acadians
Newfoundland & Labrador - St. John's, Has its own Time Zone
Nova Scotia - Halifax
Ontario - Toronto, Niagara Falls, Most Populous
Prince Edward Island - Smallest Province
Quebec - French Canadians, Montreal, Separatism
Saskatchewan - Prairies, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw
Nunavut - Inuit People
Northwest Territories - Arctic, Cold, Isolation
Yukon - Mountainous, Whitehorse
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:55 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Quebec: Capital is Montreal. Home to North America's only fortified city is Quebec City. It also hosts a great winter carnival complete with ice sculptures. Predominantly french.
Nope. Montreal is the largest city, but Quebec City is the capital.
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Alberta — Banff National Park, Cowboys, Oil, and West Edmonton Mall. Basically, the Texas of Canada
British Columbia — Vancouver, lots of marijuana trafficking, Chinese-Canadians
Manitoba — Emphasis on Aboriginal culture, bison, the Red River, the Exchange District in Winnipeg, Neil Young
New Brunswick — the forgotten province
Newfoundland — Newfie accents, fishing, scenic, remote
Nova Scotia — Trailer Park Boys, fishing and maritime culture, Cape Breton
Ontario — Great Lakes, generic Canada (and sometimes a stand-in for generic America in movies), where most of our HGTV shows in the US come from
Prince Edward Island — Anne of Green Gables, reaaaaally long bridge
Quebec — Je me souviens, French language, poutine, extreme pushback on Anglophone culture, separatism
Saskatchewan — No one lives here

Northwest Territories — Ice Road Truckers, rugged wilderness
Nunavut — Inuit people, extremely remote, barren landscapes, widespread drug and alcohol problems with the natives
Yukon — Scenic mountains, rugged wilderness
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Without looking up anything or reading others' posts, here are the provinces that I know of in my head:

Yukon
British Columbia
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Ontario
Quebec
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Prince Charles Island? or something?

I feel like I'm missing one or two of them. Let me post this, then look them up and edit.

Ahh.....

Prince Edward Island
Alberta
New Brunswick
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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I don't know them well at all. So lets see...


Manitoba- Winnipeg, northern great plains, I never felt like I left the midwest, was a little bummed, thought there would be a bigger cultural difference, but again I was only there a week
Saskatchewan - no nothing about it
Ontario - Toronto, Ottawa the capital, I was in the very SW corner near Minnesota for 2 weeks canoeing, it was a beautiful area
Quebec - French speakers, interesting and awesome culture and cities, but seemingly anti-anglophone culture
New Brunswick - Pizza... I know a guy there that owns a pizza shop...
British Columbia - mountains, Asian culture, Vancouver, awesome place to live
Yukon - know nothing about it
Northwest Territories - gold, diamonds, Yellowknife
Nova Scotia - know nothing about it
Newfoundland - know nothing about it

I guess I knew them all but Nunavut and Prince Edward Island.
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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What do I know about these provinces/territories? Hmm.. Well, for starters, I've only been to 3 of them; Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba.

Alberta: Home of the largest mall in North America, located in Edmonton. Capital is Calgary.

British Columbia: Mountainous. Capital is Vancouver. Never been, but I have a huge desire to visit and see what it's all about.

Manitoba: Flat, open territory. Oil is big there. Winnipeg is the capital.

New Brunswick: Where the Atlantic time zone begins. Fredericton is the capital. Other than that, don't know much about it.

Newfoundland: (and Labrador) Labrador and Newfoundland were, I believe, merged as one several years back. They are collectively referred to as Newfoundland and Labrador. Saint John's is the capital. Don't know much about this place, but it's another place I would love to go and explore.

Nova Scotia: Doesn't Carly Simon mention NS in one of her songs? Anyway, also a place I don't know much about which I'd love to explore. Capital is Halifax.

Ontario: The province I have been and explored the most, yet I haven't ventured much further than Niagara Falls or Toronto. Sad. Toronto is the largest city in all of Canada. CN Tower sticks out as a major icon. Beautiful views of Lake Ontario...which doesn't ever completely freeze over in winter. Ottawa is capital of both Ontario and Canada.

Prince Edward Island: Located between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Sadly, I can't remember the capital. Or anything else about this great place.

Quebec: Capital is Montreal. Home to North America's only fortified city is Quebec City. It also hosts a great winter carnival complete with ice sculptures. Predominantly french.

Saskatchewan: Capital city is Regina. Also home to Saskatoon. Don't know much else.

Northwest Territory: Yellowknife is the capital city. Don't know anything else.

Nunavut: Iquiliut (sp?) is the capital. This territory is newest of Canada, established in 1999 from what was part of the Northwest Territory. Inuit population is dominant up there and it stays cold/cool year round.

Yukon: Next to Alaska. Capital slips my mind at the moment.

Overall, my knowledge is limited. I'm disappointed in myself.
Actually, the capital of Alberta is Edmonton. Calgary is the largest city in the province, but not by much.
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