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Map of Canada

Since our site is called Ice Fishing Canada, I thought it would be a good idea to let visitors to our site to see what this great country of Canada looks like on a map.

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Facts About Canada

Total Area of Canada
The total area of Canada is 9 984 670 square kilometres. Of this, 9 093 507 square kilometres is land and 891 163 square kilometres is fresh water. Canada's area is the second largest in the world (after Russia which has a total area of 17 075 000 square kilometres). On Canadian territory, the longest distance North to South (on land) is 4 634 kilometres from Cape Columbia on Ellesmere Island  Nunavut to Middle Island in Lake Erie, Ontario. The longest distance East to West is 5 514 kilometres from Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador , to the Yukon Territory - Alaska boundary
Boundary
The total length of the Canada-United States boundary is 8890 kilometres
Landmass and Freshwater
Approximately 40% of Canada's landmass and freshwater is north of 60 degrees North latitude. Between them, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut contains 9.2% of the world's total freshwater. The area of Canada north of the treeline is 2 728 800 square kilometres or 27.4% of the total area of the country.
Earthquakes
Canada's largest, and one of the world's greatest earthquakes, happened on the 22nd of August 1949, off the Queen Charlotte Islands (53°62' N 133°27' W). The magnitude was 8.1 and it was widely felt. Some damage occurred on the Queen Charlotte Islands. One of most destructive Canadian earthquakes happened on the 18th of November 1929, in the Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland. The magnitude was 7.2 and it was widely felt. Twenty-seven people were drowned and much damage was caused by a tsunami on the Burin Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland.
The Great Lakes
The Great Lakes - Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario - are the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world. They have a total surface area of 245 000 square kilometres, of which about one third is in Canada. Lake Michigan is entirely within the USA. 
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls (on the Niagara River) is acknowledged as one of the world's greatest cataracts because of its height and its estimated mean annual flow of 6000 cubic metres per second. 

Non-polar Ice Field
The largest non-polar ice field in the world can be found in the St. Elias Mountains, Yukon Territory. It covers an area of 40 570 square kilometres of which 16 900 square kilometres are located in Canada, the remainder being in Alaska. 
Trans-Canada Highway
The Trans-Canada Highway length (using the Perth-Peterborough-Parry Sound route) is 7604 kilometres. It is the longest national highway in the world.
Alaska Highway
The fastest-built highway is the Alaska Highway which runs from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Fairbanks, Alaska. All 2451 kilometres of this highway were built in less than a year (1942 to 1943). Fireweed  the floral emblem of Yukon Territory, is a common sight along the Alaska Highway

Dempster Highway

The northernmost highway is the Dempster Highway  found mainly in Yukon Territory. It is the only public highway above the Arctic Circle that is open year-round. It runs from near Dawson, Yukon, to Inuvik, Northwest Territories; a distance of 720 kilometres.

Hailstorm

At the time it happened, the most expensive natural catastrophe in terms of property damage was a violent hailstorm that struck Calgary  on September 7, 1991. Insurance companies paid about $400 million to repair over 65 000 cars, 60 000 homes and businesses, and a number of aircraft.

Tornado
The Regina Tornado of June 30, 1912, rated as F4 (winds of 330 to 416 kilometres per hour) was the most severe tornado so far known in Canada. It killed 28 people, injured hundreds and demolished much of the downtown area.

Only Walled City

The only walled city north of Mexico is Québec City; it was also the first city in North America to be placed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites list.
Great Slave Lake
The deepest lake is Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, 614 metres deep. 
Bay of Fundy
The world's highest tide is in the Bay of Fundy at Burntcoat Head, Nova Scotia. The mean large tide range is 16.1 metres.
Manitoulin Island
The world's largest island in a freshwater lake is Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron, 2765 square kilometres.
Mount Logan
The highest mountain in Canada is Mount Logan, Yukon Territory, 5959 metres.




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