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Names of the Provinces and Territories of Canada
"Ever wonder how the Provinces and Territories of Canada got their names? Wonder no more!"
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Who was the prairie province of Alberta named after?
Prince John of Wales
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Princess Louise Caroline Alberta
Alberta Springs Rye Whiskey
What did the early different European explorers *NOT* call Newfoundland?
New Found Launde
New Found Isle
It's not exactly one hundred percent certain, but which Portuguese explorer is credited with naming Labrador?
Sir Francis Drake
Sir Havoc of Havoc
The name of the province of Nova Scotia translates as 'New Scotland.' But what language is Nova Scotia from?
Originally most of this east coast province was part of Nova Scotia. When it was decided to make a new province out of it, what did they end up calling it?
It was called Isle de Saint Jean by Samuel de Champlain, and the British called it St. John's Island. In 1798 this was changed to its present princely name. What is that?
Prince Edward Island
La Belle Province! Quebec. Obviously a name with a French origin. Or is it? What language did the name Quebec come from originally?
What did the name 'Ontario' originally describe?
The name of the first English warship to arrive in the area
It was the original name of Fort York
The Centre of the Universe
The name of the province of Manitoba probably was first applied to Lake Manitoba.
The province of Saskatchewan is named for a river. Which one?
This Pacific province was once known as New Caledonia. What is it called now?
In 1999 Canada created a new territory called Nunavut. What does it mean?
The name of this Canadian Territory was loosely applied to huge areas of land north and west of Lake Superior. What is it called today?
British Antarctic Territory
The name Yukon originally didn't apply to the whole territory but to what?
Yukon pony express company
Yukon smoked salmon
Yukon gold rush
What did the name Canada originally mean?
Village or Settlement
From sea to shining sea
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