Top 10 Canada facts Selected as the most interesting among Canada related questions in Canada quiz Who was the first to navigate the Northwest Passage? (sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans)Roald Amundsen. In a three year journey between 1903 and 1906, Amundsen explored the passage with a crew of no more than six, in the converted 47-ton herring boat Gjøa. Spending winters with ship trapped in ice, he learned from the local Netsilik people about Arctic survival skills that would later prove useful. For example, he learned to use sled dogs and to wear animal skins in lieu of heavy, woolen parkas. Amundsen later led the expeditions to discover the South Pole (1911) and the North Pole (1926).Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Canada facts » Which coniferous tree loses needles in the autumn?Larches are among the dominant plants in the boreal forests of Siberia and Canada. Although they are conifers, larches are deciduous trees that lose their needles in the autumn.Created by: Ninjaitaiga facts » Which conifer is deciduous?Larch (pictured) is among the dominant plants in boreal forests of Russia and Canada. The needles turn yellow and fall in the late autumn, leaving the trees leafless through the winter.Created by: globalquiz.orgtrees facts » The Elevation of Lake Superior is 183m, Michigan 177m, Huron 176m and Erie 174m. How about Ontario?75m. The gradient between The Great Lakes is generally very shallow. However, the descent between Erie and Ontario is greater than between any of the others, and includes the spectacular Niagara Falls, 51m high.Created by: globalquiz.orgrivers of North America facts » This is Mount Thor on Baffin Island, Canada. What is it famous for?The longest vertical fall. The mountain with an elevation of 1,675 m (5,495 ft) features the Earth's greatest purely vertical drop at 1,250 m (4,101 ft). This feature makes the site popular with climbers, despite its remoteness.Created by: Bangaluru!climbing facts » Who invented basketball?A Canadian. The basketball game was created in 1891 by James Naismith, a physical education professor at the Springfield College. His aim was to keep his gym class active on a rainy day. He wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot (3.05 m) elevated track (see original photo). Basketball was originally played with a soccer ball.Created by: globalquiz.orgsport of North America facts » The city of Vancouver in Canada hosted the XXI Olympic Winter Games. What is the daily mean air temperature in February in Vancouver?40.8°F (+4.9°C). Vancouver is one of Canada's warmest cities. The city has a moderate oceanic climate. On average, there are only eleven days of snowfall per year.Created by: KYRTAPSgeography of North America facts » What is the name of this periglacial landform largely spread in the Mackenzie Delta ?Pingos are dome-shaped, isolated hills (also called hydrolaccoliths) , formed by ice cores that pushed the permafrost upwards. Collapsed pingos suggests that there was once permafrost in the area. They can be found in north Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Siberia.Created by: Mag AdiAlaska facts » Which European was the first to discover America?Bjarni Herjólfsson. Bjarni was heading to Greenland to visit his father in 986, when he drifted south and found himself near the coast of today Canada. Despite his crew eagerness, he refused to land and only attested the discovery of a land full of trees and hills.Created by: smyrudiscoverers facts » After whom was the Canadian province of Alberta named?Princess Luisa Carolina Alberta Windsor. The princess was the wife of the Marquis John Campbell, the governor of Canada.They lived in 1878-1883 in Louiseville, in a province named in her honor.Created by: Tschukaetymology facts » Play Canada quiz and see all the questions.