Geography of Canada factsCanada 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.