Saturday, 5 August 2017

Canadian province - Ontario





This is the next in an occasional series going through the 10 Provinces of Canada in alphabetical order to check out how they got named, what their flag is like and other things of interest. 


Location – More people live in Ontario than any other Province.  Manitoba is to the West and Quebec on the East of Ontario.  The US is to the South.  Like New Zealand Ontario has a lot of hydro electric power.

Origin of name – Named after Lake Ontario one of over a quarter of a million lakes in the Province!

Nicknames – Yours to Discover, The Heartland Province


Flag


Capital – Toronto – and Ottawa the capital of Canada is also in Ontario.

Flower – White Trillium

Tree – Eastern White Pine


Bird – Common loon - great name!


Signature foods – Beaver Tail!  No, it's not part of the animal – it's a sort of pastry


Famous places to visit – Rideau Canal, Niagara Falls, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Island Airport (unbelievably good access to the city centre)

Famous businesses/brands – Canada Goose, Loblaws


Famous people from Ontario – James Cameron (the film director who now lives in New Zealand), Jim Carrey,  Bryan Adams, Margaret Atwood, Ryan Gosling, Wayne Gretzky, Avril Lavigne, Mike Myers, Mary Pickford, Shania Twain – that's quite a list!

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