Saturday, 4 November 2017

Canadian province - Saskatchewan

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

LocationSaskatchewan is the only Province in Canada without natural borders (like the sea or rivers)

Origin of name – named after the river.

PronounciationSaskatchewan is a challenge to spell let alone pronounce.

Nicknames – Land of the Living Skies (???)


Capital – Regina (largest city is Saskatoon), named in honour of Queen Victoria – Regina means Queen in Latin.  The city is flat rather than hilly – which I would find unusual.

Flower – Western Red Lily – it's on the flag

Tree Paper Birch

Bird – Sharp tailed grouse

Sport – Hockey (which we call Ice Hockey to distinguish it from field hockey which is a much more popular sport in NZ)

Signature foods – Saskatoon Berry Pie, Hamburger Soup,

Famous places to visit – Royal Canadian Mounted Police Heritage Centre (Regina), Boomtown 1910 (Saskatoon), Murals of Moose Jaw

Famous people from Saskatchewan – Yann Martel (Booker Prize), Joni Mitchell, Leslie Nielsen, John K Vernon (actor Animal House, Dirty Harry)

PS  I'm starting on the States of Australia next month

1 comment:

  1. I hear of this province the least in my world. I wonder if it's population is the smallest?


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