Canada: Painting a Map of Canada

About the Map of Canada

Jenny Lewis, from the Arts Council of Surrey, will be painting a map of Canada to celebrate the richness of Canada's landscape. The map will highlight one lake from each Province and Territory.




British Columbia: Where the ocean meets the mountains, great skiing, wildlife, and old growth trees.

  • Emerald Lake is the largest lake in Yoho National Park, it features beautiful green hued water.

Alberta: Rocky Mountains, and the plains.

  • Abraham Lake in the winter freezes over and plants decay under the ice causing methane bubbles to float to the surface of the ice, causing this cool effect. 

Saskatchewan: Wheat Growing, Athabasca Sand Dunes.

  • Little Manitou Lake which has three times the mineral density of the ocean.

Manitoba: Riding Mountain National Park stands out to the prairie farmland that surrounds the park.

  • Lake Winnipeg is the remnants of a massive glacial lake.

Ontario is home to Canada's famous waterfalls, the Niagara Falls.

  • The Great Lakes, Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie, and Ontario which are so massive in size you cannot see to the other side.

Quebec: Montmorency Falls are 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls.

  • Pink Lake is a meromictic lake which means the layers of the lake do not mix together.

New Brunswick is home to the Bay of Fundy.

  • Lake Utopia connected to the magaguadavic river, which is the second largest canal in the world.

Nova Scotia is home to Peggy's Cove.

  • Ponhook Lake features 39 separate islands that give the lake a spotted effect.

Prince Edward Island: Green Gables Heritage Farm.

  • Lake of Shining Waters named by Anne of Green Gables which was written by L.M Montgomery.

Newfoundland and Labrador features Gros Morne National Park.

  • Lake Melville is the salt water tidal extension of Hamilton Inlet on the Labrador Coast.

Northwest Territories is home to the Northern Lights.

  • Great Slave Lake is the deepest lake in North America. 

Nunavut is also home to the Northern Lights, Baffin Island the largest island in Canada.

  • Aberdeen Lake located on the Canadian Shield.

Yukon features Northern lights and Miles Canyon.

  • Kathleen Lake which offers a great hiking experience.

French / Français :

La Colombie-Britannique: là où l'océan rencontre les montagnes, site des Jeux olympique de 2010. On retrouve un lac de couleur verdâtre : Le lac Emeuraude

L’Alberta: Connu par ses Rocheuses et ses plaines. En hiver, Le lac Abraham gèle et les plantes se décomposent sous la glace, Ceci crée des bulles de méthanes qui flottent à la surface de la glace.

Saskatchewan avec ses cultures de blé, de dunes de sable d'Athabasca. Le Petit lac Manitou a trois fois la densité minérale de l'océan.

En Manitoba, Le parc national du Mont-Riding se trouve entourer des terres agricoles des prairies. Le lac Winnipeg se repose dans un bassin de terres basses qui a été creusé dans la roche calcaire et dans le shale par les glaciers continentaux durant les périodes glaciaires.

L’Ontario abrite Plusieurs lacs dont Les Grands Lacs, Le lac Supérieur, Le lac Huron, Lac Michigan, La lac Érié et Le Lac Ontario. On retrouve la célèbre chute d'eau du Canada, la chute du Niagara.

Le Québec avec sa chute Montmorency qui mesure 30 mètres plus hautes que les chutes du Niagara. On retrouve un lac spécial : Le lac Pink, qui est un lac méromictique Soit un lac dont l’eau du bas ne se mélange jamais à l’eau du haut en raison de sa forme en cuvette et de sa situation géographique.

Le Nouveau-Brunswick abrite la baie de Fundy. Le lac Utopia est relié à la rivière magaguadavic, qui est le deuxième plus grand canal du monde.

La Nouvelle-Écosse abrite Peggy's Cove. Le lac Ponhook comprend 39 îles séparées qui donnent au lac un effet « spécial de taches

L’Île-du-Prince-Édouard là où on trouve le site patrimoniale Green gables et Le Lake of Shining Waters nommé par Anne de Green Gables.

Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador comprend le parc national du Gros-Morne. Le lac Melville est le prolongement de marée d'eau salée de le Baie d’Hamilton sur la côte du Labrador.

Les Territoires du Nord-Ouest abritent les aurores boréales. On trouve le lac le plus profond de l’Amérique du Nord : Le Grand lac des Esclaves

Le Nunavut abrite également les aurores boréales, l'île de Baffin, la plus grande île du Canada, et le lac Aberdeen situé sur le Bouclier canadien.

Le Yukon comprend des aurores boréales, Miles Canyon et Kathleen Lake, qui offre une excellente expérience de randonnées


Artist Credit: Jenny Lewis


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About Canada

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area.


The culture of Canada has been primarily influenced by the various European cultures and traditions of its constituent nationalities, particularly British and French culture. There are also influences from the cultures of its indigenous peoples, and from the neighbouring USA. Core Canadian values include fairness, equality, inclusiveness and social justice. 


Canadian cuisine varies widely depending on the regions of the nation. The four earliest cuisines of Canada have First Nations, English, Scottish and French roots, with the traditional cuisine of English Canada closely related to British cuisine, while the traditional cuisine of French Canada has evolved from French cuisine and the winter provisions of fur traders. 

Food in the provinces of Eastern Canada shows signs of English heritage, except in Quebec where the influence is French. In the provinces of Western Canada, the cuisine reflects the explorers and settlers, who, like their southern neighbors in the United States, made simple, hearty meals from available ingredients. In northern Canada—Northwest, Yukon, and Nunavut territories—the diet is limited by the short growing season, dominated by preserved food ingredients, and influenced by the native Inuit diet. And along the west coast in British Columbia, immigrants from Asian nations influence food and cultural practices.

Indigenous food in particular is considered very Canadian. Foods such as bannock, moose, deer, bison, pemmican, maple taffy, and Métis stews such as barley stew are all either traditional Indigenous foods or originated in Canada with roots in Indigenous cuisines, and are eaten widely throughout the country. Other foods that originated in Canada are often thought of in the same overarching group of Canadian food as Indigenous foods, despite not being so, such as peameal bacon, cajun seasoning, and Nanaimo bars.

There are some regional foods that are not eaten as often on one side of the country as on the other, such as dulse in the Maritimes, stews in the Territories, or poutine in the Francophone areas of Canada (not limited to Québec). In general, Canadian foods contain a lot of starch, breads, game meats (such as deer, moose, bison, etc.), and often involve a lot of stews and soups, most notably Métis-style and split-pea soup.


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