Answers to Canadian Water Quiz


  1. Lake Superior (82,103 km²) is the largest freshwater lake in the world.
  2. Manitoulin Island (2,765 km²) in Lake Huron is the largest island in a freshwater lake.
  3. St. Lawrence Seaway (3,790 km from Anticosti Island to the head of Lake Superior, about 3000 mi) is the world's largest inland waterway open to ocean shipping.
  4. The blue whale is the largest animal on earth (up to 27 m and 132 tonnes) and lives in Canadian waters, mainly along the East Coast.
  5. Hartland, New Brunswick has the longest covered bridge in the world (391 m).
  6. Canada has the longest coastlines of any country in the world (58,509 km excluding islands, 243,792 km including all measurable islands).
  7. Lake Superior, with a maximum depth of 405 m is the deepest Great Lake. Lake Michigan is second at 281 m.
  8. Ontario has 93.3% of households recycling metal cans.
  9. 7.6% of Canada's area is fresh water, about 755,180 km² (291,577 mi²).
  10. Edmonton, Alberta is the largest city by area - 9536.63 km²
  11. Toronto, Ontario has the largest population at 4,263,757 (1996 census).
  12. Montreal, Quebec is the city with the highest population density at 826.6 per square kilometre.
  13. Ottawa, Ontario has the largest agricultural economy, matching Prince Edward Island. After amalgamation 90% of Ottawa's land base is rural.
  14. The Mackenzie River is Canada's longest river at 4,241 km - it flows into the Arctic Ocean. Yukon River 3,185 km long flows into the Pacific Ocean. The St. Lawrence River 3,058 km flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
  15. Baffin Island is the largest sea island 507,451 km&178;.
  16. Quebec has 176,928 km² fresh water inside its borders, more than any other province or territory, and is second only to Nunavut in land area.
  17. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island is the city with the most annual snow at 338.7 cm (11.1 ft) with Quebec City close behind. St. Johns, Newfoundland has the most precipitation at 1,482 mm (4.6 ft), followed closely by Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  18. 6 time zones span Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans.
  19. Saskatchewan has a lighthouse in Cochin, north-west of Saskatoon. It's a popular tourist attraction and beacon for boaters on Murray Lake and Jackfish Lake.
  20. 25% (22,700, 6 quadrillion gallons) of the world's freshwater in lakes is in the Great Lakes (sharing "first place" with Lake Baykal, Russia). Canadian rivers discharge close to 9% of the world's renewable water supply (replenished by precipitation on a short-term basis).
  21. Lake Michigan is not in Canada.
  22. A Canadian dollar is about the same value as a U.S. dollar Dec/2007
  23. Great Bear Lake (31 328 km2) in the Northwest Territories is the largest lake situated entirely in Canada.
  24. Great Slave is 614 metres deep - 6th deepest in the world. It could submerge Toronto's CN Tower!
  25. Chilko Lake, B.C. is the highest major-sized lake at 1,171 metres, with an area of 158 sq. km.
  26. Mt. Logan, Yukon is the highest in Canada, second-highest in North America (5,959 metres, 19,550 ft.), and has the largest base curcumference of any mountain on Earth.
  27. Eastend, Saskatchewan - in south-west Saskatchewan, waters flows north to Hudson's Bay and south to the Gulf of Mexico via the Frenchman, Missouri, and Mississippi rivers.
  28. Tory Allan, of Creelman, Saskatchewan, averaged 60 kilometres an hour to skim over the water for more than 25 kilometres in a showmobile, breaking the old world record of 19 kilometres!
  29. Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and 6 other tiny islands 25 km (16 mi) south of Newfoundland, belong to France.

Bonus Answer: The original color of the White House was gray! During the War of 1812, it was burned by Canadian troops. The building was painted white to hide the smoke stains - and became known as the White House.

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