Category: Canadian geography

Canadian geography: highest point in Saskatchewan

Self-tutoring about Canadian geography: the tutor mentions a curiosity. Saskatchewan you might imagine, since it’s a prairie province, being quite flat. I was surprised to read its highest point is 1392m above sea level. Yet, the height seems a case

Canadian geography: Browns – LaHave?

Self-tutoring about Canadian geography: the tutor rediscovers a place name. As a kid living in the Maritimes, I often heard the marine forecast. The announcer said the names the same way each time, including “Browns LaHave” as if it was

Canadian geography: right whale

Self-tutoring about animals found in Canada: the tutor mentions the right whale. Right whale is so-called because, in the whaling days, it was the “right” kind to hunt: its blubber yield was good and it floated after being killed. Not

Canadian Geography: Anticosti Island

Self-tutoring about Canadian geography: the tutor mentions Anticosti Island. I noticed Anticosti Island on maps from around grade 5. No-one mentioned it, so I always wondered why. I’d lived on Prince Edward Island, which is around the same size, and

Canadian geography: Vancouver Island fauna: are there coyotes here?

Self-tutoring about animals on Vancouver Island: the tutor checks if coyotes live here. Apparently, coyotes do not reside on Vancouver Island. Source:

Canadian geography: Acadian forest: eastern white cedar

Self-tutoring about the Acadian forest: the tutor mentions eastern white cedar. Eastern white cedar typically grows 40 to 50 ft tall (12 to 15m). It reminds one of the cedars we have here on the West Coast, just much smaller.

Canadian geography: Prince Edward Island, part 1

Self-tutoring about Canadian geography: the tutor researches and reminisces…. I lived in PEI from ’76 to ’80. It’s a unique place, famous for potatoes, lobster, and its red soil. I saw lots of all three when I lived there as

Canadian geography: Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia

Self-tutoring about Canadian geography: the tutor continues from yesterday’s post about the Annapolis Valley. In yesterday’s post, I mention farms near mountain top in the Annapolis Valley. North Mountain and South Mountain, which encase the Valley, have elevation around 200m.

Canadian Geography: Sable Island, Part 0

Self-tutoring about Canadian geography: the tutor begins about a famous, yet remote, part of his home province. Sable Island, from the French sable, meaning sand, is a connected arc of sand dunes that form an island about 175 km off

How rare is a four-leaf clover?

Self-tutoring about plant lore: the tutor researches four-leaf clovers. The rarity of the four-leaf clover is around 1:10000, research suggests. I’ve never found a four-leaf clover. However, one summer when I was a kid, one of my friends found one,