10 Interesting Facts About Red Deer, Alberta

Facts About Red Deer

  • Red Deer is located on the Red Deer River, from which it derives its name.
  • Prior to European settlement, the area was a gathering place that was inhabited by Aboriginal tribes including the Blackfoot, Plains Cree and Stoney.
  • On March 25, 1913, Red Deer was incorporated as a city
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Red Deer was 37.2 °C (99 °F) on 8 July 1906, 2 July 1924, and 28 & 29 June 1937. The coldest recorded temperature was −50.6 °C (−59 °F) on 17 December 1924. The city lies in the 4a plant hardiness zone.
  • Red Deer hosted the Canada Games in winter 2019.
  • The city is now a centre for the oil and natural gas extraction and related industries and also for agriculture and agricultural services. Red Deer is a regional centre for administration with a courthouse and provincial building.
  • Red Deer is located near the midpoint of the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor and is surrounded by Red Deer County.
  • The Estimated Population of Red Deer is 103,588.
  • Red deer is 855 m above sea level.
  • Red Deer is located in aspen parkland, a region of rolling hills that is home to oil, grain, and cattle production.
Facts About Red Deer, Alberta
Facts About Red Deer, Alberta

30 Interesting Facts About Toronto

Facts About Toronto

Facts About Toronto

  • Toronto is the capital city of the Canadian province of Ontario.
  • Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the fourth most populous city in North America.
  • Toronto is the anchor of the Golden Horseshoe.
  • The city is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the headquarters of Canada’s five largest banks, and the headquarters of many large Canadian and multinational corporations.
  • Toronto is the only Canadian city with 7 major sports teams.
  • When Europeans first arrived at the site of present-day Toronto, the vicinity was inhabited by the Iroquois, who had displaced the Wyandot people, occupants of the region for centuries before c. 1500.
  • Toronto is the third-largest city for English theatre, being just behind New York and London.
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport is the busiest airport in Canada. In 2015, 41 million travellers passed through the airport.
  • The Toronto Islands are the largest urban car-free community in North America.
  • The name Toronto is likely derived from the Iroquoian word tkaronto, meaning “a place where trees stand in the water”.
  • Toronto covers an area of 630 square kilometres, with a maximum north-south distance of 21 kilometres.
  • Toronto has over 1,500 parks and 10 million trees.
  • The Toronto Public Library consists of 100 branches with more than 11 million items in its collection
  • 56.7% of Torontonians are Christian, making Christianity the largest faith group in the city.
  • Toronto has partnerships with Chicago, Illinois, United States; Chongqing, China; Frankfurt, Germany & Milan, Italy.
  • The city of Toronto was known as York, the capital of Upper Canada in 1793. York was incorporated and renamed Toronto in 1834.
  • The coldest temperature ever recorded in Toronto was -31.3°C on January 4, 1981. The hottest temperatures ever recorded were 41°C from there are over 8,000 restaurants in Toronto, and it would take you 22 years to try them all if you tried a new one every night July 7-9 in 1936.
  • The Toronto Zoo is the largest in Canada.
  • Toronto has friendships status with Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Kyiv, Ukraine; Quito, Ecuador; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Sagamihara, Japan & Warsaw, Poland.
  • There are around 160 completed skyscrapers in Toronto and 112 more are being constructed.
  • Toronto is 76.5 metres above sea level.
  • English is the predominant language spoken by Torontonians with approximately 95 per cent of residents having proficiency in the language, although only 54.7 per cent of Torontonians reported English as their mother tongue.
  • Over 180 languages and dialects are spoken in the city.
  • The city hosts the annual Honda Indy Toronto car race, part of the IndyCar Series schedule, held on a street circuit at Exhibition Place.
  • Dundas Street is actually the product of multiple smaller streets being joined together.
  • Toronto has the second-largest public transit system in North America.
  • Little Italy, Little Portugal and Chinatown have dual-language street signs written in both English and a language other than French.
  • Toronto is North America’s third-largest venue for movie production. There are over 25,000 jobs in feature film production.
  • There are 9,520 streets in Toronto. The longest street is Lawrence Avenue East.
  • There are 301 measurable days of sunshine in Toronto.
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Facts About Toronto

10 Interesting Facts About Yorkton

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Facts About Yorkton

  • Yorkton was founded in 1882
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Yorkton was 40.6 °C on 19 July 1941. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −46.1 °C on 20 January 1943.
  • Yorkton was incorporated as a city in 1928.
  • The first settlers to the Yorkton colony were English from Eastern Ontario and Great Britain.
  • Yorkton is a city located in south-eastern Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Film Festivals have been an enduring part of life in Yorkton since the projector spun to life in October 1950.
  • The First Hospital was established in Yorkton in 1902,
  • The Estimated Population of Yorkton is 16,343.
  • Yorkton is located in the physiographic region of the Quill Lake-Yorkton Plain region of the Saskatchewan Plains Region.
  • Yorkton is 500 m above sea level.
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Facts About Yorkton

10 Interesting Facts About Lloydminster

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Facts About Lloydminster

  • Intended to be an exclusively British utopian settlement centred on the idea of sobriety, the town was founded in 1903 by the Barr Colonists, who came directly from the United Kingdom.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Lloydminster was 38.1 °C on 12 July 2002. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −50.0 °C on 13 January 1911.
  • The Estimated Population of Lloydminster is 31,410.
  • The town was named for George Lloyd, an Anglican priest who in 1922 would become Bishop of Saskatchewan.
  • Lloydminster is 645 m above sea level.
  • On January 1, 1958, the Town of Lloydminster received its charter as the City of Lloydminster and became the tenth city in both provinces.
  • The newly founded hamlet of Lloydminster was located astride the fourth Meridian in the Northwest Territories. When the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan were created in 1905 and the fourth Meridian selected as the inter-provincial boundary, the Village of Lloydminster was split in two.
  • Lloydminster Coordinates: 53.12000 -110.16885 53.44000 -109.84885.
  • The local economy is driven primarily by the petroleum industry.
  • The city is served by Lloydminster Airport.

 

 

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Facts About Lloydminster

10 Interesting Facts About North Battleford

Facts About North Battleford

Facts About North Battleford

  • North Battleford is a city in west-central Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • North Battleford is the seventh-largest city in the province and is directly across the North Saskatchewan River from the Town of Battleford.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in North Battleford was 39.5 °C on 13 July 2002. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −51.7 °C on 1 February 1893 and 12 January 1916.
  • The Assyrians were one of the first settlers of the area in and around North Battleford. The immigrant colony comprised 36 men and a few women from the town of Urmia in northwestern Persia.
  • The Median age of the population of North Battleford is 36.9 years old.
  • The two communities, Battleford and North Battleford are known as “The Battlefords”.
  • The Latter Rain Revival, a Christian movement, started here in 1946–48.
  • Early European settlement began as a result of fur trading by French colonists in the late 18th century.
  • The North Battleford Public Library was built in 1916 with a $15,000 grant from the Carnegie Foundation of New York. and the Canadian National Railways Station was built in 1956.
  • The Land area of North Battleford is 33.55 km2.
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Facts About North Battleford

10 Interesting Facts About Warman, Saskatchewan

Interesting Facts About Warman

Facts About Warman

  1. Warman is the newest city in Saskatchewan, officially incorporated on October 27, 2012.
  2. Warman is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344.
  3. The community of Warman was born when the Canadian Northern Railway running from Humboldt to North Battleford intersected with the Canadian Pacific Railway running from Regina to Prince Albert.
  4. Geographic coordinates of Warman: Latitude: 52°19′00″ N, Longitude: 106°34′04″ W
  5. Warman is the ninth-largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  6. The Estimated Population of Warman is 11,020.
  7. The original name of the town was Diamond because the crossing of the two railroad lines created a diamond shape. Soon the name of the townsite was changed to Warman, named after Cy Warman.
  8. Warman is 507 meters above sea level.
  9. Ed Dyck, a former NHL Hockey Player was born in Warman.
  10. Warman is the fastest-growing municipality in the country, growing 55% between 2011 and 2016.
Facts About Warman Saskatchewan
Facts About Warman Saskatchewan

10 Interesting Facts About Swift Current

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Facts About Swift Current

  • Swift Current, also known as Speedy Creek, is the fifth-largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. 
  • In 2016, Swift Current became the first city in Saskatchewan to install a permanent rainbow crosswalk.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Swift Current was 41.7 °C on 12 July 1886. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −47.8 °C  on 16 February 1936.
  • Swift Current’s tallest commercial building is the EI Wood Building, located downtown.
  • The longest-running business in Swift Current is the Imperial Hotel, also known as “The Big Eye” due to the large eye painted on the side. It was built in 1903 and was used as evidence that Swift Current should be granted village status.
  • The Estimated Population of Swift Current is 16,604.
  • The settlement of Swift Current was established in 1883 after the CPR surveyed a railway line as far as Swift Current Creek.
  • Swift Current host to the Windscape Kite Festival, which is the largest festival of its kind in Western Canada.
  • Swift Current is 817 m above sea level.
  • The Swift Current railway station has been designated a historic railway station in 1991.
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Facts About Swift Current

10 Interesting Facts About Estevan

Facts About Estevan

Facts About Estevan

  • Estevan is the eighth-largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • The first settlers in what was to become Estevan arrived in 1892, along with the expansion of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
  • The major industries in Estevan are coal mining, power generation, oil, and gas.
  • Estevan is 563 m above sea level.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Estevan was 43.3 °C, on 5 July 1936, and 5 July 1937. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −46.7 °C on 11 January 1916, and 16 February 1936.
  • Estevan was incorporated as a village in 1899, and later became a town in 1906.
  • On March 1, 1957, Estevan acquired the status of a city.
  • The name origin is attributed to George Stephen’s registered telegraphic address, Estevan. George Stephen was the first President of the Canadian Pacific Railway from 1881 to 1888.
  • Estevan is the most southern city in Saskatchewan, located in Western Canada. 
  • The city of Estevan has two museums: The Estevan Art Gallery and Museum & The Souris Valley Museum.
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Facts About Estevan

10 Interesting Facts About Morden, Manitoba

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Facts About Morden

  • Morden was founded in 1882 when the Canadian Pacific Railway built a railway line crossing the Dead Horse Creek
  • The Manitoba government granted Morden town status in 1903 and later city status in 2012.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Morden was 111 °F on 11 July 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −42.0 °C on 16 January 1993.
  • Morden was incorporated as a municipality on January 1, 1882.
  • Morden is home to the largest collection of marine reptile fossils in Canada, located at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre.
  • The Estimated Population of Morden is 8,668.
  • Morden is a city located in the Pembina Valley region of southern Manitoba, Canada.
  • The Geographic coordinates of Morden are 49°11’30.8″N (49.1919000°) 98°06’04.9″W (-98.1013600°).
  • Morden hosts the Morden Corn and Apple Festival, which is held annually in downtown Morden.
  • The settlement was renamed “Morden”, after Alvey Morden, on whose family’s land the community was established.
Facts About Morden Manitoba
Facts About Morden Manitoba

10 Interesting Facts About Thompson, Manitoba

Facts About Thompson Manitoba

Facts About Thompson

  • Thompson is the largest city in the Northern Region of Manitoba.
  • Thompson was incorporated as a town in 1967 on Canada’s Centennial Anniversary.
  • Thompson is known as the “Hub of the North”.
  • Thompson covers an area of 20.79 square kilometres and is located on the Precambrian Canadian Shield.
  • Thompson was originally founded in 1956 as a mining town.
  • In 1970 Thompson gained city status in the royal presence of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The Estimated Population of Thompson is 13,678.
  • The city is surrounded by boreal forest and bordered on the west and north by the Burntwood River.
  • The median age in Thompson is 30.8 years old, significantly below Canada’s median age of 41.0.
  • “Thompson” is a song by Les Surveillantes, found on their album titled La racine carrée du coeur.

 

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Facts About Thompson Manitoba