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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Key City Profiles

Vancouver, British Columbia
Consistently ranked as the one of top cities in the world for quality of life, Vancouver combines the best of urban living and spectacular natural surroundings. Vancouver has a mild climate in comparison to other Canadian cities, with warm summers and mild winters.
Population 2.2 million
www.vancouver.ca

Calgary, Alberta
Voted one of the cleanest cities in the world, Calgary is nestled in the rolling foothills of Canada’s Rocky Mountains.The city is a thriving metropolis but with a friendly small-town hospitality. Calgary has high sunshine hours with very distinct seasons.
Population 1.1 million
www.calgary.ca

Edmonton, Alberta
Known as “Canada’s Festival City”, Edmonton is a city of natural beauty and outgoing personality boasting a unique, cosmopolitan charm. Edmonton has a dry climate with warm summers and cold winters.
Population 1.1 million
www.edmonton.ca

Ottawa, Ontario
With a historic blend of English and French, Ottawa is a naturally beautiful city. Surrounded by three rivers, the city is enclosed by a greenbelt of farmland and wetlands. As the capital city of Canada, Ottawa is the showcase for Canadian arts, culture and history. Ottawa has a semi-continental climate, with a warm, humid summer and a very cold winter.
Population 1.3 million
www.ottawa.ca

Toronto
Toronto is Canada’s largest metropolitan city and is located on the banks of Lake Ontario. Toronto is a waterfront city complete with its own set of idyllic islands and boasts friendly neighbourhoods and a great urban atmosphere. Toronto has a semi-continental climate, with a warm, humid summer and a cold winter.
Population 5.3 million
www.toronto.ca

Montreal, Quebec
Surrounded by water, Montreal is a great combination of old world charm and big city excitement. As the second largest French-speaking city in the world, Montreal charms with its Euro-American ambiance. Montreal has a varied climate with hot summers and cold winters.
Population 3.8 million
www.ville.montreal.qc.ca

Quebec City, Quebec
Quebec City is a charming and historic city with a distinctly European feel. Old Quebec has retained its original fortifications and most of the buildings in the city were built before 1850. Quebec City has a humid continental climate with warm, humid summers and cold winters.
Population 725,000
www.ville.quebec.qc.ca

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax, the capital city of Nova Scotia, is steeped in history, rich in culture and refreshingly cosmopolitan. As a modern port city located on one of the world’s largest natural harbours, life in Halifax tends to revolve around the sea. Halifax has an eastern-maritime climate, with a short, warm summer and a cold winter.
Population 380,000
www.halifax.ca

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Situated on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River,Saskatoon enjoys the natural beauty and grandeur of a river valley. While it is the largest city in Saskatchewan, it has retained it’s small town friendliness. Saskatoon can also boast more hours of sunshine than any other major Canadian city. Saskatoon experiences distinct seasons with warm summers and very cold winters.
Population 240,000
www.city.saskatoon.sk.ca

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Winnipeg is located at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, almost at the geographic centre of North America. With an ethnically diverse population, Winnipeg has grown steadily based on its position as a major grain, financial, manufacturing, and transportation centre. Winnipeg has a cold continental climate with a short, very warm summer and a long, cold winter.
Population 700,000
www.winnipeg.ca


Fredericton, New Brunswick
The maritime province's capital is set on the Saint John River and is rich in heritage, culture and natural beauty. Once a British Garrison, now tree-lined avenues lead to 70 km (43 mi.) of riverside trails connecting historic and cultural sites like the Historic Garrison District, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Old Government House.
Population 55,000
http://www.tourismfredericton.ca

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