Canada’s topography and waterways

Canada has a rich variety of geographical features, from tall mountains to a vast number of lakes and rivers, including the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world!

Try the following questions to test your vocabulary and knowledge of language while learning more about Canada's geography.

1. The St. Lawrence Seaway is the most important commercial waterway in Canada. What is a seaway?
2. The Prairie Provinces are Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. What do a prairie, a meadow and a plain have in common?
3. Lake Placeholder for the answer is one of North America’s Great Lakes.
4. The Canadian Shield contains deposits of many valuable ores, including Placeholder for the answer.
5. The Placeholder for the answer are a mountain chain found in eastern North America.
6. The Rockies are part of the North American Cordillera. In what language does "cordillera" mean "mountain chain"?
7. Cape Columbia in the Placeholder for the answer is Canada’s northernmost point of land.
8. Mount Logan, the highest mountain in Canada, is located in Placeholder for the answer Yukon.
9. Much of Quebec’s electricity comes from dams built on the rivers flowing into James Bay, at the southern tip of Placeholder for the answer.
10. Thirteen American Placeholder for the answer are located farther north than Middle Island, Canada's southernmost land mass.