Farming in Canada: Online Field Trips and Industry Facts
Agriculture is a tremendous contributor, not only to Canadians, but also to the lives of those around the world. As the 5th largest agricultural exporter in the world, Canadian farmers are supplying the world with everything from maple syrup to oats.
Brumation and Hibernation – Animal’s Way to Survive
Winter brings many changes to the world. When temperatures drop, we tend to make changes that help us adapt to the temperature change. For instance, as humans, we tend to spend more time inside, wear layers of clothing, eat heavier more hearty meals, etc. For many animals, these changes are more drastic. Many animals go into a state of lessened activity, their metabolisms decline, breathing is at a slower rate, and their body temperature drops.
Saskatchewan: The Centre of the Prairies
Landlocked in the middle of Canada, Saskatchewan is bordered by Alberta, Manitoba, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories. Saskatchewan is the only province without a natural border and has quite a distance to the bodies of water surrounding Canada.
The Centre of Canada: Manitoba
Manitoba, one of the three prairie provinces of Canada, is located in the centre of Canada and boasts of 100,000 lakes and waterways. Home to more than 1.2 million people, Manitoba is an area of open spaces and rolling fields as well as an arctic tundra.
Grande Cache, Alberta – A Hidden Gem
Grande Cache is a hamlet in the western central area of Alberta. It is a lesser known destination compared with places like Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise, yet it has a beautiful view of the mountains and hiking trails for all skill levels. It is less than a two hour drive from Grande Prairie, Hinton and Jasper and about four hours from Edmonton.
The ‘Joie de Vivre’ of Québec
Canada is considered a bilingual country with French and English both being the official languages, but you won’t hear French across the country like you do in Québec. The language that embodies the history of Canada’s founding and the culture of European settlers from France is still genuinely represented in the largest province (by area) of the country.
Geography Adventures with Geocaching
There are many ways to explore the world. Travel and adventure tend to be memories we hold with us forever. Geocaching was created in 2001 to add to these experiences. Combining nature, exploration, adventure and geography, geocaching is a fun, family-friendly adventure that you can do almost anywhere in the world.