North America

Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Planeta.com spotlights the North American continent — the big three  (Canada, Mexico and the United States) and the rest of the continent including Central America and the Caribbean. Translating: What is North American identity? Spanish: ¿Cuál es la identidad de América del Norte? French: Quelle est l’identité nord-américaine? Countries …

Montreal

Photo: Laurie Illan Montreal is the populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada as a whole. Originally called Ville-Marie, or “City of Mary,” it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. Headlines No, dogs don’t have to be bilingual in …

Pimachiowin Aki

The nomination of Pimachiowin Aki as a World Heritage site is being discussed at this week’s World Heritage Committee meeting, #42WHC. UNESCO: Known as Pimachiowin Aki (“the Land that Gives Life”), this 29,040 km2, internationally recognized network of protected areas is situated in the North American Boreal Shield. For millennia, the Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), an indigenous people …

Canada Day

Photo Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a …

Manitoba

Photo: Ben Rodgers, CMHR The province of Manitoba is bordered by the provinces of Ontario to the east and Saskatchewan to the west, the territories of Nunavut to the north, and Northwest Territories to the northwest, and the US states of North Dakota and Minnesota to the south. Headlines http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-nature-conservancy-google-trekker-1.4125611 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-s-inner-city-challenges-suburbs-to-build-community-1.3190967 http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Bid-for-Manitobas-first-UN-world-heritage-site-moves-forward-263879681.html Tourism Portals http://www.travelmanitoba.com …

Canada

Photo: James Wheeler, Moraine Lake Canada occupies most of northern North America, extending from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Canada is bordered by the United States to the south and northwest. Land of Bruce Cohen and Margaret Atwood … Questions What would …

Calgary

Photo: Dave Bloggs, Bridge Calgary is located in a region of foothills and high plains, approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of the Canadian Rockies. Calgary is popular place for winter sports with a number of major mountain resorts nearby Palentology lovers will find Dinosaur Provincial Park, a Unesco World Heritage site, two hours east …

Winnipeg

Photo: Ben Rodgers, Skyline Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba in Canada. It is located at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Key Links winnipeg.ca parkmaps.winnipeg.ca tourismwinnipeg.com Hockey nhl.com/jets @NHLJets Bell MTS Place is an indoor sports arena and entertainment venue in downtown Winnipeg. The arena is …

Alberta

Photo: James Wheeler, Dinosaur Provincial Park Alberta is a western province of Canada and is bounded by the provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north, and the U.S. state of Montana to the south. Photos Parks Banff National Park Planeta.com Canada Calgary Edmonton

Yukon

Photo: Keith Williams, Late Autumn Yukon is the westernmost and smallest of Canada’s three federal territories. Whitehorse is the territorial capital and Yukon’s only city. The territory was split from the Northwest Territories in 1898. Embedded Tweets Want to check out the entire Yukon issue of @acsmagazine? Look no further than clicking the link below. https://t.co/QJXGudZui0 — Tara …