8 Places of Geographical Fact in Canada ...


As one of the largest countries in the world (2nd, actually, behind Russia), the geographical facts of Canada should include some major features and landmarks.

Much of the country is massive wide open space but with the Rockies on one seaboard, the Great St.

Lawrence River on the other, and Hudson Bay and all those islands, there’s great scope for variety in the country’s topography.

Come join me as we embark on a tour of the key geographical facts of Canada.

1. Longest River in Canada

To start these eight geographical facts of Canada, it’s the longest river which captures our attentions.

The Mackenzie River is the largest and longest in Canada and flows through the Northwest Territories over the isolated tundra and forest areas.

At 1,080 miles long, it drains a vast area almost the size of Indonesia.

2. Highest Mountain in Canada

Mount Logan in the Yukon is the tallest mountain in Canada, and it is one which is still growing taller.

Mount Logan is also the second tallest mountain in North America, behind Mount McKinley in Alaska, and was named after the founder of the Geological Survey of Canada, Sir William Edmond Logan.

It’s the source of the Logan and Hubbard Glaciers and currently stands at 19,551 feet, although its continued growth makes this only a ballpark figure.2

3. Biggest Waterfall in Canada

The title of biggest waterfall in Canada is a controversial topic because Niagara Falls sits on the US border, so size is relative to whether the falls are measured in terms of entire span or just the Canadian bit.2

Either way, Niagara is an impressive statistic.

For height, the tallest waterfall in Canada is Della Falls near Port Alberni in British Columbia.

Reaching the falls is hazardous;

either catching a boat across the Great Central Lake or a helicopter to the 1,443 foot-high cascades are the only ways.

Largest Glacier in Canada
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