is the second largest country in the world (9,984,670 square kilometres)
after Russia (17,075,000 square kilometres).
Great Lakes - Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario - are
the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world (total surface
area of 245,000 square kilometres, of which about one third is
Canadian territory, the longest distance North to South (on land)
is 4,634 kilometres from Cape Columbia on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut
to Middle Island in Lake Erie, Ontario.
longest distance East to West is 5,514 kilometres from Cape Spear,
Newfoundland and Labrador, to the Yukon Territory - Alaska boundary.
has the world's longest coastline (202,080 kilometres).
largest non-polar ice field in the world can be found in the St.
Elias Mountains, Yukon Territory (40,570 square kilometres of
which 16,900 square kilometres are located in Canada, the remainder
being in Alaska).
world's largest island in a freshwater lake is Manitoulin Island
in Lake Huron (2,765 square kilometres).
largest island in Canada is Baffin Island, Nunavut, (507,451 square
highest mountain in Canada is Mount Logan, Yukon Territory, 5,959
longest river is the Mackenzie River (4,241 kilometres), Northwest
are 13 World
Heritage Sites in Canada including the Kluane
National Park and Reserve in the Yukon
and British Columbia’s Tatshenshini-Alsek Park and The
Historic District of Québec, containing the only walled
city north of Mexico. Québec City was the first city in
North America to be placed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites list.