Monday, 19 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey 1 (Canada)


Image result for canadaCanada is a country in the northern half of North America, stretching from the U.S. in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north. It is ten provinces and three territories, it’s a massive country filling up with people to about 35.9 million people. It is the Second largest country in the world. Canada’s Capital is Ottawa, Canada also has many incredible sites and places including Quebec City, Niagara Falls, CN Tower, and Canadian Rockies. In the eastern parts of Canada it can go from very hot to very cold, depending where you are.

The flag of Canada also referred as the Canadian flag, its design is red fields, then a white square and lastly a 11 pointed maple leaf, Canada has a lot of wildlife like American bison, Arctic hare, badger, beaver, black bear, bobcat, little brown bat, Canada lynx, reindeer (caribou), coyote, grizzly bears, and much much much more. Canada also has lots of snowy mountains where people ski and snowboard.



  1. Hey Noah! So exciting to see you taking part in the Holiday Blogging program! Canada is a very beautiful country and I really enjoyed Quebec and Niagra Falls when I visited. Where is would you like to go in Canada now that you have spent some time reading about it?

  2. Kia ora Noah!

    I'm Mark, a teacher from the Summer Learning Journey programme! It is GREAT to see you doing some really solid research about one of my favourite countries!

    I happen to know quite a few Canadians and they are lovely people! They are just like us in a lot of ways: They are multicultural, they love a good laugh, they have a friendly rivalry with their much bigger neighbour in sports, they are surrounded by nature, and they have an amazing film and music industry!

    I look forward to reading more of your blogs! If they are anything like your other blog entries, I know I have lots to look forward to! I wonder if you could make an animation for one of your answers... (but only if it's not too hard!).

    I hope you're having a fantastic holiday! If you have any questions or need a hand, feel free to comment back to me!

    Kia kaha!


  3. My name is Tania and I am a Manaiakalani Outreach Facilitator. I have been emailing with Rachel and she has told me all about The Summer Learning Journey, it's great to see you have made a start and chosen your country. I have never been to Canada but would love to check out some of the places you have talked about, especially Niagara Falls and the Rockies! I have friends who live in Ottawa so would like to go there too. Where do you think you would like to go and explore in Canada? I didn't realise Canada had so many lakes! I am sure I will learn heaps more from you about Canada as you blog. Keep up the great researching, reading, writing, creating and sharing. Enjoy your summer holiday.
    Nga mihi nui

  4. Happy holidays Noah and great work blogging too! Can you tell me what are some of the national sports of Canada? Could New Zealand ever play them at a sport? Great work on the image attribution by the way! :)

  5. Hi Noah, I'm a Canadian citizen and so it's delightful to see your interest in my country! I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren and we all enjoy being in the out-of-doors swimming, canoeing, and being out in the winter weather. We have a lot of snow on the ground right now - I live in a small town near the capital city of Ottawa. Our Christmas day will be a very white Christmas this year. I wonder if you can imagine what that looks like? Thank you for doing so much research on Canada!

  6. Hi Noah

    How are your holidays going? I hope that you are having lots of fun, eating lots of ice cream and spending quality time with your family! Well done for taking part in the summer blogging journey with this post. You have included lots of great facts about Canada. Hopefully you will have time to do more posts before school starts.

  7. Hi Noah,
    Great to see you blogging over your holidays. I find Canada quite fascinating. Did you find out how long it takes to fly from Auckland to Canada? I remember Mrs Bark telling me that when they lived in Saskatoon, it took almost 8 hours to drive to the mall. They would spend the day there and drive home and it would be time for bed. Mrs Barks also told me that for some people it takes 24 hours to drive to the beach. Can you imagine doing all that driving when you have the beach not far from your house? Enjoy the rest of your holidays!

    Love Miss Lavakula

  8. Hi Noah!
    Canada is a very beautiful country and the locals seem very nice. Glad to see you blogging over the holidays!

    Keep it up!