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Shvoong Home>Books>Children & Youth>Canadian Sites and Symbols Manitoba Review

Canadian Sites and Symbols Manitoba

Book Review   by:Innereye     Original Author: Elisabeth Simon
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Winnipeg is the capital of Manitoba which is the most eastern of the three prairie provinces. The thirteenth largest lake in the world is in Manitoba.

Cree Natives say Manito Bou which means "Narrows of the Great Spirit". Manitoba is a keystone province in Canada.

Polar bears live near the town of Churchill in the north of the Manitoba. Churchill is known as the "Polar Bear Capital of the World." The bison is an important symbol of the heritage of the province. The great gray owl is another animal of Manitoba, their wingspan can be up to 4.3 feet across.

Did you know that Winnie the Pooh is actually from Manitoba, he is based on a true story.

The Royal Canadian Mint is in Winnipeg. The Royal Canadian Mint produces all the Canadian coins in circulation.

Many construction material such as cement and sand are found in Manitoba.

Riding Mountain National Park is a place where to camp, hike and cross-country ski. It is also the home to bison, elk and moose, cougars and wolves.

More information about the flag and the mace are available in the book, a quiz is also provided at the end.
Published: October 31, 2010   
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