Week 7 - Ontario
Our next stop on our Trip Across Canada is Ontario. If you have not picked up your travel brochures for Ontario yet, you can stop and do that now.
Here are some questions to ask as you look at your detailed map. What province is to the left of Ontario? What province is to the right of Ontario? What is the capital city of Ontario?
You can download a detailed map of Ontario here –>
On the blank map, you can have your student color it (however you decide). You can also have the student include important information on their map.
You can download a blank map of Ontario here –>
The leader of the province is called the Premiere. Visit the official website for the government of Ontario. What is the name of the current Premiere?
You can read more about the symbols of Ontario here –>
Ontario has its own flag. You can read about the flag here –>
You can print out a flag to color here –>
Ontario has a provincial flower. The flower is called the White Trillium. You can visit these websites to find out more about this flower.
Ontario has a provincial bird. The bird is called the Common Loon. You can visit the following websites to find out more about this bird.
Ontario has a provincial tree. The tree is called the Eastern White Pine. You can visit the following website to find out more about this tree.
Ontario has a provincial motto. The motto is “Loyal she began, loyal she remains.”
- Provincial Motto (scroll down)
Ontario has a provincial coat of arms and shield. You can learn more about them by visiting these pages.
Create your own family coat of arms.
Ontario has a provincial tartan.
You can learn more about the weather in Ontario by visiting these websites.
Ontario has some excellent parks. Take some time to learn more about the diverse landscape of Ontario.
More information about the geography of Ontario can be found here.
Just a few of the many things in Ontario to learn more about.
- Great Lakes and Great Lakes Information Network
- St. Lawrence River and The St. Lawrence Seaway
- Niagara Falls Canada not to be confused with Niagara Falls New York State Park
- Niagara Escarpment
- Fort William Historical Park
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
- John Freeman Walls Historic Site (the underground railroad)
- Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada
- Buxton National Historic Site and Museum
- Fort Henry
- Upper Canada Village
- Black Creek Pioneer Village
- Parkwood National Historic Site (built by the founder of General Motors)
- Ontario Museums Association
- Ontario History
- History of Ontario
Toronto is the capital of Ontario. To find out more information about Toronto, you can visit the following websites.
The Legislature buildings are located in Toronto, Ontario.
Have a look through all of your travel brochures for Ontario and see what other interesting things you can find.