Canada’s capitals are special places filled with memorable experiences. They reflect our identities as residents of provinces and territories and our national capital reflects our identity as Canadians. The capitals are where we learn about our provinces, our territories, and our country.
The capitals are where we celebrate who we are: our values, our accomplishments, our diversity and our ties to our country. The capitals represents the many faces of our mosaic, nourish our connection to the land that we cherish, and provide us with an authentic experience of our heritage. In our capitals, we honour our past and look to a shared future, and strengthen ourselves collectively as Canadians.
Canada’s capitals are alive with stories that emphasize our history, our heritage and our cultures. We preserve them so that our young people will have the opportunity to visit their capitals and to add their own stories. This will encourage a sense of pride in their provinces and territories and in their country, and an appreciation of peoples’ achievements.
The National Capital Region
As the Birthplace of Confederation and the capital of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown has earned national and provincial historic prominence and was awarded the Prince of Wales Leadership Award for demonstrating its firm commitment to the merits and value of heritage preservation.
The Alberta capital region is driven by the passion, spirit and energy of almost 1.5 million citizens. Backed by a strong commitment to an environment where cultural, social, recreational and business opportunities flourish, the Edmonton area embraces a rich cultural mosaic. As Alberta’s capital, Edmonton has an ambitious and achievable plan to transform the city in a coordinated and well thought out way, enhancing the quality of life and experience for all.
Fredericton is the capital of the province of New Brunswick and is home to over 56,224 residents. An important cultural, artistic, and educational centre for the province, Fredericton is home to two universities, the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, and cultural institutions such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the York Sunbury Museum, and The Playhouse—a performing arts venue.
Ottawa, Canada’s National Capital is situated at the confluence of the majestic Rideau, Gatineau and des Outaouais, and is home to over 900,000 residents — making it the fourth-largest city in Canada. In addition to being a thriving international technology and business centre and a recognized centre for academic and professional training, Canada’s Capital Region is also a world-class tourism and convention destination.
An extraordinary experience awaits you in beautiful St. John’s where days are relaxed, nights are lively and the smiles are always warm. History, culture, stunning coastal scenery, icebergs, whales and some of the most spectacular hiking trails on the planet – there’s so much to see and do you’ll want to make the most of your visit, soaking up every moment with memories that will last a lifetime.
Established as the Yukon's capital city in 1953, the City of Whitehorse is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada. Named the Wilderness City, Whitehorse is nestled on the banks of the famous Yukon River and is surrounded by rugged mountains and pristine lakes.