KidZone Geography - Canadian Provinces
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Manitoba is the eastern-most of the "prairie provinces". Winnipeg is the capital city.
Manitoba became a province of Canada on July 15, 1870.
Check out our brief photo tour of Manitoba if you'd like to see more of the scenery of the province or if you need photos for a school project.
You can find out a lot of interesting information about the province at http://www.gov.mb.ca/
Free Printable Worksheets:
- Manitoba flag worksheet
- Manitoba map and response worksheet
- Manitoba map - Name the Capital City
- Manitoba map - Name the Province
- Manitoba provincial bird with labels worksheet
- Manitoba provincial bird coloring page
- Manitoba provincial flower with labels worksheet
- Manitoba provincial flower coloring page
Free On-Line Activities:
- Manitoba provincial flower jigsaw puzzle
- Manitoba provincial shield jigsaw puzzle
- Manitoba scenery on-line jigsaw puzzles
The Provincial Flag
The Manitoba provincial flag was adopted on May 12, 1966. The flag depicts the Union Jack and Manitoba Provincial Shield on a red background. The main symbol of the shield is the bison.
The Provincial Flower
The prairie crocus or 'pasque flower' was named Manitoba's provincial flower on March 16, 1906. The province picked the flower by allowing school children to vote for one of a number of possible choices. This spring flowering crocus was the winner.
The Provincial Bird
The great gray owl was adopted as Manitoba's provincial bird on July 16, 1987.
The great gray owl is 'a raptor' or meat eating bird. Unlike most owls, it hunts during the day as well as the night. It lives in Manitoba year round and is the largest owl in North America.
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- Canadian book recommendations
- Canadian coloring pages
- Canadian crafts for kids
- Canadian printable puzzle
- Canadian trivia with MAPLE bingo cards
- First Nations Peoples coloring pages
- First Nations crafts for kids
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