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Canada 150

On July 1, 1867 the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick united to form the Dominion of Canada. Since then, Canada has seen great changes and has grown into a country comprised of ten provinces and three territories.  

This summer marks the 150th anniversary of this union and is the perfect time to celebrate what makes communities all across Canada so unique, diverse and vibrant!  In celebration of CANADA 150, Altro have made a commemorative colour card series featuring the beauty and splendor that is modern day Canada.


Alberta - Altro color card series

Alberta is a western province of Canada. It is Canada's fourth-most populous province. Alberta and its neighbour Saskatchewan were districts of the Northwest Territories until they were established as provinces on September 1, 1905 -  Click to view full Alberta colour card << Source >>

Atlantic Canada

Atlantic  - Altro color card series

Atlantic Canada is comprised of the four provinces located on the Atlantic coast. New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland & Labrador.  Click to view full Atlantic Canada colour card << Source >>

British Columbia

British Columbia

British Columbia is the westernmost province of Canada.  It is located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. British Columbia is also a component of the Pacific Northwest along with the U.S. states of Alaska, Idaho, western Montana, Oregon, and Washington state. Click to view full British Columbia colour card << Source >>



Manitoba is the longitudinal centre of Canada. It has an extreme continental climate. Because of the generally flat landscape, it is exposed to cold Arctic high-pressure air masses from the northwest during January and February and warm humid air drawn north from the Gulf of Mexico in the summer. Click to view full Manitoba colour card << Source >>


Northern Territories

Northern Territories, also named Northern Canada, or the North, is the vast northernmost region of Canada. This area is home to the territories of Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.   Click to view full Northern Territories colour card << Source >>



Ontario is Canada's most populous province accounting for nearly 40 percent of the country's population, and is the second-largest province in total area. It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto.   Click to view full Ontario colour card << Source >>



Quebec is the second-most populous province of Canada.  It is the only one to have a predominantly French-speaking population, with French as the sole provincial official language.   Click to view full Quebec colour card << Source >>


Saskatchewan is a landlocked province  of Canada. As a result, its climate is extremely continental, rendering severe winters throughout the province. Southern areas have very warm or hot summers -- areas near the U.S. border are tied for the highest and lowest ever recorded temperatures in Canada with 45 °C (113 °F)  and −45 °C (−49 °F) respectively.    Click to view full Saskatchewan colour card << Source >>

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The informative content of this post was sourced from Wikipedia
The Canada 150 logo is the official logo from the Government of Canada
Color cards are  property of Altro USA, Inc. and Altro Canada Inc.

Posted: 8/22/2017 12:47:16 PM by Jenn Lawson | with 0 comments