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Casa Loma

Casa Loma is a neo-Gothic castle in the Canadian city of Toronto, built between 1911 and 1914 by Henry Mill Pellatt, a wealthy industrialist and financier. It cost him $3.5 million to build this house. After a few years, his fortune turned around and he had to leave the castle. Today it is owned by the city. Both the villa and the Victorian gardens are an attraction and are visited by over 400,000 tourists a year. 1)

Alberta

The Canadian province of Alberta was named after Princess Louisa Caroline Alberta Windsor. The princess was the wife of Marquis John Campbell, Governor of Canada. They lived from 1878 to 1883 in Louiseville, in the province named in her honor. 2)

Canadian hairless cat

The first sphynx or Canadian hairless cat was born in a litter of common shorthair cats in 1966 in Toronto, Canada. As a result of a spontaneous mutation, the female cat gave birth to two bald cubs. Most sphynxes do not have whiskers at all. Very short hair on the nose, ears, and tail is acceptable. The more skin folds a sphynx has, the more valuable it is for breeding. 3)

Niagara River

The Niagara River flows out of Lake Erie and into Lake Ontario. The St. Lawrence River flows out of this lake. 4)

Mackenzie River

The Beaufort Sea is part of the Arctic Ocean. The Beaufort Sea is reached by the Mackenzie River (2,635 mi) the longest in Canada and the second-longest in North America after the Mississippi-Missouri River. The sea is named after the English admiral Francis Beaufort, creator of the wind strength scale still used today. 5)

canada.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/24 06:54 by aga