In the Nunavut Territory, which is inhabited by less then 32,000 people as stated in a 2011 census, only the hardiest types of plants survive in the Canadian wilderness. Although the summers are short and the winters long, there are 200 flowering plant species in addition to lichens, mosses, evergreen and wetland shrubs, cotton grass, berries and Arctic willows. The official flower of the Nunavut Territory is the purple saxifrage, which is the northernmost flowering plant worldwide.Know More
The average temperature for most of the year in Canada's Nunavut Territory is below freezing. The plant species in the region have developed many adaptations to survive the severe conditions, such as protecting themselves from the cold temperatures by crowding together. This results in the formation of small microclimates. In addition to promoting metabolism and photosynthesis, the temperature within these groupings can be significantly higher than the air around them. Unlike many plants in the temperate latitudes that can be destroyed by freak low temperature conditions, plants in Canada's northern wilderness can be frozen, and then thaw without suffering any damaging effects.
The Inuit people living in the Nunavut Territory, where there are no metropolitan areas, use the hardy plants for both fuel and food. The leaves, fruits and flowers of the Arctic fireweed are made into a salad and the leaves are also used for making tea. The cranberries, blueberries and crowberries of the region are also popular food items among the Inuit.Learn more about Geography
Swamps, lakes, hills, basins and mountain ranges create the suite of physical features in the Canadian Shield. The Canadian Shield covers a vast stretch of land, ranging from the Hudson Bay into eastern, central and northern parts of Canada. The Canadian Shield also includes the Great Lakes, extends north of the Arctic Circle and stretches into Greenland.Full Answer >
Information on Canadian road closures is available at TheWeatherNetwork.com, HighwayConditions.com and TransCanadaHighway.com. Another option is to browse the road condition information on the government websites.Full Answer >
There are a number of ways to earn air miles for Canadian flights, including taking advantage of offers, making purchases and earning miles through a credit card, as of 2015. It is also possible to buy air miles through AirMiles.ca.Full Answer >
A list of prohibited items for carry on luggage can be found at TSA.gov under the Traveller Information tab on the Prohibited Items page. In addition to an extensive, detailed list, there is also a search option available for specific items not covered.Full Answer >