HERE WE ARE
A lot of Canadian towns and cities take their names from a place in Europe (London, Ont.), a local Indigenous language (Behchoko, NWT) or a famous (or not-so-famous) person (Lethbridge, Alta.). Where did your closest town or city get its name?
The city of Moncton, N.B, was named for British army officer Robert Monckton. Someone made a mistake on the spelling when it officially became a city.
The pit house is probably the oldest kind of home in Canada. Indigenous people dug a rectangle or circle about a metre deep and built a roof over top. The Shuswap people in what is now B.C. used logs and bark to make the roof, while the Thule people of the Arctic used whale bones. Both covered the top in earth.