Canadian Prairies

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The Canadian Prairies (usually referred to as simply the Prairies in Canada) is a region in Western Canada.wikipedia
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Alberta

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It includes the Canadian portion of the Great Plains and the Prairie Provinces, namely Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
With an estimated population of 4,067,175 as of 2016 census, it is Canada's fourth most populous province and the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces.

Saskatchewan

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It includes the Canadian portion of the Great Plains and the Prairie Provinces, namely Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Saskatchewan is a prairie and boreal province in western Canada, the only province without a natural border.

Great Plains

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It includes the Canadian portion of the Great Plains and the Prairie Provinces, namely Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
The Canadian portion of the Plains is known as the Canadian Prairies.

Manitoba

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It includes the Canadian portion of the Great Plains and the Prairie Provinces, namely Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
It is often considered one of the three prairie provinces (with Alberta and Saskatchewan) and is Canada's fifth-most populous province with its estimated 1.369 million people.

Western Canada

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The Canadian Prairies (usually referred to as simply the Prairies in Canada) is a region in Western Canada.
British Columbia is culturally, economically, geographically, and politically distinct from the other parts of Western Canada and is often referred to as the "west coast" or "Pacific Canada", while Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba are grouped together as the Prairie Provinces and most commonly known as "The Prairies".

British Columbia

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Geographically, the Canadian prairies extend to northeastern British Columbia, but this province is not included in a political manner.
The northern, mostly mountainous, two-thirds of the province is largely unpopulated and undeveloped, except for the area east of the Rockies, where the Peace River Country contains BC's portion of the Canadian Prairies, centred at the city of Dawson Creek.

Edmonton

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The Prairie starts from north of Edmonton and it covers the three provinces in a southward-slanting line east to the Manitoba-Minnesota border.
His expeditions across the Canadian Prairies were mainly to seek contact with the aboriginal population for establishing the fur trade, as the competition was fierce between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company.

Prairie

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The prairies in Canada are a temperate grassland and shrubland biome within the prairie ecoregion of Canada that consists of northern mixed grasslands in Alberta, Saskatchewan, southern Manitoba, as well as northern short grasslands in southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan.
The Canadian Prairies occupy vast areas of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.

Calgary

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The zones around the cities of Regina and immediately east of Calgary are also very dry.
It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies, roughly 299 km (185 mi) south of the provincial capital of Edmonton and approximately 240 km (150 mi) north of the Canada–United States border.

Grande Prairie

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Settlement continued unabated even into the 1930s during the Dust Bowl era because the Peace Region was able to escape the severe drought conditions that plagued the Canadian Prairies further south at the time.

Lethbridge

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Its high elevation of 929 m and close proximity to the Rocky Mountains provides Lethbridge with cooler summers than other locations in the Canadian Prairies.

Medicine Hat

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As Medicine Hat receives less precipitation annually than most other cities on the Canadian Prairies and plentiful sunshine (it is widely known as "The sunniest city in Canada"), it is a popular retirement city.

Winnipeg

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It is on the eastern edge of the Canadian Prairies in Western Canada and is known as the "Gateway to the West".

Geography of Canada

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Although the Prairie Provinces region is named for the prairies located within Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the physical geography of the three provinces is quite diverse, consisting of portions of the Canadian Shield, the Western Cordillera and the Canadian Interior Plains.
Boreal forests prevail throughout the country, ice is prominent in northerly Arctic regions and through the Rocky Mountains, and the relatively flat Canadian Prairies in the southwest facilitate productive agriculture.

Brandon, Manitoba

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It is located in the Canadian Prairies and resides in the aspen parkland ecoregion of the prairies.

Tornado

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Approximately 72% of tornadoes in Canada are seen across the prairies due to the capability of summer thunderstorm precipitation to mechanically mix with the air adjacent to the relatively flat surface of the region.
This area extends into Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairie Provinces, although southeast Quebec, the interior of British Columbia, and western New Brunswick are also tornado-prone.

Aspen parkland

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Both lie in the northern area of the Palliser's Triangle, and are within aspen parkland a transitional prairie ecozone.
The aspen parkland biome runs in a thin band no wider than 500 km through the Prairie Provinces, although it gets broader to the west, especially in Alberta.

Ukrainian Canadians

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During their settlement, the prairies were settled in distinct ethnic block settlements giving certain areas distinctively Ukrainian, German, French, or Scandinavian Canadian cultures.
Self-identified Ukrainians are the plurality in several rural areas of Western Canada.

French Canadians

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During their settlement, the prairies were settled in distinct ethnic block settlements giving certain areas distinctively Ukrainian, German, French, or Scandinavian Canadian cultures.
Besides the Québécois, distinct French speaking ethnic groups in Canada include the Acadians of the Maritime Provinces, the Brayons of New Brunswick, and the Métis of the Prairie Provinces, among other smaller groups.

Métis in Canada

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They gave rise to the Métis, working class "children of the fur trade."
While people of Métis culture or heritage are found across Canada, the traditional Métis "homeland" (areas where Métis populations and culture developed as a distinct ethnicity historically) includes much of the Canadian Prairies.

Music of Canada's Prairie Provinces

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These influences are also evident in the music of Canada's Prairie Provinces.
The city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the musical centre of the Canadian Prairie Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, having produced artists like Neil Young, The Guess Who, Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Crash Test Dummies, Fresh City, and many others.

Chernozem

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The southwestern Canadian prairies, supporting brown and black soil types, are semi-arid and highly prone to frequent and severe droughts.
The other stretches from the Canadian Prairies in Manitoba through the Great Plains of the US as far south as Kansas.

Dominion Land Survey

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The DLS is the dominant survey method in the Prairie provinces, and it is also used in British Columbia along the Railway Belt (near the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway), and in the Peace River Block in the northeast of the province.

First Nations

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The oldest influence on Prairie culture are the First Nations, who have lived in the area for millennia.
Living conditions for Indigenous people in the prairie regions deteriorated quickly.