Eastern Cities of Canada

major Canadian citiesThe Eastern cities of Canada are known for their history, culture and legislation. The provinces of Eastern Canada, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, are known for their rolling hills, covered in Boreal forest trees. The Eastern cities of Canada were the first to be founded by European settlers, and therefore contain the oldest history of Canada’s formation as a country. Cities such as Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto are Eastern Canadian landmarks that are areas of a great deal of interest and fascination.

Montreal, Quebec is not the capitol city of the province, but it is the largest, as well as being the second largest city in Canada. It is located on a large island. With an official city population of over 1.5 million, and a metropolitan area population of over 3.5 million, Montreal is ranked as the seventh largest city in North America. Unlike the other provinces of Canada, the official language of Quebec is French, and a majority of households in Montreal are French speaking, making it one of the most bilingual cities in Canada. With a very high quality of life and a city center of rich culture and economy, it is not had to see why Montreal is a desirable place to live.

Ottawa, Ontario is more than Canada’s fourth largest city; it is also the country’s capitol. With a population just shy of one million, Ottawa is Canada’s technological and political capitol. Ottawa is also known for its multiculturalism, diversity and high level of education, containing a number of cultural and educational institutions. It is a model city for how it is run, with a high quality of life and very little unemployment.

Toronto, Ontario is the province’s capitol, Canada’s largest city and one of the world’s most diverse cities. It is located in the southern part of the province on the shore of Lake Ontario. Its official population lies at approximately 2.6 million residents, while its greater metropolitan area is home to 5.5 million residents. Toronto is the financial and entrepreneurial capitol of Canada, as well as home to the greatest number of immigrants and ethnicities in Canada.