Your Guide to Summer Camp Provinces in Canada
Canada has long been considered one of the most picturesque countries in the world and for good reason.
The famous Aurora Borealis can be seen from numerous points across the country and is a bucket list item for just about every single person in the world. The likes of Lake Louise in Banff, Alberta can be regularly be found on lists of the world’s most beautiful places, whereas the striking Canadian Rockies also plays host to many worldwide visitors. Throw in some of the world’s best ski resorts and eclectic cities and it’s very simple to see why everyone wants to visit all the provinces in Canada.
After years of building relationships with summer camps around the country, Camp Canada provides the opportunity of a lifetime to work and travel each of the provinces in Canada, meaning not only will you be making an incredible impact on the lives of children, but you’ll also have earned money to see parts of the world that few of your mates will have done.
Plus, one of the huge positives of working at a summer camp in Canada is that you don’t even need to go through the visa lottery which is the IEC. Provinces in Canada actively encourages summer camp staff to make a difference, so you only need a work permit, which the Camp Canada team will help you through.
This will help you allow you to work at hundreds of summer camps across most of the provinces in Canada. With it being one of the largest countries in the world, each province has its own distinct personality and unique history. With Camp Canada having summer camps in nearly all provinces, there’s something to suit everyone for summer 2020, so here's a complete list of Canadian provinces.
Capital City: Victoria
- It’s the third most populous province in Canada, with an estimated population of 4.7 million
- The largest city is Vancouver, which is the third-largest in Canada
- It has over 600 provincial parks, with 7 national parks
- It’s home to Whistler, which is one of the most famous ski mountains in the world
- British Columbia has about 10 percent of Canada’s land surface
Number of Camp Canada Summer Camps: Up to 20
Description: From the whale migrations in the Pacific Ocean, to the endless hiking trails towering from the Rocky Mountains, British Columbia has it all when it comes to epic scenery. Defined by the Pacific Ocean and the mountainous ranges, ‘BC’ is the ultimate area for the adventurous.
Capital City: Edmonton
- It’s the fourth most populous province, with nearly 4 million people located here
- It’s home to the famous Rocky Mountains
- It has 76 provincial parks and 5 National Parks
- Also located here is Banff, famous for its incredible scenery and the gorgeous Lake Louise
- The first city in Alberta was called Medicine Hat, incorporated on May 9th, 1906.
Number of Camp Canada Summer Camps: Up to 20
Description: This is where those stunning stock photos of the Canadian Rockies are all taken and where you’ll spot an incredible range of wildlife - moose, bears, beavers, mountain goats, elk, and caribou, to name just a few. Another outdoor province, you’ll never be short of opportunities to connect with nature in Alberta.
Capital City: Regina
- Saskatchewan has a very unique shape in the fact that it follows the lines of longitude and latitude, therefore having a geometrical shape
- It has more roads than anywhere else in Canada, with over 150,000km, meaning it could circle the equator over 4 times
- With over 2000 hours of sunshine on average, it’s the sunniest place in Canada.
- It has nearly 100,000 lakes
- A lake called little Manitou has a mineral density three times more than the ocean, so you can float very easily on the water
Number of Camp Canada Summer Camps: Up to 5
Description: If you’re looking for incredible sunsets across endless skies, a classic country lifestyle, and the home of the famous Canadian Mounted Police, then Saskatchewan is the place for you. Steeped in history and culture, you can learn a lot about the background of the country.
Capital City: Winnipeg
- Another province full of water, Manitoba has over 100,000 lakes throughout.
- Little Limestone lake is the largest marl lake in the world (where the colour changes dependent on temperature)
- The town of Churchill, Manitoba, is considered to be in the top 3 places in the world to observe the Aurora Borealis.
- Winnie the Pooh was inspired by a black bear called Winnie, affectionately names after the capital city Winnipeg.
- It’s also known as the Heart of Canada, as it is, quite literally, located at the heart of Canada geographically!
Number of Camp Canada Summer Camps: Up to 5
Description: Another place with wide-open skies and stunning sunsets, Manitoba is also home to the best freshwater fishing spots, where the forested Canadian Shield meets the classic prairies.
Capital City: Toronto
- Ontario is absolutely huge, with an area larger than France and Spain combined.
- In Toronto, 51% of residents were born outside of Canada and it has over 140 languages/dialects spoken throughout.
- It is the most populous Canadian province, accounting for 40% of all Canadians.
- The province has around a quarter of a million lakes.
- It’s clearly a creatively artistc province, with it being the home of comedians such as Jim Carey, Mike Myers and Dan Aykroyd, singers such as Alanis Morisette and Shania Twain and then musicians such as Justin Bieber.
Number of Summer Camps: 75+
Description: Home to Toronto, the cultural hub of Canada where there’s always new things around the corner, Ontario also houses the famous cottage country (the Muskokas) where the people are friendly and the lakes are endless. Ontario is one of the most populous areas of Canada and thats reflected in the fact that Camp Canada work with over 75 summer camps in the province.
Capital City: Quebec City
- Although Quebec City is the capital, many mistake the more famous Montreal as the capital
- Over 95% of the population is French speaking, yet a third of the population can speak both French and English
- It’s home to the Montmorency Falls, which is even 30 metres higher than the Niagara Falls.
- Old Quebec is surrounded by fortified walls, which were given UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1985.
- The famous Canadian dish poutine originated in Quebec.
Number of Summer Camps: 10+
Description: This is the French-speaking population of Canada (don’t worry, they also speak English) and is home to some of the most flavoursome food in the world - poutine, maple syrup, crêpes - and some epic mountain ranges less travelled by tourists. If you want to match flavour with scenery and culture, then Quebec is for you.
Capital City: Halifax
- Due to its shape, it’s almost completed surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.
- No area of Nova Scotia is any more than 60km away from the ocean.
- The name is Latin for ‘New Scotland’
- There is a small island off the coast called The Sable Island, which is only occupied by wild horses.
- The capital, Halifax, is closer to Dublin, Ireland than it is to Victoria, BC.
Number of Summer Camps: Up to 5
Description: The east-coasters are, in my Canadian opinion, the nicest Canadians out there. It is also the place where you’ll find incredibly fresh seafood and the stunning Cabot Trail seaside highway, which is one of our top 5 scenic Canadian Road trips.
Other Provinces in Canada (and the 3 Canadian Territories)
There are also a few other absolutely stunning provinces in Canada, where at the moment, we don't currently have summer camps through Camp Canada (although watch this space, they're coming soon!).
There are also 3 further territories, which are also known for their stunning beauty. Below is the remaining list of Canadian provinces and Canadian territories, so have a read to see if any of these sound like a bit of you.
New Brunswick - New Brunswick is one of the states that borders the United States and is known for it's incredibly picturesque coastline, which is interspersed by loads of different lighthouses.
Prince Edward Island - Don't be fooled by the name, Prince Edward Island (or PEI) isn't just one island, it's actually loads, with over 230 littler ones making it up. That being said, it's then the smallest province in Canada.
Newfoundland & Labrador - This double-barrelled province in Canada is made up of the island of Newfoundland and then the mainland part of Labrador. It also displays the size of Canada, that they are closer to Ireland than what they are to their Canadian friends in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Yukon - Northwest Territories - Unsurprisingly, you can find the Northwest Territories in the, yep you guessed it, the northwest region of the country. Another spot known for spotting the Northern Lights, the Northwest Territories also plays home to Nahanni River, which runs through the spectacular Nahanni National Park Reserve.
Nunavut - Easily one of the world's most remote locations, Nunavut is where adventurers and explorers come to get off the beaten track. Although it's the newest province in Canada, it is absolutely huge, in fact it is the largest province in Canada.
Wherever you get placed, you’re in for an unforgettable summer. With hundreds of summer camps across the country, you have an unrivalled opportunity to make a difference and become an explorer of the unknown in your own right.
Applications are well underway for summer 2020 in Canada, so if you’re wishing to work and travel in Canada, now is the time to apply. Job fair season is fast approaching and interviews are already underway, so if you’re ready to commit to having the best possible summer, now is the time to apply and secure your perfect summer camp job at a province in Canada.