Discover Canada's Capitals
Canada's capitals are special places filled with memorable experiences. They reflect our identities as residents of provinces and territories and our national capital reflects our identity as Canadians. The capitals are where we learn about our provinces, our territories, and our country.
The capitals are where we celebrate who we are: our values, our accomplishments, our diversity and our ties to our country. The capitals represents the many faces of our mosaic, nourish our connection to the land that we cherish, and provide us with an authentic experience of our heritage. In our capitals, we honour our past and look to a shared future, and strengthen ourselves collectively as Canadians.
Canada's capitals are alive with stories that emphasize our history, our heritage and our cultures. We preserve them so that our young people will have the opportunity to visit their capitals and to add their own stories. This will encourage a sense of pride in their provinces and territories and in their country, and an appreciation of peoples' achievements.
Established as the Yukon's capital city in 1953, the City of Whitehorse is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada. Named the Wilderness City, Whitehorse is nestled on the banks of the famous Yukon River and is surrounded by rugged mountains and pristine lakes
As the capital of the province of British Columbia, Victoria has been blessed with a wealth of natural and man-made treasures, including remarkable heritage architecture framed by ocean views and mountain vistas.
Edmonton is an energy city fueled and driven by the passion, spirit and spark of its more than 800,000 citizens. Backed by a strong commitment to an environment where cultural, social, recreational and business opportunities flourish, Edmonton embraces the rich cultural mosaic that makes up the city.
At the edge of the Arctic, in the heart of the wilderness, lies a city of youth, energy, adventure and prosperity. Yellowknife is a culturally rich capital thriving with diversity, and home to about 20,000 people.
Known as the “Queen City”, Regina is the capital of the province of Saskatchewan. It is a beautiful oasis on the prairies with more than 350,000 hand-planted trees and has a variety of attractions and events that take place year-round for residents and tourists alike to enjoy.
Winnipeg has been described as the “cultural cradle of Canada” and offers an array of talented artists, significant architecture, award-winning musicians and athletes, and legendary festivals and cultural events.
Iqaluit is Nunavut’s capital and Canada’s coolest arctic city! Whether you are a resident or a visitor, Iqaluit has a lot to offer. The city of Iqaluit is a vibrant community and home to Iqalummiut, a diverse mix of people from across Nunavut, Canada and around the world.
Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Established as a City in 1834, Toronto became the capital of Ontario when the Province was created at Confederation in 1867.
National Capital Commission
Building on more than a century of experience, the NCC provides unique value in the Capital Region by fulfilling three specific roles: long-term planner of federal lands, principal steward of nationally significant public places, and creative partner committed to excellence in development and conservation.
Commission de la capitale nationale
La CCN tire parti de plus d’un siècle d’expérience. Ce faisant, elle donne une valeur unique à la région de la capitale en remplissant trois rôles précis: planificatrice à long terme des biens fonciers fédéraux, intendante principale des lieux publics d’importance nationale, partenaire créative engagée envers l’excellence en aménagement et en conservation.
Canada’s Capital Region is situated at the confluence of the majestic Rideau, Gatineau and Ottawa rivers. It comprises the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau, and is home to over 1.2 million residents — making it the fourth-largest city in Canada.
Quebec City is the capital of the Province of Quebec and is home to over 516,000 people. The city is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. It is celebrated internationally for its incredible French culture, rich history, and extraordinary beauty.
Fredericton is the capital of the province of New Brunswick and is home to over 56,224 residents. An important cultural, artistic, and educational centre for the province, Fredericton is home to two universities, the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, and cultural institutions such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the York Sunbury Museum, and The Playhouse—a performing arts venue.
As the Birthplace of Confederation and the capital of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown has earned national and provincial historic prominence and was awarded the Prince of Wales Leadership Award for demonstrating its firm commitment to the merits and value of heritage preservation.
The gateway to Atlantic Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia is a modern port city with small-town charm. Whether you visit in the spring, summer, fall or winter, there truly is something for everyone to enjoy.
An extraordinary experience awaits you in beautiful St. John’s where days are relaxed, nights are lively and the smiles are always warm. History, culture, stunning coastal scenery, icebergs, whales and some of the most spectacular hiking trails on the planet – there’s so much to see and do you’ll want to make the most of your visit, soaking up every moment with memories that will last a lifetime.