Can you name every single settlement in Canada which is considered a "city" according to the individual provinces and territories? As you type the cities in, they will be highlighted on the map below. Good luck!
Must be legally considered a city, municipalities, villes and other designations do not count!
All population data is the most recent avaliable by city proper
I have made a new quiz for all 223 villes of Quebec! Maybe after seeing it, some commenters will better understand why it is a standalone quiz and not part of this one :)
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Nova Scotia has three "regional municipalities", including Halifax, Cape Breton and Queens County. However, these are recognised as former cities and therefore they are not included. Think of this as the Canadian version of the UK Cities quiz. On the other hand, Quebec uses the term 'ville' as an umbrella term for both cities and towns. I could not included either province as I had to stick to objectivity/legal definition here.
Keep in mind that cities are defined by the province (hence the lack of consistency), and some smaller cities used to be much more prominant.
I've also shaded in orange any region which has the full extent of the city itself. Some counties/other rural areas are goverened as cities and therefore coloured orange.
After that ....nothing
Québec's cities do indeed include some which contain extensive land areas after rounds of amalgamations by the provincial government. As always, Québec and Ontario copied each other in their silly little rivalry. Thus Ontario and Québec amalgamated many municipalities at the same time so Ontario also has overly extensive cities. Montréal famously "de-amalgamated" to city limits between its old self and the provincial government's decree that had the entire urban island as the official city of Montréal.
It's funny, because there's definitely places in Ontario that are a lot bigger than some of the ones listed, but they are probably considered towns still.
I must ask though, if you include single tier municipalities like Haldimand and Norfolk County, shouldn't Chatham-Kent be included as well? As a former Chathamite I was disappointed to see it omitted.
date (city) 2021 Census of Population
Airdrie January 1, 1985 74,100 61,581 +20.3% 84.39 878.1/km2
Beaumont[AB 1] January 1, 2019 20,888 17,457 +19.7% 24.70 845.7/km2
Brooks[AB 2] September 1, 2005 14,924 14,451 +3.3% 18.21 819.5/km2
Calgary[AB 3] January 1, 1894 1,306,784 1,239,220 +5.5% 820.62 1,592.4/km2
Camrose January 1, 1955 18,772 18,742 +0.2% 41.67 450.5/km2
Chestermere[AB 4] January 1, 2015 22,163 19,887 +11.4% 32.83 675.1/km2
Cold Lake October 1, 2000 15,661 14,976 +4.6% 66.61 235.1/km2
Edmonton[AB 5] October 8, 1904 1,010,899 933,088 +8.3% 765.61 1,320.4/km2
Fort Saskatchewan July 1, 1985 27,088 24,169 +12.1% 56.50 479.4/km2
Grande Prairie January 1, 1958 64,141 63,166 +1.5% 132.71 483.3/km2
Lacombe September 5, 2010 13,396 13,057 +2.6% 20.59 650.6/km2
Leduc September 1, 1983 34,094 29,993 +13.7% 42.25 807.0/km2
Lethbridge May 9, 1906 98,406