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Which City in Canada?

Name these Canadian cities based on their starting letter and a description.
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: April 16, 2021
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First submittedMay 30, 2018
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Clue
Letter
City
Home of CN Tower and Canada's only Major League Baseball team
T
Toronto
Located on an island in the Saint Lawrence river
M
Montréal
Shares its name with British Columbia's largest island (but is not actually on that island)
V
Vancouver
1988 Winter Olympics host
C
Calgary
Most easterly provincial capital
S
St John's
Was given its present name in 1882 in honour of Queen Victoria
R
Regina
For nearly a decade, Wayne Gretzky electrified fans in this "Oil Capital of Canada"
E
Edmonton
The only city in the Northwest Territories
Y
Yellowknife
The only city in the Yukon
W
Whitehorse
Its inhabitants are known as Haligonians
H
Halifax
Most populous city on Lake Superior
T
Thunder Bay
Saskatchewan's biggest city
S
Saskatoon
This "city" in the Yukon (actually a town) was the epicenter of the Klondike Gold Rush
D
Dawson City
Nunavut's capital, only reachable by air or boat
I
Iqaluit
The fourth-most visited city in Canada, it shares its name with an American city
on the other side of the river
N
Niagara Falls
In 1864, this PEI capital hosted a conference to discuss Canadian Confederation
C
Charlottetown
Polar bears can be seen roaming the streets of this Manitoba port, which was
named after the 1st Duke of Marlborough
C
Churchill
The only fortified city in the U.S. or Canada, founded in 1608
Q
Quebec City
Its namesake national park was Canada's first, in 1885
B
Banff
This city at the western tip of Lake Ontario is part of Canada's "Golden Horseshoe"
H
Hamilton
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Level 86
Apr 3, 2020
People in Winnipeg are rioting over their exclusion!! (Well, not really since they are Canadian, but they're slightly peeved for sure.)
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Level 66
Apr 3, 2020
Same in Ottawa, the national capital that is no where to be seen.
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Level 91
Apr 3, 2020
Everyone knows Toronto is the capital :)
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Level 83
Apr 3, 2020
Some Canadians riot -- but a quiz isn't the same as a hockey game.
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Level 76
Apr 4, 2020
The Winnipeg General Strike was probably one of the biggest riots in Canadian history!
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Level 74
Apr 26, 2022
The strike - the biggest general strike in North American history - was virtually entirely peaceful. Except for the violence launched by the authorities, that is. If we want to call the state's actions riotous, I'm ok with that.
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Level 25
Jul 5, 2020
We're used to it.
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Level 74
Apr 26, 2022
Our inferiority complex has been seriously inflamed. Particularly since some of these aren't cities at all! Thanks for the quiz though.
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Level 76
Apr 4, 2020
Maybe yellow boxes?
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Level 76
Apr 4, 2020
Clue: "the only city in Yukon". Three clues later: "this city in the Yukon" . . .
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Level 75
Apr 4, 2020
From Wikipedia: Dawson was incorporated as a city in 1902 when it met the criteria for "city" status under the municipal act of that time. It retained the incorporation even as the population plummeted. When a new municipal act was adopted in the 1980s, Dawson met the criteria of "town", and was incorporated as such although with a special provision to allow it to continue to use the word "City", partially for historical reasons and partially to distinguish it from Dawson Creek, a small city in northeastern British Columbia. So now you know.
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Level 75
Apr 11, 2020
Which part of that extract above do you dispute?
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Level 27
Nov 1, 2020
Fun fact, the official name of Dawson City is "The Town of the City of Dawson". Officially it is a town, but it used to be a city. However after it lost city status, the name "Dawson City" remained. Hence, Dawson City, is a town.
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Level ∞
Apr 6, 2020
@WT2008. The clue says this exactly:

This "city" in the Yukon (actually a town)

You are deliberately misquoting the clue to make it seem that quiz is not making sense. Please don't.

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Level 73
Feb 25, 2021
I thought it was just a joke
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Level 51
Apr 4, 2020
Don't know anything about Olympics history, and got to the end of the quiz thinking "hmm surprised Calgary wasn't on here." Didn't think to try it for the only box I'd left empty.
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Level 73
Apr 6, 2020
The "Maid of the Mist" boat ride is no longer available on the Canadian side of the Niagara River. It has been replaced a few years ago by the Hornblower River Cruise.
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Level ∞
Apr 6, 2020
Updated the clue
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Level 76
Apr 6, 2020
NB is in tears.
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Level 86
Apr 11, 2020
Some day I will remember how to spell the capital of Nunavut beyond the first two letters, but today is not that day apparently
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Level 70
Apr 11, 2020
Minor quibble... accepting "St John" for St John's is a bit weird, because Saint John is a city in New Brunswick. (I know it's not a capital... just struck me weird.) Also, apropos of nothing at all, I really want to visit Iqaluit.
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Level 75
Apr 11, 2020
Fair point - I'll see if we can get that answer to require the "s" at the end to avoid quizzers flukimng the answer by answering the New Brunswickian Saint John.
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Level 75
Apr 11, 2020
Regarding visiting Iqaluit, in 2014 I did a 3-month road trip across Canada planning to visit all 13 provinces and territories. I missed out on three: Nunavut, because the cost of the only flights into and out of Iqaluit from (can't remember which) Toronto or Montreal was an eye-watering $2000 and I didn't want to spend that much for a 3-day visit; and Northwest Territories because the road to Yellowknife was closed by massive forest fires. The third miss was after I headed into Prince Edward Island for a couple of days, and I was so enchanted by it I stayed two weeks which ran me out of time to get to Newfoundland. So my journey's end was Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, where you can go back in time to the 1740's because its fortress is recreated as a town of that time with locals in period costume. Then I had to do a speedy drive back to Seattle, 6174 km away, to drop my rental car back before flying back home to NZ.
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Level 62
Apr 27, 2022
I was always wondering where St Johns Wort came from.
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Level 52
May 10, 2020
Banff is a town, not a city.
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Level 50
Apr 26, 2022
Very true. Since this quiz is about "cities" in Canada, Banff and Churchill should not be included as neither are cities. If the clues clearly mentioned they were not cities then it would not be misleading. There are many Canadian cities that are not featured in this quiz like Victoria, Winnipeg, Ottawa etc
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Level 51
Jul 2, 2020
As a Canadian, this was pretty easy, barely even needed to look at the letters.
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Level 42
Jul 20, 2021
OH? As a Canadian I barely looked at the clues, just the letters.
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Level 48
Nov 12, 2021
Agreed. There are not very many cities in Canada in the first place, so basically all you have to do is just think of Canadian cities that start with that letter.
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Level 60
Jul 28, 2020
I’ve BEEN to Niagara Falls and still missed it... maybe because of the fourth most visited city part. Thought it’d be higher, that the Thousand Islands were more of a tourist attraction. I knew it wasn’t Ganonoque (Thousand Islands town) but I didn’t think about Niagara, as I don’t think of it as a city (no offense to residents of Niagara). To be clear, however, I don’t think Ganonoque is a city either.
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Level 57
Oct 21, 2020
i got all but 2 and i live in the US
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Level 73
Feb 25, 2021
Same. I missed Dawson City and Churchill
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Level 63
Apr 26, 2022
I got all of them and live in the us. Apparently I know more about Canada then I thought
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Level 55
Apr 15, 2021
St John's is actually Canada's oldest city.
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Level 75
Apr 16, 2021
That's more of a grey area than a black-and-white one, so we tweaked the clue to be quite clear.
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Level 71
Apr 21, 2021
haha suck it Winnipeg.
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Level 71
Apr 21, 2021
Most beautiful city in Canada, Victoria, not listed ;)
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Level 42
Jul 20, 2021
Southern most City on Vancouver Island. Starts with V
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Level 33
Sep 1, 2021
so hard...
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Level 62
Dec 12, 2021
Can you accept Churchhill?
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Level 67
Apr 26, 2022
Can you accept "St John" and "Baanf"?
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Level 74
Apr 26, 2022
St. John is a small city in New Brunswick.
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Level 73
Apr 26, 2022
What about Bannf or Bbanf? I always remember the spelling, thanks to the Larry Storch character on F-Troop, "The Burglar of Banf-f" who pronounces the extra "f." Much less awkward than trying to punctuate an extra a or n.

And St John is an entirely different city than St John's.

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Level 73
Apr 26, 2022
Montreal used to have an MLB team. Winnipeggers might not appreciate this quiz, but they probably have plenty to complain a-boat already, between the crime and the -60° wind chill in the winter.
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Level 36
Apr 28, 2022
I feel under represented as an ottawan