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This partial list of provicial and territorial nicknames in Canada compiles the aliases, sobriquets and slogans that the provinces and territories are known by (or have been known by historically), officially and unofficially, to provincial and territorial governments, local people, outsiders or their tourism boards or chambers of commerce.

Provincial and territorial nicknames can help in establishing a provincial or territorial identity, helping outsiders recognize a community or attracting people to a community because of its nickname; promote provincial or territorial pride; and build community unity. They are also believed to have economic value, but their economic value is difficult to measure.

Some unofficial nicknames are positive, while others are derisive. The unofficial nicknames listed here have been in use for a long time or have gained wide use.

Alberta[]

  • "The Princess Province"
  • "The Energy Province"
  • "The Sunshine Province"
  • "Wild Rose Country"

British Columbia[]

  • "The Pacific Province"
  • B.C

Saskatchewan[]

  • "Land of the Living Skies"
  • "The Wheat Province"
  • "The Bread Basket of Canada"

Manitoba[]

  • "The Keystone Province"
  • "Friendly Manitoba"

Ontario[]

  • "The Heartland Province"
  • "The Province of Opportunity"
  • "Yours to Discover"

Quebec[]

  • "La Belle Province" (French for "The Beautiful Province")
  • "Je me souviens"(French for "I remember")

New Brunswick[]

  • "The Picture Province"
  • "The Loyalist Province"

Nova Scotia[]

  • "The Land of Evangeline"
  • "Canada's Ocean Playground"

Prince Edward Island[]

  • "Spud Island"
  • "Million Acre Farm"
  • "The Garden Province"
  • "Abegweit"
  • "Minegoo"
  • "The Island"

Newfoundland & Labrador[]

  • "The Rock"

Northwest Territories[]

  • "Canada's Last Frontier"
  • "Land of the Polar Bear"
  • "North of Sixty"

Yukon[]

  • "The Land of the Midnight Sun"

Nunavut[]

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See also[]

  • List of city nicknames in Canada