From Ellesmere Island to Pelee Island, from Tofino to St. John’s, we’ll show you where it all happened. You’ve read about all kinds of interesting people and events in Kayak. Get clicking to see where in Canada you’ll find them.

PM Connections

Nunavut: Jean Chrétien was Prime Minister when Nunavut came into being in 1999, but Brian Mulroney was PM when an agreement was signed with the Inuit to create their own territory.

Northwest Territories: Sir Wilfrid Laurier sent representatives to the NWT in 1897 to make sure Canada could claim the territories, especially the Arctic islands.

Yukon Territory: John Diefenbaker pushed the idea of building the Dempster Highway from Dawson Creek to Inuvik back in the late 1950s. After lots of debate and delay, it was officially opened in 1979.

British Columbia: John Turner, our oldest living PM, lived in Rossland and in Vancouver, as well as in Ottawa. Kim Campbell was born in Port Alberni and grew up in Vancouver.

Yellowhead, Alberta: Joe Clark represented this area west of Edmonton for 24 years but served as Prime Minister for less than one year.

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan: Although Diefenbaker lived in Fort Carlton and Saskatoon, he was widely known as “the man from Prince Albert,” where he moved in 1924. There is a centre named after him at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

Manitoba: Sir John A Macdonald was Prime Minister when Manitoba became a province in 1870, mainly because the Métis under Louis Riel demanded representation in Ottawa.

Ontario: John A. Macdonald was born in Scotland but lived in Kingston. Lester Pearson grew up just north of what is now Toronto. Arthur Meighen was from near London, William Lyon Mackenzie King was from Kitchener and Stephen Harper grew up in Toronto’s west end.

Quebec: More Prime Ministers have come from Quebec than any other province or territory: Sir John Abbott, Laurier, Louis St. Laurent, Pierre Trudeau, Brian Mulroney, Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin.

Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick: R.B. Bennett was born in this tiny community on the Bay of Fundy, south of Moncton. He is the only Prime Minister to be buried in England.

Prince Edward Island: Future Prime Ministers Sir Charles Tupper and Macdonald attended the Charlottetown Conference in 1864 that led to the creation of Canada.

Nova Scotia: Sir Robert Borden was born in Grand Pré and represented both Halifax and Kings County in the House of Commons.

Newfoundland and Labrador: Louis St. Laurent was Prime Minister when Newfoundland and Labrador became part of Canada in July, 1949.

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