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View Poll Results: Which Canadian province or territory has the nicest shape?
Nunavut 4 5.13%
Northwest Territories 0 0%
Yukon 1 1.28%
British Columbia 6 7.69%
Alberta 4 5.13%
Saskatchewan 12 15.38%
Manitoba 9 11.54%
Ontario 8 10.26%
Québec 7 8.97%
New Brunswick 9 11.54%
Nova Scotia 12 15.38%
Prince Edward Island 2 2.56%
Newfoundland and Labrador 4 5.13%
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Which Canadian province or territory has the nicest shape?

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I’m guessing this will be as popular as my “Great Canadian Pineapple Carving” thread.
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I’m guessing this will be as popular as my “Great Canadian Pineapple Carving” thread.
We will see! If not, too bad
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Yukon.
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I like Quebec the most because that huge half circle along Hudson bay could be a massive impact crater billions of years old.
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I like islands so PEI or Newfoundland (island only).
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I vote New Brunswick because I can, and nobody else will........

Nova Scotia is honourable mention because it makes geographic sense and resembles a lobster.

Saskatchewan is boring.
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1. Nova Scotia
2. PEI
3. Nunavut
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PEI. Can't argue with man-drawn imaginary lines when those happen to perfectly match the preexisting ("God-made") geography.

NL's borders shouldn't include Labrador; I'm certainly not voting for that. So PEI it is.
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I like Quebec the most because that huge half circle along Hudson bay could be a massive impact crater billions of years old.
It probably isn't, but it's not ruled out. It's certainly a unique region. The area on the Ontario side, the lowlands, has the lowest amount of gravity on earth, and that's likely due to a combination of the weight of the ice sheet pushing the land down so far, and the crust in the area being thinner, and close to a convective hot-spot.

I voted for Nova Scotia btw. Quebec was a close second.

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PEI. Can't argue with man-drawn imaginary lines when those happen to perfectly match the preexisting ("God-made") geography.

NL's borders shouldn't include Labrador; I'm certainly not voting for that. So PEI it is.
Nova Scotia doesn't really have any straight line borders either, its border with New Brunswick follows waterways for over half of its length, only being a straight line to cross the height of land.
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Quebec's shape would look even better if we had Labrador.

Newfoundland + Labrador as a "cut out" map is incredibly ugly and looks totally off. Though as a I said the shape of the island only is really cool.
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I vote New Brunswick because I can, and nobody else will........
Wrong, I voted for NB as well - not just because I live there but because it looks like a sheep if you turn it sideways!
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Wrong, I voted for NB as well - not just because I live there but because it looks like a sheep if you turn it sideways!
I did as well. I find this question rather silly, but my thinking was that New Brunswick is rather well shaped in terms of not being too big and having a shape that can justify a connected sense of infrastructure....there's no peninsulas or islands separated, it's just one mass.
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I would have thought that Saskatchewan would be the obvious answer. All the others look messy by comparison.
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Nunavut - For looking like a blood splatter pattern.

Runner up - NB for being square but not toooo square.
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Runner up - NB for being square but not toooo square.
NB is both the closest to a square and the closest to a circle.

I voted Sask. due to the clean lines.
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I would have thought that Saskatchewan would be the obvious answer. All the others look messy by comparison.
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NB is both the closest to a square and the closest to a circle.

I voted Sask. due to the clean lines.
Sask is atrociously unclean as a geometrical figure. At least Alberta has "square" borders + another well-defined border (the highest elevation line of a range), it's the one with the most appealing shape to my rational mind.
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Nunavut - For looking like a blood splatter pattern.
Kinda looks like a Shattered Texas.
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I posted this same question/poll a year and a half ago. Will be interesting to see how the results compare.
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Wrong, I voted for NB as well - not just because I live there but because it looks like a sheep if you turn it sideways!
I did as well, because it's where I was born. Never heard it described as a sheep though, it's always been a duck to me.
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