The most populated provincial capitals in Canada are Toronto, Ontario; Edmonton, Alberta; Quebec City, Quebec; Winnipeg, Manitoba and Halifax, Nova Scotia as of 2015. The remaining capitals include Regina, Saskatchewan; St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador; Victoria, British Columbia; Fredericton, New Brunswick and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
The largest city in Canada, Toronto leads the nation in English media production, film, theatre and performing arts. The city remains a cultural and business hub. Called Canada's "Gateway to the North," Edmonton hosts over two dozen annual festivals due to its fairly dry climate. Quebec City maintains its European heritage through its architecture, art and focus on French culture.
Winnipeg is located in almost the center of North America. More than 100 languages are spoken in this transportation hub. Halifax is home to one of the world's largest natural harbors. One of the most urbanized areas of the country, the city offers beaches, cultural events and nightlife. Regina is known for its sunny weather and diverse economic endeavors, ranging from agriculture to oil.
St. John's is Canada's easternmost and oldest city. The harbor town is discovering new economic fortitude with off-shore oil drilling projects as of 2015. The small town of Victoria has become an international business exchange while preserving both British and Native American heritages of its residents.
With two universities and numerous technical schools, Fredericton is known for its information technology, engineering and environmental industries. Primarily a tourist destination, Charlottetown is a quiet beach community in the center of the island.