There are several ways of determining the centre of Canada giving different locations.
There is a sign on the Trans-Canada Highway at 96°48'35"W (slightly east of Winnipeg) proclaiming it the longitudinal centre of Canada; in effect, the north-south line midway between the extreme points of Canada on the east and west, including islands (including Newfoundland since 1949). This is 20 minutes west of the location given by the Atlas of Canada, however.
Intersection of latitude and longitude
The intersection of these two lines is one definition of the centre point of Canada, as explained by the Atlas of Canada's website:
The centre of Canada can be measured in many ways. The most readily understood would be by taking the mid-point of the extremities of the Canadian landmass section, above. The resulting location Yathkyed Lake in Nunavut, west of Hudson Bay.is located just south of
Pole of inaccessibility
The pole of inaccessibility of Canada (the point furthest from any coastline or land border) is near Jackfish River, Alberta at 34-115-17-W4 (Latitude: 59°2′ 60 N, Longitude: 112°49′ 60 W). (Pole of inaccessibility says 59 1 48 and 112 49 12.)
- "Center Of Canada". wikimapia.org.
- "The Atlas of Canada - Frequently Asked Questions About Canada". 22 January 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-01-22.