Eastern Canada

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This article is about the grouping of all provinces east of Manitoba. For the grouping of the Maritime Provinces with Newfoundland and Labrador, see Atlantic Canada.
Eastern Canada, defined politically.

Eastern Canada (also the Eastern provinces) is generally considered[by whom?] to be the region of Canada east of Manitoba, consisting of the following provinces:

Ontario and Quebec define Central Canada, while the other provinces constitute Atlantic Canada. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island are also known as the Maritime Provinces.[1]


Ottawa, Canada's capital, is located in Eastern Canada, within the province of Ontario. The capitals of the provinces are in the list below.


The Canadian Press defines Eastern Canada as everything east of and including Thunder Bay, Ontario.[2]


The total population of this region is about 23,082,460, or about 70% of Canada's population. Most of the population resides in Ontario and Quebec. The region contains 3 of Canada's 5 largest metropolitan areas, Toronto being the fourth largest municipality in North America.

Largest metropolitan areas

The population of each province, from greatest to least is here.


Eastern Canada is represented by 213 Members of Parliament (106 in Ontario, 75 in Quebec, and 32 in the Atlantic Provinces) and 78 senators.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Maritime Provinces". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Canadian Press Style Guide. Canadian Press. 1995. p.471

Coordinates: 47°11′22.96″N 70°8′12.19″W / 47.1897111°N 70.1367194°W / 47.1897111; -70.1367194