Four Corners (Canada)

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The red dot on the map indicates the location of the Four Corners of Canada.

With the creation of Nunavut on April 1, 1999, Canada gained its only "four corners". It is located at the rough intersection of the boundaries of Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, around at 60°00' north, 102°00' west, on the southern shore of Kasba Lake. It is in remote northern wilderness, hundreds of kilometers from any road, railway, or airport.

The point is marked by a meter high aluminum obelisk. The obelisk was erected in 1962 (prior to the creation of Nunavut) to mark the intersection of the boundaries of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, the District of Mackenzie and the District of Keewatin.

Interestingly, the site is not a true four corners, as the Northwest Territories-Nunavut boundary is a few hundred feet northeast of the Saskatchewan-Manitoba line.

See also


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