French Translations of Canadian Provinces and Territories

How do you say the Canadian provinces and territories in French?

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Here are the 13 Canadian provinces and territories as said in French. The six listed in italics are feminine. Knowing the gender will help you choose the correct definite article and geographical prepositions to use with each province and territory.

Alberta   Alberta

Colombie-Britannique   British Columbia

l'île du Prince-Édouard   Prince Edward Island

Manitoba   Manitoba

(territoires du) Nord-Ouest   Northwest Territories

Nouveau-Brunswick   New Brunswick

Nouvelle-Écosse   Nova Scotia

Nunavut   Nunavut

Ontario   Ontario

Québec   Quebec

Saskatchewan*   Saskatchewan

Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador   Newfoundland and Labrador

(territoire du) Yukon   Yukon (Territory)

*There seems to be a bit of confusion about the gender of Saskatchewan.

According to the government's official website and the Fransaskois (French-speaking inhabitants of Saskatchewan), the province is feminine, but many dictionaries and websites continue to err in claiming it is masculine.

Quiz: Gender of Canadian provinces and US states