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North America viewed from space, 2378

21st century-era political map of Earth

For the actor, please see Ron Canada. For the game company, please see Canada Games.

Canada was a North American country on Earth that bordered the United States. The northernmost areas of this country were located in the Arctic Circle. Canada's national flag was red supporting a central white band with a red, eleven-pointed maple leaf. People or items which had their origin in this country were called Canadians. The languages of this country included English and French. (TOS-R: "The Cage"; TNG: "Lower Decks"; DS9: "Blaze of Glory"; ENT: "First Flight")

One of the first Europeans to explore the area that would become known as Canada was Jacques Cartier, on behalf of France. An ancestor of Jean-Luc Picard commanded the second ship after Cartier's to explore the area. (PIC: "The Star Gazer")

During the 20th century, triticale, the root grain of quadrotriticale, was developed in Canada. (TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles")

In the late 20th century, the Canadian Space Agency was founded in cooperation with NASA for the training of astronauts in the latter's space shuttle orbiter program. One of the first graduates of this program was Marc Garneau of STS-41G. (ENT: "First Flight")

In 2024, Canada participated in the Europa Mission. (PIC: "Watcher")

In 2032, Canada took part in the Ares IV mission. (VOY: "One Small Step")

The Canadian flag could be seen on the Ares IV model, among others.

In 2154, Jonathan Archer suggested Canada and Norway as possible locations for Hoshi Sato to take respite following the Xindi incident. (ENT: "Zero Hour")

A 21st century-era political map of Earth was stored in the USS Enterprise's library computer in 2254. The North American continent was seen on this map. This map was among the materials viewed by the Talosians when they scanned the Enterprise computer. (TOS-R: "The Cage")

Sam Lavelle's grandfather was Canadian, and he was mistakenly informed by Ben that William T. Riker was also from that country. In an attempt at small talk, Lavelle mentioned to Riker that his grandfather was from Canada, but when he asked Riker if he grew up there too, he stated that he was actually from Alaska. Lavelle was reduced to stating that both Canada and Alaska "get a lot of snow," which Riker conceded. (TNG: "Lower Decks")

Michael Eddington's family was also from Canada. A once family heirloom of Eddington's was a 22nd century one dollar coin which he dubbed his "lucky loonie". (DS9: "Blaze of Glory")

In an alternate timeline, Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King was used in a 1944 Nazi propaganda newsreel as an example of a "financial profiteer." (ENT: "Storm Front, Part II")


Due to its geographic location, Canada harbored no tropical diseases, which made it a good vacation spot for people who wanted to avoid such medical issues. (ENT: "Zero Hour")

In the 21st century, Canada comprised ten provinces, including Alberta; and three territories. (TNG: "The First Duty")

Deep Space 9 briefly possessed a Starfleet runabout named the USS Yukon, named after the Yukon River which runs through the Yukon Territory and the US State of Alaska. (DS9: "Sons of Mogh", "By Inferno's Light") In 2375, this station had another runabout, the USS Gander, named after the Gander River in Newfoundland, site of an Allied Air force base from the early days of World War II. (DS9: "Penumbra")

The crew of the USS Voyager coined a corridor of Borg-free space the "Northwest Passage", which was named after the unmarked water "trail" for boats in the Arctic Ocean between islands of the Northwest Territories, used as the shortest route around the North American continent. (VOY: "Scorpion")

In 2365, Toronto City Hall appeared in the Iconian gateway found on the planet Iconia. (TNG: "Contagion")

During the 24th century, Calgary remained a tourism destination, particularly for Starfleet Academy cadets who enjoyed skiing. (TNG: "The First Duty")

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Background information


Canada was the first location where Star Trek ever aired. The series premiere of Star Trek: The Original Series, "The Man Trap", aired in Canada on the CTV network on September 6, 1966, two days before it aired on NBC in the United States.[1] At the time, Canadian stations often aired TV programs earlier than American stations did ("pre-release"); since Canadian viewers could often pick up American transmissions directly, this avoided competing with the American stations for viewers and advertising revenue.[2]


Star Trek: Discovery is largely shot in Canada, particularly in and around Toronto, both in studios and on location. As a result, many of its cast members are Canadian (see Canadian for a list of Canadian Star Trek actors). Also, Star Trek Beyond was filmed in Vancouver.

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London Kings

During the 21st century, London, Ontario may have been the home of the professional baseball team, the London Kings, who were established in "The Big Goodbye" and "If Wishes Were Horses". It is equally likely the team could have been based out of London, England, United Kingdom.

"The Cage" maps

The maps used in the original "The Cage" were published in the early 1960s. It is probable that Canada was labeled on two 20th century-era political map of Earth used in the original "The Cage". However, due to the poor quality of the image and the inability to access the source material, this is far from certain.

Decades later, a Central Intelligence Agency map, which was used in the remastered "The Cage", was published either in April 2007 [3] or September 2008 [4]. The difference, which was not noticeable at the resolution of the image from the episode, was the addition of Kosovo, which gained its independence between the releases. The label "Canada" was not legible to the viewer.

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