Alberta, Canada

A layer of semi-transparent clouds covers most of this Aqua MODIS image, making it look like a watercolor painting instead of the true-color image of mid-western Canada that it is. Stretching across the top of the image is the Northwest Territory, while British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan line up below from west to east. Marching southeast at the bottom of the image are the northern reaches of the Rocky Mountain Ranges, and scattered throughout the image are a few fires, marked by red dots. This image was acquired December 24, 2002.
Source: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Snow in central Canada

Winter weather is beginning to move across Central Canada. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite captured this true-color image of snow in Manitoba and Saskatchewan on November 15, 2003. The normally milky waters of Lake Winnipeg, image center, blend into the white landscape, making it difficult to see the contours of the lake. In the upper right corner, ice seems to be forming along the shores of the Hudson Bay.
Source: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Newfoundland

Snow blankets Newfoundland Island and the Newfoundland and Quebec provinces in this true-color Terra MODIS image from December 7, 2002. The snow contrasts sharply against the deep blue of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Atlantic Ocean, both of which are mostly obscured by clouds.
Source: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

British Columbia

As the snow melts off the Coast Mountains, and late spring begins to turn to summer, the coast of British Columbia, Canada has turned a brilliant emerald green, though hints of winter’s brown remain in the north. Offshore in the center of the image are the Queen Charlotte Islands, a mountainous archipelago of over 150 islands. White airplane contrails streak over the Pacific Ocean near the shore, accompanied only by scattered wispy clouds. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this scene on June 3, 2004.
Source: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Satellite Image, Photo of Northeast Quebec and Labrador

Northeast Quebec and Labrador. This true-color MODIS image shows the Northeast Quebec and the Ungava Bay (left) as well as part of Newfoundland and the Labrador Sea (right.)
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Satellite Image, Photo of James Bay in Spring, Canada

James Bay, Canada, sits off the Hudson Bay and is between Ontario and Quebec. Spring has not yet melted the ice in its waters, though the ice is very cracked. This MODIS true-color image was acquired April 9, 2002
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Satellite Image, Photo of Hudson Bay, Canada

Hudson Bay, Canada. James Bay, Canada, sits off the Hudson Bay and is between Ontario and Quebec. Spring has not yet melted the ice in its waters, though the ice is very cracked. This MODIS true-color image was acquired April 9, 2002
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Satellite Image, Photo of Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Quebec

Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec. This true-color MODIS image shows the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Quebec, Canada. The round shape in the upper middle of the image is Reservoir Manicouagan, which is a lake that formed in a meteoric impact crater that formed 214 million years ago. This image was acquired March 18, 2002.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Satellite Image, Photo of Hudson, James Bays, Quebec

Hudson, James Bays, Canada May 1991. The southern end of Hudson Bay (lower left) and its southern extension James Bay (upper right), are visible in this southeast-looking view. Cloud cover partially obscures the different sized ice floes that can be found mainly in the south central section of Hudson Bay. The large, white, smooth-looking features east and west of the water are probably snow covered ice that are adjacent to the shorelines of Quebec (top) and Ontario (bottom). The dark areas within Hudson and James Bays show the extent of open water in spring (May). Akimiski Island is the island near the western side of James Bay (upper right corner).
Source: National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA/JPL/NIMA