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Latter-day Saint Temples in Canada


The temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are separate and distinct from their meetinghouses. There many thousands of Latter-day Saint churches and meetinghouses in the world, but relatively few temples.

Below is a list of provinces and territories in Canada, and whether or not there is a temple there.


Province or
Territory
Province
Population
Temples
Ontario 11,004,800Toronto
Quebec 7,270,400Montreal
British Columbia 3,724,100--
Alberta 2,727,300Cardston; Edmonton
Manitoba 1,131,800--
Saskatchewan 1,013,600Regina
Nova Scotia 935,800Halifax
New Brunswick 759,100--
Newfoundland & Labrador 582,700--
Prince Edward Island 135,600--
Northwest Territories 39,672--
Yukon 29,700--
Nunavut 25,000--



Sources: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and various sources. Map: CIA, U.S. govt. Used with permission.

Comments:
There are currently six temples in Canada. There are large temples in Cardston, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario. Small temples are in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Regina, Saskatchewan; Edmonton, Alberta and Montreal, Quebec. The additional small temples have been added to so that members throughout Canada will not have to travel as far to go to a temple. There are now temples in 5 out of 13 Canadian provinces/territories.

Provinces or territories with very small populations and even smaller Latter-day Saint populations, such as Nanavut, Yukon, and Northwest Territories, are unlikely to become the locations of temples in the forseeable future.

In other, more populated provinces the majority of the population will be reasonably close to temples in other provinces or in the U.S. Members in Vancouver, British Columbia, for example, will continue to be in the Seattle, Washington temple district. Members in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick will be able to go to the temple in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Nevertheless, some of the distances in Canada are considerable, and it would not be surprising to see future temples announced in other major cities when they have a sufficient Latter-day Saint population.

With 6 temples Canada will have more temples than any other nation except the United States (with over 50) and Mexico (with 12).


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