Although Amazon Echo is still not officially available in Canada, you are amongst the few lucky that managed to get one for Christmas. You might have glanced at the quick-start guide, but beyond the basic setup, did you know that there are already a few Canadian-centric Skills for Alexa?

What are Skills? They are basically apps that can be added to your Echo device. Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, provides these capabilities, or Skills, that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice. Examples of Skills include the ability to play music, answer general questions, set an alarm or timer, and more.

Skills can be added via the Alexa app (iOS or Android) or directly from the Alexa web site (echo.amazon.com). See how to get the Alexa app in Canada.

Canada KnowledgeCanada Knowledge

Fun facts aboot friendly Canada that you m-eh or m-eh not know.
Invocation Name

Canada knowledge

Interaction Examples

Alexa, ask Canada knowledge to tell me a fact
Alexa, ask Canada knowledge for a fact
Alexa, launch Canada knowledge

Weird Canada FactsWeird Canada Facts

Weird Canada Facts – Whacky, Weird, and Wild eh? A set of weird but fun facts about Canada!
Invocation Name

weird Canada facts

Interaction Examples

Alexa, open Weird Canada Facts
Alexa, ask Weird Canada Facts to tell me a fact
Alexa, ask Weird Canada Facts to give me a weird Canadian fact

Finally, just in time for ski season:

Snow Report for Canada Olympic ParkSnow Report for Canada Olympic Park

The Canada Olympic Park Snow Report brought to you by SnoCountry provides the latest ski and snowboarding conditions for Canada Olympic Park.

The Canada Olympic Park Snow Report brought to you by SnoCountry brings you the latest snow fall, snow surface conditions, base depth, trail, and lift operations information.
Invocation Name

canada olympic park

Interaction Examples

Alexa, ask Canada Olympic Park for the snow report
Alexa, open Canada Olympic Park
Alexa, ask Canada Olympic Park for latest conditions

Not satisfied? Check out these previously posted Canadian Skills: 3 Echo Skills (Apps) Made for Canada, eh

Find more Skills for you Amazon Echo device: https://www.alexaskillstore.com