Friends were talking about their former life in the maritimes provinces of Canada. They left the maritimes because of hurricanes but came to the west coast of Canada only to experience a storm and 4 day long power outage.

Mum: I thought the maritimes were Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba?
Dad: No, the maritimes are the east coast provinces 

Mum: then what are Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manintoba?

Dad: THE PRAIRIES