Canada is a country located to the north of North America that to the south with the United States. With its 9,984,670 square km of territory, it becomes the second largest country in the world just behind Russia. It is a confederation with ten provinces and three territories , governed by a constitutional parliamentary monarchy.
Canada had 32.7 million inhabitants in 2006 (83% white, European or descendant). Of all those, 45% are of British origin and 27% of French origin. As is logical then, the two official languages are English and French.
Living in Canada ensures you lived for many years. Life expectancy is nothing more and nothing less than 80 years.
With regard to culture, this American country has one of the highest percentages of literacy, 99.9%.
Another fact to take into account is that the average number of children per woman is very low, only 1.61.
As we have said before, Canada is made up of 10 provinces and 3 territories. They are as follows:
Provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
Territories: Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon.
Canada has a reputation for being a cold country. Nothing is further from reality. Winters can turn into real bad drinks due to the very low temperatures that in some places in the north can reach -50 degrees Celsius . Ice storms or snowstorms can become your daily bread and butter.
Summers are between pleasant and hot. In areas like Montreal it can exceed 30 degrees Celsius. In other places like Vancouver, temperatures tend to stay between 5-25 degrees Celsius.
In the interior of British Columbia there are two extreme situations . In summer it can exceed 40 degrees while in winter temperatures can stay below 15 degrees.
Canada, a country as we have commented with a high degree of culture and literacy, has numerous museums distributed between the cities of Montreal, Quebec and Vancouver.
Montreal Museums :
Canadian Center for Architecture
Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Point de Calliere Museum
Museums of Quebec:
Naval Museum of Quebec
Temiscamingue Lake Fossil Center
Vancouver Museums :
Van Dusen Botanical Garden
Vancouver Art Gallery
HR MacMillan Space Center
Events that you cannot miss
– Bard on the Beach Shakespeare festival in Vancouver (British Columbia)
– Banff Summer Arts Festival in Banff, Alberta
– Calgary Jazz Festival in Calgary (Alberta)
– Folk on the Rocks in Yellowknife (Northwest Territories)
– Celtic Colors International Festival in Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare festival
Many Canadian cities have public transportation to help you get around. Buses represent the majority of transport fleets, but in some cities there are also trams, trolleybuses, maritime buses and trains. The major cities with subway, subway, or light rail service are Vancouver (SkyTrain), Calgary (CTrain), Edmonton (LRT), Toronto (subway), Ottawa (O-Train), and Montreal (subway).
Regular travel tickets cost about $ 2 per adult and can be purchased at subway stations and some convenience stores. You can usually pay the fare in cash, rather than using bills. Several cities offer one-day, multi-day, or monthly transit passes that allow unlimited travel for a specified period.
Other data of interest:
Telephone prefix: +1
Internet domain: .ca
Canadian dollar currency
Nominal GDP: Ninth position
Most populous city: Toronto