Canada is by size, the largest country in North America. Second in the world overall ,behind only Russia. Renowned worldwide for its vast, untouched landscape. Its blend of cultures and multifaceted history. Canada is one of the world’s wealthiest countries and a major tourist destination. Must See In Canada!
Must See In Canada
Canada is a land of vast distances and rich natural beauty. Economically and technologically, and in many other ways she closely resembles her neighbour to the south. The United States, although there are significant differences between the two countries.
While both countries have a long and continuing history of colonialism over the Indigenous people of their countries. Canada is perfectly happy with its British heritage and many Canadians are proud of this. Much of Canada’s current built environment. And influence has come primarily from immigrants from two European nations, Britain and France.
Canada’s official measurements are metric. However some people, especially those aged 40 and over, will still use the imperial system for many things. One of the most common holdovers from the imperial system is the use of feet and inches for measurement of short distances and heights. And especially the use of pounds for masses, even among younger Canadians.
However in the province of Quebec, the metric system is used more widely by the population. You will still hear older Canadians use the term ‘mile’ when referring to informal distances. And may also give temperatures in Fahrenheit when referring to pools and hot tubs. All weather forecasts will be in °C. Except for border towns such as Windsor and Niagara Falls where media often give weather forecasts in °F.
Quebec is one of the most unique regions in Canada. And for that matter, North America. Originally settled as part of New France. Quebec is culturally distinct from the rest of Canada. French is the dominant language. Unlike the rest of the country, and the province is known for great cultural sites like Quebec City’s Winter Festival. Montreal’s classic architecture, and maple syrup and poutine.
Montreal is also the second largest French-speaking city in the world. Though through centuries of influence from both the British and the French, its inhabitants have developed a distinct sense of identity.
The third largest city is Vancouver. A centre for trade with the Pacific Rim countries and the principal western gateway to Canada’s developing interior. The Vancouver Metropolitan Area, also known as “The Lower Mainland” or the “Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD)”, is not really one city but many. Due to a steady increase in population in the last 20 years these cities have grown together and are often collectively known as Vancouver even though technically this is not the case.
Spectacular By Nature offers the following description of the Lower Mainland as it relates to the city of Vancouver. The city is on the western-most part of a peninsula that is a major extension of the Fraser River’s delta. Several self-governing urban areas called municipalities make up Greater Vancouver. Six of them-Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody-are east of Vancouver. North Vancouver and West Vancouver (located on the “North Shore”) are to the north of Vancouver, separated from it by Burrard Inlet.
Capital of the province of Ontario, southeastern Canada. It has the most populous metropolitan area in Canada. And as the most important city in Canada’s most prosperous province. Is the country’s financial and commercial centre.Its location on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, which forms part of the border between Canada and the United States, and its access to Atlantic shipping via the St. Lawrence Seaway and to major U.S. industrial centres via the Great Lakes has enabled Toronto to become an important international trading centre.
The site of the city is almost uniformly flat. Although 3 to 4 miles (5 to 6 km) inland there is a fairly sharp rise of some 40 feet (12 metres). The shoreline elevation of the former glacial Lake Iroquois. Streets are laid out in a grid. Although the pattern is modified to some extent by diagonal roads roughly following the shoreline. The central business areas are located around Bloor and Yonge streets and Yonge and Queen streets.
The name Ottawa comes from the Algonquin word adawe – which means to trade, so it’s always been an important business centre. Ottawa is the seventh coldest capital in the world. Others that are colder include in order of coldest first are Ulaan-Baatar in Mongolia, Astana in Kazakhastan, Moscow, Helsinki, Reykjavik in Iceland and Tallin in Estonia. Nearly half the population is under the age of 35 – making it one of the youngest cities in the country.
The beautiful Château Laurier Hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of Charles Melville Hays, the president of the company that built the hotel. Hays died on the Titanic, 12 days before the hotel’s opening. As the capital city of Canada, Ottawa has Canadian culture at its best. It has the best National museums, galleries and concert halls. For nature lovers there are parks, rivers, lakes, beaches. Nearby in fact, there is a wild-life park that showcases all the famous animals of Canada, such as wolves, bears, beavers and deer.