CANADA Canada is a country occupying most of northern North America, extending from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world's second largest country by total area and shares the world's longest common border with the United States to the south and northwest.
National symbols of Canada The National Flag of Canada, also known as the Maple Leaf, is a red flag with a white square in its centre, featuring a stylized 11-pointed red maple leaf. The maple leaf is the characteristic leaf of the maple tree, and is an important national symbol of Canada The Royal Coat of Arms of Canada .
Politics Canada has a parliamentary government with strong democratic traditions. Parliament is made up of the Crown, an elected House of Commons, and an appointed Senate Canada is also a constitutional monarchy, with The Crown acting as a symbolic or ceremonial executive. The Crown consists of Queen Elizabeth II (legal head of state) and her appointed viceroys, the Governor General (acting head of state), and provincial Lieutenant-Governors
The capital of the country is Ottawa. But the largest city is Toronto. This city is home to over 5 million people. Toronto is the third largest English-speaking city after London and New York. Montreal is the second largest French-speaking city after Paris. Canada is over 40 times bigger than the UK and 18 times bigger than France. There are two official languages in Canada: English and French.
Ottawa Ottawa is the capital of Canada. One third of its people are French-speaking. It is located on the banks of the Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau rivers. Canada’s fourth-largest city is a complementary blend of urban and rural lifestyles, old and new neighborhoods, culture and heritage, business and government.
The Great Lakes The Great Lakes are a chain of freshwater lakes located in eastern North America, on the Canada – United States border. Consisting of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, they form the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth. They are sometimes referred to as the "Third Coast" by some citizens of the United States. Because of their size, some regard them as inland seas.
Lake Superior Lake Superior is the largest of the five Great Lakes of North America. It is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area and is the world's third-largest freshwater lake by volume
The Niagara Falls The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The falls are 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York and 75 miles (120 km) south-southeast of Toronto, Ontario, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York
Yonge Street Yonge Street is a major arterial street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and its northern suburbs. It was formerly listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest street in the world,and is a national historic site.
Animals Canada is known for its vast forests and mountain ranges and the animals such as moose, beaver, caribou, polar bears, grizzly bears, Canada goose, Canada Lynx, and the common loon.
Canadian Horse The Canadian Horse is an official Canadian symbol and commonly appears in images with the Mounties.
The Royal Ontario Museum The Royal Ontario Museum, commonly known as the ROM, is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is Canada's largest museum of world culture and natural history. The ROM is the fifth largest museum in North America, containing more than six million items and over 40 galleries. It has notable collections of dinosaurs, Near Eastern and African art, East Asian art, European history, and Canadian history. It has also hosted many travelling exhibits. The museum engages over 700 000 visitors each year.
The Canadian Museum of Nature The east face of the Victoria Memorial Museum Building Statues outside the museum
The Canadian National Tower The CN Tower, located in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a communications and observation tower standing 553.33 metres (1,815.4 ft) tall. It surpassed the height of the Ostankino Tower while still under construction in 1975, becoming the tallest free-standing structure on land in the world. On September 12, 2007, after holding the record for 31 years, the CN Tower was surpassed in height by the still-under-construction Burj Dubai.It remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Americas, the signature icon of Toronto's skyline, and a symbol of Canada., attracting more than two million international visitors annually.