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There is more to Canada than meets the eye. Aside from its lakes and legendary winters, the country is renowned for its friendly, fun-loving and welcoming people. Read more and find out why Canada has consistently come out as number one in the list of countries with the best reputation.


Quick Facts

  • The name Canada originated from a Saint Lawrence Iroqouian word kanata which means settlement or village.
  • Hockey and Lacrosse are Canada’s national sports.
  • The national symbol for Canada is the maple leaf.

 

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Did you know that Canada is the second largest country in the world? It also has the longest coastline. Learn more about Canada’s geography, climate, history, economy, and government here: General information.

Get a general idea about Canada by watching this video (Introduction to Canada):

Here is a brief overview of Canada’s land and climate, seasons, and cities provinces and regions.

Get a description of Canadian Regional Geography from the pacific coast to the arctic from Your Canada. You can also learn about Canada’s culture, history, and more from this site.

Here is a kid-friendly version of Canadian Geography from kidport reference library.

Learn more about Canadian Heritage – its languages, history and celebrations, the Canadian identity, arts and culture, sports and more.

To understand what it is to be a Canadian, and learn how diverse Canada is, read Who We Are.

Getting ready for the cold climate? You will be surprised to learn that Canada’s climate is as diverse as its landscape. Read all about its four distinct seasons from studycanada.ca.

Want the most recent local weather forecast? Get it from Environment Canada.

Get an overview of how the country is run and the people who run it from this article: Canada’s three levels of government.

Newest About Canada Articles

5 steps to getting a Canadian passport

Open passport on top of Canadian passport

Congratulations on being a new Canadian citizen! You will realize that the next step, especially if you regularly travel abroad,… Read more »

Curious about cannabis? Here’s what you need to know about cannabis in Canada

leaves of cannabis sativa plant

First off, what is cannabis? Cannabis is commonly known as marijuana. It is from a plant called Cannabis sativa. This… Read more »

Know Canada’s political parties

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What is a political party? It is “an organization one of whose fundamental purposes is to participate in public affairs… Read more »

Canadian Indigenous art

Whistler Peak's Inukshuk

What do you think of when you hear “Indigenous or Aboriginal Art”? Do you have visions of totem poles? Do… Read more »

Recent About Canada Articles, CLB3-4

Curious about cannabis? Here’s what you need to know about cannabis in Canada

leaves of cannabis sativa plant

First off, what is cannabis? Cannabis is commonly known as marijuana. It is from a plant called Cannabis sativa. This… Read more »

Did you know that Canada Day used to be called Dominion Day?

Painting of Fathers of Confederation

Of course you know that July 1 is Canada Day, the country’s birthday. But did you know that the celebration… Read more »

Taking your citizenship test? 5 tips to ace it

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You finally received your notice to appear to write the citizenship test. This is another step closer to your goal…. Read more »

5 benefits of becoming a Canadian citizen

Upper portion of a Canadian passport

Thinking about applying for citizenship? Or are you planning on renewing your PR card? One would think that the eventual… Read more »

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Voting in Municipal Elections in Manitoba

Winnipeg City Hall, Manitoba Canada

Voting in any election may seem a little confusing at times. Municipal elections are no exception. Attend this workshop to… Read more »

Voting in Provincial Elections in Manitoba

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Voting in Federal Elections in Canada

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Voting in Canada. Does the thought of this seem overwhelming or complicated? Join this workshop to learn how uncomplicated it… Read more »

Rights and responsibilities of Canadian residents and citizens

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Attend this workshop to learn everything you need to know as a resident or citizen of Canada!

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