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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

9 multicultural holiday celebrations you may not be aware of

Did you know that people celebrate more than Christmas during the holiday season in Canada? By holiday season I mean… Read more »

Why do we celebrate with pumpkins, ghouls and other scary stuff on Halloween?

Halloween light projection on old house

Is it your first time to celebrate Halloween in Canada? Then you’ll be in for a spectacle! If it’s already… Read more »

What is Canadian cuisine?

Variety of fresh ingredients

The first cooks in Canada, the Indigenous Peoples, are known to have used more than 500 plant species for food…. Read more »

Canadian citizenship: Your rights and responsibilities as a citizen

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Canadian citizens enjoy rights and freedoms that are inscribed in Canada’s human rights codes and in the Canadian Charter of… Read more »

Recent About Canada Articles, CLB3-4

Easter celebrations all over the world

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In the religious sense, Easter is a Christian celebration commemorating the resurrection Christ. Today, it is considered a secular holiday… Read more »

Related Activities

What you should do before you arrive in Canada

Canadian flag billowing in the wind

Attend this workshop to learn what you should do before you move to Canada!

About Canada

Canadian flag billowing in the wind

These workshops provide an introduction to life in Canada.

Idiom Set: Holidays & Celebrations

Fireworks in a dark sky.

In this idioms set you’ll find Canadian idioms relating holidays and celebrations that are observed in Canada. Click on each… Read more »

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