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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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The Indian Act was created by the Canadian government in 1867. This Act is a set of rules that allows… Read more »

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Before Canada became a country, the British government made treaties (legal agreements) with the Indigenous people who lived on Turtle… Read more »

4 facts about the Canadian accent

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Do Canadians have a distinct accent? What is the Canadian accent, and where does it come from? Keep reading to… Read more »

How do people see Canadians? Talking about Canadian stereotypes

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Have you ever wondered how the world sees Canadians? Before coming here, I thought Canadians were funny, easy-going and kind…. Read more »

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5 facts you need to know about the Indian Act

Young people on Orange Shirt Day

The Indian Act was created by the Canadian government in 1867. This Act is a set of rules that allows… Read more »

The Indian Act and why you need to know about it

Indigenous man at the Canadian Aboriginal Fetsival

Before Canada became a country, the British government made treaties (legal agreements) with the Indigenous people who lived on Turtle… Read more »

5 things you need to know about National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Here’s what you need to know about Canada’s newest holiday: It… Read more »

Did you know that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in Canada? (and other Thanksgiving facts)

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Canada was the first country in North America to celebrate Thanksgiving. In fact, the Indigenous Peoples of Canada have been… Read more »

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