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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

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 »

Great Indigenous Canadian artists

Kenojuak Ashevak, Bill Reid, and Daphne Odjig

Let’s get to know some distinguished Indigenous artists and their great contributions to Canadian culture and the arts (to see… Read more »

Notable Indigenous People in recent history

Tom Longboat, Richard Wagamese and Buffy Sainte-Marie

Many Indigenous men and women have made their marks in the fields of sports, politics, the arts and many others…. Read more »

5 notable Indigenous historical figures

Chief Tecumseh, St. Kateri, and Gabriel Dumont

As the original inhabitants of this land, it is undeniable that Indigenous Peoples played an instrumental role in forming the… Read more »

Recent About Canada Articles, CLB3-4

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

lady writing an exam

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

What is Canadian cuisine?

Variety of fresh ingredients

Canada’s first cooks, the Indigenous Peoples, are known to have used more than 500 plant species for food. They cultivated… Read more »

Who was Victoria and why do we celebrate her day?

Queen Victoria during her coronation

Many Canadians look forward to the May long weekend commonly known as Victoria Day. This day is also called May… Read more »

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Voting in Canada

Canadian flag billowing in the wind

Confused about the voting process in Canada? Attending this workshop will alleviate your confusion and provide you with a lot… Read more »

Rights and responsibilities of Canadian residents and citizens

Canadian flag billowing in the wind

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

What you should do before you arrive in Canada

Checklist for immigrating to Canada, beside Canadian flag

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

Raising a family in Manitoba

family of five enjoying the sun

Families make up the bedrock of every society. Come to this workshop to learn about raising a family in Manitoba.

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