C A N A D A
Looking for a place to visit? Look no further, Canada is the perfect place to go!
Canadian citizens are quite diverse, with about two thirds of the population coming from Europe. Many people are immigrants from Africa and Asia. Less than 5 percent are people of the First Nations, the first residents of Canada.
Where do most Canadians live?
Most Canadians live in southern Canada, along the U.S. border, in cities like Vancouver and Toronto.
Vancouver is often called Canada's "Gateway to the Pacific" because it is the largest port in the country, and trades heavily with Asian countries, and has a large Asian culture as many refugees who take up residence there.
Toronto is home to one-twelfth of Canada's population, but one-fourth of its immigrants. It's location makes it easy to trade via the Atlantic Ocean, and is the center of international trading, making everything much more interesting.
With such a large space, Canada has quite a few choices of traveling some other countries may not use as often.
Air travel is very big, as it is not only the quickest route, but it can also take one to more remote places that may not be safe to drive.
Canada's railway runs across the country, making it very efficient to get around the country. It can also be a lot cheaper than airplane tickets.
For that traveling between cities, one could always use a bus. If one doesn't have a car, it can be the only way going to smaller cities you can't access on train or airway.
Coastal areas can be hard to navigate, especially if you need to get to an island. This is where ferry rides can be of help. If you are travelling via car too, a ferry can transport vehicles so you don't have to leave it behind.
Whether you drive up to Canada from a southern country or you just feel the need to have a vehicle of your own, there's always the choice to rent a car or truck.
Language can often be a barrier for people. As many countries around the world though, many Canadians are actually bilingual, or they speak two languages. The most common two languages are English and French. But one should be careful, because Canadian French can differ from Traditional French quite a bit. Francophones, or the french-speaking people, use different punctuation and pronunciation than french used in France today. That is due to the accent people may have.
Arts and Entertainment
People of Canada have deep passion for the arts. In fact, unlike other countries, the government funds many types of arts. For example, the Canada Council for the Arts gives money to more than 8,000 artists and art organizations each year.
Many Canadians watch the same movies and shows as Americans do, and the two countries share many actors and actresses, like Jim Carrey and Céline Dion.
Most Canadian immigrants from the 1600's to the 1800's were European, but recently, more people have been arriving from Asia and South America. People of the same language tend to settle together in one area, thus creating many culture regions around the country.
Quebec is home to many french-speaking Canadians, and in Nunavut more than half the people are Inuit. In Vancouver, almost 16 percent of the residents are Chinese.
Equality and Justice
As a democracy, Canada's government is very responsible about protecting people's rights. For example, Pierre Trudeau added the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to the Canadian Constitution. The bill is quite like the U.S.' Bill of Rights. It protects everyone's rights, regardless of their race, religion, gender, age, or national origin.
Industry and Economy
The workforce of Canada is well-educated and very important to its economy. They produce many things, such as transportation equipment, processed food, chemicals, medicines, machinery, metal products, steel, and paper. There is also 4 parts of the economy, which is primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary industries.
Come to Canada! Find yourself enjoying its wonders and benefits.