Population: 37,59 Millions Aprox.
Currency: Canadian Dollar CAD
Principal Cities: Ottawa, Ontario, Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Alberta y Nueva Scotia.
Curious information: second-largest country by total area in the world, Famous Canadian celebrities include Justin Bieber, Michael Buble, James Cameron, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion, Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, Mike Myers, Ryan Reynolds and William Shatner.
Famous Canadian rock and rollers include Bryan Adams, Paul Anka, the Guess Who, Rush, Steppenwolf, The Barenaked Ladies, Alanis Morissette, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Neil Young and Avril Lavigne.
Things to do:
1. Attend a hockey game: Hockey (ice hockey, for those of you unacquainted with North American speak) is unambiguously the most popular sport in Canada.
If the ticket costs for the NHL are out of your league, or if you’re in one of the smaller cities or towns with no NHL team, there’s still good hockey on show in one of the other leagues. Check out junior teams playing in the Canadian Hockey League, for a sample of the atmosphere at a fraction of the price.
2. Try skiing or snowboarding: It’s expensive and painful (at least at first), but boy is it fun. The feeling of finally “cracking it” and staying upright while hurtling down a mountain with the wind whizzing past your ears is an adrenaline rush you’ll want to experience over and over again.
Canada’s major cities — especially cities out west — are all within an hour or two of some of the finest ski resorts on the continent, and when it dumps snow, it’s time to hit the slopes.
Soon enough you’ll be praying for the end of autumn and for the first thick blanket of snow, and winter may soon become your favourite season.
3. Get into the festival spirit: Festival lovers will have no shortage of things to do in Canada. This is festival country, from coast to coast and even in the North.
Each July, Montreal hosts its annual Complètement Cirque, or circus festival, along with the largest jazz and comedy festivals in the world. It’s the perfect time of year to visit Quebec’s metropolis.
Edmonton is simply known as ‘Canada’s Festival City’. Further west on the Pacific coast, you have Vancouver’s Festival of Light, and these photos give you a flavour of how amazing it is. There are also smaller music and culinary festivals on Vancouver Island.
No matter where you are and no matter what time of year it may be, you’re pretty much guaranteed a good time.