Visit Canada – General info
Country name – Canada
Population – 35,158,300 increasing by 1 person every 1:14
Currency – CAD $ (Canadian Dollar)
Here are some answers to some of the most common questions you may have about Canada:
Where is it?
Canada is a country in North America with 10 provinces
(Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan)
and 3 territories
(British North America, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia)
Canada extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean in the most northern part of the continent.
Or find America on the map and head upwards. (You really should visit Canada)
What is the capital?
As there are 10 different provinces there are 10 different capital cities
These capital cities are as follows:
Alberta – Edmonton
British Columbia – Victoria
Manitoba – Winnipeg
New Brunswick – Fredericton
Newfoundland and Labrador – St. John’s
Nova Scotia – Halifax
Ontario – Toronto
Prince Edward Island – Charlottetown
Quebec – Quebec City
Saskatchewan – Regina
What is it like in Canada?
With Canada the second destination on my itinerary I didn’t really know what to expect but WOW what a place, Canada was awesome, I met some of most friendly people I had met, experiences some amazing breath taking views, got to check out loads of natural wildlife and had a fantastic experience.
It all started when I turned up in Toronto Ontario on a Sunday with nothing open, with no Canadian Dollars, with nowhere booked to stay and with no idea where to go to after a 10 hour Greyhound Bus journey from New York.
Once I got off the bus I had a bit of a walk around and eventually stumbled upon an ATM, guess what though…this particular ATM didn’t want to accept my debit card, luckily there was another one over the road that did. It was quite random walking round a city as big at Toronto when there was nothing particularly after spending a week in NYC.
Eventually I found a police car parked up and asked them where the nearest hostel was, not my usual approach but I wasn’t exactly in the best position to ignore the opportunity. The police men must have wondered what a couple of random people were doing wandering about on a Sunday and approaching a police car but luckily they were more than happy to help and so began my journey just head round the corner and there is one on the right…obviously! ha ha
I was in Canada for quite a while and in the end it was probably longer than I originally planned, I cant say I am disappointed but I certainly was when I had to leave!
Canada is awesome the scenery was out of this world and varied massively from one side of Canada to the other.
If you visit Canada you will not be disappointed as they really do have it ALL, amazing mountain ranges, some of the largest lakes in the world, old growth forests and all sorts in-between.
People were hugely helpful, friendly and easy to meet which makes your experience so much better and it wasn’t long before I felt like a local….hey.
Wildlife really was just that “Wild” you could be driving around, out on a bike or just wandering about and it wouldn’t be long before you would discover a Birds, Deer, Elk, Raccoon, Squirrel, Bear, Rams, Chipmunks, Beavers, Moose and if you went out to sea Whales, Seals and birds. I think you get the picture….
Want to visit Canada yet? Can I come….
What is Canada known for?
I am sure Canada is known for many different reasons but here are some examples to whet your appetite…
• The Rockie Mountains
• Maple Syrup
• Ice Hockey
• The cross Canada train “The Canadian”
• The Baden Powell Trail
• Friendly people
• The Calgary Stampede
Canada shares the same head of state as the UK – Queen Elizabeth II
Do they speak English if I visit Canada?
There are 2 main languages in Canada English and French where over 85% have a working knowledge of English and only 30% French.
It really will depend on where you go as if you head to Quebec and head for Montreal the main language is French.