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The Land of Maple leaf – Canada

Known as the "The Land of Maple Leaf" Canada is the northernmost country in North America. It is also the most desirable country for immigrants in the world due to its very diverse social environment. The Canadian government encourages the coexistence and development of multiculturalism, allowing different ethnic groups to retain their own cultural traditions and customs while respecting the cultural characteristics of other ethnic groups. Ethnic inclusiveness is a major feature of Canadian life, which has also established a friendly and harmonious society. Canada has ten provinces and three territories, and it is one of the countries with the largest number of cities selected as the world's best places to live.

Canada's major cities enjoy a pleasant climate with four distinct seasons and mild temperatures. In January, the average temperature ranges from -5°C in Toronto to 3°C in Vancouver. In July, the average temperature ranges from 17°C in Vancouver to 20.5°C in Toronto. This pleasant climate and unique natural beauty have earned Canada the title of "most livable city for human beings" many times. The best season for traveling in Canada is from May to October, when visitors can enjoy blooming flowers and beautiful greenery, as well as the vibrant colors of autumn when the maple leaves are fully dyed in October. Even after the peak tourist season, winter in Canada offers a variety of exciting and healthy activities, including skiing, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, ice skating, hot springs, and aurora viewing.

Canada has six time zones. The easternmost time zone is located in Newfoundland, which is three and a half hours behind Greenwich Mean Time. It is followed by the Atlantic Time Zone, Eastern Time Zone, Central Time Zone, Mountain Time Zone, and the westernmost Pacific Time Zone. The Pacific Time Zone is eight hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and sixteen hours behind Hong Kong.

Population: about 38.13 million

Capital City: Ottawa, Ontario

National Day: Canada Day - July 1st

Official Language: English and French

Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Important Industries: automobile manufacturing, pulp and paper production, iron and steel, machine and equipment manufacturing, mining, petrochemical production, and agriculture and forestry.

Canada does not have a specific national flower. But since the eighteenth century, the maple leaf has been regarded as a representative of Canada. After the Canadian flag was finalized in 1965, the maple leaf became a symbol of Canada.

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Canada is the second-largest country in the world, covering a total area of 9,970,610 square kilometers. Its location ranges from 41°-83° north latitude and 52°-141° west longitude. It borders the Pacific Ocean in the west, the Atlantic Ocean in the east, and the Arctic Ocean in the north, making it a country that claims territory up to the Arctic. It faces Greenland, the Danish territory in the northeast, and borders the United States in the south and northwest. The border is 8,892 kilometers long, making it the longest undefended border in the world. Canada has ten provinces and three territories:

  • Alberta |English 
  • British Columbia |English
  • Manitoba |English
  • Newfoundland and Labrador |English
  • New Brunswick |English & French 
  • Northwest Territories |English
  • Nova Scotia |English
  • Nunavut |English
  • Ontario |English
  • Prince Edward Island |English
  • Québec |French
  • Saskatchewan |English
  • Yukon |English & French

Everything You Need to Know About Canada

Maple syrup is one of nature's most glorious and delicious ingredient. Every spring, Canadians participate in a tradition called "tapping," where maple trees are carefully selected and small taps are inserted into their trunks. As the trees thaw after a cold winter, the sap rises through the taps and flows into buckets that hang from the trees. The sap is then boiled down into the nutty maple syrup that we all know and love. It takes approximately 40 liters of sap to make one liter of pure maple syrup, which is why Canadians treat this sweet golden nectar with such affection. Maple syrup is commonly sprinkled on muffins, bacon, steak, chicken, eggs, salads, and just about anything else you can imagine.

Poutine is a special fast food dish in Quebec, Canada. Walking on any street in Montreal, you will hardly see someone who does not have a plate of poutine in hand. This beloved Canadian snack consists of French fries and cheese curds, topped with gravy. Not only is it delicious, but it is also officially certified, and you can find it everywhere, from movie theaters to gourmet restaurants.

When it comes to American sports, people think of basketball, but when it comes to Canada, ice hockey must be the first thing that comes to mind. The Canadian people's love for ice hockey culture has been deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. In Canada, usually the biggest names are not actors, singers or politicians, but hockey players. Why is this sport that Canada, from national politicians to preschool children love from the bottom of their hearts, so popular?

First of all, the climate is a necessary condition. It is winter from about November to the end of March every year. Large-scale outdoor sports are basically ice hockey. In terms of promoting ice hockey, the Canadian government has also invested in the construction of major ice hockey venues for the public to use. In terms of system, Canada has also done a very good job. From elementary school to high school, every school must have an ice hockey club. Many Canadians start learning to play ice hockey when they are more than 2 years old.

Outdoor recreational activities such as skiing, hiking, biking, and rock climbing are a big part of Canada. According to the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) list of outdoor adventure cities, Vancouver is number one. Only 115 kilometers from the world-class Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort, and only a short drive from the famous rock-climbing resort Squamish, and there are mountain biking trails everywhere, it is no wonder that Vancouver is one of the most suitable for combining nature and sports. A place where teaching is fun.

As the country with the second largest territory in the world, Canada has a large amount of natural land. With more than 40 national parks and national reserves, covering 300,000 square kilometers, including lakes, rivers, mountains, forests, glaciers and coastlines, the natural scenery alone can amaze travelers.

Canadians are humble, friendly and helpful. Standing on the corner of any Canadian city, you can ask any pedestrian for directions, and they will answer enthusiastically. Studies have shown that Canadians often use "assuming, sure" such as "could be" or "not bad" to relieve tension, especially when discussing more controversial or offensive topics. Canadians don't like to brag about themselves and are used to apologizing to others, even for a very small mistake. When there is a hand pushing the door, the person who entered before will definitely help the person behind to pull the door until the next person takes over.

  • Eh
    • Just add "eh" to any sentence and it instantly becomes a friendly question. "It is a very nice day out today, eh?" "Yes, it is."

  • Loonie
    • When Canadian one-dollar coin came out in the early nineties. No one really knows what to call it. Everyone saw a photo of Loon on it, so they naturally called it Loonie. Canadians like things that rhyme, so the two-dollar coin is called Toonie.

  • Tuque
    • Only Canadians in the world call woolen hats (knitted hats) tuque, and almost everyone wears such a hat in the cold winter.

  • Washroom
    • Canadians think “go to the toilet” sounds a little rude, so they prefer to say “go to the washroom”.

  • Double Double
    • Whether you've been to Canada or not, Tim Hortons (or Timmies as the locals affectionately call it) has become a coffee shop brand known all over the world. Double Double is also Canadian slang for ordering coffee, meaning double milk and double sugar. By the way, Tim Hortons was founded by hockey legend Tim Horton.

  • Two-Four
    • A box of 24 bottles of beer is simply called "Two-Four".

  • Hydro
    • Electricity is called “Hydro” by many Canadians, which is a short form for hydroelectricity. That's because most of the electricity generated is by using hydro dams.

  • Knapsack
    • A knapsack is a smaller backpack, but people use this term mostly in Canada to refer to what others call backpacks or daypacks.

  • Zed
    • Zed is the name of the letter Z. The pronunciation zed is more commonly used in Canadian English than zee.

  • Molson Muscle 
    • A pot belly or beer belly is called a “Molson muscle” in Canada. This is because Molson is a popular Canadian brand of beer. For example, he came back from his holiday with a Molson muscle.