Canada is located on the North American continent. Canada is bordered by the Arctic Ocean and the Hudson Bay to the north, the Labrador Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the United States to the west and south. Canada, second largest country in the world in area (after Russia), occupies roughly the northern two-fifths of the continent of North America. Canada shares a 5,525-mile- (8,890-km-) long border with the United States (including Alaska)—the longest border in the world not patrolled by military forces—and the overwhelming majority of its population live within 185 miles (300 km) of the international boundary.
Canada has been an influential member of the Commonwealth and has played a leading role in the organization of French-speaking countries known as La Francophonie. It was a founding member of the United Nations and has been active in a number of major UN agencies and other worldwide operations.
The northern part of Canada is extremely cold, with summer lasting less than two months, but almost all Canadians live near the southern border where the weather is warmer. … Summers are warm and humid. High temperatures in summer are around 79°F and in winter 32°F. It rains on average 7 days a month year-round.
Top three things to do/see in Canada
Take a trip to Niagara Falls; one of the wonders of the world
Niagara Falls, Ontario, is a Canadian city at the famous waterfalls of the same name, linked with the United States by the Rainbow Bridge. Take in breathtaking views as you immerse yourself in one of the most iconic natural wonders of the world.
Explore Banff National Park
Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, a picture-perfect mountain town and village, abundant wildlife and scenic drives come together in Banff National Park – Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system. Over three million visitors a year make the pilgrimage to the park for a variety of activities including hiking, biking, skiing and camping in some of the world’s most breathtaking mountain scenery. Banff is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Take a Bike Ride around Stanley Park
Ideally situated on a peninsula at the northwestern edge of downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park is one of the city’s main tourist destinations, attracting approximately 8 million visitors each year. Featuring lovely beaches, miles of well-maintained paved and dirt trails; the perfect cycling spot.
Visit Vancouver and treat your taste buds to mussels, oysters, wild salmon, Dungeness crab, spot prawns or any other form of locally-caught seafood. Vancouver’s location puts it in prime position to reap the fruits of the sea, and seafood is very much a part of the city’s food culture.
If you love the idea of Canada, then be sure to check out about the stunning Canadian Lakes on the link below, which will give you a good insight into another aspect of this amazing place.
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