Canada is the second largest country in the world.The only country larger than
Canada is Russia.Even though Canada is more than 3.8 million square miles it is one of
the least populated countries in the world.
Canada is north of the United States; South west of Greenland. The Atlantic Ocean
surrounds the east side of Canada and the Pacific Ocean surrounds the west side of
Most of the west side of Canada are mountainous or high elevation.Central
Canada and West Canada is more level than the west side.
The climate in Canada varies
from region to region, from Arctic temperatures which are below freezing most of the
year. The southern part of Canada has mild temperatures 8 months out of a year.
Canadians come from all backgrounds and this multi-cultural nature of Canadian
society can be seen in the way people of different origins, religions, and traditions
continue to celebrate these differences.
Long before the Europeans came, the native people marked there year with
festivals celebrating the seasons or religious rituals.
Natives of the west coast held
ceremonial feasts called polaches, and those of the plains held powwows, or ceremonies
of healing.In a more modern way, visitors who go to Brantford, Ontario, in August can
take part in six nations native pudent, an Iroquois celebrating of the tribes cultural history.
Canada is geographically, the largest democratic country in the world. It is a
constant challenge to make the democracy work in a country that is so large and
populated with people from such different backgrounds.
July 1, 1867 Canada became a
nation, and also became a democratic federation. This means that the powers of
government are shared between a central and federal government, the governments of the
various provinces that make up the nation.
Some present an…