With its huge area, Canada is the world’s second largest country (after Russia). However, 90% of the population lives within a belt of up to 160 kilometers from the southern border, namely the border with the United States.
Canada stretches far into the Arctic, where winters are long, dark and harsh, and it only gets worse the further north you go. This is why 89% of Canada is uninhabited and more than half of the country is covered by forests. the Canadian culture less reckless.
As one of countries starting with letter C listed on COUNTRYAAH, Canada offers a friendly but reserved mosaic of cultural heritage that includes British apathy, French enthusiasm, Inuit culture and even Chinese traditions, especially in Vancouver, which has the largest Chinese population of any city outside of Asia. Canadians patiently tolerate this lively social composition, perhaps especially because all of Canada’s cultures share an undisputed passion for ice hockey.
Meals are very important in Canada, and it is often here that the family gathers and talks about loose and firm.
- CAPITAL CITY: Ottawa (see other major cities in Canada by population on ALLCITYPOPULATION)
- LANGUAGE: English and French
- CURRENCY: Canadian Dollar (CAD)
- AREA: 31,416 million km2
- POPULATION: 36,155,487 (2016 estimate)
People and community
You will probably live in a small town, in the countryside and maybe even on a farm. Parents in Canadian families usually share household chores, and children help with daily chores and preparing meals. Many Canadian families are different, so you may come to live with multiple cultures under one roof. Public transportation in Canada is not always to be reckoned with, so the family often plans well in advance that everyone can get a lift.
Local schools are very inclusive and try to meet the individual educational needs of all school children. Most often, they are also often gathered in one building.
English and French are the official languages of Canada. Some schools will offer beginner-level language instruction, but we encourages exchange students to familiarize themselves a little with French in advance (if you are going to live in Quebec) and English (if you are going to live in other parts of Canada) so you can attend in the general curricula of the school.
The food in Canada differs from region to region. In Quebec, for example, there is a strong French influence on food, and you will experience plenty of meats, potatoes, pea soup, French pastries, breads, pancakes and cheeses. A favorite snack is poutine , which is french fries covered with gravy and cheese.