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A photo tour of Canada!

Fast FactsOfficial Name: CanadaForm of Government: Federal parliamentary stateCapital: OttawaPopulation: 31,629,000Official Language: English, FrenchMoney: Canadian dollarArea: 3,849,674 sq mi (9,970,610 sq km)Major Mountain Ranges: Rockies, Coast, LaurentianMajor Rivers: St. Lawrence, Mackenzie


Canadian Provinces

This is the Coat of Arms!

Every year, beginning on the last weekend of January and continuing for the the next two weeks (17 days in total), Quebec City is busy with winter activities. The Québec Winter Carnival, is the world's largest winter carnival. It began in 1894.

Map of Canada

Canada is the second largest country in the world, but it has only one-half of one percent of the world's population.

HISTORY OF CANADAFirst people went to Canada between 15,000 and 30,000 years ago across a land bridge that joined Asia and North America. A.D. 1000, the Viking explorer Leif Eriksson reached Newfoundland, Canada. 16th century, French and British settlers arrived. There were four wars between 1689-1763 over land.The French and Indian War left the British in control of Canada but French influence remains strong even today. In 1867, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick combined to form a dominion with its own government, parliament, and prime minister. Manitoba joined soon after. In 1931, Canada became an independent nation.


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