Canada is the second largest country in the world and is also the largest country in North America. It is certainly a destination you will want to visit. The landscape here varies tremendously from east to west and from north to south. The entire country cannot be covered in one trip, as it is full of natural beauty that amazes at every turn. It is world-renowned for its vast untouched landscapes, diverse terrain, history, and its mix of cultures.
Two official languages of the country are English and French. 70% of the population belong to the Christian faith. In Canada, they use electric sockets and plugs of types A and B. The standard voltage is 120V.
The official currency is Canadian Dollar. The approximate exchange rate is C$1, 34 for US$1. The currency exchange is available at banks and bureaus de change. Some hotels also provide currency exchange, but the rates will not be the best. All major credit cards are widely accepted. However, many stores charge additional C$5 to C$20 per debit or credit card purchase. ATMs are plentiful in cities and towns, but they are rare in remote rural regions.
Regions and Terrain
Canada lies in the northern hemisphere. It also crosses the Arctic Circle. Due to its vast size, Canada has 13 provinces and all regions are unique in their own way. From the beautiful coastal areas in Atlantic provinces to the beautiful Niagara Falls, the Rocky Mountains in Alberta to the breathtaking natural beauty in the Prairies, Canada has it all! This beautiful country also has unique flora and fauna in the cold northern provinces. This area practically touches the northern tip of the world. British Columbia, or BC, is west towards the Pacific Coast. BC is culturally diverse and vibrant, with both natural beauty and roaring city life.
The climate varies from temperate on the west coast of British Columbia to a subarctic climate in the north. Extreme northern regions can experience snow for most of the year with a polar climate. Parts of Western Canada have a semi-arid climate, and parts of Vancouver Island have a cool Mediterranean climate.
Canada hosts natural beauty and is also a major tourist destination. It is a perfect combination of both wilderness and adventure. Let’s explore Canada!
Things to do in Canada
Tourism plays a significant part in Canada’s economy. Country’s unique geographical diversity is a strong tourist appeal. However, the majority of tourist attractions are centered in five metropolitan areas: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, and Ottawa. These areas are known for their cultural and historical sites, as well as the national parks.
Taxis are plentiful in all cities and towns. Also, if you want to hire a car, you can do it in any city or airport. You need to be over 21 (in some cases, over 25) to do that. Roads are in good condition and cars drive on the right side of the road here.
June 27, 2016 12:00 am 4 Comments