Canada is the world’s second largest country by total area.
Beginning in the late 15th century British and French explorers settled along the Atlantic coast of Canada. In 1763, the Seven Years’ War ended and France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America. In 1867,
Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces and has been rapidly growing ever since. Other important
legislature passed in the history of Canada are the Statute of Westminster in 1931 and the Canada Act in 1982.
Canada is truly a great nation. It shares the world’s longest common border with the United States to the
south and northwest.
10. Hiking, Exploring, & Camping
Canada is a federation composed of ten provinces and three territories.
Mountain peaks, rivers, islands, forest land, falls, and lakes are extremely abundant in Canada. The Appalachian
Mountain, Rocky Mountains, Gaspe Peninsula, Bay of Fundy, Hudson Bay, Canadian Prairies, Mackenzie River, and Virginia
Falls are gorgeous Canadian destinations. A large portion of Canada is rarely witnessed by the eyes of man. Animal and forest life thrive there. If you are a passionate hiker or explorer then this is the place for you. The vast
coniferous forest land stretches for as far as the eye can see in many areas of Canada. Canada holds numerous national
parks, including Aulavik Park in the Northwest Territories and Auyuittuq National Park located on Baffin Island’s Cumberland Peninsula.
Canada is known for their vast marine and land animal species. Unlike
Africa and other areas of the world you don’t have to be all that cautious because the animals will rarely harm
you, although cougars and grizzlies do inhabitant the land. Some of the most abundant species in Canada are black
bears, grizzlies, beavers, moose, bobcats, lynx, coyotes, wolverines, raccoons, porcupine, artic fox, hares, seals, skunks,
and many deer. British Columbia is widely known for its wildlife viewing and camping areas.
is also some of the best in the world with numerous lakes and rivers to choose from. If you prefer remote fly-fishing,
many guides will fly you into the brush for gaming activities. You can white water raft, take horseback lessons, or find
the nearest water hole to swim in. If you find yourself in Québec they have 700 different animal species
in the area. Québec has over 35 natural parks and wildlife reserves.
Bigfoot is an alleged ape-like creature said to be inhabitating
the forests and mountains of the world. Thousands of reported sighting occur every year with a vast majority coming out of the Pacific Northwest and Canada. If there is a true breeding population of Sasquatch
then the rugged long and green forests and mountains of Canada would be an ideal location. This creature is reported
to live in the depths and rarely enters the realms of humanity.
Many people feel that BigFoot is
a legend based around folklore, misidentification, and hoaxes, claiming no bodies or clear video. In 1957,
Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin reportedly filmed a female Bigfoot in Bluff Creek, California. This remains the
best such video footage ever documented. The look of the creature could not have been matched by the biggest
blockbuster of the time. Patterson died in the early 1970’s and spent the remainder of his life looking for
Sasquatch. Gimlin is still alive today and claims to have no knowledge of a hoax, unless it was completely orchestrated
by Patterson. Be sure to stop the video at 1:54.
7. Telephone Technology
The telephone was born in 1874 in Brantford, Ontario when inventor
Alexander Graham Bell first described the scientific principle needed to make a human voice travel over wires.
Since that time telephones have evolved into a mass phenomenon. Telephone technology in Canada has always been
better then most competitors. They have great advances in internet and television technology and quite a few people
in Canada have computer access. You can find highly advanced technical equipment in big city Canadian computer
stores. Canada produces highly intelligent engineers and has advanced manufactoring processes.
Georges was born in Saint-Isidore, Quebec in 1981. He is a
mixed martial artist who currently holds the UFC Welterweight belt. St-Pierre is ranked as one of the top three “pound-for-pound” fighters in the world by multiple MMA sources. He is also a striking force
behind the fastest growing sports organization in the world. He is a solid rock of endurance. St-Pierre spends
countless hours training and preparing for his next opponent. In 2008, he was named the Canadian Athlete of the
Year and is cherished in Quebec as a national sports star. St-Pierre is special man and I don’t see him losing
a fight for a long time.
Diamonds are one of the most expensive and sought after gemstones
in the world. They have been used for royalty and engagement rings since the 15th century. Diamonds have the ability to start a war and create genocide. They are hard to find and there are a limited number of commercially
viable mines in the world. Canada is among the leaders in diamond productivity. There are eight diamond mines
in South Africa and Canada has six. Diavik, Ekati, Jericho, Snap Lake, Victor, and Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine
Projects are all in Canada. Many of these are in the far reaches of civilization. The hit television show Ice Road
Truckerschronicles men who drive large mechanical parts up to the diamond mines. The only way to reach
many mines by truck is to travel over the vast lakes when they freeze over for the winter.
The education system in Canada is among the best in the world.
They spend a lot of government money to maintain great facilities and skilled educators. In Ontario and New
Brunswick education is compulsory until age 18. Education in both English and French languages are readily available
throughout Canada. Around 8% of Canadian children attend elite private schools. A “victory lap”
refers to when a 12th grade students decided to return for a second year of grade 12, which is a common occurrence in Ontario.
The health care system in Canada is also superior to that of many countries. Health care in Canada is delivered through a publicly-funded system. In the system various levels of the government pay for
about 71% of the citizens health care cost. The Universities in Canada are also reknown for their great education
and cheap prices.
3. Low Crime, Clean Water & Air
Canada has some of the freshest air and water in the world.
You can drink the water directly out of the tap, which is much different from many areas of the world. Pollution is hard to find even in many big Canadian cities. With the vast lakes and rivers Canada has more clean water then any
other nation. The average life expectancy in Canada is 79 years, which is the oldest in the world. Homicide and
serious crime is much less frequent in Canada. There was a total of 594 murders in all of Canada in 2007.
In the United States 11 million crimes were reported in 2007. I could not find an exact figure for murders,
but you have somewhere around a 400% better possibility to be murdered in the U.S. then Canada. Inflation is low
in Canada, unemployment is not an enormous issue, and the welfare programs are better.
The 21st Winter Games will be held February 12-28 in Vancouver,
British Columbia. Some of the events will be conducted in the nearby resort town of Whistler. This will be
the third Olympics ever hosted by Canada. Olympic hockey will be on the venue. The Olympics will be an enormous
draw and bring people from all over the world. The tickets are hard to come by already and just being in the atmosphere
of the games would be special. The greatest athletes in the world will be on the ultimate stage performing in events
like bobsled, luge, figure skating, curling, ski jumping, snowboarding, and the list goes on. The opening ceremonies
will be held in Vancouver and Richmond. I can’t wait for this massive event to occur in North America once
again, another great reason to plan a trip to Canada.
1. Great Tourist Attractions
Canada is one of the most visited countries in the world.
The natural and developed tourist attractions will astound the masses. The Canadian Rockies are incredible.
They have been glaciated, resulting in sharply pointed mountains separated by wide U-shaped valleys. Some
great spots near the mountains are Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Mount Robson, Mt. Edith Cavell, and Maligne Lake.
Pacific Rim National Park is located on Vancouver Island’s rugged westcoast. This is a great place to view
nature and do some whale watching, surfing, visit Hot Springs Cove, and take a hike on the West Coast Trail.
Cabot trail is a 300 km trail through the highlands of Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton, on Canada’s
east coast. It is a scenic drive and rises high above the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. You can also
take a bicycle or sea kayak along the trail. The Bay of Fundy stretches between the provinces of New Brunswick
and Nova Scotia. It has the highest tides in the world and that makes for a vast array of sea life. You can
find eight different species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, many kinds of fish, seabirds, and more. The Bay overlooks
the rock cliffs, sandstone, mud flats, and marsh plateaus.
Baffin Island is Canada’s largest island and the fifth largest
island in the world. It is located between Greenland and the Canadian mainland in the territory of Nunavut. Most of the island lies above the Artic Circle and its residents are subject to polar nights and the midnight
sun. The island contains an abundance of animal life, including whales, walrus, caribou, polar bear, lemming, arctic
wolf, seals, shore birds, and sea birds.
You can also arrange dog slead rides and snowmobiling lessons.
Canada contains great prairie land between the Rocky Mountains in the West and the Great Lake region in central
Canada. You can visit Canada’s boreal forest in this region, which sits on relatively undisturbed land.
For a true taste of the Canadian prairies head to Saskatchewan and Manitoba provinces. Old Québec City is
a wonderful tourist destination and one of the oldest remaining cities in North America. You can tour some of
the oldest neighborhoods such as Petit Champlain, Place-Royale, and the Old Port.