Home to hockey, Canada is a country of beautiful cities and wide open spaces.
If you are considering taking a trip to the country, here is an overview of some things you might want to know.
An Overview of Canada for Travelers
The official name of the country is simply Canada.
It covers an area of landmass over 3.8 million square miles in size and is the second largest country by square mileage in the world.
The capital is Ottawa with a population of over 1.1 million people. Other major cities include Toronto with 4.8 million residents, Montreal with just fewer than 3.5 million people and the beautiful city of Vancouver with a population of roughly 2 million people.
With its far northern location, Canada is a country with a cool climate.
The farther north one goes, the colder it becomes until artic conditions apply.
Citizens of Canada are known as Canadians.
The most recent study put the total population at more than 32.4 million Canadians. Of this figure, ethnicity breaks down into a wide variety of groups with no group forming a majority.
Specifically, Canadians are comprised of 28 percent British-Irish heritage, 23 percent French, 15 percent general European and a whopping 26 percent are classified as mixed.