Canada is the world’s second largest country and occupies most of North America above the United States. The country is comprised of 10 provinces and three territories, with northern territories stretching well past the Arctic Circle. Over 90% of Canada’s population resides in the south. Canada is considered a “melting pot” and is known for many cultures and different languages. Both English and French serve as official languages.
Canada’s government operates under a Westminster-style parliamentary democracy, where the British monarch remains the head of state in an almost entirely ceremonial role, and the prime minister serves as head of government. Canada’s medical care is of a high standard and widely available throughout the country.
While in Canada, there are plenty of marvelous sights to take in and activities to enjoy, including the Rocky Mountains, the iconic Niagara Falls, the northern lights and numerous historic and national sites and parks.