Canada is the second largest country in the world, after Russia. Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, Ontario sits along the lovely Ottawa River near Montreal. Canada includes six different time zones and the longest coastline in the world. All Hail the Queen! Canada’s official Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II.
There are more than two million lakes dotting this grand country. Lacrosse and hockey are Canada’s national sports. Canada’s immense national parks are even bigger than some European countries. Alberta’s immense Wood Buffalo National Park, for instance, is larger than Switzerland. Nature’s multi-colored light show, known as the Northern Lights, can be viewed during the winter and early spring in northern Canada.
The French Canadian dialect called Québécois differs somewhat from its European cousin (or cousine). Some of the entertainment world’s most renowned Canadians include Ryan Gosling, Neil Young, William Shatner, Celine Dion, Kiefer Sullivan, Michael J. Fox, k.d. lang, and Jim Carrey.