A country of diverse landscapes from the largest mountains of the Rockies to the endless plains of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and quaint fishing communities of the Atlantic provinces.

The great land of Canada - a vast country covering an area of 3,511,000 sq miles (approx 9,093,500 sq kilometres) and occupying a major portion of northern North America. Canada shares borders with 13 US States in the south (including those fringing the great lakes), plus the State of Alaska which borders both British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.

Canada has ten provinces namely: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and three territories: Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Canada is the largest country on the North American continential plate. It has the longest coastline in the world at 243,000 kilometres (approx 151,000 miles) bordering with the Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean.

The largest city, Toronto is situated in the province of Ontario and holds a current population of approximately 2,503,281. Although the capital city of Canada as a whole is Ottawa, each Province or Territory also has its own captial city, namely:

  • British Columbia - Victoria
  • Alberta - Edmonton
  • Saskatchewan - Regina
  • Manitoba - Winnipeg
  • Ontario - Toronto
  • Quebec - Quebec City
  • New Brunswick - Fredericton
  • Nova Scotia - Halifax
  • Prince Edward Island - Charlottetown
  • Newfoundland Labrador - St John's
  • Yukon Territory - Whitehorse
  • Northwest Territories - Yellowknife
  • Nunavut - Iqaluit

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Although the air temperature is still cooler than New Zealand, there are fields of spring blooms and blossoms in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Arrival in Vancouver after an adventurous trip down Vancouver Island
A short update from snowed in Vancouver Airport.

It took us almost 10 hours to drive from...

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