Canada

Canada

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Canada is a country in North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometers, making it the world’s second-largest country by total area. With almost 10 million square kilometres to explore, Canada abounds with unique places and unusual experiences. One of the best reasons to visit Canada is to take advantage of the fabulous outdoor wonders, natural beauty, adventures, nightlife, culture, food & drink, vibrant cities, etc. Canada is famous for the gorgeous scenery and uninhabited land. The views of the untouched and natural environment are breathtaking and composed of beautiful lakes and rivers.

Interesting facts:

  • Canada has the longest coastline in the world.
  • Canada has a little known island within an island in the Arctic measuring about four acres. Part of why it is mostly unknown is that it is inaccessible being 75 miles inland from Victoria Island (between Nunavut and the Northwestern Territories), the eighth largest island in the world.
  • The world’s oldest known rocks can be found here. The Canadian Shield forms a U-shape extending from Lake Superior in the south to the Arctic islands in the north and from the western part of Canada eastward to Greenland. It is where some of the oldest rocks on earth can be found. Among them, a 4.28 billion-year-old rock that was discovered by geologists in 2001. It was found in an area of exposed bedrock on the eastern shore of the Hudson Bay in northern Quebec.
  • Canada has the longest highway in the world: The Trans-Canada Highway covers an astonishing 4,860 miles.
  • There are millions of lakes in Canada.
  • The Dead Sea in the Middle East is known the world over for water so buoyant you can’t sink. This is attributed to its high salt content making it denser than fresh water. You don’t have to travel that far to experience this phenomenon. Canada has Little Manitou Lake in Saskatchewan. Fed by underground springs, the 13.3 square km lake has mineral salt concentrations of 180,000 mg per litre making it extremely buoyant.
  • With its millions of lakes and rivers, it’s not really surprising that Canada has earned this title. For instance, the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence is one of the largest and deepest estuaries in the world. Its water comes from the Great Lakes (or the Laurentian Great Lakes), a series of interconnected freshwater lakes in the upper mid-east region of North America. It mixes with salt oceanic water as it widens into a large estuary (a water passage where the tide meets a river current) near Ile d’Orléans.
  • Mount Logan in Yukon is Canada’s tallest mountain. It is 5,995 metres high (19,551 ft) and can be found in Kluane National Park and Reserve. The mountain is named after Canadian geologist William Edmond Logan. He is a founding member of the Geological Survey of Canada.