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A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867, while retaining ties to the British crown.

Canada gained legislative independence from Britain in 1931 and formalized its constitutional independence from the UK when it passed the Canada Act in 1982. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest international border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec.

Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

  • Niagara Falls;
  • Banff National Park & Rocky Mountains;
  • Toronto's CN Tower;
  • Old Quebec (Vieux-Quebec);
  • Whistler;
  • Ottawa's Parliament Hill;
  • Bay of Fundy;
  • Peggy's Cove;
  • Green Gables;
  • Vancouver;
  • Butchart Gardens;
  • Aisinai'pi/Writing-on-Stone Park
  • Private Jets, Helicopters and Airliners
  • Finest Onboard Catering
  • Ground Transport and Yachts
  • Luxury Villa & House Rentals
  • Local Guide & 24/7 Assistance
  • Customized Global Services
  • The State's Capital
  • Time Zone
    UTC -7, -6, -5, -4, -3 (West to East)
  • Telephone Code
  • Total Area
    9 984 670 Km2
  • Population
    38 232 593 (2022 est.)
  • Main Languages
    English, French, Punjabi, Italian, Spanish, German
  • Currency
    Canadian dollar (CAD)
  • GDP Per Capita
    USD 47900
  • Airports
  • Heliports

    Varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north

    Canadian 32.3%, English 18.3%, Scottish 13.9%, French 13.6%, Irish 13.4%, German 9.6%, Chinese 5.1%, Italian 4.6%, North American Indian 4.4%

    Talking about politics can be more sensitive in Canada than in America. Canadians treat politics as a mostly private affair, and asking about party affiliation can be seen as presumptuous.

    Poutine — French fries topped with a mildly spicy chicken or turkey gravy and fresh cheese curds

    One of the world’s largest economies; leading global financier and macroeconomic partner; largest US trading partner; key timber and oil and gas industries; Canada sends over half its development aid to the World Bank; key “blue economy” developer

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