CANADA

Canada is more than its hulking-mountain, craggy-coast good looks: it also cooks extraordinary meals, rocks cool culture, and unfurls wild, moose-spotting road trips.

Canada, stretching from the U.S. in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north, is filled with vibrant cities including massive, multicultural Toronto; predominantly French-speaking Montréal and Québec City; Vancouver and Halifax on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, respectively; and Ottawa, the capital. It’s also crossed by the Rocky Mountains and home to vast swaths of protected wilderness.
Capital: Ottawa
Population: 35.16 million (2013) World Bank
Provinces: Ontario, Québec, British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia, more

Americans and Canadians are very close in language and in culture. But, like the finer things in life, it’s all in the details.

SAY WHAT?
  • French is an official language and is spoken in every province, but the highest concentration of native French speakers is in Quebec.
  • There are hundreds of languages in use in Canada.
  • You can travel just about anywhere in Canada using only English.

Similar to American money, except a lot more colorful.

CANADIAN MONEY
  • is a dollar ($) currency.
  • is usually at a lower value than American money. To see the current exchange rate, please visit the Bank of Canada.
  • has a $1 and $2 coin called the loonie and toonie (seriously).
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